On a recent trip to Europe, my sweetie and I took the train from Amsterdam to The Hague for a day. We wandered around the city and stopped for sustenance at Will’s Pancake house.
We continued on our walk and enjoyed window shopping (me), taking photos (Todd) and soaking in the atmosphere. I stopped by a clothing store called Noa Noa, which had European women’s clothes. By European, I mean nothing like what you’d find at Ann Taylor or Nordstroms, but perhaps similar to Anthropologie, but with a slightly more adult, sophisticated look. I had no time to try anything on but I did drool over some of the dresses. When I got back to Portland, I searched the Noa Noa website for stores in the United States but there are none here. I searched Google to find out who carries the brand – lucky for me (not so much my sweetie) there’s a store here in Portland, Narcisse that is the only place in the States that carries the brand. It’s a lovely space downtown at1015 SE Washington, with lots of room, and artfully hung clothing and jewelry. The claw foot tub filled with lights makes me smile.
I bought a beautiful wrap dress for summer there. It’s a pretty viscose dress with a cream background and purple flowers. I really like that it comes down to my knees – it’s much more appropriate for work than some of the very short dresses out there these days.