Calica Studio

I’ve been admiring these stunning silk scarves from Calica Studio by Toronto-based designers Rebecca Horwitz and Meghan Macdonald. I was talking to Kristen about her recent trip selling her jewels down at West Coast Craft (I really need to get to this AMAZING marketplace one year!) and she mentioned a couple of other vendors that she thought were wonderful — Calica Studio was one of them. I especially like their beautiful new scarves below. I’m not sure when they’ll be available in the shop, but I need those silky, pink cotton candy clouds in my life! More HERE.

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CREDITS
Photography: Erin Simkin
Model: Chantelle Hermiston
Scarves: Calica Studio

Paloma Wool

I’ve been enamored with these beautiful Paloma Wool garments lately by Barcelona-based designer, creative director and photographer Paloma Lanna. Everything is just perfect for summer and I adore that minty linen and the faces print by Tana Latorre. I’ve admired the line countless times, but something about this selection of items makes me particularly happy. My favorites are the Carlotta II dress, the Carlotta I dress, the Cara shirtdress, the Carini top, the Jupo skirt and the Olga II trousers. I love this beautiful branch of a family affair that Paloma’s parents started in the 1980s — such a wonderful legacy! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Paloma Wool.

Zinaida Serebriakova

I’ve been really admiring the artwork of Zinaida Serebriakova lately. In particular, I love her portraits of herself, her children, artists, society and royalty. She has an interesting story of being born into privilege in an esteemed Russian (now Ukraine) family of artists, but fell into poverty after the revolution in 1917. Her husband died shortly after and she was left to take care of their four children and other family members. Zinaida left for Paris in 1924 to work on a mural she’d been commissioned to do, but was not allowed back into her country. Only her two youngest children were allowed to be sent to her and she wasn’t able to see her two older children for over twenty years. Her work varies a lot with different techniques, traveling, means to buy supplies and just maturity, I think. Such a strong and interesting lady — she seems to have lived several lives in one. Here are some of my favorite works — everyone has such kind eyes, don’t they? Read more about Zinaida Serebriakova HERE.

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All paintings by Zinaida Serebriakova.

I HEART PDX

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Hello! There is a lot going on the next few days, but you should be able to hit everything before the crazy heat this weekend melts us all to puddles. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! Spread the word! xo Jen

Now thru Tuesday, June 9. For everyone from Portland up to Seattle and many towns in-between — make sure to enter my amazing Helsing Junction Farm Share Giveaway! These wonderful ladies have the best farm around and one lucky person will win a delicious farm share for 8 weeks! There’s also a promo code for $10 off your share if you join between now and July 15: HONEYFARM15 — SO MANY OPTIONS! We have the small share, fruit share, flower share, mushroom share and cheese share this year and we’re SO EXCITED. There are a lot more options to tailor your weekly delivery too! Read more about Helsing Junction Farm + ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. Spread the word to your Pacific NW friends!

Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 9PM. Come out to the Betsy & Iya Retirement Party Sale! Some jewelry needs to get cut to make room for even more new designs, so Betsy & Iya are having a fun sale. Get 20% off some beautiful designs and your last chance to nab them before they’re gone gone gone. Plus, these guys always do it up right at their crazy awesome parties. Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Backtalk West Grand Opening Party! The beloved N. Mississippi shop, Backtalk, is opening a second shop in downtown’s west end. Look for clothing, accessories, housewares and art objects by Laurs Kemp, RillRill, Jessie Weitzel, Claire Green, Metalepsis, The Pursuits of Happiness, Saint Karen, Lindsey Lewis, Julia Gabriel Studio, Formation Design, Sarah Bergman, Weft + Hide. Backtalk West is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Thursday, June 4. 6PM to 9PM. My pals at Needmore Designs are having their 11th Anniversary Party + Open House. Come listen to tunes, sip some vino by Elk Cove Vineyards, nibble Steve’s Cheese, shop Pine Fort Press prints and raise a glass to this wonderful crew of website designers. Needmore Designs is located at 70 NW Couch St., Suite #405. MORE INFO.

Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. YAY! Michelle Kline’s XOBRUNO Studio + Shop has moved in at 811 E. Burnside and they are having a little party. Music, food, drinks and 20% off beautiful xobruno leather goods all day. XOBRUNO is located at 811 E. Burnside #119. MORE INFO.

Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Haunt for the Color, Summer & Go! Group Art Show with Michelle Erickson, Jeannie Helzer and Jennifer Finn. See some lovely artwork, meet the artists and have a colorful cocktail to celebrate summer. Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside #113. MORE INFO.

Saturday, June 6. 12PM to 4PM. Come shop the closets of some local designers, stylists and shop owners at the Privates Pop Up Sale. Shop for castoffs from Jen Goff from Takara, Sarah Radcliffe from Yo Vintage!, Gretchen Jones from Pendleton, Linsey Reif from REIF, Noel from 100 Year Party, Emily Katz from Modern Macrame and Anna Branch. The sale takes place at the Takara Studio at 911 N. Monroe. MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS: The textured cotton Sufi Jacket and Anouk Top by Laurs Kemp. Shop her designs at the Backtalk West opening party tonight. Party details above.

Shop Visit: Ink & Peat

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Home and floral boutique Ink & Peat is situated on North Williams and bears the tagline ‘Organically Inspired’. A visit to the bright and airy shop proves that correct right away. Owner and floral designer, Pam Zsori, puts together beautiful collections of high design items for the home — many of which incorporate natural motifs and themes such as flowers, leaves, minerals, and sweet animals. The floral counter at the back of the shop provides the perfect balance with fresh stunning bouquets, custom floral arrangements and live plants.

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A highly popular shopping destination, Ink & Peat is the sort of store that makes your friends exclaim, “I love that place!”, whenever you mention it. In fact, I arrived for my visit just before opening and found that I wasn’t the only person waiting to get inside. Within twenty minutes, the store was packed with people admiring the jewelry, ceramics, cookbooks, skincare and fragrances, pillows, throws, children’s books and toys, stationary, original art, totes, and more. Ink & Peat has long been a personal favorite and my go-to whenever I need a sure to please gift for friends or family.

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Some of my favorites in the shop right now include amazing fragrances from Sage Lifestyle (you must stop in and smell the Onyx blend!), a gorgeous selection of crystals and geodes in pretty pastel shades, air plants, vegetarian cookbooks, and brightly colored necklaces from Australian line Elk.

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Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N Williams Avenue here in Portland, Oregon. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM, Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. You can also follow @inkandpeat on Instagram and find them on Facebook and Pinterest.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur