I (Anna) went to the Pillar Inn in charming Cold Spring, MN, for a mother-daughter Christmas tea with some of my best friends and their moms. I have been hoping to bring my husband there for an escape ever since! It’s that time of year when we start getting tired of winter…and crabby (or is it just me?). If you can’t go away for the weekend, try getting some friends together for a high tea. It’s our new mother-daughter Christmas ritual! We’re thinking we might increase our “tea time” to twice a year because we enjoyed it so much. Seriously. You won’t regret it. And as a bonus, it’s only an hour away from the Twin Cities.