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Above: Erin (owner of Lodekka) with my crocheted telephone “Bonjour!

I was in Portland a few months ago and found out about Lodekka from a friend. I knew immediately that I had to go and check it out even though I had a really limited time on my trip – and let me tell you, it was worth it! Lodekka is an AMAZING resale vintage clothing store that is housed in a 1965 double decker bus from England. The bus is filled with lots of vintage treats (of the clothing and accessories sort) for men and women alike.

Erin Sutherland, the owner of Lodekka, is a really wonderful lady. She has a great eye for vintage clothing and her picks for the shop are really on point. If running an awesome store is not enough to convince you that she is totally rad, she is also in a great band, The Stolen Sweets!

Here are some photos of the store (that my lovely boyfriend took):


Lodekka has recently relocated and has joined forces with Wanderlust, another cute resale shop on wheels. Nestled in a small parking lot between Pix Patisserie and Hopworks’ newest bar-topian installment, Bike Bar, the shops provide a unique shopping experience for patrons of Portland’s most up-and-coming retail and food destination.

Lodekka & Wanderlust are hosting a joint event for the grand re-opening of their new location on Friday, December 2 from 4pm – 9pm. Customers will enjoy 20% off on items in both stores, special holiday gift certificate packages and a screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

If you’re in (or going to be in) Portland on December 2, you should definitely stop by their space! Details of the new location is mentioned on the below flyer:


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Above: Charlie Festa with my crocheted telephone “Bonjour!

Charlie Festa – former Community Director at Threadless – has an amazing personality who is sure to make anyone laugh. He is definitely missed at the Threadless office, but he has moved on to do bigger and greater things in the world.

Charlie has appeared on tv ads,  he’s been a guest judge for ‘So You Want to be a Designer‘, and he will be speaking at Hello Etsy, Berlin at the ’11 Summit in a few weeks time. Good on ya Charlie!

I’m sure that we’ll be seeing more of this guy in the future.

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Above: Jessica Hische with my crocheted telephone “Bonjour!

Welcome to the first post of Bonjour! x Special Guest! I’m glad to start this section of my blog with one amazing typographer, Jessica Hische.

I had been following Jessica’s Daily Drop Cap project for about a year and heard that she was around at work one day visiting, much to my excitement. I tracked her down and was pretty excited to meet her. She was very sweet. I fell in love with her super fun type quickly and had always thought about adding her drop caps into one of my blog posts. I never actually got around to adding a drop cap to my blog because of my layout – I always had a photo in my post, which made it too busy. I still love her work though, and would love to share with you. So here are a few examples:

She also co-wrote (and I suspect also helped design) a really helpful tutorial/guide Don’t Fear the Internet. If you’re needing a new customized WordPress blog or wanting to spruce up your current one, you should check it out.

Until the next Bonjour! x Special Guest post, au revoir!