Each year around Christmas I try to celebrate at least one special tea with friends or family and this year I was invited to attend a Christmas tea at the magnificent Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
The hotel was built in 1923 in the Spanish Renaissance style. It was built with beautiful frescos, fountains, columns and crystal chandeliers.
The hotel is a magnificent example of historical architecture and every time I visit their I am in awe of its beauty.
It is the hotel where John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960.
The holiday decorations are more beautiful each year.
Can you imagine having a wedding in this venue? I am sure many a bride has been escorted down these staircases.
If you look closely at the bottom of the next photo, you can see the ice skaters at the rink in Pershing Square. It was a magical afternoon.
Please pray for the families and the community in Connecticut who have been stricken by yesterday's terrible tragedy. I feel like a veil of sadness has rested on our nation and we must place ourselves in God's hands. May he bless and give strength to these grief stricken families.