Saturday, October 10, 2015

Now that our Run Away with the Circus for a Day event has been officially cancelled and monies refunded due to low attendance, people are starting to show interest ��
Please comment if you'd like our 7 Nov circus day re-instated. xo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

On the wire

The deadline on our Run Away with the Circus for a Day event has been extended 36 hours ... hooray! 

Sign up by noon on Fri Oct 9 to take part on a day of circus arts classes, food, fun, and oh yeh, a performance of Cirque du Soleil's newest show, Kurios! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Let's meet up in SoCal

Gonna be in SoCal any time in the next year? ... or perhaps, need an excuse to be?

Over the summer Siren School opened 2 new Meetup groups and has recently taken over another that was slated to close (... more on that last one later, when we have more to share)

For the serious siren or sailor, our Siren School SoCal group should fit the bill, with dozens of unusual outings and getaways planned over the course of the next year.

For those who can't get enough of all things tea, our Tea Travellers Societea group does more than just visit tearooms ... though we do that too! We also attend themed and specialty tea events with everything from Jane Austen to Minions to Doctor Who and even Willy Wonka ... and of course we host mystery teas ... lots of mystery teas.

Whether you're looking for an outrageous outing or a comfortable get-together, we do hope you'll meet up with us. Oh, and we've been told many of our meetup events make terrific gifts ... So there! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

The circus train is about to leave the depot

Last call for reservations at our Day at the Circus event. 
Sign-ups end this week!

Costa Mesa, CA

10:30am-1:30pm - We'll start our circus day with Hoop followed by Trapeze or Tissu/Silks classes.

2pm - Thereafter we'll dine (*no-host) at colorful Ruby's Dinette

4pm - Finally, we'll cap off our big top experience at Cirque du Soleil's new show, Kurios (show starts at 4:30pm and ends around 6:40 including a half hour intermission); please note: *parking at the fairgrounds is not included  

Our time at the circus should end around 6:45pm, unless you decide to stow away in one of the Cirque caravans.

$225 includes circus art classes and Cirque du Soleil show. Participation spots are limited, based on availability. Reservations close Oct 7.

*indicates a cost not included

Please provide email for info

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A taste of gentili-tea

Our Victorian GentiliTea Tour weekend to be held in April 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia went on sale last week and we already have 4 confirmed, 2 more in process and a few more pending. 13 more slots available. Hope you can join us! Below are some snapshots of what you can expect. Visit the Victorian GentiliTea site for details.

Monday, September 21, 2015

You + 2 enrollment special

Happy first day of Siren School 

To celebrate the new term, we're offering an enrollment special for you and two friends: 
Enroll 1 student ($25), 
get 2 more half off ($12.50) 
(That's $50 total or $16.66ish each!)

This not only entitles you all to participate in Siren School events, but registers you in our coveted PLUNDER rewards program! How many schools offer that?!


A Bonnie Blue announcement

Siren School's Headmistress is thrilled to announce the first inductee into its Blue Stocking Society: 

Salonniere Bonnie Ramsburg of Akron, Ohio was voted siren of the year and it's no surprise. With a history of stepping out of her comfort zone to try her hand at new and often challenging siren endeavors, she is an inspiration to many and supportive of all. Congratulations, Bonnie lass!

A bit about the Blue Stockings, aka Bas-Bleu [courtesy of Wikipedia]

The Blue Stockings Society was an informal women's social and educational movement in England in the mid-18th century. The society emphasized education and mutual co-operation ... 
The Society was founded in the early 1750s by Elizabeth MontaguElizabeth Vesey and others as a women's literary discussion group, a revolutionary step away from traditional, non-intellectual, women's activities. They invited various people (both women and men) to attend, including botanist, translator and publisher Benjamin Stillingfleet. One story tells that Stillingfleet was not rich enough to have the proper formal dress, which included black silk stockings, so he attended in everyday blue worstedstockings. The term came to refer to the informal quality of the gatherings and the emphasis on conversation over fashion