I bought this very lightweight printed linen at Jospehine's Dry Goods over the weekend. Josephine's recently re-opened in a new location and I hadn't been there yet. It's such a lovely shop. The very small shop is beautifully merchandised and the selection of fine garment fabrics is outstanding. They have more Liberty than I have ever seen in one shop before. They also carry lovely wool suiting. I also bought this sewing pattern by Sew House Seven (local talent) and am eager to sew it up. I almost didn't find the shop—the entrance to the store is through a lobby, look for signs, it's right next to Koi Fusion on Division. Right now I am sewing Delia's fall coat, I'm hoping to get that done before I start this dress.
- I have started a ridiculous but delicious research project—trying the best fish tacos in Portland. The best might be debatable, really. I'm just trying them anywhere I can, whether it be a place I have gone before, or by making a special trek to try an unfamiliar fish taco. After 3 days in a row, I have taken a break, but will resume soon. Photos and thoughts are forthcoming.
- I am taking a vacation (alone!) in September to Santa Fe and am terribly excited. If anyone has thoughts, tips, or suggestions for activities, food, sightseeing, l'd love to hear about them.