Lloyd Local

Shopping Local this Holiday Season with Lloyd Center’s Lloyd Local Initiative


This holiday season, I paired up with Lloyd Center to introduce their Lloyd Local movement! Growing up, Lloyd Center was the mall closest to my house and I have many fond memories there. It is where I took ice skating lessons, where I have gotten all of my piercings and where I would head at midnight to wait for the release of the newest Harry Potter book. Therefore when Lloyd Center reached out about their newest initiative, I was excited to be a part of it! The Lloyd Local movement is a new thing this year starting just in time for the holidays!


What is Lloyd Local?

Lloyd Local is a new initiative starting this year where a wide range of local businesses are doing pop-up shops throughout the mall. The local businesses range from restaurants to plant shops to clothing boutiques and several will remain past the holiday season.

When it comes to holiday shopping, I love being able to go to one place, on one day and check off the majority of my shopping list. In the past, I have had to divide up my Christmas shopping into a trip to the mall and then many trips to all of the local businesses around Portland that I want to buy gifts from. By having both local and larger stores in the mall, I am able to do more of my shopping during one trip while also supporting local entrepreneurs.


What Businesses are Included?

Adorn/Rachelle M/Gild Shoes

Animal. Plant. Mineral

B Store


Bricks ‘n Minifigs

CBD World

Cracked Pots

Cultural Blends

Five O’ Tree


Migration Brewing’s Burger Shack

My People’s Market/Pallet42

Portland Pedal Power/MUJI

Reis & Irvy’s

Seven Virtues


Sock It To Me

Stubborn Stiles


Xray Radio

The Lloyd Local Incubator (rotates different businesses)

{I’ve tagged all of the Instagram accounts so just click on the name to check them out!}

For more information on Lloyd Local and all the fun events coming to Lloyd Center this holiday season, check out Lloyd Center’s website and follow along on Instagram.

You can also shop this outfit and many others here.


[This post is sponsored. Photographs by Shauna Dullanty and Linnea Havener]

Overnight Oxygen Eye Mask

As I have gotten older, I have noticed my body craving more and more sleep! These days, I would ideally get an average of 10 hours each night. I would also ideally wake up looking well rested and not feel the need to drink caffeine each morning. In reality however, I am pretty busy and very rarely do I get to sleep that much. Only getting an average of 6 hours of sleep each night has definitely taken a toll and I have started to notice the development of some dark circles under my eyes. Because of this, I have been on the hunt for some under the eye masks for awhile to help eliminate my dark circles. Although I had heard of VIIcode eye masks, I had personally never tried them before. Considering I had only heard good things, I figured I should try them for myself!


One thing that really sold me on the VIIcode Oxygen Eye Masks are that they can be worn while you are asleep! Since I am pretty busy during the week, I am all for products that make a difference while you do nothing! It is recommended to wear the masks for 8 hours max at night or you can wear them for 2-4 hours during the day - this is a great alternative for all you ladies out that who don’t like sleeping with something on your face!

Each box has 6 individually wrapped packages containing one pair. I definitely appreciate that they are individually wrapped because this way you don’t have to worry about them drying out and they are perfect for travel. I know some people will wear one of these masks every other night (or about 3 times a week) in which case one box will last you 2 weeks.

One side of the mask is made from white breathable fabric while the other side has a thick clear jelly layer. The gel is sticky enough to keep the masks from moving on your face during the night but is mess-free and does not leave any residue or cause any irritation making them very comfortable to wear for the full 8 hours. I’ve noticed that the skin under my eyes feels hydrated in the morning and I wake up with no signs of puffiness! In the winter, the skin under my eyes can get a bit dried out so these have been perfect for that.


For more information on VIIcode Oxygen Eye Masks as well as VIIcode as a company, you can check out their website here as well as their Instagram

[sponsored post - all opinions and photos are mine]

Polo Noir with Provenance Hotels

A Summer Day at the Polo Fields


This past Saturday I was honored to be invited to Portland's third annual Polo Noir by Provenance Hotels. I had never been to a Polo match before and had absolutely no idea what to expect! When I heard "polo match" I immediately thought of that scene in My Fair Lady at the horse races as well as the Gossip Girl episode where Serena steals one of the horses and rides off in hopes of getting her Dad's attention. In both of those scenes, everyone is dressed very fancy and of course has elaborate hats on. Although I expected the event would be somewhat fancy and bougie, the polo event was also being held in Portland which is the opposite of fancy.

I brought along my old co-worker and fellow blogger Sophie of Gracefully Worn as my guest. We both decided on long dresses and sun hats with block heeled shoes. Since the fields are decently out there in the country, there was plenty of parking and tons of golf carts shuttling guests from their cars to the entrance.


At the entrance we headed to our special check in tent and collected souvenir wine glasses as well as our VIP pass. The check in tents were at the top of the hill overlooking the massive polo field which really is HUGE. One nice benefit about a huge field though is that there is plenty of room for tents and chairs. There were tents along both sides of the field for optimal views of the action! On the side of the field where our tent was located, there was a music stage as well as booths offering samples of a variety of things ranging from mini tequila drinks to water-proof blankets. There were only three VIP tents besides the smaller private tents that individuals can purchase for the events. Scattered between the tents were rows of provided seats for guests to sit and watch the game though it was still recommended that attendance bring their own lawn chairs since there were far from enough chairs for everyone.

Our tent provided by Provenance Hotels and Stoller Family Estate was absolutely adorable! On the outside was a hedge advertising Stoller Wine and Provenance Hotel which made for a really cute photo background. Upon entering the tent, there was a table to the right which was the private bar offering various drinks for purchase including wines and champagnes from Stoller Vineyards as well as other spirits. To the left was the massive complimentary feast provided by Bullard which is the restaurant that will be a part of the newest Provenance hotel. There was enough food for the several hour long event and every time I revisited the food table, there was a different type of meat to try. In the right corner of the tent near the entrance, was a photo booth with a fun, leaf print backdrop as well as a staff member to assist with the photos. The middle of the tent was scattered with seating arrangements and then the far end of the tent, right next to the field, was lined with rows of chairs to offer guests a front row view of the game.


I was incredibly honored to get invited as one of the Provenance Hotel's guests for the event. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that earlier this summer I met up with some Seattle bloggers who came down to Portland for a girls weekend trip. We met up at The Dossier which is actually one of the Provenance Hotels. They have hotels located in several states but their newest hotel called The Woodlark is set to open in Portland this coming December. The interior of the tent was decorated in a similar manner as the hotel will be so if you love plants and aesthetically pleasing interiors, The Woodlark is the place for you.


The overall event included two polo matches followed by an early evening concert by The Head and the Heart which is a somewhat local band from Seattle, WA. For those of you who are not familiar with the game of Polo (aka me still), each team has four players and then there is a referee. In the case of these games, all of the players were on brown horses whose tails were braided and whose manes had but cut short. The referee then rode around on a white horse in their striped referee jersey. All of the players except for one, were male. During the awards ceremony, it was really cool getting to see the one woman player up there who also ended up winning a trophy for most improved.

During the game, there are two goal posts at opposing ends and the team's goal is to knock the ball between the goal post of their opponent. Unlike soccer or lacrosse, there are no goalies in polo nor are there nets between the two goal posts. Although the players were aggressive in trying to steal the ball from each other, the horses seemed quite tame and very well trained. The players had to use one hand to hold and steer the horse while using the other hand to hold their wooden mallet and try to hit the ball. Out of the many team sports our country has, polo is definitely a fun, fast-paced game to watch! The ball can however fly at very fast speeds so there is the potential to get hurt if a stray ball hits you.


Due to the many hooves running across the grass as well as the divots caused by the mallets, by the end of a game, there are tufts of grass everywhere as well as a few piles of horse poop. One of the best traditions of polo though is the divot stomp that happens after the first game. During this time, all of the viewers get to come on the field and "stomp the divots" back in place. Overall, I had an absolute BLAST at Polo Noir and definitely plan to attend next year. If you are able to, I highly recommend attending a polo match plus it is the perfect excuse to get dressed up for a day! I am so glad Provenance Hotel invited me and that I got to share my experience with you all! 



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Polo Noir

Provenance Hotels

The Woodlark

Stoller Family Estate


[this post was not sponsored and all opinions are my own]