Rose-Themed Musicals I Love

When it comes to musicals, they usually are known for something. I usually am talking about a certain prop- sometimes it is small or big. There are two musicals known for the exact same thing, which is a red rose. So what two musicals am I talking about (those are actually two musicals I love)

Hadestown

This is the MOST recent musical that entered my life. I saw the rose on playbills, during “Wait for Me”, and it seemed to be a major part of this tragic love story. But, what I wasn’t understanding why it was an important part of Hadestown. I had to see the musical first to figure that one out.

The rose actually seemed to represent both love stories in Hadestown- that of Orpheus and Eurydice and of Persephone and Hades. If you think of, roses are a symbol of romance and same with the color of red. Plus, the rose was showing up constantly in the musical.

Beauty and the Beast

Of course, this made sense- the rose symbolism was introduced in the prologue. It also represented love, but the Beast had to find love before the last petal fell. It did feel hopeless for a long time, but good thing Belle eventually entered his life. The musical enters on their romance- the magical and enchanting nature of the song, “Beauty and the Beast”

Favorite Seasonal Coffee

One of my favorite things about the Holidays, whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas, belongs to the seasonal drinks. Those options are Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Peppermint Bark Latte. But, which of those is the best?

The Peppermint Coffees

I don’t think it is fair to choose between Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Bark Latte. They are so different. In my opinion, Peppermint is the taste of Christmas. I didn’t realize until last year that a mocha is a type of latte- the full name is mocha latte.

Peppermint Mocha– I get that drink at Starbucks, one of the coffees they still are good at. Yes, they have the drink all year long. However, it is only during the Holidays where they have the chocolate shavings. Plus, the taste of Peppermint only makes sense for Christmas. I don’t mind starting that drink early, which I already have.

Peppermint Bark Latte– This is one of Bitty and Beau’s seasonal drinks. Peppermint Bark tastes different to Peppermint. Instead of chocolate shavings, it is pieces of candy cane on top. It has the taste of peppermint bark- think of it as a white mocha with peppermint flavor

The two aren’t fair to compare- two different kinds of peppermint coffees. A latte tastes different compared to a mocha. Even though a mocha is aka mocha latte, it it still tastes like a chocolate coffee. With the kind of topping being different on both seasonal drinks, that is another reason not to compare

Bitty and Beau’s Celebration

October has been filled with a number of highlights. One of the many things I was looking forward belonged to “Bitty and Beau’s Charlotte” anniversary. That was a result of it being its 1st year anniversary. There are certain milestones I look for in things I love, but “Bitty and Beau’s” is my job.

Bitty and Beau’s Charlotte Celebration

On the 9th of October, Bitty and Beau’s Coffee decided to celebrate their 1st year anniversary. As a result, there were some festivities happening that day. Employees were encouraged to wear a “Bitty and Beau’s” shirt if they weren’t working that day—–plus, encouraged to wear either a lei, boa, bow tie, or hat that was provided at the store. It consisted of dance parties, a couple of conga lines, some singing and of course there was cake.

The Coffee Drink Book Tag

I decided to create an interesting book tag, which will relate to some of my favorite drinks from a coffee shop. After all, I work at Bitty and Beau’s Coffee.

The Rules:

  1. Link to the Original Creator
  2. Link to who Tagged You
  3. Answer the Questions
  4. Tag 5-10 Bloggers

The Questions

Pumpkin Spice Latte (The Perfect Fall Read)- this is tough to answer

Peppermint Mocha (The Perfect Christmas Book or a book with a beautiful Christmas Scene)- A Christmas Carol

Chai Tea (A Cozy Book)- Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

Iced Coffee (A Book with an Icy Scene)- Spinning Silver

Cold Brew (A Book Rich with Plot and Character)- Les Misérables

Pup Cup (A good Dog Book)- Call of the Wild