I have a new site! What do you think? My awesome brother @thanithani did this for me and I am so freakin’ excited! SO excited. We’re still finalizing some things here and there but I love it. After over three years and 372 posts I’m so glad you’re here with me. Thank you.
Aside from the excitement of the redesign I had a rough week, and just as I started to feel sorry for myself I decided to hop the train down to Portland to visit my guy. Again I had the day to bop around and find some great food and sweets. It’s kind of obvious by my favorites below that sugar and shopping were precisely the therapy I needed to kick my ass back into gear.
I’m hoping these will help you seek out some fun the next time you’re able to sneak away to PDX. Kiss!
Chocolate goodies from Cacao. This is what a $50 bag of gourmet chocolate looks like. The Claudio Corallo is my guy’s favorite, the big orange bar in the back is the Francois Pralus Barre Infernale Lait for mom and is the most decadent, buttery hazelnut chocolate bar ever. The jar is for me and is Askinosie (I’ve posted on his chocolate before) chocolate hazelnut spread. Seriously, worth every penny.
Pebble Vases by Sugahara Glassworks, Japan. I got two of these in orange for mom on Mother’s Day and she loved them so much she asked about adding a few more. I stopped back by Canoe to grab a couple, and at $24 each it’s a great deal. They’re handcrafted by one of Japan’s oldest and most respected glass artisans and are meant to hold a single flower or blade of grass to symbolize the importance of a simple gesture.
Ice cream flight at Salt & Straw. A farm-to-cone ice cream shop that’s a must-do in PDX. 17% butterfat, little air from the churn process, and is light on sugar so you can actually taste the ingredients. Front to back: Stumptown Coffee and Cacao Nibs, Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache, (local) Olive Oil, Banana with Spicy Monkey Caramel and Walnuts.