Friday, July 31, 2009


Watch out!

You are not going to believe what's coming soon to Uptown Avenue!

UptownVintage dot Etsy dot com (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Our vintage scouts have been working overtime (is shopping really working???)! We hope you enjoy the beautiful, tenderly cared for items we have acquired from yesteryear. Visit often and don't delay if you see something you love, because most of our vintage items are one-of-a-kinds and once they are gone...well, you get the picture!

UptownVintage dot Etsy dot com (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

UptownVintage dot Etsy dot com (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Have a fun-filled day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Inspiration - Red Canoe collection

A little inspiration for today - I'm loving Stephanie's Red Canoe collection

buck. (by little birds)

shrooms (by little birds)

Her entire Flickr photostream is inspirational.

PS: How cool is this panda bread?!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tic Tac Toe, 3 birthdays in a row!

We're celebrating a lot of birthdays around here lately. Three in just nine days, actually!

Chocolate cupcakes!  (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

We're living it up with breakfast in bed, lots of cupcakes, presents, days at the beach, birthday dinners out {getting embarrassed by singing servers}, and park days with friends!

Lincoln City (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Williamette River at sunset (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend too!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's a Wrap!

We ate a wonderful lunch at a new cafe the other day and I went home and tried to duplicate it - minus the mayo! Here's the recipe:

Ingredients: (adjust portions to your own tastes)

In a large bowl mix 1 cup plain yogurt with 3 TBS of honey (my substitution for the mayo!)

It's a Wrap! (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)


2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast
1 apple, sliced and cubed
1 cup seedless grapes - cut in 1/2 or 1/3's
3/4 chopped walnuts
3/4 cup Craisins

It's a Wrap! (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Stir all together and spoon into a tortilla or pita!

It's a Wrap! (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

It's a Wrap! (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Take to work, school or picnic in a stylish bento!

It's a Wrap! (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Bon Appetit!!

P.S. Let me know how you like it :-)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What has designer Lex Leigh been up to lately?

Creating - New and wonderful expressions of art and style!
Updating - Presenting her new collection of fashion 'button' earrings!
Coordinating - Fabulous ways to attain her beautiful pieces!
Formulating - Inventive ways to keep her costs low and her quality high!

We are proud to announce that Lex Leigh designs are now available at Uptown Avenue!

What will Lex Leigh do next? Keep watching at to stay at the top of her artistic trends! We Love, Love, Love Lex Leigh!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Zum Bars

Are you like the rest of us, finding the long hot days of summer are really taking it's toll on your skin? The dryness and rough patches from too much sun, chlorinated pools and sand - whew! There has to be a solution. Well, we've got just one word that will make your skin sing - Zum!

Zum Bar Soaps (by Lex Leigh / Uptown Avenue)

Time to give our bodies the pampering they deserve. Enjoy a refreshing spa bath with Zum products, including incredibly scented soaps to give your skin a lift with raw and wonderful moisturizers of goat’s milk, glycerin, vegetable oils, herbs and pure essential oils. Zum goat's milk soaps have low pH and are loaded with restorative and rejuvenating alpha-hydroxy acids, and luxuriant moisturizers.

We invite you to pamper yourself during these hot summer months. Check out our array of soaps, bath salts and lotions (we even have baby Zum to pamper your little ones!). Help make your skin the healthiest and happiest it's been all summer. Live life to its fullest - enjoy!


PS: My favorite scent is Almond! But I also adore the Tangerine Orange and Lime Basil -Lex

Friday, July 10, 2009

Quick Friday Update - Bibs!

I am loooving the new baby bibs we received in stock this month, and perfect timing for the many people we know who are expecting! Who wouldn't think that wipe-clean vinyl covered bibs are the just best?

And, they're handmade by featured artist Lisa D!

The lowdown - they're $10.50 and our free shipping lasts until July 31st, check them out!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

West Coast Wednesday - Oregon Wine

When we hear the words 'Wine Country' we usually think of California's Napa Valley, but Oregon's Willamette Valley is quickly becoming as well known as our southern sister wineries.

Oregon wine (by Neal1960)

Oregon is a world-class wine state with 15 approved winegrowing regions and more than 300 wineries producing 72 varieties. We are blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful wine-growing landscapes in the world. Beauty abounds in Oregon wine growing, from the soaring lands of the Columbia River Gorge to the Willamette Valley’s green, rolling hills to the high mountain valleys of Southern Oregon. There are some incredible sights to behold—and some incredible wines to taste.

Have a Nice Weekend (by Erik Anestad)

In Oregon, our winemakers are farmers, families and environmental stewards who believe in high-quality artisan wine. In fact, most Oregon wineries are relatively small, producing on average just 5,000 cases a year. Oregon country roads are dotted with beautiful wine tasting rooms where you sit on large decks to sample a fragrant pinot noir or pinot gris while soaking in breathtaking views of the vineyard and lush landscapes beyond.

Bella Vida (by 1980TR7)