Fashion Island ~ Shopping
Shopping is a huge recreation in the OC. We have South Coast Plaza, The Irvine Spectrum, The District, The Camp and more AND the *premier open-air retail center, Fashion Island that boasts specialty shops, world-class department stores and a vast array of restaurants and cafes, in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California*.
Bracing for a day of shopping, the little plum teapot steeped a pot of Elmwood Inn Kentucky Blend to start the day. This was sipped from an antique copper luster baby cup c. 1877 that is a family heirloom. I love to drink my tea from special and fun things.
A handful of Andes Mints will be tossed into the purse to help keep energy up today.
A new upscale grocery opened at Fashion Island recently and The Tea Hive made its national debut – a fusion café and tea bar. It offers tea frosted, frozen, sparkling or steamed. The little plum teapot wanted to check it out but decided to sneak into the store in costume and hiding in an “Orla Kiely teapot fabric handbag” from a Fashion Island store. It kept peeking to see what was happening and I think it was just a bit envious.
“If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.”