Portland

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Heart Roasters on Southwest 12th Avenue

We try to go out to a few new places around town each week. That is not to say we do that every week. It's easy to get stuck in the familiar and comfortable places that we usually go, especially when they are just so convenient. Since moving into our neighborhood in Northwest Portland we have been sticking to places predominantly around the Northwest quadrant....

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Pip’s Original

Jade and I got our first taste of mini-doughnut bliss a little over six years ago on our first trip as a couple to Seattle. We were still in college, still working terrible part time jobs, still not living the way we wanted to, but man were we in love. We planned that trip for months, saving up our part time wages so we could...

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Something Sweet

Here's hoping you get to share a little something sweet with someone you love today. Cory and I are pretty spoiled living right down the street from one of the best bakeries in town (you remember those morning buns). We still can't help but daydream about the lovely treats we are going to discovery on our trip. Happy Sunday everyone...

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Zinnia by Colette Patterns

As a young girl, I dreamed of modeling couture for the cover of Vogue. But as I grew older (and didn't grow past 5' 4") I knew that if I ever wanted to model, I would have to take matters into my own hands. That's the very reason I started taking self portraits which has led me to so many incredible modeling opportunities. It's hard to...

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Duchess Clothier

I've always wanted to look really sharp wherever I go. Even though I haven't always accomplished that dream in my past, it is something I still strive for. When I was young and penniless, I would where my grandfather's suit jackets or suit jackets I'd find at Goodwill to pair with my ripped jeans, logo'd t-shirt and black and white chucks. I thought I was...

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Bridge & Burn

When I go to interview people, I try to do my research. I have been doing research on people for a long time, probably since I first discovered the internet when I was a kid. It was this whole place of information that I could find out just about whatever I wanted about any famous person I idolized. Then came MySpace and facebook which allowed...

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Xtabay, Our Vintage Safe Haven

We have a history with Xtabay Vintage. Jade heard about this cute shop in Southeast Portland around five years ago and told me that I must take her to it. Being the wonderful boyfriend that I was, I was more than happy to indulge her curiosities for new fashion havens. To my surprise when we arrived at the Xtabay's shop front, I absolutely adored everything they...

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Moulagerie

We were so incredibly excited to find out that we were chosen to be members of Portland Fashion Week's Style Collective this year. I'm pretty sure both Jade and I squee'd out loud when we found out. Jade's history with fashion has been much longer then my own. I wasn't exposed to real true adult fashion until I met Jade. I thank her everyday for...

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Harding & Wilson

I haven't always been the most fashionable of person. I spent the first portion of my life being dressed by my mother like most children under their teenage years. Even when I had the opportunity to begin picking my own clothes as an adolescent I still made some questionable choices at best. Even after meeting Jade some years ago i still was hesitant to change...

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Afternoon Tea with Steven Smith

I've never really been a tea drinker. That said, I've been drinking tea all my life. When I was young and lived in a small logging town in the hills of the northwest, my father would get those big boxes of Ice Nestea, fill up a gallon jar with water and plunge about ten sachets in and let it sit in the sun for hours...

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