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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...