Monday, April 28, 2008


Norris H Perkins, II

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Home from Dubai & Cairo.

A few pics from the pile...

the spice souk

on Dubai creek

shopping for spices

the gold souk

the world's tallest building, right outside our hotel room

did you want to ski while you were at the mall?

luxurious hotels, restaurants and shops on the Persian Gulf

the burj al arab ~ we had such fun in the sky view bar

my new best friends

our view of the Nile

busy cairo

handsome police protecting the tourists

finally, our visit to the pyramids

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Norris' Trip

and a stop at the gold souk for me.
See ya in a while!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Three Kims and a Fritz

So I must have jiggled the camera...and we hadn't even had a mimosa yet! Sorry about the blur.

Off to the Street of Eames with Kim & Fritz and Kim and Norris. The official Street of Eames website won't let me poach a pic of our favorite house, but it was the Saul Zaik in our neighborhood. Such gorgeous open spaces & I loved the curved fence!

After touring four houses, we made a pit stop and started hauling out all the food we brought. Such a feast, with champagne & tangerine juice, pinot gris, lots of wonderful spreads and crackers, meats, fruit & sweets. Who needs the last two houses? Not us... we came back home and opened more wine! Such a fun day with awesome friends.

After a power nap, Kim and I met the third Kim of the day at the Kingstad center for a benefit dinner. "How can we drink more wine? Let's switch to beer!"

'Lil Kim bought the most items from the auction... but I bought the worst junk. Anything to keep shoveling money into the coffers, though I couldn't possibly drink enough to get talked into bidding on that sailboat, sorry Rita!

Soon I'll be hitting the Nike Employee Store with Kim. (we each won a pass)

More Kim escapades to follow!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Weekend Update

Life has calmed down.

I have a house to show you. R's move from McMinnville to the big city will make her life so much more fun, and her commute only a few minutes instead of the better part of an hour.

The best part of this house? A bubbling creek and fire pit with stools made from old logs. It's like living in the country, but not. And such great sellers who have become her friends.

What else have I been looking at? Well, I want the perfect family home for two young doctors, and we're looking N, S, E & W. I'm also scouring Bridlemile and Ainsworth for two beautiful families. I've seen some awesome houses lately. Here are a couple of my favorites.

This house has been updated to the max. All the tile is a bit hard-edged for me, but it's a great property in a neighborhood with a pool.

This house is dynamite! Got 1.8 Mil? The decor is stunning.

What a beautifully remodeled kitchen! It's in a neat ranch house with a big back yard. Still under consideration by one client. (and if the location wasn't a bit tricky, it would have sold 10 times by now)

I loved this one. Mid-century, thoughtful design by a local architect. It sold with multiple offers in just a day or two.

I have the greatest job!

Update on my own house....

Siding almost complete, paint colors chosen, deck design/materials complete, and we're just waiting for them to finish their work. Our part is done except for writing the check. The pounding! It's been going on forever. One antique plate fell of a shelf and broke. After that we realized we needed to take things off the walls! It's like living inside a snare drum.

Speaking of snare drum, Cam and Betsy had a swell time in Wisconsin and met my baby brother. Whit and Noel are bronze and beautiful after a week in Hawaii. They saw Sayid! Claire got a $500 bonus after resigning on April Fools Day and then revealing that it was a prank. Best April Fools ever!

Norris and I are happily buzzing and planning our trip. We've made reservations for drinks at the Burj, which carries a cover charge of about $125. Who cares? It's the only 7 star hotel in the world!

Now if I could just get my taxes to the accountant...

Maybe I'll have time for an update on the Street of Eames... a fun date with two Kims and a Fritz.