Roost in Spokane

I was downtown last week to check out the vegan bakery Boots on (approximately) Main & Division and was pleasantly surprised. While waiting in line for my vegan chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day I felt like I’d been picked up and plunked down in Portlandia! I love Portlandia … it makes me miss Portland even more though. I turned to the woman behind me and said as much. Her reply? “You are in Portlandia.” She said she was a transplant here due to her husband’s job move.

And since I was right across the street, I popped over to Roost to check out their inventory. Pleasantly surprised was I, when I found a darling little, pink ceramic flower pot, a bird cage top, shabby black bucket, pink bud vase and a couple of nests. We’ll be using lots of nests etc. for Lola’s Girls birds in upcoming shows. Here’s a quick photo of my treasures. Oh and the candy dish on the left is one I bought there a couple weeks ago and filled with Pottery Barn’s artichokes.


sd Treasures from Roost!

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for Lola’s Girls!!


I just had lunch at Chaps on Highway 195 … met Celeste Shaw, the owner and ahhh curator of the place. The food there is always beyond the best and today I learned a bit about the owner. She’s addicted to “stuff.” I can relate. She used to be a critical care nurse. Instead of taking care of people, now she’s caring for vintage architectural and vintage “stuff.” I’m going to pitch someone a story about her.


Shaw is very talented at the curating and repurposing aspects. She owns a store in Spokane called Pink; tagline is “vintage salvage goods.” I think I’ve been there … it’s located at 154 South Madison in Spokane.



Here’s the link to her site:



Psst…. she also has a big barn and plans to have a barn sale this spring. Stay tuned.

I heart and fabulous photog … and shoes!

Fabulous photographer. Don’t know where I was or what I was doing but I came across this freelance photographer and I was very impressed. Check out her portfolio if you like. Her name is Jill Johnson and I think it was her photo of Kitty Wigs that I initially saw. 

Ah… life is too short to wear tight shoes. Isn’t it?

Don’t know what that has to do with anything – except that I love cute shoes.


Speaking of shoes … boots…


Check out these over-the-knee suede boots with a buckle and elastic gore inset at the back. They’re made by Joie and retail at $475.

I love the black but think they might even be cuter in “mushroom.”



News nugget: Lindsay Lohan launched her new fashion line called 6126 (Marilyn Monroe’s brithdate) with her favorite fashion accessory – leggings. I know, I know … now you feel soooo much more informed.


And last but certainly not least — although I hesitate to promote retail for which Britney Spears is a celebrity spokesperson, I heart these belts by Rough Roses!

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love their stuff!

And they’re very $$$$Affordable.

That’s all I have. That’s it, that’s all.


Shop on.  

Sofada rocks

Check Vivian McInerny’s latest blog. She’s fashion editor at the Oregonian and writes a blog regularly that I love to read. She’s very up, of course, on the latest and greatest in fashion around the country as well as the Portland fashion scene.

Her latest (blog) is entitled Chic Shorts Seen on the Street. It’s about a bunch of different women – who they are and what they’re wearing on the ground in Portland so to speak. There’s a flight attendant from Philadelphia, a musician in the wings before a performance and a sales person from the Jeri Rice Boutique downtown.

There’s also a discount coupon for the Knit & Crochet Show on Sept. 12-14 in Portland.

My favorite part is at the bottom when she profiles Alice Dobson, owner of Sofada. I’ve done lots of blogs and a couple of stories on Dobson and I love her designs. She has a runway show coming up on Friday, Sept. 12 at Jax Bar 826 SW Second.

Sofada is reportedly doing very well in their relatively new location at 2937 E . Burnside. Tickets to the show are $20 and proceeds from the event benefit CARES NW, a community-based medical program benefitting the treatment and prevention of child abuse in Oregon. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there with my bells on! Tehe.

BTW Dobson has an apprentice program I did not know about! You can read about it too … online

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