Do you know how soap is made? It has always seemed a mysterious process to us, and was made even more magical after meeting Nori Gilbert- who, with partner Taylor Ahlmark, created Maak Soap Lab in 2010. Housed in the Beam & Anchor building of North Portland, Maak "focuses on refining an old world craft and reconnecting with a resurgence in handmade goods".

You can find a seasonal assortment of their fragrant, all-natural/vegan concoctions at their online store, as well as local boutiques like Tender Loving Empire and Lizard Lounge. They'll be setting up shop for the event with beautiful new products, many of which would make an unforgettable party favor for guests (or on a registry list?). Visit their website here.

Photos by The Weaver House