got back from portland late last night after a rather hideous day of travel: up at 4:45 to take a cab to the airport, arrive atlanta, experience delays and lots of gate changes, circle la guardia for 30 minutes before finally arriving in dreary, rainy new york at around 8 pm. my gift and my curse is my ability to sleep anywhere at all, so i slept for the entirety of the two flights, which was great in its way, but meant that i was unable to fall asleep until asshole-o'clock last night.
portland was absolutely wonderful. i have lived in small-ish towns before, but portland felt like the biggest version of the smallest town i've ever visited. everyone was so FRIENDLY, way beyond the tight-smiled midwestern friendliness of chicago; people actually went out of there way to catch up with me to tell me they liked my outfits, and every time we were at a stop sign or paused on the sidewalk people would offer a cheery hello or ask what we were up to. the coffee was amazing, our hotel was hip and cheap, the beer was citrusy and abundant. something else that kind of surprised me was how amazing the food was, across the board. the first meal we had was brunch at the hotel restaurant, and the last thing i ate was a macaroon from papa haydn; both were absolutely divine.
other than eating and drinking the day away, we did some thrift store and boutique shopping (i scored some amazing finds that i'll be sure to post) and saw the fleet foxes on sunday. i loved their album last year, but had only tentative high hopes for the show; the songs are so heavy on harmonies, i didn't think there was any way they'd be able to replicate them in person. how wrong was i! they took it to a whole new level, it was absolutely ethereal. this gives you a bit of an idea, i hope.
Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
and some photographed highlights. . . sam rosen wants me to make sure he is credited for the pictures.
the effervescent amy
the amazing gold jacket
and today's remix!
dress: thrifted in hawthorne area of portland
belt: salvation army
tights: same as always
shoes: forever 21
our shower was being repaired this morning and i am looking a little worse for wear, so i just snapped one quick photo this morning and tried not to worry about it too much. the dress is really vibrant in person, but needs a little tailoring; i hope to find some free time this weekend.