Experience Design at Christopher David

Posted on 09/12/2013

by Bettie DeWitt

CD Signage

What’s been missing in our neighborhood, in my opinion, is a really great place for home decor for yourself or for a gift – sorry, but neither Jonathan Adler nor Bella Casa do it for me. With the recent opening of Christopher David, my prayers have been answered. Chock full of delightful items to freshen up your space or the home of the very lucky host/ess who sent you an invitation to tonight’s cocktail party, Chris Giovarelli offers up goods at all price points.

The window displays alone make you eager to get inside and the variety and quality of the items keep you thinking about them long after you’ve had to leave the store to get back to work.

Design Anchor

But gifts are not the only thing at CD! There are three distinct parts to the space – one end is anchored with owner Chris’ full service design studio and the other by Cosmin Bisorca’s floral area. The center is anchored by the coffee bar.

        Cosmin's Florals       CD Coffee       At NW 10th Entrance  Pendant Fixture over Floral Area

In floral, on offer are gorgeous fresh flowers to purchase by the stem or bouquet, terrariums of succulents and air plants and a variety of vases. Cosmin provides full floral service for special events and occassions and workshops on flower arranging and terrarium building. 

For the caffeine-needy, Kevin Nichols is Barista Extraordinaire. He offers, among other things, Water Avenue coffee and those mouth-watering Nuvrei pastries (to me the BEST croissant this side of the Seine). Their location at the head of Jamison Park is a natural for sitting and sipping (with any luck you’ll see me there with a glass of wine very soon).

Let’s see….latte or cap, croissant or pain du raisin?

 But as I said, it’s the contents of the shop that keep me coming back. A nice mixture of new and old – repurposed and antique and fresh-off-the-trending list, Chris’ choices in furniture, lighting and accessories are just right. Cosmin’s flowers add the right touch of life to the space and Kevin’s patrons of the coffee bar help to keep the energy up.

  Candles and More!Centerpiece Showcase

So no matter what you’re in the mood for, Christopher David can supply. If you need it, their address is 901 NW Tenth Avenue at NW Kearney Street (503)-206-8226. Stop by soon, if you haven’t already!

Labor Day weekend – Free Movies and Art in the Pearl!!

Posted on 08/29/2013

by Bettie DeWitt

The Portland Film Festival will be hosting three free film screenings this weekend in The Fields Park. There will be live music (which starts at 5) and food will be available! All movies start at sunset. Start the popcorn!!!

Mon Ami One SheetOn Friday, the film is Mon Ami. Two friends try executing their ‘get rich quick’ plan by kidnapping their boss’ daughter but when the plan falls apart they must scramble to fix the situation and repair their friendship.*

Forev filmSaturday’s film is Forev. Sophie and Pete get engaged on their first date, which is a 6-hour drive through the desert. And then nothing goes wrong… nothing at all.*

On Sunday, it’s the world premiere of Growing Cities. This is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.* 

Art in the Pearl logoAnd don’t forget Art in the Pearl, our fine arts and crafts extravaganza, held each year on labor Day weekend in the North Park blocks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country and the event fills the site with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.

So get out and have fun! After Monday, no white…..remember!

*Story lines and photos courtesy of IMDB.