A Peek at Portland

Portland-balcony

Portland has such a unique and natural beauty that you wouldn’t expect to find in a big city. We stayed with one of our dearest friends and her husband, who have lived there for nearly two years. They were such amazing hosts and showed us the best of the city! Here’s a peek. (ps, How incredible is their view? I could get used to waking up to this every morning.)

Portland-hike

Saturday morning a few of us started the day with a little hike, right outside our door.

Portland-macarons

We had coffee and treats at Nuvrei, a great cafe and pastry shop. They had the most AMAZING macarons you’ve ever had (the salted caramel was my favorite).

Cutting-board

There were so many amazing shops to explore. At Canoe, I found one of these rad cutting boards (plus mineral oil for conditioning) for the Mr.

Cashmere-sweater

At Palace, I scored this J. Crew cashmere sweater (my very first cashmere anything) for 30 bucks.

Petunias-bakery Petunias-bakery

We took a break from shopping at Petunia’s, a vegan and gluten-free bakery.

Olympic-provisions Olympic-provisions

On Sunday we had brunch at Olympic Provisions. Their eggs florentine and hot cakes with orange butter (one of which I stole from my friend to the left) were to die for! They also served Stumptown coffee, which was deliciously smooth and almost chocolatey.

It was such a lovely weekend, full of good food and good quality time with some of my favorite people. Portland is on the Mr’s most wanted list (he was so jealous he couldn’t go on this trip), so we’ll hopefully be making it up there again sometime this year.

Any suggestions for must-see Portland spots for next time?

The Best Wedding Invitation

Take a look at this adorable wedding invite from two dear friends. Isn’t it so creative? Their wedding is going to be one heck of a party!

My trip to Portland was so lovely. We ate amazing food, went out dancing, and did some great shopping. I’ll be sharing photos and stories later this week. Happy Monday!

Sound Check: On Top of the World

Imagine Dragons Continued Silence

Here’s a heartwarming, happy song for your Friday, from Imagine Dragons.

I’m heading out to Portland today for a dear friend’s birthday. Eight girlfriends, coffee, cocktails, lots of dancing, and sequins. Perfect for my plan to make the time pass quickly!

Happy weekend! xo

(p.s. How precious is this version of today’s song?)