Month: December 2016


Hey loves, How was your holiday weekend? Today I am back to work for a very short week and Friday at midnight we are heading down to Mexico to visit my parents and work on a project for a week, as exciting as that is, I am so very thankful for the long Christmas weekend that we got to spend slowly at our apartment. On Thursday Brian and I met for lunch at our favorite bakery in Portland (amazing grilled cheese!), then after work we finished our grocery shopping for Christmas Eve dinner and he headed home to nestle for the rest of the weekend. Christmas Eve we eased our way into preparing dinner: roasted duck, fingerling potatoes, pomegranate salad, rosemary rolls… Fine, I also baked a pear-ginger bread, it looked so gorgeous in the photos on Pinterest, that I saved my amazing pears from the farmers market to make it. I poached the pears, the apartment smelled wonderful, made the batter, poured too much batter into my loaf bread pan and ruined the baking …


You blog readers, it’s almost Christmas! I could not believe accept it, until I got my holiday spirit in full swing last night, unwrapping and re-wrapping Christmas lights did it for me. We had the most amazing time at the Pop Up Happy Hour, hosted by Table Culture at the Nob Hill Christmas Trees warehouse. It was so nice to see all the creative vendors showing their products to guests walking around with a cup of mulled wine in their hand. I may be biased, but Via Raiz killed it last night, I fought myself real hard not to buy all the beautiful bags. I did purchase the most beautiful garland for our table, Gwen did an amazing job, on the spot! I will show you all more photos of it on my Instagram feed, so if you’re an IG enthusiast like us, check us out! For now, I’m off to wrap presents. Have a look at the nice moments from last night and stay warm! Christmas love from Portland xoxo