It was somewhat surreal to travel and get to know the Pacific Northwest; to think I'd flown across the country and suddenly I was in a new place and in an entirely new landscape.
Driving through the rolling mountains and hills of Cascadia, I felt an incredible sense of connection to the world. And yet at the same time, so minuscule to the vastness. It was an amazing trip. And as you know my favorite part of traveling and doing shows is meeting new people.
I got to meet several other makers that I'd been admiring for sometime, especially the ladies of Altar. I could not have asked for more enthusiastic and amazing women to work with! AmyFox and Cassie Ridgway were so gracious and their boutique - DIVINE! I wanted everything in their shop.
And of course Alyssa Woods of Vava Lingerie was the perfect person to work with at our dual trunk show. I'm in love with every piece in her collection - and I got to take some home with me too. I felt very Stevie Nicks with her lace robe on as I left the trunk show.
Leaving Portland felt like leaving a home I want to return to soon, perhaps one day retire there. If you ever get the chance you should go, it's beautiful and so are the people!