Rachel Sees Snail Shoes

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While in Portland for a short visit over the summer, I had the chance to visit Rachel Corry’s studio for her handmade shoe brand, Rachel Sees Snail Shoes. I fell in love with her handmade sandals and clogs and her shop displaying her refreshing style through local, handmade goods. In addition to Rachel’s gorgeous line of shoes, she also offers shoe making classes. Upcoming classes are on the November 13th and January 15th. Details here. Below, the fun and colorful new look book from Rachel’s shoe line, shot by Airyka Rockefeller.

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Custom Travel Maps from 76th and Newbury

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Today we are partnering with 76th and Newbury to share their custom travel maps. Celebrate your travels with a custom map showing where you’ve been! You can work with the designers at 76th and Newbury to create your own custom map to display in your home including custom color matching. Each map then comes with pins to keep track of current and past travels!

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Lisbon’s Most Beautiful Tea Shop

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Discovering beautiful tea shops on your trip to Lisbon is important! The Portuguese like to brag they were the first to be introduced to tea by the Chinese. And, Portugal’s Azores islands are home to Europe’s only remaining tea plantation! So taking away some very special tea from your Lisbon visit is a must! At markets you can find gorgeous loose-leaf, organic teas. And at the local groceries, you’ll find the Azores tea under the Gorreana label. As you wander the city you are sure to bump into some old-fashioned, mom and pop tea and coffee stores that sell supplies for tea making. One of my favorite shops, blends old traditions with new ideas resulting in the most charming jewel box of a tea shop on the Rua Poco dos Negros just beyond the bustling Chiado district.

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