Mad About Plaid: Duvall-Style

Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills. Main Street, Duvall. That’s right. Duvall.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a fashion show at Match Coffee & Wine in Duvall, WA, a quaint town about 40 minutes east of Seattle. The café is in a great space on Main Street. High ceilings, exposed brick, a fireplace, and lots of art on the walls. The bar was packed, and people stood in the aisles waiting for the show. I sipped on syrah, listened to music, and chatted with Mr. Jean of all Trades.

wine and corks

The show was presented by Chic Essentials, a cute boutique (also on Duvall’s Main Street). Chic Essentials has a great selection of women’s clothing, from basic tanks to trendy tops. I had my eye on a bias cut skirt in a pretty cornflower blue.

Fashion shows are notoriously hard to shoot (moody lighting, moving subjects), and of course, despite taking a ton of photos, there was nothing flattering in the lot. Well, except for one of me, taken by hubby! He took this photo of me before the show, while I was sitting on a bench made of books. It adorns the sidewalk outside of a used bookstore next to Match. It’s especially fitting, since it’s Get Caught Reading month.


Trench: Thrifted
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: John Fluevog
Scarf: DIY

After the fashion show, we crossed the street to The Duvall Grill and Tap Room. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the wine warmed me up. They have a good selection of vegetarian items too, which made me happy.

It’s worth the trip to Duvall. It’s a small place, but there are things to do and see and there’s a distinctly artsy vibe about the place. I’ll be back. Maybe to browse through antique shops and boutiques, but probably for the cornflower blue skirt.

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