30.10.11

daaam









On our way from Portland, we stopped in Bend to stay a night with Jeremiah's family. For some reason, that 3 hour drive felt like an eternity. Thankfully Detroit Dam is a pretty little stop, and we were able to take in some fresh air, walk around, and take a few scenic photos. Just don't use the restroom. I mean it!

28.10.11

DIY

DIY
There isn't much to explain here, I just brushed on some glitter glue to the back heel of my wedges and let it dry. I've worn them a couple times and it seems to be holding up really well. Not bad for $2.

Fabian Björnstjerna

fabian
We see a lot of white kitchens but how do you feel about grey? Finding the right shade of grey is the hardest part but I love the coolness of this color especially when it's color blocked with white drawer fronts too.

Found here.

27.10.11

our trip part II

our trip part II
Saint Cupcake Galore had these adorable little cupcakes. I'm so glad they offer the mini cakes, so we could try a few different flavors without getting sick. We did a lot of walking though, somehow I think we broke even with all of this calorie intake!
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
We were happy to find so many little shops near our hotel. The Ace is in such a great spot if you don't want to do a lot of walking or take a car.
Alder & Co is right next to Grüner, which is how we decided on our dinner destination. They have such beautiful pieces and I left with just a few hand dipped candles and that colorful felt trivet.
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
Jeremiah & I also checked out Canoe, which is where I found those Weck jars, but they had so many other cool things. Those Swedish brushes were lovely but out of my price range for this trip.
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
Stopped in at Kenny & Zuke's for sandwiches before going back to our room to change. Jeremiah had a pastrami bagel & I had Gravlax (or so they called it) with cream cheese. We were quite full after that, as you can imagine.
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
Dinner was at Grüner (we waited a few hours between lunch & dinner!) and everything we had was amazing. There were smashed fingerling potatoes, a platter of European cheeses, this root salad (already forgetting what was in it) trout and donuts with chocolate ganache. I could have have made Jeremiah carry me back after a meal like that!
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II
our trip part II

some souvenirs





We didn't buy much during out trip to PDX but we found so many great little shops, we didn't come home empty handed either. This set of German made Weck jars are from Canoe. The little Donna Wilson tumbler is from Ink & Peat, more photos of this beautiful shop to come... Jeremiah found this type book from Powell's. I stayed right next to Jeremiah the whole time, the size of this book store was so eerie, and we had to trek 4 floors to get to the art section.
And we stopped at Ikea for lunch on our way out and got some shelves and a few other little things. Jeremiah and I were surprised at how much we could cram into the back of our little car, good to know for next time! The little clothes for Israel are from H&M. They had some cute things but a very small selection. I found some little toggle sweaters for him too but nothing in his size, darn.

25.10.11

lunch

lunch
I brought home some aged Mimolette cheese from Portland. Looks like carrots but much tastier.

our trip part I


This is where we stayed for the first three nights. We had a great view of part of the city, as well as this giant black and white viking/mermaid/monster mural on our room wall.









Jeremiah was pretty happy to have Stumptown next door to the hotel lobby, it's one of his favorite roasters.




I loved this little Scandinavian shop. Mia (sorry if I spelled your name wrong!) was this sweet, lovely Swede who gave us several tips on places to see and eat, as well as great conversations about design and travel. Sorry I forgot to get a picture of her!








Behind our hotel was a whole city block of food carts. I wanted to try everything but we ended up sharing a bratwurst since we already had lunch plans that we didn't want to cancel.