Merry and Bright: Eileen Cyrus

By Leslie Moore

Merry and Bright: Eileen Cyrus

Eileen Cyrus, Just Because IYQ

What merry making activity do you look forward to the most during the holiday season?

I personally love all the decorations and the Christmas music. At the Tea Room, I LOVE our Christmas High Teas and making so many people happy. I also LOVE taking my grandkids shopping for “special” presents.

Do you prefer a real tree or an artificial one? When do you decorate?

I used to only have a real tree but as I’ve grown older, the artificial trees look so real and are so much easier – I am now a fan. Real trees smell wonderful, so now I use essential oils to replace that real tree smell.

I decorate as early as I can. A month is just not long enough to celebrate the season. My favorite decorations are the lights and a Christmas Angel I have owned for many years. Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a fabulous tree!

You and your staff at Just Because IYQ make customers feel like family, while still ensuring that every meal or tea is extra special.  What are some ways that our readers can make family and friends who visit their homes this month feel special?

‘Tis the season to keep freshly baked cookies, orange cinnamon tea or hot chocolate on hand. When friends or family stop by, take the time to sit and actually chat with them about times gone by. Relax and enjoy the moment.

Tell us about your Christmas Teas. And please share any new additions to Just Because IYQ for 2017.

Our Christmas Teas this year are so incredible – even I can’t wait for them to start. We have four full weeks of Christmas Teas with so many delicious goodies – you’d better come hungry! Our menus are posted on our website,, so you can pick your favorite week to come. If any guest chooses to attend three or more weeks, a delightful discount will be enjoyed. This is a perfect time to celebrate and reflect on the reason for the season while enjoying a fabulous lunch.  Reservations ARE required so call us at 843-651-3071 and reserve early. Our calendar is already getting full.

The Tea Room has recently added crystal chandelies to the already beautiful décor, and more gorgeous things will be happening in the New Year. You’ll have to come by to see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed…..just because IYQ!

Just Because IYQ Tearoom and Boutique is located at 2520 US-17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Call Eileen at 843-651-3071 for reservations for Christmas Teas or visit

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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