today is a special day in the comedy world. today, mel brooks accepts the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. basically, i’ve wanted to marry mel brooks since i was 8. what? you wanted to marry johnny depp when you were 8? fair enough. anyway, mel is amazing. tara and i often speak in movie quotes, and at the top of the list is Young Frankenstein. he’s a genius.
madison, wisconsin is a beautiful city with a lot to offer and i will be heading back up that way in a few weeks now. i have only visited a couple of times now and each time i find there is something new to discover and the city is truly brimming with creativity.
here are a few of my favorite etsy shops from madison.
1. milkhaus designs | this shop offers hand printed designs including tea towels, totes, scarves, and these must-have clutches.
2. pofu pottery | some of the most unique pottery I have come across thus far…love this “hello gorgeous” travel mug!
3. glass marts | how seriously adorable is this pug nightlight?
jerry: everybody’s moving to seattle.| george: it’s the pesto of cities.
this is not the first time and it will certainly not be the last time i reference seinfeld on this blog. seattle…yet another city i have not visited and hope to visit asap. leisurely travel is difficult for me because i travel so much for work. someday…
this week i bring you my favorite etsy shops from seattle
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||| 1. mint afternoon | beautiful hand printed stationary–the artist quotes screen prints are my absolute favorite. |||
||| 2. deuce | absolutely in love with this jewelry + there’s a 25% promo going on with code FALL25. |||
||| 3. london tierney | awesome assortment of crafting supplies for your next DIY project. |||
||| 4. jessalin beutler | original drawings on circle scarves, tees, tea towels and more–fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces! |||
||| 5. stitch & swash | customizable leather goods–the handbags are to die for. |||
||| 6. andrew’s reclaimed | i am kind of in awe of the variety of wooden items in this shop…gardening supplies, office supplies, and everything in between. i love the dog bowls. |||
||| 7. tessa kim | not sure words can convey how gorgeous these bridal accessories are…i will definitely be revisiting this shop after i find my dress. |||
||| 8. farewell paperie | unique and quirky letterpress stationary for every occasion. |||
||| 9. twig & timber | modern birdhouses are the perfect backyard accessory. |||
||| 10. packagery | i tend to judge a book by it’s cover and a product by it’s packaging. this shop has everything you need to make your gifts look (almost!) too pretty to open. |||
i have an admission: i have never been to portland. obviously, i am completely missing out.
the reason i chose this amazingly creative city this week is because when looking through my personal etsy favorites, i noticed that an inordinate amount of the shops originate in portland. i know you will love these shops as much as i do!