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Big news for Portland locals and visitors: our brick and mortar location just got even dreamier! Now when you come down to Sellwood to check out our socks, you can get yourself some delicious gelato, from the Atlas Scoops cart, which is now located on our lot, right behind the shop.
Those of you who may recall that we used to have a neighborhood gelato shop will be glad to know that the new cart is supplied by the same company – Staccato Gelato! We’re indescribably happy to have gourmet gelato from locally sourced ingredients, in our own backyard.
Needless to say, this is great for morale. If you’re not familiar with gelato – it’s basically a fancy type of ice cream from Italy. It’s typically a little bit smoother in consistency, and is traditionally made with milk instead of the cream which is used in normal American ice cream.
Not only is the gelato delicious, but it’s turned our back lawn into a lovely outdoor sitting room! We chose this location for our shop because we love the Sellwood/Moreland neighborhood with its family-friendly atmosphere and pedestrian accessibility, so it’s really an honor to host our friends, neighbors and visitors as they enjoy some sweet treats. We hope to see you there!
As you may have heard, we’re currently offering free shipping to most of the countries we can ship to, so we should be busier than we would be on a typical Thursday in July…. and yet this morning an assortment of technical difficulties very nearly made our work impossible!
Our phones were down, our internet was turning on an off, and our morning orders couldn’t be assembled because we didn’t have access to the systems we needed to deal with them! Since many of our jobs are internet-based, we were even starting to get bored — so what did we do? Well, first we played a board game! That’s right, we had some fun with a homemade, neon version of a classic party game, then picked some matching socks and took photos of the game play!
By the time that fun was over, we thought for sure we’d be able to put together some socks orders….. but we were wrong! Morale was dropping quickly, so Brenna suggested we stage an emergency petticoat intervention, in which we put on all of the petticoats that we keep on hand for photoshoots. Flouncing and fluff is always good for morale! And since there were more petticoats than Dreamers this morning, some of us had so much foofiness going on that even Scarlett O’Hara would have been green with envy!
By now our phones are back up, our internet is behaving itself, and all of the socks have been pulled and packaged, so fear not! All of your orders shipped out today! Just know that they were packaged with even more glee and love than usual.
This past weekend, Sock Dreams was the proud sponsor of GearCon 2014.
What a weekend of wonders! From classes on actually executing your own version of Around the World in 80 Days, to intricate devices, there was truly something for everyone. Here’s just a little taste of what our neighbors were offering in the Market Room:
While we did not vend this year, Dreamer Rae and myself were standing by with a truly special discount card and a fun raffle for socks and gift cards. Congrats to all the winners!
Our newest sticker is ready for a day at the seaside! She’s all dressed up in her red, white, and blue finest, complete with Navy and White Extraordinaries. She’s even brought along her own sailboat, drifting happily among the peals of her ocean-blue lotus. We can almost smell the sand and saltwater taffy from here!
As always, to receive one of our special stickers, please request a Nautical Sticker with your next order.
We’ve come to the end of another wonderful Pride celebration here in Portland, and our hearts are just bursting with love and rainbows.
Saturday saw a lot of action—and a couple of product re-stocks, since it was chilly and just the perfect weather for socks!
Sunday, our last day at Pride, was a big one. The local parade started up at 11am, which is when the Oregon weather decided to show itself. Even though it rained on our parade, it couldn’t dampen the spirits of our LGBTQ community or its allies.
Just look at all these colourful outfits and socks! You can check out more in our Pride 2014 Gallery.
The end of Pride is always so bittersweet for us, but this year we get to prolong the moment because in just a few short days, we’re heading down to San Francisco Pride! If you’ll be in San Francisco June 28-29, we invite you to stop by and join the fun. Sock Dreams will be at booth #10554, and we’re stocking up on new Radiant Rainbows, Water Bottles, exclusive Pride swag, and so much more!