Food and Fashion seems like an unlikely pair… but, I’m excited to be talking about these two subjects ALL month long! I’ll be chatting about curvy lady fashion, toddler fashion, accessories, party fashions, beauty, recipes, chefs, cocktails and more this month. They are all topics that I’ve posted about before on my blog, but I haven’t really been able to focus on either while working on all my party posts.
Now, I’m not going to leave out the party people. I’ll have real events, party DIYs, and such goodies as usual, but I’ll be focusing a lot more on Food & Fashion this month. Why this month? Well, that is because I am going to be attending two awesome Portland events this month that are giving me a ton of ideas and content to share. Let me explain…
Portland Fashion Week is slotted for Sept. 12- 14 with runway shows, pop-up shops, and parties. The next weekend there will be several satellite parties as well. It is going to be huge event and I am so excited to have been chosen as one of the Portland Fashion Week’s Style Collective members. I’ll be sitting front row for several of the runway shows and attending fun fashion-centric parties. I may not be the most fashionable lady out there… but, I LOVE fashion. Growing up I seriously wanted to be a fashion designer and have made my own clothes on several occasions. This is sort of a dream come true to me.
I’m hoping you will be excited as I introduce you these next few weeks to some of the designers from Portland Fashion Week in behind the scenes looks at their studios and interviews. If you ever wanted to see what a budding fashion designer’s studio looks like… you are in luck! I’ll also be sharing posts from the front row of the runway and the after parties. But, it won’t all be about PFW. I have tons of fashion/beauty related posts that range from fun Toddler fashion looks, curvy girl fashion, and beauty tips.
Are you in Portland and want to attend one of the many awesome runway shows? Tickets start at just $20! After parties are 21+. You can get into the runway shows and join in on the after parties. If you are going let me know so that I can see you while there! Buy Portland Fashion Week Tickets Here!
If you’ve read many of my food posts here on A Well Crafted Party then you have to know that I love food and I love the idea of eating local and supporting local businesses. Portland’s foodie event of the year (in my opinion) is coming around this September and I am pumped to be there celebrating Portland’s bounty and the chefs that do crazy awesome things with it. FEAST Portland is scheduled for Sept. 19-22 and has foodie events, lectures, and parties throughout the city during that time. I received a blogger pass to visit some of the events and share the experience with you all.
While I love sharing my experiences here on the blog I know it is not nearly as satisfying as being there yourself or learning about how to do some of the things you are seeing… so, it won’t be all event posts. I’ll be introducing you to some awesome food companies, chefs, recipes, cookbooks, and more this month. If you enjoy cooking, creating cocktails, or learning more about places to visit in the PNW then you won’t want to miss this month’s food posts!
Live in the Portland area or are visiting town during this time? Check out the many FEAST events coming your way including lecture series, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and dinners! Tickets for FEAST are on sale now!
Disclaimer: I am being given free entry to part or all of the above events. No additional compensation is given. No expectations of number of posts or certain coverage were given. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I will not be posting a bunch of posts that won’t be interesting to as many readers as possible. My hopes are that the content ideas I’ve received from being a part of these events will be interesting and creative content.
I let things get backed up in my blog logs for quite a while and ended up with a whole bunch of freebies and a fun giveaway that still needed to be written about and shared.
So, in honor of cleaning out the editorial calendar I worked and worked this weekend to make this week extra fun. I’m dubbing it, “Giveaway Week!” (Super creative, right?) I’ve got 6 posts coming up this next week with goodies for you! There will be an awesome discount, a couple of giveaways, and three sets of free printables.
I might be a little crazy releasing all this fun in one week- but, I have so much content coming up next month that I have to get these items out NOW!
Check back today at 1PM PST to see a little party I threw last week and the opportunity to win some gorgeous party goods.
A new addition to A Well Crafted Party is a series by my husband, Brian, called A Well Crafted Man. Please welcome him to the site and let us know what you want to know about the man behind the party!
This being my first post, I want to tell you a little about myself. Which puts me in an awkward position, since I don’t like telling the Internet stuff about me. I also don’t like lists, but Jenni suggested a list would make this post easier (doesn’t she love lists?). She’s my wife, so she’s usually right.
In no particular order—
Now you know a little about me, and will hopefully welcome my addition to this site. In my typical, mercurial fashion, if I set out an agenda, I’ll change it later, but you may see posts from me regarding being a dad, enjoying Portland, brewing beer (here’s my old homebrewing blog: bostbeer.blogspot.com), and perhaps some philosophical ponderings of politics, people, and purpose. And a lot of alliteration.
Today marks day one of my Summer vacation! If you couldn’t tell from the many Wedding Travel posts leading up to today… I’m traveling to a wedding! My lovely sister-in-law is getting married this upcoming weekend and I will be one of her bridesmaids. My son will be the ring barrier and my husband (her brother) will be an usher. I’m so excited to get to take part in her big day. But, knowing that I’d be way too busy to consistently post I asked a few of my awesome blogging buddies if they wanted to contribute to a series on Summer Entertaining. The response was overwhelming and the posts are SO MUCH FUN! Can’t wait to share them with you…. but, I’m going to wait til tomorrow!
I just asked the guest bloggers to provide a post having to do with ANYTHING about Summer Entertaining. We have some fun recipes, entertaining essentials, real parties, and more. A big thank you to all of the participating blogs!
|Sash Photography took some amazing shots from this Portland wedding that I was fortunate enough to help with!|
|A yummy cocktail right in time for the holidays!|
|The Portland Bloggers got together again this past month and had a little meet-up and workshop over SEO. I have some photos to share and some DIY decor tips.|
|The PNW Blogger group got together to have a holiday party at the beginning of LAST month. I’m just now getting around to putting together a post about the fun times. Love Study Photo was there taking photos!|