I just finished a very beautiful and very large wedding in collaboration with the inimitable Kathleen Deery down in Carmel California. She reached out to me, and with her expert guidance and design, a truly extraordinarily marvelous event was born. Needless to say, after the beauty, the laughter and the hard work, we all needed a break (“A break from Carmel”, you ask. I know it’s a crazy thing to say). I decided to treat my designers to a quick trip to Portland Oregon, one of my favorite cities.