Tickets for The Hello Sessions

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Do you know that feeling of disbelief that happens you’ve been planning something for so long that you can’t quite believe it’s arrived? That’s how Melissa and I are feeling about the fact that we’ll be opening up ticket sales for The Hello Sessions very, very soon.

In case you’ve missed our previous posts about The Hello Sessions, it’s a workshop-based conference that we’re hosting in Portland, OR this October. We always wanted a hands-on style conference, and we kept hoping for one in the Pacific Northwest. Instead of waiting around for it to happen, we created our dream conference, featuring some of the most inspiring creative minds we know, with the support of our awesome friends.

Since much of the conference will involve close interaction with our (super amazing) workshop leaders, we only have room for 150 attendees. We’ll be announcing ticket sales through our newsletter, so sign up here to get the word first. With such an incredible day of learning planned, we expect that tickets will go quickly.

Visit our website for more details on our workshop leaders, the day’s schedule, and our sponsors. We would love to see you there!

A HUGE thank you to Tan and Ryan of Squirrelly Minds for traveling to Portland to create this fantastic video for us during our announcement brunch!

The Hello Sessions Newsletter

The Hello Sessions!

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15 TheHelloSessionsBrunch2

You know that big announcement I’ve been hinting at for months? It’s time for the big reveal! This coming October 9th, Melissa and I will be putting on a small workshop-based conference called The Hello Sessions in Portland, Oregon!

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15

We have lots and lots of details to share, but first we wanted to let you in on the big news. Our official announcement came a couple of weekends ago at brunch with some of our favorite Pacific Northwest bloggers, which was held at Urban Farmer. Over fizzy drinks (and wine from La Crema), good conversation, and delicious food, we kicked things off in style.

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15

Minted hosted the event, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect partnership. Everything grew out of the gorgeous invitations we chose from their collection, including the most magical, show stopping flower arrangements by the talented Anna Mara. Minted handled all the thoughtful touches, like the framed photos of attendees with their mothers wrapped in Minted’s new line of fabric.

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15

The Hello Sessions - Workshops for Creatives in Portland, OR - 10/9/15

Each piece of the brunch hinted at what’s to come, from the quintessentially Portland vibe of Urban Farmer to the gorgeous decor to the swag bags. Our Minted totes held:

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It was such a fun morning and we’re so excited that we finally get to share our news with you! In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more details about what you can expect from the conference, when you can purchase tickets, and who our awesome workshop leaders are. We’re beyond thrilled with the incredible community that’s already joined us around our event, and we can’t wait to welcome you to The Hello Sessions!

All photos taken by the talented Linnea Paulina!

Life Update: Pacific Northwest Love

Headed to Portland!

We’re headed out to the West Coast for a few days on what I like to call “blogging business,” which mostly means seeing friends I don’t get to see often enough. What’s funny is that I didn’t know these ladies all that well when I actually lived in Portland, but now I can’t imagine visiting the city without seeing them! I can’t wait to see Stephanie, to finally meet Rachel in person, and to see Melissa so that we can keep the ball rolling on our big project. (The details are flying together on that one, so we may have more to reveal soon!)

And, of course, I’ll get to see my very best friend, Lindsey, and her new baby Olivia, who looks like a real life anime baby. Oh, the cheeks on that one! I think she’s made of mochi.

Going “Home”

I’ve lived in four different cities in my life, and I have a different kind of homesickness for each of them. Aside from my friends, I think what I miss most about Portland is how easy it is to live there. The neighborhoods are great, there’s hardly ever any traffic, it’s affordable, the food is amazing, and it rarely snows. Yeah, going for weeks at a time with grey skies is hard, but it’s nothing compared to the sheer terror I feel whenever there’s ice on the ground here.

And yet, when I lived in Portland I missed Boston–the pace, the New England fall, the quaintness of the towns and history of the city. So there always seem to be opposing forces pulling at my heart, which is kind of nice, in the end. So many places to call home.

Wish You Were Here

I’ll be snapping lots of photos, so come and see Portland with me on Instagram! We’ll be going to LOTS of our favorite food places. You may even get a hint or two about the project Melissa and I are working on. I’m so excited about this trip that I might burst!

J xoxo

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A Tiny House Hotel

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland

One of last Friday’s links was connected to Airbnb, a cool service that allows travelers to sublet apartments for short or long periods of time. Well, over the weekend I learned about a cool new hotel that books exclusively through Airbnb — and it’s in line with one other thing I’m wild about: tiny houses.

Caravan is the first tiny house hotel in the country, currently featuring three miniature houses built on 100-200 square foot flatbed trailers. The houses are situated around a central community area with a barbecue, a fire pit, and Adirondack chairs, and are easily within walking distance of the awesome shops and restaurants in the Alberta Arts District. They all have bathrooms and tiny kitchens.

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland: Rosebud

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland: Tandem

While most of us probably wouldn’t fare well with permanent tiny homes, a little tiny home vacation sounds like a lot of fun. A bit like urban glamping, don’t you think?

P.S. A couple who built a tiny home to live and work in — with special space just for their cat.

Advice From a Local: Portland Edition

Stephanie was the first person I asked to write a post for the Advice From a Local series. I proposed the idea over breakfast when I was in Portland last month, and she replied, “Just one place? That’s so hard!” We then sat in silence for a couple of minutes trying to think of the one spot we’d choose. We couldn’t pick! So now Steph is giving you the very difficult task of narrowing down the spot you’d choose.

Frock Files | Advice From a Local: Portland (Pretty & Delectable)

There are so many wonderful places to visit here in Portland! After much deliberation, I simply couldn’t decide on one place in particular. So, I would offer a visitor the following options and let them decide which one sounds most appealing.

A stroll through Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and the beauty of our city. The park is located along the Willamette River which divides the city into an east side and west side. During the summer months, there are lots of fun food/music festivals to enjoy along the waterfront.

Frock Files | Advice From a Local: Portland (Pretty & Delectable)

One of my favorite bakery chains here is Grand Central Bakery. They use fresh local ingredients and their cinnamon rolls are to die for! They also serve breakfast and lunch, and the casual atmosphere is perfect for a quick meal. Their simple egg and toast meal is my favorite and costs less than $5.

Portland is one of the microbrewery capitals of the world, and one of my favorite breweries here is Hopworks Urban Brewery. They serve delicious organic beers and food using sustainable methods, and they even have a play area for kids! Their handcrafted root beer is tasty too. :)

Portland is one of the microbrewery capitals of the world, and one of my favorite breweries here is Hopworks Urban Brewery. They serve delicious organic beers and food using sustainable methods, and they even have a play area for kids! Their handcrafted root beer is tasty too. šŸ™‚

Frock Files | Advice From a Local: Portland (Pretty & Delectable)

The summer farmer’s markets here in the Portland area are a nice way to efficiently browse and enjoy locally grown food (my favorite are Oregon Hood strawberries which are famous for their incredible sweetness and red color throughout) and local food vendors.


Thank you, Steph!

Stephanie documents her life as a physician, mom of twins, and lover of fashion over at Pretty & Delectable.

P.S. More advice from locals.

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