Summer is my absolute favorite season. I love the sunshine, the warmth, the simplicity of clothing, the energy, and the smells. This past weekend, I participated in the Troutdale Arts Festival, which was very fun show full of fantastic artwork. Troutdale is the farthest west end of the Columbia River Gorge, so we had a wonderful breeze and warm sunny days. There are so many sweet shops in Troutdale, including some killer vintage stores--it's always fun to visit! This past weekend was the perfect summer weekend, full of great weather and fun people. I met new customers, new jewelry admirers, and connected with current customers and friends. What a great way to start the summer season!