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Blue Hawaii Canvas Dansko Sneaker at Unfurl in Manzanita
This pick was nominated simply because of the cuteness factor, but looks aren't everything. Sneaker versatility, plus Mary Jane style, plus the durability Dansko is known for equals the Valerie Canvas sneaker outsole. This shoe offers the adaptability of a sneaker plus the playful femininity of the Mary Jane style shoe. The Blue Hawaii color is in stock for $75, but other colors can be ordered at Unfurl in Manzanita, Oregon (503) 368-8316
Classic Aalto Vase at Finn Ware in Astoria
First unveiled at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, the Aalto vase is still getting people talking today because if its mysterious shape. It's still as modern today as it was in 1937 when it won first place for design. The vase is made in several colors and several finishes to fit a multitude of decors. Priced from $143 to $335, you can find it at Finn Ware in Astoria, Oregon (503) 325-5720
My Favorite Mug at Caffe Latte in Seaside
Coffee always tastes better when you drink if from your favorite mug. Here is a very confident line of nine-ounce decorative coffee mugs that are positive about their future place in your cupboard. Pictured is a classic beach scene but there are several other styles available and they each come in their own matching box. Priced at $16.95, these mugs can be found at Caffe Latte, in the Seaside Carousel Mall, Seaside, Oregon (503) 738-8631
Mintastic Bath & Shower Gel at Astoria Hemp Works
Astoria Hemp Works in Astoria, Oregon carries Earthly Body products, including the Mintastic Bath & Shower Gel. Forget that dried out bar of soap. Mintastic is tingly and minty and the hemp oil formula cleanses and moisturizes luxuriously. An 8-ounce bottle is $11.95. Astoria Hemp Works (503) 791-2914
Silver Bangle Bracelets at Village Merchants in Pacific City
We love these chunky bangle bracelets at Village Merchants in Pacific City. The designs are embossed and the bracelets are made of mixed metals. They sell for $24 each and add style to any look. Village Merchants, Pacific City, Oregon (503) 965-6911
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