Posts Tagged ‘Portland


soft landing

After a forced stay in Chicago, I touched down safely below the snow capped Mt. Hood and next to the Columbia river.

It felt good. I am glad to be home. The weather is awesome (what’s not to like about hot days and cool nights?), the welcome was sweet and I am easing back into my life.

It always takes me a few days before I like the taste of coffee here. Europeans roast their beans differently and I can tell a distinct difference between the two.

Having friends over for a BBQ on the deck last night. Note the Aperol drink (Spritz, Bicicletta) in the front! Later the moon came out and we had a beautiful view of the stars (I guess they are the same all over the world…)

Back in my room. I am so happy!

I already accepted alterations and can do them right her in my own kingdom! As of next week, I’ll be watching Splurge every Saturday and can meet customers there!

I look forward to reconnect! Have a Happy weekend and here is to more summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon!


so Portland!

Yesterday, I had my hair cut in a part of town that I used to go to a lot but don’t anymore.  Probably because I now live on the ‘other side of town’.  The Hawthorne area is SO Portland and this is where I stumbled across this coffee shop.


The quirkiness and charm just enchants me.  There are so many things to look at!  License plates, street names, pictures….  not to mention the name:  Acme Coffee.

On this remarkable date (09/09/09), I am looking at my fall shipments and let me tell you:  I have received So Portland as well.  Just a couple of pieces to get you started (the cools socks are waiting to be photographed!):

Hazel brown skirt

This  coffee brown skirt by Hazel has so many different fabrics stitched into it, it almost looks like patchwork.  Can’t wait to see this one with some chunky boots and a thick sweater.

Hazel cream coat

Also by Hazel, this coat of soft brushed cotton is so stylish and so bold.  Yet, the color makes it very feminine.  I just want to sink my hands into the deeps pockets and stroll up and down Hawthorne Avenue.

Happy Ninth of September!


I can take a breath now

After having done it again, I can say that I am almost caught up with my life.  By having done it again, I mean that I was sooo wrong about the departure time of our flight home.  Again.  Off by a whole day.  If it wasn’t my trademark, I would cry.

Back to the store.  Entered receipts.  Paid bills.  Rearranged the socks.  NEW socks have arrived – yeah!  And also a new line – HAZEL.  I am thrilled.  Pretty pieces, wearable all by themselves.  I spent part of the day photographing all the new items.  How I love all the internet options!  Here you go:

For more detailed descriptions of the slide show items, mosey over to my flickr. page …. to the right.  Yes.


‘Tis the day before Christmas…

… and I had an Angel shovel my walk!


As you can see, the funny part is that ONLY my part of the sidewalk is clear.  Hm?  Asked the shoveler next door, it wasn’t him.  Asked the husband, too.  He thought this was a pretty nice thing to do and a perfectly good idea, but no, it wasn’t him either.  It is now well into the afternoon and I have asked a couple more people – still, the mystery remains unsolved.  I kinda’ doubt s/he will read my blog.

Whoever it was – Thank You, thank you, thank you!

I finally had the time to put Sofia in a pretty Holiday outfit.  Between selling all those socks.  Let me tell you – this sock-selling business is darn good.  I will have to post another entry devoted to sure-fire saleable items in a depression/recession AND and snow storm


Happy Holidays – Hanukkah – Kwanzaa – Merry Christmas from the  Lower Fremont, snow encrusted, walker populated street of Portland Oregon! (yes, that’s right, where normally any type of snow is gone in a couple of hours….)



March 28. Snow. Snow?

It snowed. Hard. This morning.

It is not supposed to snow at the end of March. In fact, there is no recorded snowfall for this area, downtown Portland, this time of year – ever.


This is the view out from my studio at about 10AM. I would not have minded this scenery about TWO months ago. But now!! Where is global warming when you need it? This is a shock to my system, especially after returning from Los Angeles just two days ago. It was so hot there (90 degrees – I tell you!), I had a hard time sleeping at night. Of course, I was shopping for Fall and Winter fashion…so there is some sense to this weather after all, I guess.

Great finds in LA, as usual. My feet hurt from running around all day – showroom after showroom. One of my favorite stops there is the scholarship store of the Fashion Institute. Here is a little sample of the fabric finds.


These are all stretchy jersey fabrics.  I do not know quite yet what they will be.  T-shirts?  Tops for dresses?  We’ll see.  Today, I first have to get over this snow.

Happy beginning of Spring!!!

Flickr Photos


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