a kara-line supporter from the very beginning, amy recently sent us this photo of herself strolling through the streets of paris in her kara-line molly dress
she writes: "I've worn this piece for five years and the last time I did it was in Greece. I travel with your pieces because they fold up really small, because they are lightweight, and because they're beautiful in any language! And they last and last."
this past year, a friend of mine got married and i brought simply organic, a cookbook we carry at tumbleweed, as a gift to her wedding shower
recently, she told me how much she and her husband love the book - they use it to help them plan their weekly market shopping trips and have been making wonderful meals together using recipes from the book... they've even bought additional copies to give as gifts themselves
the recipes in simply organic are arranged seasonally, which is perfect for those of us who enjoy going to local farmer's markets to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of the season -the early summer section has great summer strata and a basil lemon cake recipes... it's time for a trip to one of portland's many farmer's markets
the recipes cover all the bases, from simple soups and salads to more complex main dishes and desserts
expect to hear more from us about our book selection - we've got several titles in the shop that we can't stop talking about
we recently received a sweet e-mail from mogan, a kara-line mail order customer, who brought two kara-line dresses with her on a recent trip to greece
"The dresses were so perfect to wear in sunny Greece. They felt and looked great, didn't wrinkle and were easy to wash. I wish I had brought two more...
The turquoise/black floral Camille picture was taken in the archaeological site of Knossos in Crete, and the white cotton eyelet Lange dress was taken in Nafplion, Greece."
what a smart, sophisticated traveler - looking lovely at archaeological sites while staying comfortable in the heat, and wearing dresses that pack up small and can be hand washed in a hotel sink (or tossed in a machine when one's available)
it's filled with great cottons and linen for summer, romantic rayon and silk, splashes of color...
pretty lange over a pocket skirt
molly wrap dress over a contrast skirt, and simone to the right
an amazing liberty print simone tunic over cute linen cropped pants
alma tunic layered over an adelle dress
finn tunic worn over a great james perse tee
a gorgeous juniper worn over a kara-line slip
and a rita tunic over wide leg pants
this is just a little taste of all the kara-line goodness that's at tumbleweed right now - all of the fabrics you see above are available in several different styles... a few more may make appearances here in the upcoming days
there are lots of new kara-line pieces to tell you about, but pieces by other designers have been arriving daily at tumbleweed, too, and when a customer walks through the door who looks so stunning in one of them, it's only right to delay the kara-line posts to show you this:
a truly stunning shape that has flattered everyone who has tried it on
it's by stewart + brown and in the most comfortable hemp and spandex blend... plus it has pockets!
after today, we've got one less dress in the shop than what we started with, and it's understandable, don't you think?