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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

HAND CRAFTED HYBRID ENDURANCE BICYCLE

Portland, Oregon once again proves it can out-hipster anything. No, it’s not a pickled tree with a bird on it. Renovo has been an unwavering champion of the wood-framed bicycle. The Aerowood is a smooth ride, easily whooshing past the metal trendies out there. A whack of the hammer on steel or carbon fiber creates

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Inn at Diamond Cove: Island Serenity off the Coast of Portland, Maine

  There are few places more restful, more peaceful, than islands. The small, car-free Great Diamond Island – part of the chain of Casco Islands off the coast of Maine – is the perfect retreat from the...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Lobsters, Lighthouses and the Island Life: Portland, Maine

My plan for an end of summer escape was focused on finding a nice mix of culture, coastal countryside and cooler temps. I was excited…no ecstatic…to exchange Florida’s steamy hot and humid weather for New England’s seaside...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Visit Portland Oregon: Portlandia Style

Had enough of “staycations”? Want a travel destination that won’t break the piggy bank? Portland, Oregon is more than recycling, kale chips and polar fleece. This pacific northwest city is alive with quirky culture. There’s a couple...

Monday, November 28th, 2011

City Guides by West Elm

As if the home decor and furniture store, West Elm wasn’t cool enough, I just discovered their online city guides. West Elm has been my go-to for home inspiration and it doesn’t break the bank. Their modern-classy-cool vibe always...

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Aritzia Summer Collection: 90’s Fashion Revival Done Right

I’m a big fan of the current 90’s fashion revival that’s going on—when it’s done right that is. Forget the unkempt and androgynous grunge look of flannels, Doc Martins and cords—Think: mini-skirts in feminine floral patterns, shrunken...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Hotel Monaco Portland: An Eco-Friendly Place to Stay

The Hotel Monaco Portland is one of only two downtown Portland hotels, the other being its sister property the Hotel Vintage Plaza, that have qualified for the City of Portland’s Recycle at Work Business Recycling Certification. Businesses...

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