A few weeks ago, I took a review copy of THE MILES BETWEEN on a road trip to the Orange County Fair. A grand adventure, that, and it whetted my appetite for another! So I headed out on the highway again yesterday—this time, to meet up with Mary Pearson, the author of that soon-to-be-released novel.
San Juan Capistrano is midway between us, more or less, so I suggested the Tea House on Los Rios—a cozy, cottage-style restaurant that’s tucked into a neighborhood with historical importance. Monarch butterflies hover among the lavender and sage, and roses amble along the white picket fence. In a word: heavenly!
We crowned ourselves in vintage hats, and then we indulged ourselves in a decadent lunch that included finger sandwiches, heart-shaped scones slathered with California cream, fresh fruit, and (of course) tea. It was a lovely tête-à-tête—almost three hours long, but who’s counting? And though it was the first time we’ve talked in person, I feel certain it won’t be the last.