What’s New in Ptown Babycakes?

Queen Bee Creations & Chickpea Baby

Here’s the perfect gift for women … all women all ages? Just about. It’s called a hip holster and they can be worn around the waist, hip shoulders, hips … just about anywhere. Aren’t they too cute?


 Queen Bee Creations – you know the wonderful business that was born and raised in Portland by Rebecca Pearcy? Well, it’s an early holiday sale only 12/5 through 12/7. In studio there’s 10% off all full price and marked down items. If you haven’t been you need to go! Queen Bee studio is located at 1847 E. Burnside. 

Queen Bee hearts  beat green – bags made with sustainable fabrics can also be found on the website.  They have new totes some with brand new designs and some are designs brought back from the past. Quantities are limited since some are special editions. Stop by the studio and check out the latest in Rebecca’s textile line – bold and beautiful. 

 And speaking of Lovable Portland Businesses ….

Check out the Olio United  web site today without fail. It’s their attitudes, their values … we heart them! Go there after you read about them online … they’re located at  1028 SE Water Ave. or call 503.542.5000. Everything you buy in the store today, Dec. 5 or at aliounited.com … 20% of sales goes to support local and global farming via Mercy Corps!

Check out these Bo Boots omg they’re cute. They’re kind of spendy at $300 but we love this store so much we forgive. Check the blog for the Give & Get Giveaway. 

snowflake_dark_2_lr_large They’re $300. What are your poor little dogs worth? Aren’t they worth spending a few more dollars just to keep those toes wrapped in these scrumptious slouch boots. There are three styles the plaid, knit snowflake and the short boarder. They’re lined with dreamy soft sheepskin. Doesn’t that just make you melt? Hmmm. I’m a little sleepy all of a sudden.  


Poppy & Ivy

Of course Poppy & Ivy is always on our goto list because we love Amy Hollands. She’s at 13th and NE Fremont. You’ll want to go there just to see her hair. I’m not kidding. AND she’s just written to tell me that this is the perfect time to gather old wine glasses, rare servging pieces, cake plates, cream and sugar sets, pedestal bowls and tea sets … INHALE then go on… “There’s nothing we like more than the look of a hunt and gathered table setting.”


Everything is 25% off my dear. Go there. She’s open tonight and every Friday until 8 p.m. through the holidays. 


Kitchen Kaboodle

If you claim to know me as some of you actually do … sorry I’m a little cranky today … I think I’ve found my anger as one of my sister’s would say. You know who you are sweetie! Anywhoo, yes Kitchen Kaboodle is always always always on my top 10 list. And here’s a little pot you’ll want to call your kettle black. WHAT? Crying out loud. Never mind. We love, love, love this little pot. 06857831

And their marketing people tell us that this little beauty is an original Italian stovetop espresso maker and will have you uttering “buono mattina!” – which means get up and make your own damn coffee dammit! Not really!

Here’s the deal on this deal. Put water in the bottom, ground coffee in the middle and turn on your burner. It’s pressure brewed into the top chamber. How easy is that? It comes in 5 sizes.  I can even make it and it’s sleek and modern like all Italian things. Have I mentioned that I can count to 10 in Italian? Uno, due … tre … quattro …. 


I heart kittwigs.com 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.  

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