Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm loving...

....Chan Luu right now. I heard about this L.A.-based jewelry designer from a cow-worker, then started noticing her designs on other people, even on TV shows, (I swear the Bachelorette was wearing one of these fabulous wrap-bracelets last week -- and yes, I know, I watch that show). Anyway, I finally checked ou the web site recently, and here were a few of my favorites!
It's been a nice couple of weeks (despite a lot of dreary weather). Fortunately, last weekend was gorgeous, and I got a lot of outdoors time in.

A week ago Friday, work got out early and we all went to a vineyard to celebrate the end of the year. Getting paid to drink wine? AWESOME!
Saturday we took in the Rose Festival dragon boat races on the waterfront...
That was followed by a girls' barbecue (or Girly-Q) at Melissa and Preston's...
Mara and Cody... love this one...
Firing up the grill...
Mmm... watermelon, mozzarella and mint kabobs...
And some yummy cocktails, too!
And a night out dancing with Shannon who came to stay the night from Ashland. :) What do you call those drinks again? Good Lord!
On Sunday the fam went bowling with Dad in Gresham.
And this weekend I'm taking it easy with a head cold... and trying to rest before we go to Sunriver next week for vacation! Wheeee!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Art Institute Fashion Show

Worked the admissions booth outside the show with Melissa...
The theme was "A Feast For The Eyes"... a Chinese takeout dress!
One of the senior designers has a runway moment with a model... loved this collection!

A fun time! Next Saturday looking forward to a visit from my niece, a fun girls' BBQ, some quality time with Dad, and house-sitting at Julie and Donald's. Cheers!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend In Wine Country

We really wanted to take a trip out of town for Memorial Day weekend, but we also wanted to save money by not staying in a hotel... so we opted for a couple of day adventures! On Friday Melissa and I went shopping, dining, and wine tasting in Hood River. So much fun!!

At the Naked Winery tasting room...
And before that we hit Cathedral Ridge... beautiful!
And on Monday... what better way to finish out the weekend than by hitting more wineries? This time Mike and I headed west and went to four wineries in 5 hours. Phew!

First stop... Cooper Mountain... where we picked up a case of Pinot Grigio. A tax write-off for potential clients! :)
Next stop of the day... Aridir Winery... a new spot we discovered. Yummmm....
Onward to Elk Cove winery where I wanted to get some of their awesome Rose. I'm not usually a fan of Rose, but I had a glass at The Farm on East Burnside the night before with Grandma, and it's DELISH!

Mmm... Love that Rose!
And last stop of the day was Plum Hill, great wines and a yummy collaboration with nearby Thistle Winery. A great family barbecue we got invited to at the end of the long holiday weekend!
And Kai got to play with their dog ghost, and even hop in the water feature on the property. What a silly dog!
That was it! SOOO much fun! Thanks to Mike and Melissa for drinking and having a fabulous time with me. :)