Do you ever get a little tired of taking photos?
Between blogging, twitter, instagram, facebook… sometimes I start to feel like every moment of our lives is documented and packaged and shared. I have to admit, I was feeling a little burned out on all of that when we took our epic west coast road trip.
I just wanted to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the California coast without worrying about capturing it for posterity. To live in the moment, you know?
Unfortunately, that means not a lot of photos of the gorgeous scenery we saw driving up California 1.
But I did have Kenn to take photos at our fabulous store parties! I can’t tell you what a blast it was to meet so many people and see all of their creations in person. Nothing compares.
Our first party on this leg was right here in our hometown, at Modern Domestic. Our friends at MD were as sweet and supportive and wonderful as always. Seriously, if you are in Portland, visit them (and buy a Bernina).
I did a little Q&A at this event, which I hope everyone enjoyed. I love talking about businessy things, so that was fun.
Next up was A Verb for Keeping Warm. I’d never been to this shop before, since they weren’t yet open when we lived in Oakland. But wow, what a dream! Knitting, fabric, natural dyeing, and the coolest staff on the planet. I want to move in! Maybe I could live in the back with the angora bunny.
Erin (pictured above, on the left) also organized a little pre-party meetup, which was nice because I got a chance to talk to even more people. Thanks for doing that, Erin!
After a brief mini-vacation in Palm Springs, we visited our old friends at Sew LA. They have a gorgeous new space, perfect for throwing parties. They decided to give it a Fall theme, complete with caramel apple bar and warm mead. It ended up being a really hot day, but so what? It’s never too warm for caramel.
I can’t wait to do this again. We’re thinking of hitting a few east coast cities in the Spring. Any suggestions?
It seriously blows me away how many warm, creative, kind people this blog and company has connected me with. Thanks you to everyone who showed up to celebrate with us.