Want a serious space to get your creative juices flowing? Head to the Ink & Bean Coffee Saloon and Wordshop in downtown Anaheim. Dark wood furniture, funky lamps, vintage typewriters, fountain pens and of course great coffee!
A cool space without good coffee would be of course be meaningless. At Ink & Bean – they brew Stumptown Roasters coffee based out of Portland Oregon. Stumptown coffee ranks right up with Intelligensia, Blue Bottle, Ritual or name your favorite local spot.
They also have a cool patio space and a good selection of newspapers (New York Times and Wall Street Journal) and magazines for purchase.
As a vinyl enthusiast I often get the question “You can still buy records? who sells them” Here is a fact – Vinyl records sales are up 745 percent since 2008! Digital music is a great advancement but if you want a holistic and immersive music experience – get a turntable and then head to Analog – a tiny little store located inside the OC Mart Mix – 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA. They carry a nice little collection of select new and used vinyl across many genres along with a small mix of vintage audio gear.
Indigo and inky blues are big for spring mens fashion. The Major Loafer from Louis Vuitton is a solid choice in beautiful suede – dark blue with a contemporary look, beechwood color sole, contrast lining and an elegant buckle with the LV initials.