Join Meg for tea time


Monday, Nov 18

6 – 8pm

Detour Coffee, 946N Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

Nov 18

6 – 8pm
Detour Coffee, 946N Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

5 seats left!

What is Tea Time, exactly?


Tea Time is where five-ish strangers sit at a cafe with a Host to have a two hour conversation. It's not about anything in particular.

You're meant to know pretty much nothing about the people that come, aside from the fact that they all signed up for this — just like you. It's self-selecting in that sense.

However, it may bring you comfort to know a little something about your Host. If so, just keep reading

Meet your Host, Meg.

(It'll be helpful to know what they look like when you're looking for a group of confused strangers at the cafe.)

Hi, I’m Meg! I love that tea times give me a chance to encounter people and ideas I might never cross paths with sticking to my daily routine. I try to expand my comfort zone every day through adventures big and small - traveling to a new country, trying an unfamiliar food, or listening to a podcast that doesn’t share my political views.

What's your story?

I grew up in the Midwest, went to North Carolina for college, and am now thrilled to be living in an Arlington neighborhood where I can walk everywhere! (This was my main requirement when choosing a city to move to.) I’m working as a User Experience Designer, which involves studying (and trying to improve) the interactions between people and products. I fill my free time with all sorts of projects. I spend a lot of time on art, ranging from a giant world map painting to a block print of an owl. I learned to repair a hole in my drywall and took an introductory flight lesson. I try new recipes and last weekend made a delicious rosemary focaccia (along with 2 less successful loaves). I love travel and read history books and wildlife field guides in preparation for trips a year away. I watch Planet Earth and realize I could go there- that’s how I ended up on a solo trip to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. I always have more ideas for things to do than time to do it in.

What might we talk about?

How’d you end up in DC, and how are you liking it? What do you miss about your hometown? How do you spend a typical weekend? If you could travel anywhere for a month, where would you go and why? What’s a book or podcast or movie you’d recommend? What excites you most about the future, and what worries you? From day to day life to big hopes and dreams, the possibilities go on and on...

Growth is venturing beyond your comfort zone