Oscar Eve Eve!Posted: 02/25/2011
Hi Pose-ys! A quick ‘ello before the excitement of Oscar weekend commences. I hope you all have wonderful plans to watch the ceremony….or at least the arrivals. I am so hoping for a great spectacle of glaaaa-mour on the Red Carpet as I’m about to write off [blog off?] Awards Season 2K11 as a snooze fest. I am also curious to see how the Academy’s shot at “sexing” up the show by introducing young/hott hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway goes over with viewers. Honestly, I am excited and I appreciate the effort because it is needed. It does seem like a move that could either seriously sink or swim. Here’s toasting some bubbly to the latter!
I stumbled upon a great site yesterday by way of Little Edie’s Five & Dime Facebook page. I must gush about this store for a hot minute. Check out their official website for the shop’s manifesto of “thrifty vintage.” The ‘thrift v. vintage’ argument is on my mind a lot when wandering about town, and I hope to expand on that thought more in the future as my views become more clear. Although I cannot artfully explain my opinions at the moment, I do know that Little Edie’s is the perfect blend of thrift and vintage, a testament to a shop that is thoughtful and purposeful in it’s stock, but also ridiculously affordable. The store features quite possibly…bold statement alert… my best discovered gem in the city: a ONE DOLLAR BIN. Paging my inner Dumpster Diver! And no, it is not all stained polos and smelly old man cardigans [notice I said not all… you do have to search for the good shiz], but rather items that are truly worth about a dollar. Used and worn and loved, but still with a few breaths of life left. During my Snow Day aka Spend Day visit yesterday, I found 3 items, walked up to the counter and handed over $3.00 [no sales tax, thank you Oregon!]. So refreshing. I’m almost glad Little Edie’s is out of my way or else I’d be booty up in that bin every darn day.
Photo from the outside of the shop. Most definitely visit the Waypost for shopping fuel.
A view inside [can you spot a furry friend?]:
So yes, by way of Little Edie’s Facebook, I discovered Ms.Ms. The aim of Ms. Ms., as asserted on their website, is to “offer a curated event calendar for the greater Portland area. The inspiration for MS.MS. comes from our love of this many bridged city and our excitement to promote and support the people and projects that make our local community so wonderful.” Um, okay! Count ME in. They also have a blog [duh], which led me to the tunage for this post: A Sonic Youth “Mixed Tape”. Been on repeat in #5!
Such a great day of local discoveries yesterday. Rose City lurve all around. I am very grateful to have an unexpectedly longer long weekend. Perhaps it speaks of my mood during 9-5, but any time away and to myself feels like the creative forces are storming my brain. I scramble to keep up for fear of them retreating without being captured! I don’t know why I’ve suddenly taken to explaining in terms of battlefield metaphors. That’s my cue.. white flag, white flag!
Much love, as always.