The neighbors have fled for the desert. I fled to the northwest where at least the water falls from the sky as rain. Signs are everywhere that indicate mud season -CLOSED. This is the time of year when the locals re-fuel for the next season.
On my travels I continue to spot things that will make wonderful additions to the studio from handmade heat wraps to locally produced organic fruit bars from Oregon. I've sampled wine from Palisades, CO to the Hood River region in Oregon that will go splendidly with our girls weekend packages. And the pie -- south of Portland there is a barn serving daily "happy hour" pie from 9-11 with $1 slices and coffee. Breakfast never tasted so good!
I visited Lavender Ranch in Biggs, California where we will now be ordering all of our organic lavender essential oils. I experimented using this oil with a new lip balm recipe which was quite nice.
I am excited to bring back more of small town America to the studio from the artists that make up the backbone of this wonderful country.
As I head back to Colorado later this week, I bring with me a renewed spirit, tons of ideas, and completely revamped menu of services and retail shop. We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful clients and customers when we open on June 13th!
Enjoy the season in rewind ...