Friday, September 25, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out: My Favorite Place...

I had lots of ideas for this week's "Shoot Out"...Target, my favorite place to shop; Starbucks, my favorite place for coffee/breakfast; my couch, my favorite place to hang out in the evenings; my bed, my favorite place to sleep....but in the end, I chose my favoritest place to meet my best friend: Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, MI.

My best friend and I have been meeting here on random occasions for the last two years or so. We've enjoyed many a night in this tea house, sipping our favorite pot of shared tea, ginseng oolong. The employees are great, knowledgeable and very friendly, especially the owners Jim & Janice. The customers are fun to watch and talk to. The tea selection is amazing...great Chinese teas.

The pictures aren't great and they don't capture the warmth you feel when you enter the place, but this is MY favorite place to be....











22 comments:

Simply Heather said...

Why would you think these pictures aren't great? I'm guessing because you can't feel in them what you feel when you're there BUT..BUT...we can feel them.

Your blogs colors enhance the warmth and nightly glow found there.

Very nice!! I really enjoyed these photos :)

Happy Friday

Denise said...

oh! love the idea of a teahouse. wish we had one here. lovely photos.

Gordon said...

Wish I could visit! What great atmosphere.

Rebecca said...

I think I'd like to enjoy a cup of tea there too!

Carrie said...

I feel the warmth - looks like a great spot to unwind! Here in the PNW we do a lot of winding up with all of our espresso places. We need some tea houses!

J9 said...

Love the golfish on the ceiling - looks like a very comfortable and cozy place to be!

Cindy said...

Wow, that would be my favorite place too! If you ever get out to Chicago, you should check out Julius Meinl--it's an Austrian tea and coffee house, and by the looks of your post, you'd love it! I'm going to go fill up my teacup now, thanks to your post!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I have never seen a tea house before. Tea is my favorite drink and I have one in my hand from the time I wake up in the morning until I go to bed. I would love to visit your favorite place. It looks amazing, your photos are great, and I could feel the warmth and coziness of the place. Your pictures told the story very well. I love it. It's a beautiful place and so are your pictures.

Doreen said...

I can definitely see why you love this place. very comfy. so cool to have a special place with friends.

Sarah Lulu said...

Now I want to go there so badly!!

gigi said...

I can see why it is your favorite place to be and with a good friend at that!
Enjoy a great weekend!

GingerV said...

often the warmth we feel in a space has to do with smell. I can imagine that the smell of tea is very soothing. I can't stand starbucks but sometimes there is one in bookstores, I love that initial smell of fresh ground coffee, your tea experience must be simular - great post - great place

Pauline said...

I disagree with you. Your pictures are great. Loved the angles of your photos. You definitely captured a feeling!

Jama said...

I can just feel the homely atmosphere there!

A Scattering said...

Oh my, you should be shooting their advertisements for them. Made me want to go there.

Linda said...

Shirley, Bob and I would love to join you for tea, anytime. It looks inviting, warm and a great place to reminisce! Those seats look so comfy and relaxing. Thanks for bring me for a visit!

Kerry said...

Well, cool. It looks like a great place to have a cup of tea. I like the goldfish lights.

Ann said...

I was at the Brunei airport on a ten hour transit. I was at starbucks and my son had a muffin.

Great to have girl friends when you can LOL.

Barry said...

Those photos did an excellent job of capturing the warmth of the tea house. Linda and I have switched to drinking mostly green tea lately and I couldn't think of a more beautiful or relaxing place to drink it.

shabby girl said...

It looks like a wonderfully cozy place to share a warm cup of tea with your best friend!

Jen said...

ooooh, I love royal oak! Hubby has this week off, I am going to Google it and drag him there - all because of how awesome this post is!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.