The Pattern of Her Dreams: Maya Mori of Frankie & Coco PDX

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of realizing your dreams. Assuming you have identified what they are, (to be honest, I’m still working on that part), realizing those dreams can feel exciting, satisfying, maybe even a little intimidating at times, and it’s not without struggle or sacrifice. It takes hard work, belief, support from … Continue reading The Pattern of Her Dreams: Maya Mori of Frankie & Coco PDX

In the Making: Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum of Klum House

“to make” – construct; create; put parts together to form something; cause something to exist. In theory, we all make things everyday. But think about the last time you truly made something – with your mind, with your hands, with your heart. Maybe you cooked dinner from scratch, designed your own garden, built a table, or … Continue reading In the Making: Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum of Klum House

Pouring Your Heart Into It: Chelsea Arvesen of Bridge Nine Candles

The Whole Ball of Wax According to the National Candle Association, candles illuminate 7 out of 10 households to add light, warmth, relieve stress and set the mood. Doesn’t it make you wonder what’s going on in those other 3 homes? The warm glow from candles has been used to light the way for the … Continue reading Pouring Your Heart Into It: Chelsea Arvesen of Bridge Nine Candles

The Secret Ingredient: Lisa Schroeder of Mother’s Bistro & Bar

“I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.” – Mitch Albom Madre, mum, mere, mutter, mother. No matter what language, the word mother has always been a … Continue reading The Secret Ingredient: Lisa Schroeder of Mother’s Bistro & Bar