I was eating out in NE Portland recently, and while the food was good, the lighting made much more of an impression. The row of individual bulbs that hung overhead were like nothing I’d seen before. They looked like a modern take on an edison bulb and were glowy and perfectly suited to their exposed fixtures.
I couldn’t help asking a few questions and taking a few photos. Continue reading
A few years back, I was invited to a cocktail brunch by a woman from work. I was still in my twenties and still living in an apartment. In contrast, her bungalow was all kinds of casual elegance, with perfectly chosen pieces that seemed both well-loved and well-used.
One idea I took from her warm, stylish and grown-up home is to use cloth napkins at every meal. She had a big stack of soft napkins in different colors and patterns set out for the party. I’ve been building my own collection ever since. C and I use them daily and when we entertain.