Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
All the more reason to catch some First Friday action over at 811 East Burnside. Aequanimitas is a new shop open in suite #119 by Heather Treadway and Rachelle Waldie. The Grand Opening on November 5th will showcase their original designs along with jewelry by Seahag and Walrus. Don't forget attendance at 8 would be advised by yours truly because you don't want to miss the performance by some of the Northwest Professional Dance Project.
Mark your calendar:
8pm November 5th
811 East Burnside #119
Monday, October 25, 2010
This past Saturday afternoon was relatively soggy as we hopped around town. To avoid the rain we popped into Llyod Center to watch the skating rink and the individuals enduring 60+ mph winds in the Hurricane Simulator. Thinking the rain had subsided briefly we starting strolling east on Broadway. With in a few blocks I noticed a sandwich board for I Heart Retro. Well, what a coincidence, because I heart retro too. Next door to an alterations shop, I Heart Retro has great mid-century furniture and home decor. There is no shortage of ceramic panthers or owls. In the back of the store you will find the clothing and the record collection. Well worth a peek.
1726 NE Broadway
Sunday, October 24, 2010
For some more photos and information check out the neat sheet.
Friday, October 22, 2010
In my post yesterday I forgot to mention the items that I found to take home with me at Little Edie's - Five & Dime. Here they are below: an adorable knit dress, zebra print mini skirt, and a faux fur. The best part about the jacket is that when I stuck my hand in the pocket, I found this note. Whoever wore this coat before me was, no doubt, loved by Nathan Lee.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tucked into a tiny storefront adjacent to the Waypost on North Williams, Little Edie's- Five & Dime is a vintage treasure trove. It is a total gem, jam packed with decades of great finds, from scarves and dresses to gorilla slippers. The shop itself is not much larger than your living room (well, maybe your living room and your kitchen) however you can tell by browsing the racks that it is well-curated. These ladies have great taste. The "Five & Dime" is due to the fact that they also sell old fashioned candies and trinkets. Oh, don't forget to check out the dollar bin as you enter the shop.
3120 N Williams Ave
Open Wednesday through Monday 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
If you remember, in an earlier October post I promised to write back to you about the finds at Hollywood Vintage. First off, Hollywood Vintage is enormous. They have an array of great men's suits, blazers you name it. The collection of vintage glasses is unmet by another shop I have found in Portland. The women's clothing is arranged by decades and the selection of costumes is out of sight. Not to mention the Beauty Bar room lined with wigs, platforms and cocktail dresses. I suppose I have procrastinated on writing this post because I didn't find anything I couldn't live without. Or rather the items I wanted: a chocolate 70s pant suit and a pair of authentic sailor pants didn't fit. Not to mention the awkwardness that occurred in the dressing room as another customer peeked in on me struggling to figure out in which order all the buttons on the front flap of the sailor pants went.
One of these days in the near future I will return as I am still on the hunt for the perfect 70s pant suit. Preferably in avocado, but brown will do.
2757 NE Pacific Street
(On the opposite corner of NE Sandy and 28th)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
It is "A Tale of Two Rad-ish Years." Radish Underground turns two years old tomorrow, so the store is celebrating with some bubbly and treats from 11am -8pm Wednesday, October 20.
Well worth a stop in to see what is new.
414 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Monday, October 18, 2010
Confession: I have worked in restaurants since the age of 14. I can make you banana splits, malts, martinis and old fashioneds. I rarely cook. Perhaps rarely is the wrong word, I never cook. What prompted this sudden urge for domesticity you ask; another fashion blog. (Despite my lack of culinary skills I do peruse several fashion blogs on a daily basis, a not so hidden talent of mine). Anyhow, this morning after finishing the final trim on the "I Dream of Jeannie" costume, I was checking up on some of my favorite fashion/style blogs over my americano. (Side note: I apologize that there are not pictures of the final costume as I was already ten minutes late to the final fitting). Where was I? Oh yes, one blog I enjoy reading is Milk & Mode written by Carol Han. It is a combination of recipes, new fashion finds, shoes, fabulous parties, and Suz Monster. Her recipe for Portuguese Kale & Potato Soup sounded hearty and warm. With it being full fledged fall here in Portland, I set out to the grocery to gather up all the ingredients. Now, even though I am a novice chef, I still had the audacity to alter the recipe, only slightly, mind you, so I added red chili pepper flakes and white beans.
For the original recipe click here.