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Road Trip to Portland

By 11/05/2010January 23rd, 201717 Comments

Well I’m off tomorrow morning bright and early to the CMG Conference in Portland this weekend. I’m going to drive (I love a road trip) it’s only about 5 hours from Vancouver. I’m stopping in Seattle for 2 hours to do a little shopping with Angie from You Look Fab. I still want one or two cute jackets. Angie says if you have a great jacket, you can wear pajamas and still look good. My PJ’s would definitely need covering up–haven’t bought new ones in a while 🙂

I have my ‘What’s NEXT’ colours all organized and I’m looking forward to seeing all my colour designer friends! My playlist is ready to go and here are two of my favourites! What’s your favourite song? I need more!

Have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be posting from Portland as I’ll be there until Tuesday!
 xo Maria
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  • Wendy says:

    A road trip, Portland, shopping with Angie….you are one lucky woman! Color me jealous. Will you post some pics of the new jackets with pajamas, so we can judge? (Or giggle!)

  • angie says:

    Safe journey, Maria! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! I'm sure we'll score fab loot at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.Those jackets are waiting for you.

    And don't forget to pack those pajamas 🙂

  • Donna says:

    Have a great trip, Maria! Thanks for posting the lessons from a 2 yr. old blogger. I've learned so much from your blogging advice.

    Funny..I just bought a new jacket yesterday. My daughter 'picked' it. It's VERY stylish…not something I would naturally gravitate towards. I know we will all love seeing you in your new one, even if you are wearing pajamas..Ha!

    My favorite song is "What I Love about Sunday" by Frank Morgan.

    Have fun shopping!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  • Marcus Design says:

    Have a safe and fun trip Maria!! Ans I hope you find a couple of fabulous little jackets 🙂
    Nancy xo

  • Splendid Sass says:

    Have a safe and fun trip!

  • Jane K. Schott says:

    I am turning ENVY…the new green for Fall. Have fun and take lots of photos. So many ideas from the NYC trip. I am on my way next week…

  • Karena says:

    maria have a fabulous time!! Find a couple of really fun jackets.

    Come and enter my new Giveaway, I know you will love it! (it will surprise you!)


    Art by Karena

  • Bruce Barone says:

    Susan and I have SO MANY favorite songs but what we seem to listen to the most are these two CDs:

    Carrie Rodriguez & Chip Taylor
    Let's Leave This Town


    Nina Simone (a few different CDs)


  • Ideezine says:


    Road trips are great for the soul and they get the cobwebs out (Halloween left overs). Have a great break from the normal routine. I usually listen to audio books on a road trip. It's all good!


  • AB HOME Interiors says:

    Have a fun trip. My girlfriend and I used to drive up to Oregon all the time in college to meet boys. How silly we were. But the scenery was gorgeous this time of year!

  • Catherine says:

    Sounds like a fabulous trip! I can't wait to hear about how it went!

    My two most recent ipod additions were "Airplanes" by B.o.B (identified as "explicit") and "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons (not identified as "explicit" but should be). They're both really fun if you're not bothered by some profanity. Oh, and I know it's older, but Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" still gets a lot of play time from me. It's a great song for car dancing. Assuming I'm not the only one who "dances" while driving… 😉

    Have an absolute blast!

  • Renae says:

    Oh Maria!!!
    I wish I were going with you! My son lives across the river from Portland in Vancouver. I just love Portland, haven't been there in many years. Do enjoy, take pictures and eat lots of yummies!

  • Kelly @ JAX does design says:

    Love the picture of the trees – the colours are fantstic!

    You probably don't want to know what my favourite songs are. Let's just say I have unusual taste in music 😉

    Have fun on your trip – looking forward to hearing all about it!


    P.S. I'm sure you can bake! It's easy, just do exactly what the recipe says to do 🙂

  • camdesign says:

    Any James Blunt, Beatles, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen…
    Have a great trip!
    Regards, Carol Ann

  • Ada @ New York says:

    Have a fun and safe trip! And thanks for postign the Bruno Mars vi .. I hadn't seen it in a while and the 1st tiem I heard the song my hubby dedicated it to me 🙂

  • Erika at BluLabel Bungalow says:

    Scenic road trips are great especially this time of the year. Happy travels. Look forward to reading your coverage of the event.

  • Tamara Nicole says:

    I'm loving that Bruno Mars song! And Joshua Radin, love all of his songs:-)

    Have a fun road trip! I'm from Seattle, I wanna go shopping too! Lol.

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