Bee House teapots, where can I find them in Santa Monica/West L.A.?
I'm looking for places that sells Bee House teapots. Any recommendations for the Santa Monica/West Los Angeles area?
I believe Whole Foods sells them, although I think they carry only one size, one traditional style and only a limited color selection. Still, the Whole Foods on Wilshire in Santa Monica is a pretty well-stocked store; call before you go.
500 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica
You will have a much better selection online.
I have bought one at the Peets in Pasadena, a couple years ago. Call them and see if they still have any!
I am sorry that this is such a difficult find. I would love more teaware shops around town!
Piccolina, please do post when you find the Bee House teapots that you are looking for.
I am seriously "crushing" on everyone's response - Thanks so much for the quick replies!
I've been off-line all day as I was traveling around looking for this Bee House teapot. I found it at Peet's Coffee in Westwood Village - lovely Dan held both the 15 oz and the 23 oz models for me. Yay for Peet's (thanks, ciaolette)!!!!
My adventure began with the Brit Shops in Santa Monica: Tudor House, Ye Olde King's Head shop, Continental Shop, but they were a bust. Sur La Table, Surfas and Star Restaurant Supply didn't pan out either.
I decided to try Satsuma on Sawtelle Blvd, next to Asahi Ramen and was just astounded by the number of teapots there (they didn't have Bee House, but I drooled over the selection) Don't even call them first, just go. It would be like calling Victoria's Secret to see if they carried underwear.
I emailed the beehouseteapot.com website and Karen, the owner, responded with two retailers in Los Angeles which were too far away for my schedule today. However, I will drive to them soon. Her recommendations were:
224 W. HILLCREST DR.
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360
14006 RIVERSIDE DR.
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91360
Thank you again for the responses - -
Great search effort, Piccolina...and in the process, you have uncovered some wares sources for all of us tea-hounds!
I did think about Teavana, but I wasn't sure if they carried the pot you were looking for. However, their teawares are quite nice...some even exquisite! Satsuma was a great idea; even if you didn't find your teapot, it is fun to look there...and I loved your Victoria Secret's laugh!
Peet's -- and you found two different sizes! Seriously, I would consider both. 15oz. is nice for one or two; 23oz. is nice with a full table of tea slurpers. Congrats...and thanks for sharing your resources.