Sweater: c/o Aeropostale (on sale!); Top: c/o Aeropostale (on sale!); Jeans: Gap; Boots: c/o Aeropostale; Necklace*, ring: c/o Rocksbox
*Find other Gorjana layering necklaces here
After many a weekend spent in over the last few months, saving, making our own meals, not going to fun events, Ben and I got fed up and had a bit of a full throttle weekend spent out with friends, family, and about Portland hunting for good eats and Christmas crafting. I suppose moderation (in everything, even saving money) is key so as not to go insane from deprivation. A lesson I hope to learn next go around with the savings piece.
We started Friday with a low-key, TV night in. I went to bed before 11 p.m. and we both had a dribble of wine and a sip of home brew. But Saturday, we started the morning off with a visit from Ben's family and a delicious lunch out at Ecliptic Brewery for pancetta covered burgers and amazing IPA. We killed time before meeting some good friends at the Rose City gun show out at the expo center and celebrated getting out of there alive and unscathed with an evening of bar hopping. We had wine and my first negroni at Coopers Hall, a flight of sour beers at Cascade Brewing a few blocks away, and then went for a second dinner at Fathead's Brewery in the Pearl. I think that it has become our late night stop for french dips when out wandering the city. May the gods be with my waistline.
Today, in the torrential Portland rain and car-drowning puddles that built up from leaf-blocked drains, we headed to Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co's flagship store here in PDX. Somehow, I'd never been. I swooned and fondled everything and left with an inexpensive stocking stuffer for my Dad, but held off on expensive candles, candlestick holders, Christmas ornaments, and dish towels that were gorgeous. We then picked up a breakfast treat at Grand Central Bakery and a rustic loaf for later-on grilled cheese, stopped at Bull Run Distillery hunting for their seasonal aquavit (sadly not in stores yet), and then drove off to start Christmas craft supply shopping. Hours later and drenched to the bone, we left Jo-Ann's with supplies to create walnut mouse ornaments (soon to be on the blog and currently on Instagram). All in all, a wonderful, full, sopping wet, tiring, perfect, busy weekend to kick off a short work week and a Thanksgiving dinner to host on Thursday!
What did you all do this weekend?