That title got your attention, didn't it?
Okay, I must confess, I didn't actually have tea with Oprah. BUT I was invited to a tea party for mom bloggers at her store about a month ago. (Yes, it has taken me a month to post this. What can I say? I'm a slacker.)
Did you know that Ms. O had a store? I did, but only because I'm a fan and have a subscription to her magazine where she features items that they carry there. I had been to the store once before, but as I chatted with the other guests at the party the general consensus was that most folks did not know about this store.
Not only does this store carry lovely things (most of them emblazoned with that famous O!), but the layout and design is also so pretty and bright. Just walking into the space feels inviting.
We all received lovely goody bags as we left with a sample of Talbott tea (one of the sponsors of the event), an Oprah pen (I write with mine everyday!) and coupons to Karyn's Raw and Karyn's Cooked. YEA!
I was so happy to be invited and to attend this event. The store is just lovely and it was nice to spend an afternoon chatting with friends, meeting new people, munching on some delicious goodies and of course, shopping! Thank you, Oprah and the Oprah Store team!
And now, here's the plus to my procrastination. In the time since the tea, the Oprah Store has opened a microsalon space at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue. I stopped by this weekend and while it is smaller (I guess that's why they call it a MICROsalon!) than the main store it is just as lovely.
Disclosure: I received the aforementioned goody bag at the tea, but there was no expectation of me writing about the store or event and all opinions are my own.
P.S. Check out my latest article on a yummy South Loop cafe/coffee shop on Chicagonista.com.