Sanrio was founded all the way back in 1962 and then a few years later, it introduced Hello Kitty to the world. Now the Japanese company has recently opened its first-ever Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irving, California.
The cafe features “dual experiential spaces,” according to a press release. The Bow Room at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is “a hidden reservations-only pink oasis with modern, sleek Hello Kitty-branded fixtures and a refined finish throughout, pouring afternoon tea by day, and cocktail service by night.”
The Afternoon Tea Service is priced at $55 per person. It is available for reservations from Wednesdays through Sundays. The tea includes an assortment of fresh seasonal fruit, savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweet treats.
Patrons can enjoy a variety of food options, such as cucumber, dill cream cheese, milk bread sandwiches, Mozzarella, vine tomatoes, pesto, tart shell sandwiches, Hello Kitty shaped sugars and more.
If you’re over 21, you can head to The Bow Room at Hello Kitty Grand Cafe after 5 p.m. to grab a couple of irresistible drinks. The names alone, such as “You Had Me At Hello,” “Dear Daniel,” and “1974” (a reference to the year that Hello Kitty made her debut in the U.S.) will make you want to run and get in the line now.
Basically, it’s the ideal spot for Hello Kitty fans both young and old, and a cute way to make your coffee run feel extra special.
The white walls in the cafe have kawaii Hello Kitty icons and one-of-kind artwork created specifically for this location.
To say that the Hello Kitty Grand Café is Instagram bait is a massive understatement — the place is primed for IG, with its themed décor and all that pink.
The Hello Kitty Grand Cafe opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
China Opens World’s Longest Sea Bridge Linking Hong Kong to Mainland
Travel time used to be 4 hours – now its down to 30 minutes!
China has recently opened a mega bridge that connects Hong Kong to mainland. The massive infrastructure considered as the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world spans 34 miles in length. It was a project that costed $20 billion and took about 10 years to complete, following major delays.
The ceremony was presided over by President Xi Jinping himself. Reports tell us that the bridge’s opening will significantly reduce travel time from several hours to just 30 minutes. The country hopes that the new infrastructure will "will bind the region together as a major driver of future economic growth," wrote ABC News.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai Bridge connecting mainland to Hong Kong has finally opened to the public.
7 US Towns That Are Famous For The Weirdest Things
#4 is truly one of the strangest places in the world!
Many cities in the United States are known for their stunning landmarks. However, the US also has small towns that are famous for their quirky tourist attractions.
Some of these places have landmarks that are truly unique. For instance, Waterbury in Vermont is known for the Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard. The ice cream giant actually has a special resting place for flavors that have been discontinued. This is where you can find old favorites like Miz Jelena's Sweet Potato Pie, Wavy Gravy, and Holy Cannoli.
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7 Leaning Monuments That Are Cooler Than The Tower Of Pisa
#7 is just unbelievable!
The Tower of Pisa is known for its tilt, which is attributed to its inadequate foundation. Although it is a popular tourist spot, it's just one of several leaning monuments found around the world. Some of these towers are larger and have a bigger slant than Italy's infamous campanile.
All of the entries in the list are easily accessible for curious folks. However, we wouldn't advise looking for the Minaret of Jam these days. The 213-ft tower was built in Ghor, Afghanistan back in 1194. In addition to the treacherous 12-hour journey over sharp rocks, the roads leading to the tower are controlled by the Taliban. Meanwhile, here are seven impressive leaning monuments that are way cooler than the Tower of Pisa.
1. The Tower Of Bad Frankenhausen (Germany)