While in Vancouver, we also ended up at a cavernous shop called Salamagundi West, which was just full of odd little treasures: old photos, toys, musical instruments, beads, ribbon, old tins, and other pretty little things.
I hadn’t been to Vancouver BC since I was very young. I was looking forward to this trip, since I remembered how beautiful the scenery was and pretty the city seemed to me then. Plus people have been telling me that Vancouver is like a bigger, even better Portland. I didn’t find it to be [...]
We took a little mid-month trip home to southern California in December, just in time for some unseasonably warm weather. It was 79 degrees on our first day there. We had an afternoon in Santa Monica and pretended it was summer, getting carribean food and ginger beer at Cha Cha Chicken (which has a deceptive [...]
I turned 30 this summer, so we took a lovely trip to the coast last month to celebrate. We stayed in an inn that was formerly a lighthouse keeper’s residence. It was serene and beautiful. This little cutie was the life of the party with that lampshade on her head. The coast was perfectly gorgeous, [...]
We recently went down to California for a wedding. We decided to take a little side trip to Palm Springs for a few days while we were there, and it was amazing. If you follow any other blogs written by Portlanders, you probably know this already, but we have had really lousy weather so far [...]