A Book & Tea Shop



About the Shop

The Swallow’s Flight is an independent book and tea shop aimed at curating an intimate and unique experience through each interaction. We are based in LA and living primarily online and through events until our dream brick&mortar space is found. In the environment, we strive to capture a bit of the sense of beauty and escape that awaits you in each book. Books are organized by the feelings they evoke, with personal recommendations that are much more fulfilling than the generic book jackets.

Find new ways to experience old feelings as you discover suggestions that put a spin on the classics you’ve come to love. While you prepare to lose yourself in your next favorite book, grab a cup of tea that nourishes your body and soul. We offer a “tea prescription” service that caters to your mood/physical state of being on any given day. With blends that are created to fuel the positive and minimize the negative inside  you, drinking tea becomes a healing ritual instead of a mundane routine.

The passion of this shop is stoked by this wild, beautiful city we live in and the unique souls it houses. Merchandise is created by local artists/authors/creatives to evoke a more personalized, unique shopping experience. We all benefit from creating and shopping inside our communities and community is the heartbeat of this shop. Come escape for the day from the drain of every-day life and soak in an environment that wants to protect, nourish and excite you.

Shop creator  Arielle Nieshalla   Photo by  Rachael Lee Stroud

About the Shop Creator

Like so many others living in LA, I was a creative person lost in trying to figure out where to funnel my creativity. I worked jobs that left me feeling unfulfilled, just to get by. Each day it got harder to keep going and I was surrounded in a fog of depression for years. I wracked my brain for ideas of what I could do that would be both fulfilling and lucrative.  I remembered being a little girl on the East Coast, driving past store fronts and converting them into book shops in my mind. It had always seemed like a far off idea-a dream that could only take place in an alternate reality. Yet the more I thought of it, the more it filled me with joy, with hope. The more I realized it was everything I wanted my life to be. I carefully watered this idea in my little brain garden for 2 years until, after a particularly bad day, I decided I couldn’t wait anymore. So here I am. Dreaming, creating, hoping and daring. This shop is my own little sanctuary. A piece of myself that I am both thrilled and proud to finally share. I hope that you will dream, create and dare with me.