June 26, 2015

5 can’t-miss events at feast portland

Feast Portland is less than three months away (where has the time gone?! summer! staaahhhp!). If you’re not familiar with Feast, it is a gigantic, three-day culinary whirlwind hosted at various venues and parks around town. (You may also remember Kelsey’s write-up from last year. Drooling.)

This year’s festival is shaping up to be more delicious than ever with chefs flying in from all corners of the USA to showcase their culinary accomplishments. Here are five can’t-miss events from this year’s lineup.

EVENT: USA Pears – Night Market

WHEN: Friday, 9/18, 6-9pm

WHERE: Zidell Yards

WHY: A lively culinary adventure under the stars. All you can eat/drink global street fare from the likes of John Gorham, Kyo Koo, and Johanna Ware, among many others. This is the most popular of Feast’s large events – for good reason!

EVENT: Widmer Brothers Brewing – Sandwich Invitational (presented by Dave’s Killer Bread)

WHEN: Thursday, 9/17, 6-9pm

WHERE: Director Park

WHY: Everything is better between two slices of bread… This is Feast Portland’s kick-off event, and a rowdy one at that! If you love wildly imaginative sandwiches, Eggslut, and/or Duff Goldman (guilty!), you do not want to miss this one.

EVENT: Bon Appétit – Hot Ten Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, 9/17, 7pm

WHERE: KitchenCru Culinary Prepspace

WHY: A dinner party to top all dinner parties. Those lucky enough to score tickets to this sold-out event (sadly, I am not one of them) will experience some of the nation’s best restaurants, hosted by Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton and Adam Rapoport.

EVENT: Margarita’s Moment

WHEN: Friday, 9/18, 4-5pm

WHERE: Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

WHY: Nothing beats a well-made Margarita on a hot day (except maybe a Paloma – what can I say, I’m a tequila girl). Cut out of work a little early and learn how to make a world-class Margarita from some major names in the cocktail game.

EVENT: Oregonian Media Group – Smoked!

WHEN: Saturday, 9/19, 6-9pm

WHERE: KitchenCru Culinary Prepspace

WHY: Closing out the weekend is a brand new marquee event featuring flame masters from the Portland area and beyond. The chef lineup for this one is pretty impressive. Can’t wait to see what sort of “smoked” delight Salt & Straw have dreamed up for us!

All images from FeastPortland.com

xNatalie

June 20, 2015

wedding bells

Dinner Seating
{Long tables in garden setting}

It’s true what they say, as soon as you get engaged, the barage of questions start flooding in – where will you have it? Do you have a date? Are you doing a honeymoon? How many bridesmaids? It’s a little overwhelming when you don’t have a clear idea of what you want yet, so I’ve put together some elements to help clarify our vision. We are getting married in July 2016, and planning a nontraditional wedding.

Family Style
{Family style dining}

Dress
{I haven’t made any decisions on my dress, but love the simplicity of this dress}

Champagne Fountain
{Champagne fountain – for the fun of it}

Thank-you
{Party favor}

images via Pinterest

xKelsey

June 11, 2015

summer romp

TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUERomper: Splendid (on sale!). Sandals: Adam Tucker (old, but similar here and here). Bag: Cole Haan (similar). Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (similar here).

Two things: 1) I lived in this romper all last weekend when it was 90+ degrees. 2) I had just eaten 1.5 cheeseburgers and a half order of onion rings from Helvetia Tavern when this pic was taken. Can we just call a spade a spade and say that rompers are the greatest, most flattering item of clothing ever made?

June 9, 2015

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(Photos via Vogue, Pinterest and POPSUGAR)

For most, sunglasses are a year-round staple, but it’s still fun to mix it up with a fresh pair when the warm weather hits. Round offers a cool, retro style to your sunglass collection, and infuses a playful, laid back-vibe. You can dress them up with a shift dress or skirt set with simple hair and punchy lips or pair with a maxi skirt and crop top with beachy hair and natural lips, however you do it, keep it cool.

xKelsey

June 4, 2015

floral romper

TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUE TWELFTH AVENUEJumpsuit: BB Dakota. Sandals: J.Crew (on sale!). Sunnies: Gucci. Bag: A.P.C. Cuff: Mikal Winn.

Summer is (un)officially here, so I think it’s (un)officially time to bust out my new floral jumpsuit. (Y’all remember how much I love the jumpsuit, right?) It’s breezy, pretty and ultra-flattering for us short busty gals that have trouble pulling off the maxi dress. I wore this outfit to my friends’ co-ed wedding shower in Oregon City last weekend and felt like a million bucks.

Also, I cannot get enough of these sandals. Wore them 5 days in a row last week. My coworkers might think I have a problem.

xNatalie