Starting today, there will be a short break in my blog articles.  I am going on a quick vacation.  It’s “Hello” to California, and a quick “Goodbye” to Seattle.

While I am away from the blog, I will still be updating this blog’s Facebook page now and then.  Eventually, I may upload a few photos from this trip onto my Pinterest page.

If you see a very tired woman collapse in a comfy chair in your California Starbucks store (tired from driving), paying with an Evolution Fresh Card  and muttering that she’s driving home to Seattle, please do not be alarmed.  That could be me.  And, likely I’ll have my phone with me, and taking a few pictures of your beautiful Starbucks.  If you are interested in a recap of the Starbucks photo policy, this article here is very helpful – and here’s the policy:

“Personal photography is allowed in stores,” says spokesman Corey duBrowa. “All other filming and video needs to be approved prior. This is a standard policy year round and not convention-specific.”

If I were a barista, I would just say yes.  Starbucks has just about encouraged fun photography in stores ever since creating their own Instagram and Pinterest pages. (Of course, that represents a change from the years of a strict no photography policy, going back about four years ago).

If you need more Starbucks content to check out while I am out of town, you could watch the partner-produced videos by the team of baristas known as “Five Awesome Baristas.”  (They produce videos out of their passion for Starbucks!)  Also, I invite you to read and follow my two other blogging projects: and

I will be doing a lot of driving on this trip.  I scoped out some Starbucks stores that I want to visit – not sure I will get to them all!  If you see me in your store, I hope you’ll say a big “hello.”

And as always, thank you for reading.  See you back here the first week of July!

June 22nd or 23rd
Main & Town and Country
691 South Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
714 647 0871

June 22nd or 23rd
Park Place (Clover)
2961 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
949 250 9250

June 24, 2013
Newhope & Southpark (Clover)
17850 Newhope Street, Costco Plaza
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

June 25, 2013 – 2pm
Santa Margarita Parkway & 241 (Clover & Evenings Store)
30465 Avenida de Las Flores
Santa Margarita Marketplace
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
949 589 9028

June 27th or 28th (off I-5)
Laval & I-5
5844 Dennis McCarthy Drive
Tejon Ranch Complex
Lebec, CA 93243
661 858 2034

June 27th or 28th (off I-5)
March & I-5
2866 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
209 472 0637

June 28th or 29th?
15th & Broadway (Clover)
1429 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
916 447 5105

June 28th or 29th
Rhonda and Pleasant Hills
5046 Rhonda Road
Anderson, CA 96007
530 378 2742

June 28th or 29th
Ashland (Clover)
120 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541 488 1195

June 28th or 29th
9th & Taylor (Clover)
906 SW Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97205
503 295 0404