New Years + Fleur de Lis

Happy New Year from Tiger Tail Terrace!

I’ve had a cold, so my first short outing since 2012 was to have coffee with Patti, a family friend since childhood. She and her family live in the house my dad and Grandpa Plinke built for my grandparents a mile away from where dad later built our house.

Tiger Tail Terrace was built from the same blueprints Ed Caballero drew up, except that he made our kitchen somewhat bigger.

Patti and I had coffee at what used to be Cafe Royale and is now called Cafe Linne, in the Fox Theatre building.

Here are a couple of views of the building from across the street



After coffee, I peeked into Fleur de Lis Gift and Home, a charming, cozy shop just a few doors down from the cafe. The boutique is owned by Monika, who is also an interior designer. The store carries fun accessories like costume jewelry and handbags, as well as stylish items for the home (many with a Parisian or country French theme).


Here are some things Monika features




I’m not a big shopper, but I get a kick out of the hand-written sign that’s always posted on the sidewalk out front. It reads, “Your husband called and said ‘Buy anything you want’.” I like that she notes, “Shop Local” and “Shop Small” too!


It got too dark to take any more photos, so I came back again today and this time am having a tasty basil, pesto, and mozzarella sandwich at Cafe Linne.

Then I got this pic of the Fleur de Lis entrance in the noontime light


You can visit Fleur de Lis at 115 Cajon St. in Redlands.

(Store: 909 798-5363)