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Monday
Sep122011

[STYLE] MISS E // PORTLAND

It is no secret that I adore simple and classic clothing. And although I love picking out clothes for my boys there is something incredibly sweet about little girls clothing. I'm not a fan of princessy pink + frills + loud prints on girls but I favor simple stripes and sweet details. When I met up with my friend for brunch the other day her three year old daughter, Miss E, was so stylishly dressed I just had to take her picture. Miss E is starting preschool this year and was proudly sporting her cute little mouse backpack. I'm hoping to share more of Miss E's sweet style here in the months to come.

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

MISS E  //  PORTLAND, OREGON

DRESS  //  H&M

SHOES  //  H&M

BACKPACK  //  SKIP HOP

Friday
Sep092011

[EAT] OREGON ICE WORKS

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

To celebrate the boys first day back at school we went out to dinner (Pok Pok, their choice) and grabbed some strawberry rhubarb ice across the street at Oregon Ice Works. Oregon Ice Works offers Oregon style Italian ice in a variety of flavors. The ice is refreshing and flavorful, perfect on a hot summer day. Although our days of sunshine are numbered here in the Pacific NW, have no fear because the owner of Oregon Ice Works told me that they'll be offering their ice in pints throughout the year. 

Thursday
Sep082011

[CELEBRATE] HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

I surprised the boys after their first day of school with some goodies from Pearl Bakery. Their seasonal berry tarts are my favorite. I also love their chocolate chunk cookies and since j is a macaron fan I picked up a peach + ginger and pistachio macarons. J's all time favorite pastry is pain au chocolat so of course I had to grab one of those too! I made some simple food flags to decorate the baked goods. The boys were happy campers when they came home and saw these goodies on the kitchen table. They ate one sweet treat and then I packed another one in their lunch today.

Wednesday
Sep072011

[FAMILY] MR. THIRD & MR. FIRST 

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

The boys went back to school yesterday which is always a bittersweet day. As much as I love having them home with me during the summer I am also so excited to see them grow and thrive at school among their teachers and peers. The beginning of the school year energy is also contagious and is making me want to buckle down and work on some projects for work and just for fun! 

Tuesday
Sep062011

[DESIGN] CHIHIRO TANAKA

{Chihiro Tanaka}

When Appah and I were in Tokyo a few years ago we came across the Light Couture exhibition by Chihiro Tanaka. I was mesmerized by the beautiful handmade lights with all the intricate folds. I love the idea of one of these beautiful light sculptures hanging in a room in our house.

Monday
Sep052011

[TRAVEL] TOLOVANA BEACH / OREGON / DAY 2

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

After such a fun day at the beach I decided to take the boys back the following day. I surprised them the next morning by having the car all packed with our beach gear. They were so excited and happily made the hour plus drive back to Tolovana Beach. I always seem to forget how close we are to the beach. It is such a beautiful drive out there that the time flies by so quickly. It felt like a repeat of the day before, we ate clam chowder at Mo's, picked up some baked goodies from Waves of Grain Bakery and camped out at the beach for the day. The weather was typical Oregon beach weather [which I love], cool and windy. The boys spent hours digging in the sand and creating rock forts for their dinosaurs. We created pictures with rocks and I squeezed in a little nap. I really miss living in Busan where we lived right by the East Sea. There is something so calming about watching the ebb and flow of the waves. We're already looking forward to our next trip to the beach!