Tuesday, July 17, 2012

the holiday is over.

Hello my very stylish and beautiful readers,

My 7 weeks of holidays from Sunshine & Daydreams are about to come to an end. But before I go back to my empire building( I like to think big), here's a little bit about where else I have been.

Hood River, USA

 Everyone in Hood River is a mad keen bike rider and or windsurfer, they have good coffee, wine in abundance, food and FASHION! And as this is a fashion blog I shall share with you what I found in the main street of Hood River.

Ava window shopping at one of the many home ware and gift stores.

 Every shop along the main street appears to be independently owned and all of them are worth a look.

Foundation at 3rd and Oak Downtown

The lovely owner of Foundation Brooke Pauly

 I was really impressed with this shop in particular. I don't really enjoy buying lingerie. Last time I did I just felt horrible, old, fat and stressed. But here, Brooke was helpful without being pushy, the ambiance was relaxing and there was a little sign in the cubicle that said a glass of champagne would be supplied if you found buying lingerie stressful. How thoughtful! You don't get that in a shopping centre chain store.

 So I treated myself to some beautiful 'underpinnings' and a pair of delicate earrings from a jewellery shop over the road, Silverado.

Then Scott & I spent yet another afternoon happy hour at 10 Speed. We admired our new shoes and jeans, and contemplated how well a Sunshine & Daydreams boutique would fit in to Hood River.

From my experience on this trip I'd have to say that the Americans could teach us a lot when it comes to customer service.

What do you think? Have you been to Hood River?

Don't be too shy to leave me a message. It really makes my day that you have taken the time to read this, and even more so when you leave a comment.

And I now need all the inspiration I can get to get me out of holiday mode and back to empire building................


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  2. i think your blog is brilliant, i just scorlled therough previous posts, and the content is of high quality and consistent:) brilliant! i'm so following you!
    hope you can follow me back

    1. Oh, you are so nice! That really made my day. And of course I shall follow you too.

  3. Amazing photos :)
    btw nice blog, can we follow each :)

    1. my first follower from Bosnia! I'm so excited!! Of course I shall follow you.

  4. Replies
    1. It was the perfect holiday.
      And you will be pleased to know that yours was the only fashion blog I read while I was away!

  5. How beautiful my friend. SO happy you made the trip overseas to rejuvenate and recharge. Can't wait to see you REAL soon xD

  6. Nice Pictures! Looks like you had fun.