Wine tasting was on my agenda out in Oregon. We went to wine country which around McMinnville, OR. There were soft hills of as well as flat expanses of vineyards we drove through the valley trying to find the wineries we mapped out.
Domain Drouhin had a 2004 Laurene Pinot Noir that I had to write down in my notes as YUMMY:
Some vineyards are usually closed to the public except during certain holidays like Memorial Day weekend so try to go during those weekends to check out those vineyards that one usually can't get tastings to. Since I was there on that holiday weekend, I was able to go to Brick House and Patricia Green. I loved wine tasting in Oregon; it was less pretentious than Napa Valley with some surprisingly good wines. The best part was being able to end the day going to a nice restaurant and getting the bill in a state that does not charge sales tax!
My first visit to Oregon did not disappoint. As expected, it did
rain but the air just felt cleaner and fresher than what I am used to.
I was pleased to find Portland such a laid back and design-oriented
city. I didn't get to spend too much time there but for my brief visit
I did stay at the Ace Hotel. I loved the interiors that did not sacrifice style while allowing an affordable stay.
I love seeing what the jen beckman project releases in their limited
edition prints. They have affordable prints starting at $20 and by the
time I saw this one on her site it was sadly too late to purchase one
for my bare walls:
A card that I made for wedding related events. I finally tried the PTI paper, and it seems to take the polymer stamps much better, the images came out much sharper. So maybe polymer stamps aren't so bad... :)
PTI's Stamper's Select white cardstock, Sweet Love stamp set from PTI, SU! Purely Pomegranate ink
I like going to the Sartorialist and seeing what interesting fashion he has captured on virtual film. I think the post that his this image on it best explains the spirit of what he looks for. It made me appreciate more his finds.