fun in the rain

Whew, I haven’t posted in several days, but Carolyn came to visit for the weekend, and we were too busy running around in the downpours to blog! We visited Alicia at her darling store Ella Posie, where we purchased some fun items and learned a few unexpected and delightful things about Alicia (I bet you didn’t know she’s addicted to Big Gulps). We also headed out to Beaverton with Melissa and Melanie to raid the Japanese craft books at Kinokuniya. That place KILLS me! I was good and only bought two books, which I’ll show you tomorrow.
What else? My friend Alice and her family were in town, so we headed up to the family castle (Mrs. H’s house), where we enjoyed homemade vanilla ice cream with angel food cake and chocolate sauce. They also broke open a bottle of Russian vodka from 1990:

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I think everyone had fortified themselves with wine, so the vodka seemed to go down pretty easily.
And speaking of Russian things, Carolyn and I went into a Russian market today that had all sorts of interesting Russian foods and treats. They had some Russian kinderegg-type dealies that were really great.
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And check out the prize! A lovely bracelet!
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Some other highlights? Meeting Carolyn’s two cousins who were also visiting; the Pig ‘n Pancake, my new favorite restaurant; the yummiest cold brew coffee EVER from Blue Gardenia, shoes from PedX, fabric from the one-and-only Fabric Depot, and I don’t know. I’m sure there’s a lot more, but I am just too brain dead to remember.

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3 Responses to fun in the rain

  1. debbie says:

    whew! sounds like you had a good weekend with good company and good shopping!

  2. carolyn says:

    i think i am more tired now than after australia!

  3. Olgajazzy says:

    This kinderegg says “Girlfriend” =)
    This is so funny, i have never seen something like that back home =) Hope it was good, Mariko!

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