Wednesday, May 20, 2009

quest for orla

The long weekend was full of day trips for us. On the holiday Monday we decided to make a run for the border and do our day trip from Vancouver to Fairhaven and Bellingham, Washington. One of the things we can never resist, is venturing to the few shops that we don't have up here in Canada.... specifically Trader Joe's. (I'm so jealous that we don't have one yet... all that organic goodness and selection!). Despite our trunk being full of yummy snacks, candy and other epicurean delights, I made my husband take me to Target so I could see if they carried the Orla Kiely line (I couldn't resist after seeing it showcased on so many blogs). Got the last two brown pear coffee mugs in the store, and I love them!

18 comments:

Stacey said...

So cute, I have been looking at it each time I go to Target and the selection is getting smaller and smaller...I better make a decision on a piece I want. :)

our little love nest said...

Love those cups! Our neighbor works for Trader Joes, lucky us! My sister and I used to do the border run when I lived in Vancouver. I just miss Canadian candy now like wunderbar, mr. bigs, mint aero, smarties and those are just a few.

Audrey said...

Those cups are wonderful!! Hope they are big!

byapryl said...

How lovely. I've never been that but it sound wonderful!

SunshineCityLassie said...

Yeah - I saw an ad for her stuff but when I went in I didn't see anything as cute as those mugs.

LillyShayStyle said...

Yay for you getting the last two! Not quite my taste, but not bad ;)

Janou-Eve said...

I did not know about Trader Joes. Il will try to find one on my next trip to our neighbours. Lovely purchase !

ldeandyment said...

I love your posts and I love the fact your from Vancouver.

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Marie said...

I had an Orla Kiely scarf once (before I cut it up ^^) and I loved the pattern! cute mugs :-)

Anna said...

Oh sigh. Don't we love Orla? Have you seen her tablecloths/napkins? They make me swoon.

Here's to hoping she does another line for Target!

Katy said...

Oh, goodness, Trader Joe's is like Mecca! Soooo cheap, and everything is so good, too!!

Katie Lyons said...

I love Orla Keily! And those mugs are fab, I can see why you had to make that extra stop :)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Hi Cabin and Cub, Just catching up with my blogging friends, and saw this post. Trader Joe's just opened up near where I live, and it is ALWAYS packed with happy shoppers. Why more grocery stores don't take notice is beyond me.
Have a great weekend.

Chocolate and Steel said...

so lucky! I love those mugs. I wish I had more room in the cabinets for some cute mugs.

cabin + cub said...

glad to see so many other orla fans too! ;)

lesley said...

oh man, i love trader joes! it's always one of our first stops when we go to bellevue to visit family. i sure wish they'd open one here in van, i'm addicted to their products!

randi said...

those mugs are great - i love her style and that line for target...

in the uk recently i kept seeing a brunette with an orla tote in oxford, and i could never tell if it was the same woman over and over or different women with great taste! :-)