sunday goals

This afternoon I went downtown again with three goals:

  • Find Regina some shoes.
  • Eat macarons.
  • Go into the record store and Lulu's.

I am happy to tell you that all three goals were accomplished, and then some. After finding my friend some shoes, three of us went exploring.

First stop: Jackpot Records.  I loved this place!  Usually record stores (although always cool) are a little grimy and grungy, but this one was sweet, colorful, and organized.  Lovely!

Second Stop:  Lulu's.  This is a small vintage shop with so many precious finds!  The only problem is that everything is around $30 or more, and I am pretending to be broke because I have college student guilt.  Of course I fell in love with a pink gingham romper that was probably the most expensive thing there.  C'est la vie.  

Little Bird was closed, so Regina yelped "macarons" and we trekked towards the nearest bakery that had macarons, which was Ken's Artisan Bakery.  (The above photo has no relevance whatsoever, other than it was taken on our walk there.)

Ken's did not disappoint!  Regina and Sarah had their first macaron, and I got my macaron fix for the next couple of weeks or so.  (Watching Marie Antoinette last night probably didn't help this craving.)

Happiness is a macaron.  Or two.

When we were heading out, we noticed they had just put out a batch of salted caramel coffee macarons.  Suffice to say, we will be back.

While walking back to 6th Ave (where the bus stop is) we found a few places of note.  The first was Canoe, which I was drawn to by its admirable use of fontage.  There's something about a good font that says a lot about the aesthetic of a store.

I fell in love with Canoe and its mix of clean, simple, eclectic, and modern ware from around the world.  This is my kind of store.

Passed by a pretty bridal shop and this white shift dress caught my eye.  Reminds me of the 60's and Erin's style.

The most heartbreaking moment of our time downtown was this adorable lingerie store being closed on Sundays.  Must visit Lille soon, especially because I just realized I've been on the website before when looking at a blog!  (I'm such an intense blogger, you guys...it's kind of embarrassing.)

Knit Purl is a cozy knitting shop.  Some of the yarns are so delicate and beautiful, that they are up to $60 or more!  The most beautiful I saw had bits of gold in it.  I wish I could knit! 

This is just hilarious.  Thankfully I'm getting a better sense of direction, or seeing this would probably make me cry.


If you haven't already figured it out, I have found "my city".  Phoenix will always be my home, but Portland is my kindred spirit.  I don't know where life will take me (hopefully lots of places), but I do know that I now have two cities where my soul is very happy.  Portland is officially my home away from home, and I can't wait to share it with my friends and family ASAP!

3 comments:

g ma Jan said...

Kk,,,love the pics..makes me feel like i am there!! thx. for sharing! Those shops are great!

Maggie Shirley said...

Love love love love love. Love.

It just makes me so happy that you're having such a wonderful time, and have found your city. It is wonderful to find a place where you feel your soul just fits. That is how I felt the second time I visited Austin, and that feeling increases tenfold every time I go back.

Cannot wait to read and see more of your adventures!

<3

Ester DurĂ£es said...

aww I just love your pictures&report! it looks such a pretty place and those stores seem amazing! I specially enjoyed the macaroons' and the one with colourful yarn ;)