Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fashion Island

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.”
Cynthia Nelms


La Tea Dah said...

I see those cute little "eyes" peeking out of that beautiful tea purse!

samovar said...

Martha, thank you so much for making it so inspiring to follow your posts! Much love, Andrea

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

What a fun day! A strong cup of Kentucky Blend was a good way to start your day of shopping. Thanks for sharing.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Very cute! How funny -- your blog entrees have been so much fun!!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun-filled shopping adventure for the traveling teapot!I loved the Orla Kiely teapot fabric purse, but I know it probably had a hefty price. How wonderful to have a Tea Hive tea bar closeby. California is home to almost all of the fabulous tea places! It's great that you live there and can go to most of them and share your adventures with us!

Marilyn said...

Now I am wondering who you had in mind when you posted this blog entry. What fun this little plum teapot has had and the month is not even near being over. I am loving the adventures~

Karen's Place said...

I'm right there with the Kentucky Blend to start your day. What a silly little teapot going incognito.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I would have to include Old Town Orange as part of your shopping "malls". as it is one of my favorite places to shop. :)