Adventures in Dressmaking: Pretty pictures of summer West Elm and Market goodies

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pretty pictures of summer West Elm and Market goodies

Last week I went to a super fun event put on by West Elm for media and bloggers--and am so honored to be invited! Our local store hosts these to launch their new lines, and I've never been able to make it before, but I am SO glad I did last week. Not only did we get a fun tour around the store to look at all the pretty new summer line (and new Market line amazingness), we had a great time chatting and ended up talking blogging and PR and brand partnerships and social media... met some great ladies, with the store and their PR firm, and some other Portland bloggers!

It's no secret that I love West Elm, so I love checking out their new stuff and hearing about their brand. I brought my camera and took some quick pics to remember it by! Here are some summery faves...

I just absolutely loved their gardening stuff. I have virtually no gardening skill but I'm learning, and I really love the fresh look of all the gardening stuff in the store, especially since I hadn't been there since around the holidays! Look how fresh!

Then we got to check out the Market line. Portland is one of only a few stores with this line, so we're lucky... brand new collection of, as the West Elm PR gal described it, "everything you'd expect at the neighborhood general store." With some vintage flair, definitely.

My coworker who lives in a cute '20's house with a tiny kitchen loooooves the Smeg fridge, and I could seriously need one of the old-fashioned canvas aprons.

The Market shops at different stores are going to carry local products for those regions, too, which is super cool. So if you have a favorite brand of artisan food product (we have so many in Portland!!), they're taking recommendations at your local West Elm Market!

Definitely got me inspired for clean, simple pieces in our house, and excited for some container gardening and indoor plants. And love the vintagey looks, too.

Also, I'm so glad I went to the preview event and so excited by the example West Elm has created with their blogger, author, and other partnerships. It's so cool to talk with local bloggers and PR pros about blogging and collaboration ideas!

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