When I first moved to Portland, I had dreams of opening a little shop in a quaint neighborhood and I've looked here and there for places, but thought maybe it just wasn't in the cards. Fast forward to about two weeks ago when I found a little building for rent and texted my friend Casey who had mentioned wanting to open a second location for her own shop. I emailed the owner of the building that Saturday to view it Monday and she said it probably would be gone already- so we didn't think much of it for the rest of the weekend. Come Monday, I get an email that said she could show us the place that afternoon and by the end of the appointment we had a deal the next morning to sign the lease and pick up the keys!
follow along on our instagram ^ to see sneak peeks of our progress!
So we are doing it! It will be called work/shop its a botanical gift boutique & collective work space. Imagine part retail -lots of plants, bath & body, gifts, stationery, etc.- and part workshop space for classes we will teach -weaving, block printing, candle making, etc.- along with selling our own items we have teamed up with some amazing makers, some who don't sell in Portland yet and we can't wait to share them with this city!
We are opening on Friday November 13th (you heard that right, super soon!!), which also happens to be my birthday- so if you live here or will be visiting soon, we'd love to have you stop in. xx