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The Week In Pictures: 10.17.14

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Welcome to The Week in Pictures! How was your week? I managed to do quite a bit of of exploring around Portland — it’s always nice to get back in touch with your hometown and be reminded of the things you love after a few weeks away. I’m loving the change in weather and the chance to bundle up.

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Chubs spent a few weeks away at grandma’s house while Joey and I were traveling and when he returned, he was noticeably plumper. He’s obviously trying to live up to his name. ;) I keep asking him if grandma was slipping him apple pie, mashed potatoes and gravy instead of the berries and almonds he usually gets fed at home.

It’s been interesting noticing how ingrained his instincts and mannerisms are since he’s never lived in the wild. He was a newborn when he fell down our chimney but still has typical squirrel characteristics which get very entertaining. He loves taking off with my pens and even funnier, when I have my hair pulled up, he climbs on top of my head and constantly buries nuts and crackers in it!

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My mom is so awesome — not only do we get to work together at Branch but she also really gets my personal style. When she surprised me with this mug, I was over the moon. It’s so nice to be surrounded with meaningful basics.

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Last night, I took my aunt to one of my regular haunts, Jackknife. It’s dimly lit with dark walls and marble countertops, the playlist is fantastic and their happy hour menu is pretty great. My drink of choice is the Melrose Brown (Dewar’s, Appleton, lime, ginger and sparkling wine).

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This illustration on the side of Sizzle Pie cracks me up. Now, that’s a food pyramid I’ll gladly endorse!

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I stopped by Nike to visit a friend for lunch and ended up spending the afternoon hanging out along….Lake Nike. Nike has a beautiful campus and the best cafeteria around — I’m always sad to leave.

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I forgot to share this last week — I spotted this great floor somewhere in Chelsea last Monday. Major tile envy!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

The Week In Pictures: 10.10.14 | Hello from Palm Springs, Washington, D.C. and New York!

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It’s good to be back home with Joey, Rocky and Chubs….but a lot happened in the last week. The most exciting part was getting to visit Washington, D.C. for the first time but it wasn’t quite so easy getting there. When you have multiple places on opposite sides of the country to be in a very short period of time and planes, rental cars and trains are involved, things are bound to go wrong!

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I left Palm Springs early Friday morning, bound for LA. As I was sitting at LAX, I noticed that my flight to Washington, D.C. was delayed by an hour…which was the exact layover I was supposed to have in the next city. There was no way I’d make it. In a panic, I booked a one-way ticket with a different airline right as my flight was boarding and raced over to that terminal. By the time I finally got to D.C. it was the middle of the night….and I had to teach at The Blogcademy the next day.

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Lacking sleep, I was a little worried about how things would go but our class was so warm and welcoming. It couldn’t have gone any better — we had our youngest student ever (12 years old!) and a black pug named Harpo in attendance. The best!

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Before class, our intern, Erica was extra gracious and showed us around Union Market and I couldn’t believe all the cool food booths and shops inside.

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Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

We liked it so much that we went back another three times. A few personal favorites were Goshen for fresh juice, Peregrine Espresso for coffee and Salt & Sundry for a tightly curated selection of gifts.

I was bummed out that I didn’t have more time to explore D.C. but the small bits I did get to see left me wanting more. As soon as class ended, I boarded a train back to New York with Gala — another snag in my travel plans meant that I couldn’t fly straight home but I wasn’t going to argue with spending an extra day in my favorite city!

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Ah. New York. I had just been in town the week before Palm Springs so it felt weird waking up there again. Unsure of what to do with the time, Gala and I just decided to go for it and spent the day without a real plan. I love that sense of spontaneity when traveling.

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We spent the morning walking around Soho and I really liked this facade for the new Stories store.

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Then, we walked along The Highline until we got to The Standard.

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I’d been to The Standard a bunch of times for On Top at Le Bain (a club night complete with a hot tub and disco ball on the dance floor) but never for lunch. Gala and I had tasty hibiscus-infused drinks and relaxed in the back patio area.

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After that, we headed over to the West Village and stopped into CuRious Candy, a mysterious and magnificent little sweets shop by designer Cynthia Rowley. I couldn’t get any clear photos so please do yourself a favor and click through to their website now. SO GOOD.

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No visit to New York is complete without a stop at Dean & DeLuca — I loved their fall-inspired displays.

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It’s always fun to discover new treats like this chocolate and also, raspberry lemonade.

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We also walked through the flower markets in Chelsea and I kind of fell hard for these faux lemons. After some time in Palm Springs, I was definitely tempted to buy a bundle!

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This last week was intense, exciting, nerve-wracking and full of new discoveries. I wouldn’t change a thing! But now it’s time to get back to reality and catch up on work. Have a great weekend, everyone!

The Week In Pictures: 10.4.14 | Palm Springs Fun and Sun!

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Hello from Washington, D.C.! After a very full week of fun in Palm Springs, I arrived here in the middle of the night, getting a quickie tour of our national monuments from the freeway thanks to a very sweet cab driver.

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I was in Palm Springs for Designer Vaca, an annual retreat for female creatives. Palm Springs is my happy place and the retreat is the ideal environment to unwind and make new friends — it’s the only workshop / conference I go to and I truly look forward to it every year.

I roomed with Star at the Ace and when I wasn’t in breakout sessions, I lounged by the pool till the wee hours, used and abused the photo booth, visited a rad tiki bar and made multiple stops at The Parker. Here’s my photo diary of the week with a dedicated post of more Palm Springs scenery coming soon!

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Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

The Week In Pictures: 9.26.14 | Hello From New York!

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On Monday, I flew overnight to New York and landed bright and early Tuesday morning. Since then, my days have been full of extreme contrasts. I’ve had tea and desserts, visited a metal bar, made it to a goth night (complete with smoke machines), stopped by a fashion exhibition, had breakfast at an old school diner, hung out at a tiki bar one night and a trailer park-themed one the next, had a book design meeting…and that’s just scratching the surface.

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Waking up to this view is like pure magic. I’ve visited New York probably 20 times since 2001 and I still have that feeling that anything is possible here.

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On Wednesday, I spent that afternoon having tea and desserts at Ladurée in Soho with Gala and Kat. Their back garden area is so beautiful and photogenic.

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That night, Bianca and I stopped into a bar near Wall Street with drinks categorically divided by Old Money and New Money.

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Since I last saw Gala, she’s decorated her apartment and while I dare not give everything away, these shelves looked so great that I had to share.

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One of my favorite haunts is Home Sweet Home. I love the spooky basement vibe and the collection of vintage taxidermy that’s clearly seen better days.

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I finally got to visit the Pearl Diner with Bianca. Classic old school greasy spoon breakfasts after a late night out are awesome.

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I always stop into Dean & DeLuca to take in all of their beautifully arranged food. It’s a good thing we don’t have one in Portland or else I’d be camped out there all the time.

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Last night, I went to the F.I.T. Dance and Fashion and A History of Lingerie exhibitions and it was awesome to see clothing made by designers I admire up close.

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Afterwards, things got weirdly entertaining as we stepped into Trailer Park which was themed like an old school trailer park from 50 years ago. Taxidermy, beer and soda signs, velvet paintings, Elvis memorabilia and random tchokes completely covered the walls. The menu was basically tater tots, tacos and crazy frozen concoctions with names like Kiss My Frigid Woo-Woo. Kind of amazing.

I’m signing off to join Kat and Gala for lunch, fit in a little last minute shopping at Century 21 and then I’m going out to a Bavarian restaurant for pretzels with Bianca. Like I said, the more stuff I can cram into this trip, the better!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

The Week In Pictures: 9.19.14

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Hi, how was your week? The highlight of mine was visiting the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest (photos below!) and hanging out at my family’s campsite. Besides that, I spent way too much time in my office (I’m getting ready for a two week trip), finally tried the Roman Candle homemade granola (two thumbs way up!) and oh yeah, celebrated my 33rd birthday! It was a good one.

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Even though we’ve had scorching hot days here, the mornings are cooler and breezier. I’m starting to feel the change of seasons and in turn, throwing oversized sweaters over my sleeveless dresses. This one is brand new from Forever 21 (thanks for the gift card, dad!) and is super cozy.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

My birthday was over the weekend so I took Saturday off and visited the Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel. It’s an hour drive from Portland and every year, my family drives out and camps for three days. I just made the day trip, hitting all the food booths (homemade ice cream and corn on the cob are two must-haves) and then spent the afternoon visiting with my grandparents. The heat was pretty intense so I asked my grandma to borrow a hat…and she brought out this fringed number! Next year is the 50th anniversary so I hope to see you there!

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As I was sitting around camp, I noticed that quite a few family members were drinking beer out of vintage steins. Even though I’m not a beer drinker, I was feeling envious. After asking around, I found out that the Mt. Angel blacksmith turns into a store selling German gear during Oktoberfest and they have shelves of vintage steins! This was my pick.

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Chubs likes to take off and climb to the top of our curtains. Then, he just hangs there and mocks us when we can’t reach him. I love his expression here! Priceless.

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I’m off to pack my bags for New York. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The Week In Pictures: 9.12.14

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Hey, how was your week? I’ve been feeling that pre-birthday drive kick in that makes me want to wrap up a lot of loose ends. Just made a list of what I want to accomplish over the next year, bought accounting software, handed off all my receipts to my mom (she’s the assistant over at Branch and is whipping us into shape!), cleaned my office and got new tires (gotta hit the road for the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this weekend!).

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I threw on a t-shirt and jeans for a weekend walk through Reed College with Joey and Rocky, not even realizing I’d be in the midst of some urban camo. I love it when that happens!

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The campus is so beautiful. I love hanging out there during the summer when it’s super quiet. This view reminds me of the venue I just taught at in Amsterdam!

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Yesterday I did a little exploring — there’s a really great perfume shop here in Portland that has the most exquisite, rarest scents. I thought this packaging was especially cool…and it reminds me of Gala.

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Elle is the one magazine subscription I’ll never, ever give up. The September issues are always the most fun to flip through.

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I’ve passed by this hand-painted sign hundreds of times and finally stopped yesterday to take a picture to share with you. Isn’t it great?!

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And with that, I’m signing off. Branch developer Star is in town, I’ve gotta get crackin’ on the design of Gala’s first book and my dad is taking me out to dinner at Gustav’s tonight (yes, my obsession with all things German runs deep).

P.S. Chubs is doing really well! In some funny news, a few days ago he took off from my office and I was searching everywhere for him…only to walk into my room where he was casually chillin’ on my pillow! King of the mountain!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

The Week In Pictures: 9.5.14

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Hello! How was your week? The weather has been way too nice to stay inside my office all day so yesterday, I took the afternoon off to visit some of my favorite local haunts, Roman Candle and Salt & Straw. I’m also making plans to visit the upcoming Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel…and hoping I can pull it off since I head to New York, Palm Springs and D.C. a week later.

I’m always going on about how great Buffalo Exchange is. It’s my holy grail for finding “new” clothes on a budget. Since I usually have a trade balance there, it’s like shopping without the guilt. Yesterday, I found these Paige striped jeans for a fraction of the original price. Score!

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I’ll never tire of taking selfies against the tiled walls in our bathroom — it took Joey three months to finish this space so I try to show it off as much as I can. And that’s the Sony NEX-5N camera I’m holding. I still use it every day (including every single photo in this post!) and LOVE it.

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Roman Candle is just five minutes from my house but I don’t go there nearly enough which is a shame because they have some of the best pizza in town. Whenever I have visitors staying with me, it’s the first place I take them and they all agree!

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As I was saying…this pizza rules. And the big gold scissors only add to the charm.

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I love spending Sundays flipping through fashion magazines, catching up on reading, gathering inspiration and figuring out the upcoming weeks’ blog posts. The week feels a lot less frantic when I have a game plan.

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Your weekly Chubs update: he’s grown a ton again! No more baby squirrel here! He’s eating solid food now (you can’t tell but he’s clutching a nut there!) and whenever I take a nap, he lays in the window above me to sun himself. He also loves running around my office and startling me by sitting on top of my head. Haha.

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It’s been hot, hot, hot…which is the perfect excuse to visit Salt & Straw. My current favorite flavor? almond brittle with salted ganache, a.k.a. ice cream heaven.

Have a great weekend, everyone!