Gift Guide: Some Wonderful Books

It’s so crazy that Christmas is just over a week away. If you’re still looking for gifts for someone, inspiration for cooking or just something nice to curl up with over the holiday — here are some books that I own and love or that I’ve been admiring. They might strike your fancy, too! Any books you’ve been loving lately or old favorites you like to give as gifts?


1. The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen 2. A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse 3. A Simple Feast: A Year of Stories and Recipes to Savor and Share 4. Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food 5. A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus 6. Sunday Suppers:Recipes + Gatherings 7. It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great 8. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi 9. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week


1. Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 2. Vivian Maier: Street Photographer 3. The Best of Flair 4. Vanity Fair 100 Years 5. Fashionable Selby 6. Advanced Style 7. New icons of Fashion Illustration 8. Worn Stories 9. The Invention of an Artist


1. The Biba Years: 1963-1975 2. Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan 3. Lou Lou de la Falaise 4. Brassaï: Paris 5. Tim Walker: Pictures 6. Diana Vreeland: Memos 7. Horst 8. Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time 9. Vogue: The Covers


1. The Book of Symbols 2. The Complete Dictionary of Symbols 3. Encyclopedia of the Exquisite 4. The Way Tarot 5. Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities 6. The Book of English Magic 7. Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers & Swells 8. All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours 9. Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati


I love these sweet HausCraft spell kits by Erica from HausWitch. There are six different spell kits to help with protection and positivity, clearing and refreshing, housewarming, creating harmony with others, balance and calm, and finding the perfect home. Erica includes a careful selection of stones, candles, incense, sage, potions, bells, beads, sea salt, mini cauldrons and other tools to help manifest your desired outcomes. Such a perfect gift idea for yourself or a loved ones — especially with a brand new year coming! More HERE.







Images courtesy of HausWitch.



Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you get some names crossed off your list and can still have time to relax with loved ones. See you next week! xo Jen


Make sure to enter my dreamy giveaway!

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Oh, hello to you, beautiful poncho sweater.

A soft knit headband in greys. (25% off purchases $100+ code: knowyoursource)

A bright festive plaid scarf. (30-40% off code JINGLE thru 12/18)

I’m loving this bag in all the colors. (30% off code WRAPITUP thru 12/24)

I love this pink leather bag.

A sweet polka dot dress. (30% off code WRAPITUP thru 12/24)

This sale section is pretty fantastic.

I LOVE my new brass side table. (20% off code JINGLE20 thru 12/14)

I’d like to have this lovely marble coffee table. (20% off code JINGLE20 thru 12/14)

YUM. Booze-filled chocolates by Oregon distillers.


Get 30% off at Madewell with code WRAPITUP thru 12/24.

Get 30% off cold weather styles at the big ASOS sale.

Get 25% off purchases of $100 or more at Zady with code knowyoursource.

Get 10% off regular priced items at Imelda’s with promo code HOLIDAZE10 now thru 12/14.

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Get 15% off purchases at Frances May with code: FMHKHOLIDAY now thru 12/17/14.

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PHOTOS: 1. Jane Fonda on the set of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? in 1969. 2. Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim at home in 1967.



Ahoy! Here is my big list of fun stuff happening around Portland. It’s another AMAZING weekend of holiday markets with a cast of truly phenomenal local characters. Have a wonderful time out there! xo Jen

P.S. Dear ladies AND gents — make sure to enter my dreamy giveaway with Frances May! Our instagram followers can also get an extra entry. Enter HERE.


♥ If you still need to get a beautiful tree for your home this year (see pics) — I can’t recommend this place enough. This was our third year and you can’t help but smile the whole time. Just make sure you go all the way to the right place — there are a couple imposter farms along the way. Just follow the signs!

♥ Friday, Dec 12. 5PM—8PM. Stop by for Amelia’s Annual Holiday Party. Come sip some drinks, eat some snacks, chat with lovely people and, of course, tell Bambi the dog how pretty she looks in her party dress. Amelia is at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 12. 6:30PM–10PM. Lovely ladies, Roddellee from Adored Vintage ad Christine from Camillia Heirloom are throwing a little holiday potluck fête for ladies in Portland to gather with other local lovelies. At the Starlight Winter Evening Gathering they will also be collecting donations for Dressember Foundation who raise funds to help women rescued from sex trafficking. Camillia Heirloom Studio is located at 215 SE Morrison on the 6th Floor. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM—7PM. More collaborative holiday sale amazingness! The Makery Winter Market this year features 2 dozen of our wonderful Portland makers! Come shop the fantastic wares from Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Caravan Pacific, Studio Olivine, Anna Joyce, Reif, BLTN Jewelry, Sara Barner, Red Onion Woodworks, Espe Floral, Vitreluxe, Tiro Tiro, Demimonde, Syrk Tableware, Studio ERG, Non Perishable Goods, Coatt, Nell & Mary, Make it Good, Zanna Printed Textiles, Grey Goods Portland, The Granite and Hank by Henry. The Makery Winter Market is happening at Holocene this year — 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM–4PM. Pop by Pistils Nursery for a lovely Ay Marieke Jewelry Trunk Show! Marika will be bringing beautiful new Ay Marieke collection pieces and there will be treats, a raffle and good company. Pistils is at 3811 North Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM—9PM. Join ADX for their 4th Annual Gifted Holiday Fair! Shop goods from Sacha Knives, Walnut Studiolo, Revolution Design House, Haus Leather, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Milk and Honey, Amy Fields, Cipriano Designs, Elizabeth Rohloff Designs, Matchbox Studio, Fieldworks Supply, Handforge, Jake Wasson, Handforge, North St. Bags, Torrain, Hand Eye Supply, Port Rhombus Design, Schuttenworks, Made Here, Finex, Marty Hogan Jewelry, Bowie & Francesca, The Bitter Housewife, Crowd Supply, House Spirits, Tique Box, Chapter, Ooak Forge, The Beebe Company, Jake Wasson, Red Duck Foods, Hot Winter Hot Sauce and Olympia Oyster Bar. There will be drinks, snacks, live music, a gift wrapping station, and a photobooth. ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 13 & Sunday, Dec 14. 11AM–6PM. It’s coming… the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is this weekend. 250+ vendors selling handmade goods. Goodie bags for first 150 shoppers each day. Gift wrapping station. All ages. Free admission. And lots more! The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is at Oregon Convention Center 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.


♥ Sunday, Dec 14. YAY! It’s the fun 4th annual Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-Up at Union/Pine this Sunday! Come shop wonderful wares from AK Vintage, Another Feather, Aspen Summit, Branch Birdie, Bridge & Burn, Hand-Eye Supply, hunt//gather jewelry, Jacobsen Salt Co., Kinfolk, MadeHere PDX, Mag-Big, Make It Good, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Masala Pop, Matto Photo Booth, Nell and Mary, Olympic Provisions, Ouur, Portland Apothecary, Red Clouds, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Summerland, Tastebud, The Wild Unknown, Union Wine Company and WORN PATH. Plus, an art drive and The Green Dandelion will deck the halls and Santa Booth for p:ear! There will be some hot spiked winter cheer from Stumptown, treats, wine and lots of lovely people. Give back and help some great kids by donating any new/lightly enjoyed art supply item to p:ear at the event! Union/Pine is located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, Dec 14. Come to the big fun party annual sale thing at Palace! All regular items will be 20% off. Sale items will be 40–75% off. Lovely Better Late Than Never jewels will be dazzling up the shop and free makeup demos from Alima Pure (from 2PM–5PM). There will also be music, Prosecco and yummy treats from Sweedeedee. Palace is at 2205 East Burnside St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, Dec 14. 12PM–6PM. Ace Hotel is hosting The 6th Annual Publication Fair at The Cleaners this Sunday and some of the city’s best publishers and booksellers will be in attendance. This year’s participants: Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Anthology Booksellers, Big Big Wednesday, Container Corps, Couch Press, Cumbersome Multiples, Division Leap, Floating World Comics, Front, Future Tense Books, gobshite quarterly/reprobate books, Know Your City, Monograph Bookwerks, Nationale, New Herring Press, Octopus Books, PNCA Artist Publications / Personal Libraries Library, Passages Bookshop, Perfect Day Publishing, Publication Studio, Scout Books, Sidebrow, Tin House, Two Plum Press and Whitewall of Sound Publication. The Cleaners is at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, Dec 18. 5PM-8:30PM. Stop by West End Select Shop for a lovely ARA Handbags Trunk Show. Meet ARA designer Amber Arambul and shop her beautiful handmade leather backpacks, clutches and toes — with a 10% discount at the show. Wine. Treats. Meet. Greet. West End Select Shop is at 927 SW Oak Street. MORE INFO

♥ Now thru Wednesday, Dec 24. Una is offering 10% off purchases with the donation of the new or gently used adult hat/gloves/mittens, sheets, blankets, dishes, cookware and personal care items to be donated to the amazing charity, Bradley Angle House — they help and house women and children escape abusive relationships. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru the end of the year. Sadly, Winn Perry is closing their brick-and-mortar store again — this time after only 1 year. The temporary upswing is that they are having big sales in the shop and online as they closeout their shop inventory to prepare to be online only. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm. All close out items will be final sale. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.


PHOTOS: Christmas tree hunting this year. Snapped by me, Jen McCabe.

Frances May Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so psyched to be having a sweet Frances May giveaway today. One lucky person will get a $250 gift card to spend on whatever they’d like from the wonderful Frances May shop. I’m crazy for all the shoes and everything from the FM x Church + State collaboration right now. A few more faves are the obsidian chalet dress, the seed cardigan, alabaster hat, poet dress and ALL the jewels. They also have a fantastic selection for men. If you’re visiting or live in Portland, make sure to stop by the beautiful new FM shop at 1003 SW Washington St. in downtown Portland. More HERE. GOOD LUCK & HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 15% off purchases at Frances May with code: FMHKHOLIDAY now thru 12/17/14.

1. Visit Frances May and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @FrancesMayShop and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!









A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% off purchases at Frances May with code: FMHKHOLIDAY now thru 12/17/14.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Frances May. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, Dec 17, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, Dec 19.