It makes us happy when people we love get married. One time, we introduced two friends in an elevator of a high rise. They fell in love, got hitched, had two babies and live in a pretty white house by a pond.
And now, we’re hearing ding dong bells again! A marriage of sorts is happening between two of our friends on N. Mississippi. Hilary, of Emerald Petals, is joining up with Sara and Cristin of Flutter. The result is a beautiful and dreamy space filled with jewelry, one-of-a-kind treasures, perfumes, unusual books, vintage clothing and furniture, and now, flowers. Cut flowers, air plants, potted plants; all types of flora are available for your pleasure. Hilary creates delightful arrangements that are perfect for any occasion. Her specialty is designing wedding flowers. So, if you are planning your own nuptials this summer, stop by to see what magic Hilary can weave for you.
And if you are attending a wedding this summer – and frankly, who isn’t? Flutter is the place to find the ultimate gift for the happy couple. Where else can you buy a book about Andy Warhol’s sex life? Or a blue vintage concrete Japanese lady for the newlyweds’ garden? Or a taxidermy head of a wolverine? We wish we could have gotten our hands on that particular object for our friends’ wedding, lo, those many moons ago. We can just picture it, mounted above the fireplace, in the pretty white house by the pond.
Flutter & Emerald Petals
3948 N Mississippi Ave
Sloan Boutique on NW 23rd has been on our shopping route for years. They always have a great selection of dresses and accessories for any occasion that require us to look fab. Their tiny shoe table was always a surprise when we would walk in the door. What new shoe will they have next? We know Sloan made the right choice when they recently opened a shoe-dedicated store next door to their boutique. A whole store dedicated to the lovely shoe display tables is a shoe haven.
PlaTform is Sloan Boutique’s brand new shoe store that carries accessories, bags and an expanded array of shoes. Franco Sarto and Chinese Laundry just to name a few. PlaTform still holds true to their Sloan roots and have shoes in a number of budgets starting with penny pinchers. One antique table after the next is filled with colorful platforms and pumps, pastel scarves and statement necklaces to tie the look together. If only we could live in this little shoe haven, then all our dreams would come true.
728 NW 23rd Avenue
We have the most meaningful, unique and personal gift idea for Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Honey…Between Me and You Books. Just fill out a SON or DAUGHTER journal and give that to Mom along with a blank MOM book to be completed and returned to YOU. (There are fun questions inside each journal!) You’ll cherish these handwritten keepsakes.
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The thought of longer days (and lower necklines) has us itching for some new and inspired jewelry to dress up our décolletage. Leave it to Demimonde to make our dreams come true! They’re having a Mother’s Day discount on Demimonde Jewelry and other store items for 15% through Mother’s day when you mention Portland Picks. And they are now open 7 days a week. Happy Mother’s Day!!
2428 NE Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232
Good News! We’ve got the perfect way to tighten and tone before summer. Our favorite Women’s ONLY fitness boot camp is offering Portland Picks readers $100 off a 90 day membership. Just pick up the phone or fill out a consultation request on-line. (Be sure to mention Portland Picks!) But hurry, this Mother’s Day Special Offer expires on May 31st, 2013. Call now (503) 946-8709
Portland Adventure Boot Camp for Women
1606 NE 37th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97232
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Nothing says “love you Mom” like a gorgeous homegrown Ellington Leather handbag. And just in time for Mom’s Day they are opening their second retail location at Bridgeport Village with a Grand Opening Celebration May 10th-12th! To celebrate the second Ellington Location, both stores will have drawings, gifts with purchase, gift boxes, and special surprises! May is also customer appreciation month. Wear your current favorite Ellington Handbag to either store and receive 20% off a new Ellington Handbag.
7243 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR 97224
1211 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
When we’re at a loss for gift ideas, we make a beeline for The Arrangement’s artfully stocked store. In business for over 30 years, they are the go-to store for gifts. You’ll find spring and summer clothes for Mom, plus unique jewelry and scarves, luxurious bath products, and Hobo and Baggallini handbags. There are cards, wraps and beautiful ribbons too and so many other gift ideas you won’t be able to choose!
4210 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97213
Looking for something special for Mom? We have the perfect idea…a gift certificate for the Oregon Garden Resort. It can be used at their Moonstone Day Spa, with massages, facials, manis/pedis and scrubs, or for their restaurant overlooking The Oregon Garden. Gift certificates can also be used for overnight stays at the Resort, which include a breakfast buffet and admission to the 80-acre Oregon Garden. The resort is pet-friendly, and is a serene escape mom will appreciate it.
Oregon Garden Resort
895 W. Main Street
Silverton, OR 97381