Somewhere in Burbank, on Magnolia Boulevard nestled between Hollywood Way and Victory Boulevard, is a wonderful stretch of road known as “Magnolia Park.” Magnolia Park is a magical place filled with all sorts of amazing odds-and-ends shops including the Bearded Lady, Dark Delicacies, and the eclectic and whimsical: Geeky Teas and Games.
Geeky Teas and Games is a tea shop, game store, cat rescue, and event center that hosts a variety of events like game tournaments, writing workshops, improv comedy classes, mead making, and more! Just walking around the shop you can catch a glimpse of the resident shop cat, Mr. President, a friendly black and white cat who was once up for adoption, but now calls the shop, “Home.” The shop is also host to weirdos, geeks, and nerds from all walks of life that come together and revel in their passions as this shop is a safe and calm place for many. To find out a little more about this incredible mix of a shop, I interviewed the founder and owner: Donna Ricci. She is an artist, altruist, activist, business woman, and all around amazing person who’s shop reflects all that and more.