Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Celebrating with Flora and Space Design Botanicals

I'm looking forward to attending the opening of Flora in their new, larger storefront in downtown Portland on Thursday night. Owned by Jewelie, a self-professed "herbalist and alchemist," this very current gem-of-a-store's offerings include cards, jewelry, tea, local art, home decor, botanical scents, personal accessories, soaps and candles, as well as lotions, balms and potions made in-house. Flora features the beautiful work of the prolific Portland artist, Flora S. Bowley (yes, the store name is merely a coincidence), and the jewelry of Bend, Oregon artist, Heather Beeson-Straw, of Nashelle Jewelry Designs. To add to this mix, the expanded Flora will house a separate store, Space Design Botanicals, on its mezzanine level. The latter is owned by my friend, Martie, who is "style" personified, and who has a long list of residential and commercial clients who avail themselves of her design services and her lovely, spare, floral arrangements. If you're in town, join in the celebration from 5-8pm at 917 SW Washington St.

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