Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I just got back from an unexpected trip to NYC. I was born there and lived there for a decent portion of my formative years.

You know, the ones that define your personality and lifestyle.

While I love Portland, it has never really felt like home. I am reminded of this when I go home and dressing "up" isn't rare but de rigueur. I feel out of place in Portland wearing heels for day, ironing my clothes, never leaving the house without a spot of Jo Malone's "Red Roses" and sporting bright red lips at my 7am meeting.

The fact that I even have a 7am weekly professional meeting makes me feel like a fringe Oregonian.

My plates are limoges, my couch queen anne. I realized last week the family forks I feed my cat wet food with go for $157.00 each on ebay.

I shake hands when I meet people and enjoy a good cheek kiss with friends and family. I swear, banter and have definite opinions. I like tradition. I value manners. I take my meals in courses. And I am embracing all of these things.

I might even go buy a new black wool shift and attend a catholic mass in latin.

All this is distinctly me and quite normal somewhere but seems forced and awkward here.

Like these ridiculous shoes. I love them and they are coming with me to that catholic mass with that new wool shift, my jo malone and flamboyant red lips. I will meet new people and shake their hands; kiss them on the cheek when we are friends. We can eat our meals in courses and say "please & thank you" as we pass our dishes from the left.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yip Yip Martians.

One of my favorite regular segments from Sesame Street. I reference these guys all the time and no one seems to remember them.

Well, here they are looking at a phone. They are great.

More, more & more.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saipua Soaps

I stumbled upon Saipua Soaps at Ink & Peat here in North Portland.

I have heard a lot about how lovely they are but never had the chance to smell them in person.


Rose Geranium is my favorite. Because I am a lady.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Went sailing in the San Francisco Bay this past weekend.

The weather was great but that water is rough.

We experienced every phase from calm to turbulent and back again. By the end we were soaked, cold and thoroughly tired.

Sailing is a lot of work.

Highlights include getting up close and personal with the dino babies (aka: container cranes) and the new bay bridge project. I am hopelessly infatuated with container cranes.

Might have drooled. A little bit.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shoesday Tuesday

These boots.

That's all.

(Apparently I am really having a Cuban Heel moment.)

Britt + Rod

Quite possibly the sexiest couple ever in existence.

I guess that is what happens when a 1970s Bond girl and a rock star get together.


Britt Ekland + Rod Stewart

And, because I can:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hair Envy

Half way to my long hair goal.

These shots from facehunter will be the inspiration I need to get through the in between phase.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shark Week

Sponsored by some jaws stills.

My heart goes pitter-pat.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shoesday Tuesday

Craving an end of summer cuban heels.

Like these or these or these.

Confession. I just bought a pair of bootleg jeans after about 6 years of skinnies and straights and I LOVE them. I just need a more substantial shoe to stand up to the added weight in the leg.

These babies should do the trick. I'll switch to a clog when the weather gets cooler and I have to wear socks again.
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