The Ink & Bean Coffee Saloon and Wordshop

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!



IMG_9175 IMG_9178 IMG_9182A 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.

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Definitely a cool little spot in Anaheim!




Analog Vinyl in Costa Mesa

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.


The Major Loafer – Louis Vuitton

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.