By Nancy Edwards
A European-influenced home décor and accessory shop in Fishers has added an additional reason for visitors to drop by, relax and enjoy a cozy, quiet escape from their busy lives.
Twigs, located at 11643 Maple Street, has recently added a tea room for guests. Whether patrons are in the mood for an afternoon break to savor Paris tea accompanied by a slice of bread budding with white chocolate sauce, or want to catch up with friends over a meal of chicken cream soup and blue cheese and pear salad, they will not be disappointed.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response (from guests),” said Debbie Cook, owner of Twigs. “Everybody is so complimentary.”
Cook credits the menu’s success to chef Linda Hynes. “We make a great team; she is amazing,” Cook said.
Guests are also welcome to reserve the room for bridal and baby showers, birthdays, or other events.
“Most people who have (visited the tea room) have called back and reserved a room for another day,” she said.
Twigs will soon offer afternoon tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Current best-selling teas include the black tea with cinnamon and cloves and the fruit-flavored Paris tea, with notes of vanilla and caramel. This spring, Cook will add several more to the menu. In addition, the herbs used for tea, along with spices, will be grown on the property’s future garden.
This summer, the tea room will have an attached glass solarium, which will lead patrons to the patio and gardens, creating a “cozy niche,” according to Cook, for special events ranging from educational summer gardening tips to a romantic candlelight dinner for two.
In the meantime, after savoring some tea and dessert, check out Twig’s spring inventory, including new jewelry and scarves in the gift shop, look for an upcoming wedding or baby shower gift, or generate some home decorating ideas, from trendy burlap distressed to classic cobalt blue.
Twigs’ tea room is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with store hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twigseuropeanhome.com or call 578.2550.