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architecture Family Learns to Love Discomfort – LifeEdited Family Learns to Love Discomfort – LifeEdited.
architecture Design Idea:Urban Infill Solution in Portugal Hello there! Sorry I have been gone for a while but I’ve been busy working on re-creating my website and moving my blog to this new location. No easy feat, but luckily I’ve got some great tech support on my side. Today, I bring you a rather innovative idea using pre-fabricated buildings in conjunction with […]
architecture The Movement A couple of weeks ago I went to a movie at the renovated Bagdad Theater, to see the Movement film, you know how I can not resist old architecture. It was raining hard, dumping snow on the mountains, I was in the mood to hit the slopes dust off the skis and get together with friends to support my dear friend Fred Noble who has ALS […]
Aging in Place I love this smart savvy Lady! I am so excited to introduce you to Michele Reeves, I just met her myself this week at the Waluga Masonic Lodge in Lake Oswego. The meeting that Michele was presenting was “Fundamentals of Thriving Downtowns”. You all know how I thrive to promote urban downtown living and that I am very active in being a stakeholder […]
architecture Pdx Love: Kask Bar Hello friends! You know I’m a total sucker for re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed when it comes to building so when I found this fabulous bar in Portland it was love at first sip! Meet one of the newest, hippest and greenest bars in Pdx – KASK! This intimate cocktail lounge serves up delicious concoctions on […]
Community Windermere Community Service Week Just wanted to pop in and do a quick post about what’s been going on at Windermere this week – It’s Community Service week where the whole team over here does our bit to help out!   This year, I’m heading up the program and I’m so happy to be helping out a wonderful local […]
bikes Bikes and Sunshine – the perfect pair The last couple of days here in Portland have been absolutely gorgeous! Sunny with a light breeze – it’s the prefect conditions for a spin on the bike! Cyclists are always seen in Portland but as the rain begins to stop, more and more people hit the streets on their bikes – including me! While […]
Aging in Place Pdx Events: “Home for a Lifetime” Fair As many of you know Aging in Place is a big focus of my work (see definition below) and having this knowledge truly helps my clients make their lifestyle one that will last! Aging in place refers to living where you have lived for years, typically not in a health care environment, using products, services, […]
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architecture Portland love: bright designlab In Portland, the first Thursday of every month is celebrated in the stylish Pearl District. Galleries, pubs, restaurants and design studios leave their doors open late to welcome Portlanders seeking out inspiration, delicious snacks and a glass of free wine! What a fabulous combination! I was in the crowd last week, my design radar was […]
Community Home Tour : London Style Hi all, My name is Ivette and I’m guest posting on Candace’s blog today. She sent me out on assignment yesterday! Where? On a huge, red, London-esque double-decker bus, of course! Yup, at 10 am me and a gaggle of Windemere real estate agents boarded the cherry red bus for a royal real estate tour. […]
Community Planning for The Next Great Migration Heavy title, I know…but it’s something cities like Portland, has to consider. I’m biased but the fact is our city is incredibly beautiful, rich in resources and available land. We can count on an influx of our population in the future and people will continue to flock to the Great Northwest  – SO – how […]
Community Poetic Downsizing It’s been a whirlwind of activity with four pending sales in one week, which is fantastic but also exhausting. A trip to my beach house was exactly what I needed. Some downtime. A day or two to rest. Thinking that my weekend would be a rainy one, I had plans to do some creative projects […]
Community What makes a great place to live? image via KDA Developement What makes a great place to live? It’s a good question right? I was recently listening to webinar on AARP about this very topic. Click here for the webinar handout full of good resources! Certain ingredients are needed to create a truly wonderful place to reside and walkable communities rank among […]
Community The Greenest Building Hello friends! Hope your week is going well. So, last month, I had the privilege of viewing a very relevant and thought provoking film titled, “The Greenest Building“, produced by Wagging Tale Productions and directed by architect/film maker, Jane Turville. I viewed the documentary at the beautiful Gerding Theater within the historic Portland Armory building. […]
Community Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger @ the Woods Last Friday night, we got the privilege of seeing the band, Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger at The Woods. The Woods is a fantastic, eclectic venue that is a funeral home turned concert hall, bar and lounge, nestled in the historic neighborhood of Sellwood! They even do bingo/bourbon nights! As unique as Portland itself, […]
Community Lake Oswego Streetcar Support While most couples go out for cocktails and dinner on their anniversary, my husband and I headed to the Lakewood Center of the Arts to attend the open forum regarding the Lake Oswego Streetcar Project. We waited three hours so I could testify my support.  It was well worth it and over eighty people stood […]
Community Mass transit in my neighborhood By now, I’m sure you have realized that I am really into mass transit. I try to incorporate it into my life locally and whenever I travel. It not only decreases our carbon footprint it unites communities. As a real estate agent, I am actively involved with my clients and their changing needs. When people […]
Community AMAZING space saving furniture Don’t think downsizing is a trend? Well…it looks like the design world is responding to it in a BIG way! This amazing line of  space saving furniture is not only beautiful but incredibly efficient for small and multi-functional rooms. Designs like these are making the shift towards downsizing even easier. Get ready to be wowed […]
Community Car free in Germany I’ve been out this week with clients, touring some of Portland’s up and coming neighborhoods. We focused on the Alberta and Mississippi districts and I’m so impressed with how far our city has progressed. Check out more info on Portland’s fabulous communities here. So, with urban design on the brain, I had to share with […]
Community My birthday get-away, from the Columbia Gorge to Luxembourg! I recently celebrated my birthday. It was a wonderful day full of adventure. One of the ways, I get my gardening/nature fix, is to get out into the wilderness of Oregon. What better backyard than our gorgeous state parks! I couldn’t think of a more fantastic venue for my birthday. To further illustrate my endless […]