My sister, Liz and I used to share a lovely Victorian house. I am pretty sure she is glad that the rooming together phase is over. I however loved it purely for the party throwing. Liz is quite a fabulous cook. Her culinary skills paired with my party planning skills (and the Victorian house) was a match made in heaven. Well, we are joining forces again, this time for a house party fundraiser on behalf of Write Around Portland. It will be at her cute bungalow house and there will be live music, a good mix of people, a few readings, and lots of yummy food including soup in shot glasses. Here are a few images I’m using for inspiration. It should be casual, autumnal, warm, Portlandy, coffee shop-like and bookish.