January 31, 2011

guest post - tea talk

*Hi darlings - it's Kate! Im still alive. I've been in bed the last few days trying to deal with this silly stomach flu. Thankyou so much for your nice comments and emails and 'get well wishes' they mean the world! I'll be back soon, better than ever! Muah! xx*

Hello, this is Chelsea from Tea Talk! I'm filling in today for Kate while she gets over a nasty cold.

Today I thought I would share with you a place very near, and dear to my heart, my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. I am super passionate about the area, and feel very lucky to have grown up in such a great place. There are so many amazing coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques in the area and I would love to share a few of them with you.

1. Lola Coffee
This cozy little coffee shop is the perfect place to sip an iced americano, and enjoy a rosemary shortbread cookie. The inside has this amazing vibe to it, and almost makes you feel like you're in New York City. It's one of my favorite places to go while on break from class.


2. That's A Wrap
This veggie friendly restaurant is the perfect place to grab a yummy lunch. They have the best tofu wraps, and really delicious iced tea.


3. Mercantile
This local shop houses a hair salon, vintage clothing shop, and also handmade letterpress cards and jewelry by local Phoenix artists. This is a fairly new shop, but it is packed with tons of vintage gems, and is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a sweet friend.


4. Frances Vintage
This boutique carries some of the cutest clothes and accessories in town. They carry Free People, Orla Kiely, and an array of jewelry from local designers. They also have a cute home goods section, and the owner is one of the sweetest, most encouraging ladies I've ever met.


5. Giant Coffee
This chic coffee shop is a recent favorite of mine. They serve the best iced honey vanilla latte's in town, and make some extra tasty pastries (which are half-priced after 3 p.m.). They have a really great space with lots of natural light, and they are always playing some kind of pretty music.


If you're ever in the Phoenix area I highly encourage you to check out these wonderful places. If you don't get the chance to sometime soon though, I encourage you to go out in your own community and explore all the cute coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques that are in your area.

Feel free to check out my blog to see my daily outfits, and to read about the fun adventures my boyfriend and I go on in Phoenix.

Thank you for having me Kate! Feel better soon darling!


  1. Wow, I definitely need to head over to Phoenix sometime! What a lovely post (:

  2. All of those places look so lovely! I'd love to visit them if I ever go to Phoenix.

  3. I'd love to visit Phoenix, those places look amazing. That iced honey vanilla latte sounds delicious too!! Thank you for sharing :) x


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