I'm so thrilled to be participating today in the London Times Savvy in Your City summer campaign! We were each asked to pick a city & share our summer savvy tips...and since we've only lived in NY a short time, I decided to talk about my hometown in Oregon instead. Portland is such a fun city with so much to offer - there are amazing restaurants in the Pearl District and really great live music downtown (including the best Spanish coffee you've ever tasted at Huber's). My husband & I had our wedding reception at The Governor Hotel & catered by the in-house Jake's Grill, where the food is to die for!
But, one of our favorite activities for the summer is to get outside of the city limits a bit and visit Yamhill county. Not only are the views of the Willamette valley picturesque, but there are dozens of wineries & quaint shops sprinkled throughout the area...all just a 40-minute drive away from Portland. You can read more about my favorite places to visit in Oregon wine country here.
I chose this London Times tropical print dress to go along with this feature because it could easily take you from a day of wine-tasting (swap in flat sandals & cargo jacket, if it's breezy) to dinner in the city (how I styled it here). I love that the slinky lightweight fabric is so comfortable, but the print & shape make it sophisticated enough for evening. It would be equally perfect to wear to a beach wedding or a friend's summer soirée.