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.

DSC_0350_2

sd Treasures from Roost!

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

Advertisements

Photos up for Art of Wedding Event!

dsc_0006OMYGOD the sun is shining. It shined yesterday as well. In Portland people feel like moles when the sun shines during the winter (and sometimes in the summer). So hurry, get out there and get it before it’s gone and don’t forget your sunglasses.  I took the dog to doggie daycare (Fetch on MLK) this morning so I have to have another excuse to get out there while the sun shines.

The Art of Weddings last night was a big success according to Ericka Dickey (Congrats Ericka!) and several attendees. The Luxe Autohaus is a great venue. Plus it’s very close to my house which is always a bonus!

Here’s a photo gallery of the vendors on hand for the event. They were all local, upscale businesses so great to have them in one place so you can shop ’til you drop.

Here’s a taste of the Art of Wedding:

Swanky Tables Event Design

Swanky Tables Event Design

Madi Cosmetics

Madi Cosmetics

Studio del Fiore

Studio del Fiore

dsc_0034

Fleur Bliss

Fleur Bliss

Darkness Falls Design

Darkness Falls Design

dsc_0086dsc_0079dsc_0073

dsc_00362

dsc_0063

dsc_0049

Elizabeth Dye Design

Elizabeth Dye Design

Wedding Belle Blues

The weather, the flowers, the setting … everything was beautiful including the bride and groom, my daughter (bridesmaid) my grandson (usher and he read an excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit).

It was a spectacular day with no real (or imagined) upsets or emergencies or no-shows etc. Speaking of my son’s wedding on Friday in Spokane.  Gregory and Amy were delighted – tired but delighted with how everything turned out. The venue was Belle’s Victorian Gardens.

Amy, Greg and the wedding party at Friday night's wedding.

Amy, Greg and the wedding party at Friday night

We stayed at The Davenport Hotel downtown the first two nights but it was just too small for Bob and I, my sister Dawn and her 9-year-old Jake. Plus she was having PMS I found out afterward. Of course she’ll never admit that it was a problem. Doncha just love sisters? And this is my good sister! Gotta love ’em.

Oh yeah I forgot. There was one mishap. I forgot my dress. Sort of accidentally on purpose. You know. I wasn’t enthralled by the dress. So I had a Ralph Lauren linen suit in Navy blue and it was a good excuse to shop and find something to go under it. I think I must have about 6 outfits for that wedding. My sister had more than I did. Ah well … it extends the shopping experience doesn’t it?

Amy and Gregory.

Amy and Gregory.

We shopped at Nordstrom’s, Chico’s and Macy’s besides a few other boutiques there on Thursday. Nordstrom’s had a gorgeous beaded black and gold sleeveless shell but it didn’t work because of the black. Gorgeous I tell you, and it was on sale for $138 from $350-plus. But I found another steely silver sequined top at Chico’s that looked better with the navy blue.

My grandson and nephew were having the time of their little lives! Aren’t they adorable? I bought Jake the tie for his birthday at Macy’s last month and it looks a bit too small.

Justin and Jake looking for all the world like they're two mellow young men. Wrong. You'd be very wrong if you thought that!

Mellow? They only look mellow!

Justin at the wedding dinner.

Justin at the wedding dinner.

%d bloggers like this: