It’s always good to switch things up. I was still feeling completely exhausted last week and needing to get away from all things work-related so I drove out to the suburbs and spent the night hanging with my grandparents (aren’t they the cutest?!) at The Eagles. The place was filled to the hilt with Valentine’s decor and I looked on, grinning as little old couples danced the night away to a live country band. I even snuck in a dance with my grandpa — he’s 85 and still going strong! One the way out, they handed me a tin piled high with freshly baked cookies. How’s that for service?
Over the weekend, I joined my brother for The One Motorcycle Show and it was soooo awesome. I grew up surrounded by motorcycles (my dad’s an ex biker and his collection is impressive!) but personally, they’ve never been my “thing.”
I have a newfound appreciation for them after this amazing show — the lengths people go to to customize their bikes blew my mind. They’re really their own design project, each one showcasing the owner’s personality.
Mustard yellow velvet? Sure, why not! Everything was fair game at this show! The place was packed to the gills with everyone excitedly snapping photos. Portland has a lot of really tight communities and this show reminded me of that sense, witnessing so many people gathering their dream bikes together to make this show happen.
Also, I finally had a chance to visit Ampersand, a mecca for design and photography books. Exquisitely curated, the tables are stacked with everything you won’t find everywhere else.
Each month, they curate a new art show along the back wall as well.
I’m really looking forward to this three day weekend…partially because I need to get my taxes wrapped up, once and for all (yeah, seriously not exciting). And, make a much needed IKEA visit. Joey’s been on a mad remodeling spree, fixing up our ancient basement and making one of the extra rooms inhabitable for Kat and Gala when they visit next month. Right now, it’s a dusty mess but once we make some more progress I’ll share.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Make time to get out and explore…