Tucked away off of northeast Alberta is the most darling stationery and small gift store you will ever visit. It’s so darling in fact, that the owner decided to name it Darling Distraction. I knew I was going to like this store because I was already obsessed with their instagram feed. (Which, by the way, happens to be how I discovered this little gem.) Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! I know I love a store when the second I walk into it, I immediately have the urge to buy EVERYTHING. And, that’s exactly what happened when I walked in here. The owner is delightful and actually creates her own stationary line. (See kitty notebook below!) For years she lived in California working in the wine industry. Collecting vintage ceramic figurines and stationary became more than a hobby when she realized she had filled a storage unit with them. The next logical step was to open her own store. And where better than Portland, OR? She sells these awesome patches too.And have you ever seen a cuter cake stand??I for one am so happy she settled up here and brought her cool vintage Palm Springs vibe with her. If you are looking for the perfect card and/or gift do yourself a favor and head over to Darling Distraction at 4936 NE 16th Ave. Portland, OR.
And if you are not in Portland, never fear! Her online shop is great!