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Portland - Pt. 2

Christmas Shopping is one of our favourites things to do together, we talk about it all year long. Going downtown getting a peppermint hot chocolate and wandering in the cold, it feels so festive! Since we knew we were going to be in Portland before Christmas we left some shopping to do here and I'm so glad we did because there was every shop we could need downtown, and no sales tax.. holla! 

We did some shopping down Burnside, where we went to West Elm, Anthropologie, Madewell, John Fleuvog - where David drooled over every pair of shoes, and Buffalo Exchange. After that we headed over to Washington St. Where we wandered Nordstrom, Nike, H&M, Forever 21, and some little boutiques. 

Up next... food! I had a list of restaurants that I wanted to hit while we were in town. First stop we went to Sizzle Pie - a pizza place - which had a variety of great pizza's and beer. We went for dinner, and to be honest the atmosphere wasn't exactly the "night out" vibe we were hoping for. You bus your table, seat yourself, line up for your food. Which is all great, but if I knew when to expect ahead of time I would have made it our lunch stop. For Breakfast we went to Stumptown in our Hotel and had coffees and bagels, the salt bagel was amazing!! Lunch was Lardo - this one we loved!! David had the best sandwich of his life; pork meatballs, pickled vegetables, and siracha mayo, and I had a huge and yummy kale salad + parm fries. We would definitely go back here next time. Right around the corner from Lardo is Blue Star Donuts  one of the many amazing doughnut shops of Portland. They had lots of creative flavours - we got blueberry + basli, Pear + Pinenut, and Maple + Bacon. They were all to die for! Of course we also did a few rounds of Voodoo Doughtnuts aswell, I have dreams about that froot loops doughnut.. mmmmm! 

Outfit Details:

Coat - H&M (from 2012) Similar style here

Hat - The Oxford Trunk

Boots - mtng (bought from anthropologie in the spring - but I can no longer find them online)

Cardigan - Free People

Turtle Neck - Thrifted


Portland - Pt. 1


This past weekend we went to Portland for my best friend from Middle schools wedding. We had never spent much time in Portland, just quick days passing through on tour. But we really fell in love with it this weekend. So many cool restaurants, shops, and a great assortment of doughnuts, which is enough for any city to win me over. Since it's only about a 5 hour drive from home I think we will come back to visit more often, maybe take the train down next time. 

We stayed at the oh-so-cool Ace Hotel Downtown. There is so much thought put in to every trendy little detail. The lobby is open to the public to enjoy with a huge rustic coffee table convered in amazing succlent arrangements, comfy green couches, bikes to rent, an old school photobooth and Stumptown Coffee connected next door. Our room was wallpapered with pages form an old novel, a sliding barn door instead of curtains, and even the fire escape plan on the back of our door was stitched onto canvas. If your looking for somewhere to stay, or just spending the day downtown, you must pay it a visit. 

We had a fun time all snuggling in together with Poppy sleeping in between us as night. At home she sleeps in her own room so it was fun to get to cuddle her all night, I definitely couldn't sleep as deeply because of constantly worrying one of us was smothing her with pillows. But for the weekend it was a treat! David said that hearing her drink milk in the night is the cutest thing she's ever done. 

I'll share more about all the places we went around town in pt. 2. 


Summer Feet

This past week has been very summery. On tuesday David and I headed up to Kelowna (a lake town 4 hours from White Rock) for a bit of a "band retreat". We met up with the other band members and their lovelies girlfriends and stayed at the boutique hotel in the woods on an alpaca farm for a video the band was creating. It was a night where 50 people could sign up to get bussed out to this hotel and they get to be apart of playing a We Are The City song for a video, you can see a little instagram video I made here, it was a really cool experience!

While the guys were rehearsing and planning over the couple days us girls got some good r&r. One stormy afternoon we headed down to the lake for a swim, it was the best! I loovvveee the lake, and get so excited for my first swim each summer. Because of the weather we were only people at the beach, it was so perfect. There is something so 'majestic' about being a large body of water, and hearing thunder. It's one of those moments that puts you in awe of how great God is.

The last day of our little trip we went and floated down the channel with friends, in dollar store inner tubes that we're way too small for out butts. Definitely should have splurged on the $8 tube. Then once David and I packed up and headed down the highway home we made a stop at a fruit stand for a box of peaches and blueberries (It's not summer to me if I don't buy roadside peaches), and then pulled over for one last jump in the lake. We drove home to vancouver with wet bathingsuits eating our snacks, and it was the perfect summer feeling to me. 


Tour Day 3

So far I have been on tour with the guys for 3 days. On Day 2 we made our way to New York City, which was great!! When we pulled up to the Venue around 5:00pm Me, Kir (Other girlfriend on tour), and Tegan (Other Wife on tour) quickly started walking in search of shops while the guys loaded their gear in. We hopped on the sunway (which was freaking expensive) and then we wandered around times square quickly before heading back for the show. It's was a great night, awesome show, so much fun with other ladies on tour! 
In the morning David and I woke in Williamsburg and walked down to the bagel store, and I had the bessstttttt bagel I've ever had in my life, Salt & Vinegar Bagel with Tofu & Scallion Cream Cheese. We then got on the subway and headed to Central Park, wandered around there, 5th Ave, and Soho. It was a short but really nice time in NY! With Treasures & Travels we are headed back to NYC for Alt Summit in June and I'm so excited to spend a solid week there! 


goodbye hawaii

Sitting by the pool for the last hour before we head home. It's been just a great trip; laying in the sun, swimming in the ocean, lots of good food, and great relaxing. I'm sad to leave this hot weather, But I really do love going home. I miss our puppy, our house, and I don't mind the snow at all!!