Hello! We’re rounding that holiday season corner when it really turns into more of a frenzy. This list of fun isn’t as long as usual, but there are a bunch of stellar things to do with truly wonderful people. Cozy up with some local lovelies and shop with some booze in hand — we’re all in the week before Christmas madness together. Have fun! xo Jen

P.S. That pic up there is from the new Tanner Goods collection — this is a FANTASTIC place to shop for ladies, but especially for those difficult dudes at 1308 W Burnside. Or shop Tanner Goods online.

P.P.S. Sad news — Yo Vintage! is closing their doors come January 3rd! Go buy up all their beautiful things and give the girls some love before they go back to being online only. More closing details and mega sale info to come. Yo Vintage! is at 413 SW 13th.


♥ Thursday, Dec 18. 5PM. Come to the wonderful Seaworthy jewelry studio tonight for a last minute shopping party! There will be all the pretty things (including some one-of-a-kind and discount pieces) and drinks to sip while you peruse in very good company. Get yourself and some loved ones something special. Marisa’s studio is at the Boxlift Building 333 NE Hancock #8. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, Dec 18. 4PM-7PM. Come by Haunt tonight for a trunk show with lovely locally made jewels by Ay Marieke. Champagne and treats and 10%–40% off! Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside. 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

♥ Thursday, Dec 18. Open until 8:30PM. Stars Antiques is open late at all three of their shops on SE Milwaukie Ave in West Moreland. They will be open until 8:30, there will be wine and sparkling cider AND a $100 Stars gift card giveaway and Stars Too will have 40% off their Christmas decorations. Stop by! Stars Antiques: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave, Stars & Splendid Antiques: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave and Stars Too: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave in Portland, OR. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 19. 6PM-8PM. Get to Nationale for a lovely evening with drinks (I heard HOT TODDIES!?) and a visit with OLO perfumer Heather Sielaff, Dina No Ceramics and Open Habit. There will be some nice deals, AMAZING scents and things, and very wonderful people to hang out with. Nationale is at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, Dec 21. 12PM-7PM. Come nab some very pretties at the Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. There will be lingerie, cashmere beauties, lovely little gifts, lollipops, raffles and cocktails. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. 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.

Photo: The new Tanner Goods Dublin Collection.

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


There are so many things at Woonwinkel that I have my eye on — it’s getting ridiculous. Here is a collection of my current faves below and now that I’ve put it together, I realize that there is a distinct blush pink, white and brass thing going on. They carry so many timeless, lovely, versatile designs — it’s hard to narrow down my shopping list. I have one of the large strappy leather baskets and it’s beautiful — I use it for magazines, but I think it would be sweet for linens or firewood too. I’d love to bring a few more dreamy things home to decorate our new house. So good! If you’re in Portland — make sure to check out Erica and Kristin’s wonderful downtown PDX shop! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. More HERE.

A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% OFF at WOONWINKEL with code: SAVE15 now thru 12/24/14.


MY WOONWINKEL FAVES: 1. pink moon coasters 2. black wire arrow 3. pink marbled pillow 4. white pig bank 5. triangle cuff 6. vanderbilt table lamp 7. blush twist throw + black and linen blanket 8. brass hexagon pots 9. leather strap basket 10. dashes and moons tea towels 11. white sailing ship kite



Hello! I’ve put together another mighty list of FANTASTIC events happening around Portland. Have fun shopping your face off! There is truly so much good stuff at all these shops and events. It can feel a little overwhelming at first, but it’s so fun to make a weekend of visiting favorite local shops and holiday markets. The pics in this post are recent shots at Nationale — a holiday gift goldmine. May stocks the best French rose soap, burning papers, books, magazines… French caramel lollipops? Yes, please. Have a wonderful time! xo Jen


♥ Friday, Dec 5. 6PM–8PM. Stop by Nationale for their Happy Hour with jewelry from St. Eloy, flowers by Hilary Horvath and ceramics by Gretchen Vaudt. You’ll also find other really amazing things to pick up for yourself and the sweetest gifts for loved ones (see all the amazing photos in this blog post!!). 10% off storewide tonight! Nationale is at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5 (opening preview party 5PM—9PM $10, includes House Spirits cocktail).
♥ Saturday, Dec 6. Sunday, Dec 7. 9AM—4PM on Sat & Sun. Three days of fun at The Portland Bazaar! Come get amazing things from OLO, Maak Soap Lab, Yo Vintage!, Bridge & Burn, Hazel Cox, Portland Apothecary, Lilith Rockett, Revive Designs, Wood & Faulk, Fabius Grange, Mazama Wares, Antler & Co, Draplin Design Co., Revolution Design House, Andy Paiko, Nell & Mary, Beacon Sound, Yeti Yoga, Arrowhead Chocolates, Golden Rule Design, Portland Monthly, Campfire Cologne, The Good Flock, House Spirits, Ristretto Roasters, Phloem Studio, Three Little Figs, Kiriko, Imbibe Magazine, Sweetheart Bakery, The James Brand, Union Wine Co, Grove, Starvation Alley, Iliamna Fish Co, Sanborn Canoe, Raft Syrups, Shwood, Pine State Biscuits, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Beckel Canvas, Combed Thunder, Havstad Hat Co, Grey Paw, Tastebud, Jacobsen Salt, Juniper Ridge, Brace & Bit, Modern Macrame and Nong’s Khao Man Gai. The Portland Bazaar will take place at Splash Studios 419 NE 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5. 5PM–9PM. Come SHOP UNDER THE STARS with the lovelies at 811 E. Burnside. Haunt, SIX/SEVEN, Seven Sisters, Redux Boutique, Bombshell Vintage and Milk and Honey will be having shop discounts, trunk shows, giveaways, tunes, warm cider and rum punch! Get over there for a super fun soireé with clothing, jewels, accessories, scents, housewares, vintage, great gifts and wonderful people. All at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5. 4:30PM–8:30PM. There is a fun holiday party happening at Halo Shoes with Ancliffe Collection, Egg Press, Social Preparedness Kits, Scarlet Chamberlain, Bowyer & Fletcher, Hanger & Fox, Gold & Arrow Salon and Gwenan Marshall. Halo will be offering a 20% off their beautiful shoes and there will be drinks and small bites. Halo is located at 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5. 6PM–9PM. Come out for the Shop Late Williams Event on N. Williams with 7 lovely businesses. 20% OFF, treats, drinks and fun! Ink & Peat, Lark Press, Myoptic, Spielwerk Toys, Queen Bee, Yoga Shala and Workshop Vintage are all participating. There will even be a childcare option at Yoga Shala. Come shop from 6PM–9PM! The shops are all on Williams Ave between Beach and Shaver! MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5. 5PM–9PM and Saturday, Dec. 6 11AM–6PM. Visit OKO for their holiday sale with beautiful jewels, amazing objects, Espe Floral, treats, drinks and fun open studios at Thurman Street Studios. OKO is located at 2774 NW Thurman. MORE INFO.


♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 10AM—4PM. Make your way to the Leisure Craft Fair at Leisure Public House for a little holiday market. Jesseca Anne Jewelry, Keiran Best Pottery & Ceramics, Brehan Todd Jewelry, Toast Knits, Aspen Summit, Smith River Apparel, Erin/Umbrella Collective and Modern Artifacts. Leisure Public House is located at 8002 N. Lombard St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 7PM & 8PM. Lovely vintage shop Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique is having their annual Xtabay Holiday Fashion Show. Liz and her ladies really glam it up in some of the most beautiful vintage clothing you’ve ever seen! There will be two fashion shows and the $12 ticket price all goes to benefit The Cascade AIDS Project. Dressing up is encouraged for attendees! Xtabay is located at 2515 SE Clinton St. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 10AM—7PM. Tilde is having a big 15% off sale during this Saturday’s Decemberville event in Sellwood and Westmoreland. Find beautiful housewares, jewelry, apothecary items, art and more! Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 10AM—7PM. Stars Antiques is having a big sale at all three of their locations in Westmoreland on Milwaukie Ave — all on the same block! They have SO MANY amazing vintage things at already fantastic prices. Stars Antiques, Stars & Splendid and Stars Too are all located on the 7011 SE Milwaukie block. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 2PM—8PM. Come to Amelia for the Holiday Dress Event with Clair Vintage Inspired. Pick out your party frocks with 20% off, sip some festive beverages with designer Alyson Clair. Amelia is at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. Come celebrate at Flora’s 8th Anniversary Party. Alima Pure cosmetics will be doing a special in-store with advice on how to choose and wear their lovely mineral makeup and there will be a raffle with prizes from Alima Pure, Nikki Jacoby, From the Reliquary, Polaris Jewelry, Covet & Ginger, Elysium Jewelry & more. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.


♥ Sunday, Dec 7. 10AM–6PM. Pop by The Cleaners for the Pop Up Shop PDX holiday market with Primecut, Lilith Rocket, Jacobsen’s Salt Co, Bee Local, Studio Twelve21, Bean Goods, Woodblock Chocolate, Prost to the Host, Amrikaii, Wooly Beast, Norwood, BT Livermore, WWJD, Machete, Imaginary Authors, Cloud of Foxes, craftLAB and T Project. The Cleaners at Ace Hotel is located at 403 SW 10th Ave 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.


♥ 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 and 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—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.



IMAGES: The AMAZING new Nationale location at at 3360 SE Division.

Bashful Garter

I’ve been admiring a lot of lovely things at Bashful Garter lately. I love how mindful Teresa is about choosing handmade goods made by makers who produce their wares thoughtfully with natural fibers and organic pieces. My favorites in the shop right now are the mccall dress, the installation shirt, incense cones inspired by the film The Graduate and Great Expectations, the amazing cards and the wonderful leather goods. More HERE.

Get 20% off all orders at Bashful Garter with code: BASHFULKENNEDY now thru 12/19/14.