Amanda, Speaking of marble, Brianna and I stopped at the new Portland Variety (corner of Portland and King st) in our travels today and I was transported back to my four month stint in Italy and more specifically the social coffee experience that Italians live by... you know, that pop-in-and-grab an espresso on the way to work, stand at the bar and chat for a couple minutes before continuing on. Amazing.

Not to mention the interior is to die for. Marble everywhere. Chalkboards and yummy treats. White tile up the wall, cool lighting. Did I say marble everywhere?

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photo 1(Brianna and Julia posing in front of Portland Variety with baby Oscar in the stroller.)

You'll love it.