gourmet productions


There lies a little gem in Lake Oswego: Gourmet Productions. I’ve been paying them visits since I first learned of the gourmet cafe years ago, and now anytime I find myself in the neighborhood I make sure to stop in. Owned by a husband and wife, the specialty food & wine market feels like you’ve escaped to The Hamptons.

Wine Selection l TWELFTH AVENUE

Offerings include specialty sandwiches and entrees like salmon cakes, prosciutto wrapped chicken and thai pork meatballs, and a selection of delicious sides and salads like beet salad, curried chicken salad, tamari slaw and my personal favorite, dragon noodles. A GP specialty of wheat noodles in a zesty Asian marinade. I get it every time, never fails.

Located off B Avenue across from Rite Aid in downtown Lake Oswego, stop in if you find yourself in the neighborhood.

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to the store

test-l-TWELFTH-AVENUE Poncho: Nike. Tights: Lululemon. Sneakers: Nike. Sunnies: Ray Ban.

You might have assumed this would would be a post about my Easter brunch outfit, but you are more likely to see me in this look more often. This Nike poncho is one of my favorite pieces, so comfortable and effortlessly chic. I wear it from yoga home, to the store and curled up in it to watch House of Cards.

Quite the faux pas mixing Nike and Lulu, but I couldn’t help it, Lulu’s tights fit me like a glove.

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daily grind


Jacket: Leith (similar). Sweater: Sparrow (similar). Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied. Sneakers: Nike (similar).

The outfit pics Kels and I took over the weekend were beyond hideous, omg what possessed me to think white shorts with even whiter legs was a good idea? didn’t exactly pan out. So…BATHROOM SELFIE!

I’m sorry. It’s been a long week.

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love notes

Pug-l-TWELFTH-AVENUE{How can you  not love this face?}

TEDxPDX l TWELFTH AVENUE{Awesome turnout at TEDxPortland last Saturday}


Fiddle l TWELFTH AVENUE{May your thoughts and prayers be with this fiddle leaf, he’s going to need it in my house}


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beauty essentials

Beauty Essentials | TWELFTH AVENUE

I’m going to admit something up front: Beauty products are not really my game. I skip over the beauty pages in fashion magazines and am hopelessly clueless about current trends in skincare, make up, nail treatments, etc. etc. So when I find a hair or skin product that I really like, I stick with it for a long time. (I held onto my first pots Garden Botanica makeup for years. Far, far too long.)

Keep reading for a list of beauty products that made the cut…

1) Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque - My daily skincare routine is pretty quick and simple, but once every few weeks, I like to slap this vitamin-rich mask on my face for about fifteen minutes to give it that extra “glow”. Phil actually notices after I’ve used it, which is all the proof I need to know it’s working.

2) Kérastase Lift Vertige – After separately discovering it through our joint hair stylist, Kelsey and I are both massive fans of this root-lifting gel from perennial favorite Kérastase (I also use their Cristalliste shampoo). I rub a dollop of this product into my damp roots before blow drying to give my super straight strands natural, long-lasting volume.

3) Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette Spray - I love wearing this clean scent with jeans and a t-shirt. Something about it makes me think of summer.

4) Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne - Incredibly romantic, this cologne is an absolute favorite of mine. I’m rationing my little sample bottle as best I can, but will soon have to pony up for the body creme and cologne (they last much longer when layered).

5) Julep Nail Polish in Creme – The sweetest shade of pink for spring. Currently sporting this color on my fingers and toes. (Faux pas?)

6) NTC Water Bottle – Nothing encourages me to stay hydrated like a good water bottle, and this one from Nike’s NTC Week keeps me sipping all day.

7) Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Night Cream - This nighttime moisturizer is incredibly refreshing. I look forward to putting it on every evening before bed. And because it’s at such a great price point, I like to slather a little extra on my neck and chest.

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