5 Things I Found While I Was Looking Around

5 Mosaic

seventy-four at shebicycles

Gorgeous, gorgeous photography that makes me want to bike even more than I already want to bike.

World’s First Ski-Up Starbucks Opens at 8,000 feet in California
at Eater.com

It’s an awesome idea, right up until someone slips and pokes out an eye with a ski pole.

Teacup Dog on Crush Cul de Sac

This is adorable.

Rodent to Perdition on Regretsy (or possibly eBay)

This is not.

Christian Louboutin Asteroid Spike-Toe Pump on BergdorfGoodman.com

I’m wondering if these shoes were inspired by “Single White Female.”

Photo by Leo Reynolds, via Flickr.

Tea Time

Starbucks has a new line of tea drinks available in their stores. There are a couple of infusions (not sure what this means in Starbucksian) and three different tea lattes. I haven’t tried the black tea latte yet, but I have tried the others.

Today I’m drinking the Vanilla Rooibos tea latte, and I’m underwhelmed. It’s caffeine-free, which I wouldn’t have ordered if there had been a description in the store, (online, I see that it is a botanical blended with vanilla and spices) and it’s very fruity in an indefinable, fruit-punchy way. I’m sure there are plenty of people who love it, but I’m not among them.

My preferred choice, which I’ve had twice, is the London Fog tea latte. First of all, there’s the name. It’s really the perfect name for a tea latte, don’t you think? Also it’s made with Earl Grey tea, which is one of my standbys.

I’ve been in a tea mood lately, so I’m glad that there are some new options to play around with. But I’m going to skip that rooibos in the future. I can’t pronounce it anyhow.