Saturday, March 19, 2011

A quick note...

Yesterday I spent a bajillion hours and as many dollars at Cost Plus World Market, and when I got up to the register the cashier told me that from March 23-Sept 11, all Cost Plus stores worldwide will be donating 100% of the proceeds from any item produced in Japan to Direct Relief International, which is already on the ground providing aid to victims of the quake and tsunami in Northern Japan. I just wanted to take a moment to share, as I thought that was a brilliant move. Its a smart and easy way to help out. I'll be stocking up on soba noodles, nori, Pocky, and Kirin, for sure! Ooooh, and those amazing little gummi fruits, and real wasabi, and a dragon kite to take on picnics, and some futon cushions, and....

Also, for those of you in Portland, make sure to visit the Portland Japanese Gardens in the next few weeks,  to send some words of encouragement and make a donation to their relief fund. This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in our city, and I can't think of a better time to enjoy it.

Photo by Elizabeth Joy Kimes.


  1. You and Linda W. make me want to visit Oregon so badly. Thanks for tip on World Market!

  2. gorgeous coloring of the leaves! the tights are actually black and thanks for your comment :)

    <3 steffy