Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer's End

Summer is coming to an end here in Northern California. *sob*

And as the days get shorter and the evenings cooler, I have been doing my best to fill each moment with a new memory.

I've been jaunting to Portland...

Shopping shenanigans with Miss Rachael
I met my bakelite guru!
Jesse, the Brighter Bakelite master!!
Can you tell I was excited?!
Xtabay Vintage Boutique!
 One of the most beautiful vintage shops ever!

Rachael and her Husband took me for a ride in their
'31 Ford! Oh so fun!!!

We stopped for cocktails of course!
Look at these two cuties! 
Partying with Prohibition panache...

I promise to do a whole post on this party!
It was fabulous!
Tasting new wines...

My beautiful cousins took me wine tasting!
De Ponte Winery

And then I went to a wine party in my
favorite new skirt from Fab Gabs!
What goes best with wine?
And lounging, Poodle style... which means lots of reading and Acorn TV watching. If you haven't heard of Acorn TV, Google it NOW! It's an anglophile's dream!

While there are aspects of autumn that I enjoy (Can we say Oktoberfest?), nothing makes me as happy as the green of spring, or the warmth of a summer day.

Fall is all browns and russets, and no pink. Definitely not a Poodle time of year.

Oh well. Such is life and the turning of the seasons.


Maybe I can fit in one last adventure...


  1. Oh, thank you for honestly sharing that you prefer spring over fall. I get a bit tired of every body saying how much they love autumn. For me in Alaska, fall is a slow decent into -40* weather. No matter how much I enjoy sporting my fall hats and gloves, it's got nothing on the green grass and beautiful flowers of spring. Glad to have found your blog.

    She Knits in Pearls

    1. Hi! I just read your post about the botanical garden near you. Beautiful pictures!!! I love the blue delphinium! I adore gardening and flowers, and thus do not love fall and winter. Although I know they are necessary for the soil to rest, etc... ;) I still love spring best.
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  2. Looks like you've been having some fun adventures!

    I've decorated pink pumpkins and have seen pink candy corn so so you can decorate for a pink fall if you want,too!

    I'm off to google Acorn TV!

    1. Haha! Alright I'll try for a pink fall! ;)
      I hope you love Acorn TV! I love Poirot and all British mysteries, so I was in heaven when I found it.

    2. I've been catching up on Poirot. It's sheer Heavan!

    3. Me too!!! I didn't realize I had missed an entire season! Now I only have two left. So sad! :(
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  3. So I live an hour and 45 minutes from Portland and I never knew there was a Trader Vic's there! Yay! Thanks for the tour :-)


    1. Have you been to Hale Pele in Portland? That is one of my favorite tiki bars! So fun!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  4. OMGoodness, aren't you the cutest?! You are so fab glamorous! Love all of your fun pictures. Happy to hear you're making the most of the last of the warm weather:)

    1. Awww thanks! ;) It is still in the 80s here, but the mornings are getting pretty cold. Time to break out the sweaters!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  5. Such fabulous looks I love them all! I particullary adore how your bakelite matches your skirt

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