Saturday, July 18, 2009

Trunk Show today until 4 PM

Rebecca of Flowers by Far'ha is here at Belle Sirota showing off her beautiful work until 4:00 today! If you're in the area, stop by and take a look.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Half Price Gift Certificates, Today Only!

Just for today, you can get a half-price gift certificate for use on Belle Sirota's website, ebay shop or in the retail store, by going here:

Belle Sirota's ebay store

In other exciting news, the Hayden Island Farmers Market starts inside Jantzen Beach Center on July 7! It will take place every Tuesday from 2:00 - 7:00 PM, indoors and year round.
Hayden Island Farmers Market

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Need help veganizing your favorite recipes?

Join us for our first workshop!

Saturday, June 20 from 6 - 8 PM

Melissa Berry, ND, will be hosting the first in a series of workshops on veganism. Bring in your favorite non-vegan recipe and Melissa will offer suggestions on ways to make it vegan! We'll also have samples of some of the vegan substitutions like hemp milk, soy milk, and others.

This event is free, but we will be accepting donations for Sisters of the Road Cafe.

If you're interested in attending, send an email to or call (503) 206-7851 to reserve your seat.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Masks!

Since tomorrow night is the Grand Floral Masquerade, it's a good time to post a few of the new masks by the Trapp Sisters!

Gold Erte by Diane Trapp

Grey Bunny by Diane Trapp

Pink Flower by Connie Trapp

Dragon by Connie Trapp

Elegant Bat by Connie Trapp

Monday, May 4, 2009

Update on Vicki Seaunier

I just got off the phone with Vicki, and this is what her family is in need of:

Vicki: Size 22 pants, XL shirts
Amanda: Size 18 pants, L-XL shirts
Jeremy: 38W 32L pants (esp. black), XL shirts
Zach: 36W 32L pants, XL shirts
Randy: 34W 30L pants, L shirts
Tyson: 3-6 or 6-9 month clothing, size 2 diapers, formula (Similac Sensitive)
Becca: Size 6 or 7 pants, L shirts (juniors sizes)

queen, full and twin bed linens
furniture in good shape
bakeware (cookie sheets, cake pans, etc.)

they don't need towels, silverware, glasses, or beds.

Thank you!
Belle Sirota

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Clothing & Household Items needed for family

Belle Sirota is hosting a household item/clothing drive for Vicki Seaunier of Vancouver, Washington. Vicki's house burned down last week, and she and her family lost everything. If you have things sitting around that you're not using, Vicki and her family could use them! Bring them to Belle Sirota at Jantzen Beach Center and we'll make sure that Vicki receives them. She is also looking for a rental house or apartment for herself, her 19 year old daughter, 2 month old grandson, and a family friend.

Information about the fire can be found here. If you are able to donate money, there is a trust set up for the family at Washington Mutual branches in the Portland/Vancouver area.

If you have any questions or are able to offer other help to this family, please email me (Renee) at or call (503) 206-7851.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kids Craft Camps at Belle Sirota!

Instructors: Julia and Jeanne Hosack

Our first camp will be on Sunday May 3rd at 1:00 inside Belle Sirota at the Jantzen Beach Mall.

We will be making painted sunflower pots for Mothers day, complete with a mini sunflower seedling.

This class is appropriate for ages 3 and up. The cost is $15. This includes a kit with everything you need to make your pot and a token to ride the carousel.

Space is limited so call (503) 206-7851 or email soon to reserve your spot.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Grand Re-Opening/1st Anniversary Celebration!

Belle Sirota (all vegan gallery) has expanded to a much larger space inside Jantzen Beach Center and we're celebrating the grand re-opening and first anniversary! Tomorrow, April 4, from noon - 2:00, Nikki from Vege Thai will be demonstrating how to make salad rolls, and we'll be offering samples of Market Spice Tea, cinnamon roasted almonds, and Missionary Chocolates.

Friday, March 6, 2009

First Friday Art Walk tonight!

Join Jantzen Beach the first Friday of the month for a different type of Art Walk!

Every first Friday, Jantzen Beach and Belle Sirota host an Art Walk for all ages. Local independent artists display their work in this unconventional venue. Imagine an Art Walk where patrons can avoid the unpredictable weather of the Pacific NW and have plenty of parking.

Tonight, we will have artisans showing jewelry, fine art, handcrafted soaps, photography, metal sculpture and more.

Hope to see you tonight! If you are interested in having a space at future art walks inside Jantzen Beach Center, send an email to for an application.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Carnaval is this Saturday!

Carnaval Brasileiro is this Saturday night at the Crystal Ballroom! If you need a mask, stop by Belle Sirota and check out the great selection of handcrafted masks by Connie & Diane Trapp.

This past Saturday, I had a table at the Beaux Arts Ball at the Portland Art Museum. The response to the masks was fantastic!

Here's a few of the masks that I have in stock:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Masks for Mardi Gras!

Fat Tuesday is coming up on February 24, and there are also some masquerades happening in Portland in February and March.

Portland Art Museum Beaux-Arts Ball: Grand Court Gala

Carnaval Brasileiro Portland
Junior League Masquerade
Vampire Ball

Go here to see some of the masks currently available at Belle Sirota!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New items this week!

Some new items that came in this week:

Pins by Kim Lugar - Clay Art
Journals by Recycled Treasures
Market Spice Tea
Magnets & Coasters by Linden Tree Photography
Jewelry by Rosanna Elizabeth

Pictures coming soon! And be sure to check out Private Stock Jewelry for some more beautiful jewelry that is available at Belle Sirota.

Friday, January 9, 2009

First Friday Art Walks at Jantzen Beach Center!

Join Jantzen Beach the first Friday of the month for a different type of Art Walk.

Every first Friday*, Jantzen Beach and Belle Sirota will be hosting an Art Walk for all ages. Local independent artists will get the chance to display their work in this unconventional venue. Imagine an Art Walk where patrons can avoid the unpredictable weather of the Pacific NW and have plenty of parking.

Jantzen Beach Art Walk (JBAW)
Sponsored by Belle Sirota

Jantzen Beach Art Walk Dates: 1st Friday each month (excluding June-September)
February 6th, 2009
March 6th, 2009
April 3rd, 2009
May 1st, 2009
October 2nd, 2009
November 6th, 2009
December 4th, 2009

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Jantzen Beach Art Walk, please send an email to