Happy Friday, friends! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I’m planning to do a lot of snoozing and a little antiquing for Art Deco housewares on the coast. I’ve been in total insomnia mode, but I personally believe that you can catch up and refresh by hitting pause on the craziness and sleeping a lot. Lots of chocolatey warm drinks help too, of course! Have a wonderful time — whatever you’re up to. xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Perfect plaid pajamas. (25% off code SHOPNOW thru 11/17)
I want to climb inside these snuggly slippers, like Thumbelina, and take a snooze.
I’m madly in love with this cozy plaid dreamboat.
Helllooo, perfect winter sweater.
A nice oversized, but not too long cowl sweater. (40% off code BRFORTY thru 11/15)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilted pink silk top.
A beautiful silk skirt in shades of blue — with pockets!
I love these easy cozy scarves. (40% off code BRFORTY thru 11/15)
A perfect black leather clutch.
Hi. I’ll just be here, staring at these amazing black booties.
I adore these rain boots in all three colors.
These short rain boots look like they’d be really comfortable to run around town in.
I love that these classic oxfords look like soft shoe tap shoes.
Super festive stockings for holiday parties and dolled up outfits.
I need these earrings.
I still love this amazing necklace. The braided chain options!
A beautiful saffron rose perfume.
I love this black mineral mascara.
Currently addicted to this tinted lip balm. (PDX peeps — I got it at Palace on E. Burnside)
I love these simple beeswax pyramid candles. Good gifts!
I LOVE these limited edition astrological prints!
So cute — kitty heads wrapping paper.
The indigo kitty wrapping paper is sweet too.
➔ A SWEET DEAL
Check out the Erica Weiner Sample Sale! Starts at 9AM EST thru TUES NOV 18 at 5PM EST.
Take 20% off all dresses at Strumpet with code: DRESSME20 thru 11/21.
Get 20% off new and vintage at YO VINTAGE! with code: HONEY20 thru 11/15/14.
Take an extra 20% off select Saturday sale items with code: CHILLY20 thru 11/16.
Get 25% off at J.Crew with code: SHOPNOW thru 11/17.
Get an extra 25% off Madewell sale items with code: FALLBACK thru 11/17.
Take 25% off at Kate Spade with code: BEMERRY thru 11/17,
Take an extra 50% off Lille Boutique sale items with code FALLCLEARANCE50 thru 11/18.
Get 20% off lovely potions from Wolf’s Apothecary with code HOWL20 now thru 11/19/14.
Hello! Here we go… the amazing holiday markets are rolling in and then… the holidays will be here in a wink. There’s a lot of moving and shifting and growing and rebuilding and reinventing going on in our fair city right now and it’s a pretty exciting time. I love that these collaborative sales make it so easy to shop independent shops and makers. With the Portland population growing at such a crazy pace, I hope that these events bring an even stronger turnout each year. Have fun out there! Spread the word! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Thursday, Nov 13. 6PM—8PM. YESSSSS! Frances May is having a super fun Grand Opening party because they just moved over to that giant space on the corner of 10th & SW Washington. If I do the math, that equals about 4 times the loveliness — which is crazy. SO MUCH MORE GOOD STUFF. I’m also psyched to see the new Frances May x Church+State amazingness. Come shop, see a little FM documentary, have some drinks and snacks from Roman Candle and fun times with sweet peeps. Frances May is now located at 1003 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
➔ FM on Instagram + FM on Facebook
♥ Thursday, Nov 13. 5PM—8PM. Stop by Flutter tonight for their fun art opening with beautiful collage work by artist Gloria Sowell. You can alsp get a chance to check out all the amazing new merchandise. The reception wil be from 5PM—8PM. Flutter is at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
➔ Flutter on Instagram + Flutter on Facebook
♥ Friday, Nov. 14. 5PM—9PM. Come out for the fun SIX/SEVEN Grand Opening party! Liza Rietz (Liza Rietz Clothing) and Emily Bixler (BOET jewelry + sculptures) will carry their 2 individual lines as well as their 6/7 clothing collaboration and house-line for women that incorporates Liza’s modern silhouettes and Emily’s crocheted and woven pieces. At the opening, there will be a fashion presentation debuting the full collection of the 6/7 line as well as the new fall collections by Liza Rietz and BOET jewelry. Enjoy oysters, champagne and hors d’oeuvres by Field Day, DJs and a chance to win gift certificates for the new 6/7 line! SIX/SEVEN is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
➔ SIX/SEVEN on Instagram
♥ Saturday, Nov 15. 4PM—8PM. Come by the amazing Takara Winter Fête! Leisurely peruse wonderful work by xobruno, Takara, Martina Thornhill, HM Heaton, Solabee, Sweedeedee (HONEY PIE!!!), Old Blue Honey, Moonshadow Goods, Wildcraft Studio and Topaz while you enjoy drinks and treats from Saltrose Kitchen. Wreath making, catering, and the best local shops and crafters in town! The Takara Winter Fête is located at 911 N. Monroe. MORE INFO.
➔ Takara on Instagram + Takara on Facebook
♥ Saturday, Nov 15. 10AM—6PM. Collage on Alberta has expanded and they are having a celebration with fun raffles and giveaways every 15 minutes all day long! Collage is located at 1639 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
➔ Collage on Instagram + Collage on Facebook
♥ Thursday, Nov 20. 6PM—9PM. Join Beam & Anchor for an art opening for Laura Buchan and her wonderful hand-carved sculptures while you shop and sip a little vino from Union Wine Co. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
➔ Beam & Anchor on Instagram + Beam & Anchor on Facebook
♥ Friday, Nov 21. Mark your calendars! North of West will likely be having their soft opening on this day. North of West is the dreamy new shop downtown that Lisa and Krista are starting and it will be full of a huge roster of independent makers. Crossing fingers that they make their deadline goal! North of West will be located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.
➔ North of West on Instagram
♥ Saturday, Nov 22. 11AM—7PM. Demimonde, is having their 2nd anniversary and it’s also owner/designer Rachael’s birthday, so she is having a big 22% OFF BIRTHDAY SALE all day in-store and online. Come by to shop this wonderful Portland boutique and celebrate this lovely lady. Come check out some of the new designers added to the shop like Anna Joyce, Caravan Pacific, Acanthus Jewlery, Virginia Sin Ceramics, and more. Use code BIRTHDAY22 in the online shop all day on November 22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHAEL!! xoxo MORE INFO.
➔ Demimonde on Instagram + Demimonde on Facebook
♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. 11AM—6PM each day. Black Friday shopping radness — BLACK MAGIC is back! 15 amazing makers will be selling their beautiful wares this year! Come shop BLTN Jewelry, Tiro Tiro, OLO, Yo Vintage!, Reifhaus, Sara Barner, Portland Apothecary, Rill Rill, Dina No, Primecut, AK Vintage, Wildcraft Studio School, Winnow, Crazy Wind and Made on the Moon. SOOOOO GOOD. Get all the things for yourself and your loved ones. Black Magic is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
➔ Black Magic on Instagram
♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. IT’S COMING!!! Yep — Little Boxes is happening again! City-wide there are dozens and dozens of small businesses participating in this fun holiday sale throughout Portland all day on Black Friday AND on Small Business Saturday. Save your dollars for the little shops that make our city so incredible. There is also an iPhone app to make the hunt for filling up your sale passport AND tracking amazing deals all over town even easier. There will also be fantastic raffles and prizes and secret details. MORE INFO.
➔ Little Boxes on Instagram + Little Boxes on Facebook
♥ Friday, Nov 28. 6PM—9PM. Lovely new boutique West End Select Shop is having a fun Black Friday event with new local brand Olderbrother. It will be an evening of deals, drinks, snacks and fun people! Meet the designer and shop their versatile, unisex collection. Free gift with purchase and 10% discount off Olderbrother products will be available on the night of the party! West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO.
➔ West End Select Shop on Instagram + West End Select Shop on Facebook
♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. The English Dept is having their big Elizabeth Dye Bridal Trunk Show! Make an appointment to be able to try Elizabeth’s stunning new 2015 collection! Call 503-224-0724 to get your appointment scheduled. The English Dept is at 1128 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.
➔ The English Dept on Instagram + Elizabeth Dye on Instagram
♥ Sunday, Nov 30. Come by the Rejuvenation Sunday Emporium Holiday Edition! There will be the same beloved vendors, PLUS the second floor will be full of amazing food vendors focused on local foods you can gift. Get treats from Three Little Figs, Olympic Provisions, Pinkelton’s, Jacobsen Salt, Alma Chocolate, Albina City Nuts, Bee Local and Sweetheart Bakery. Plus, Fieldwork Flowers will be creating wreaths. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand.
➔ Rejuvenation on Instagram + Rejuvenation on Facebook
♥ Friday, Dec 5 (opening preview party 5PM—9PM + $10). Saturday, Dec 6. Sunday, Dec 7. 9AM—4PM on Sat & Sun. Three days of fun at The Portland Bazaar! Vendors have yet to be announced, but no doubt that they are fantastic. Some new merchants this year are Portland Apothecary, Mazama, Hazel Cox, Andy Paiko, Havstad Hat Co. and Sanborn Canoe. This year the Portland Bazaar will take place at Splash Studios, located at 419 NE 9th Ave. 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.
➔ The Makery on Instagram + The Makery on Facebook
PHOTO: A dress fron the new SIX/SEVEN house-line. See their Grand Opening info for Friday above!
I’ve been admiring these beautiful blankets and artwork by Nienke Hoogvliet. Her “Hide” blankets are inspired by skin — one is thick elephant skin and the pink blanket is a more fragile human skin and both are made from lovely mohair, linen, cotton and a hand-stitched silk border. Nienke sees blankets as a metaphor for feeling of protected, so ‘Hide’ makes sense for concealing, covering and skin. I’m also enjoying the designer’s amazing Wolk series! These pieces are Nienke’s take on clouds which can be made to order in any size from silk, textile ink and latex. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Nienke Hoogvliet.
HAPPY WEEKEND!! There are a lot of amazing things going on this weekend. Make sure to go bid a fond farewell to my friend Megan’s Summerland storefront (insert cat tears emoji). Plus, my pals Heather and Jonathan are having a really amazing party at their Milk Milk Lemonade shop — go smell that TENOVERSIX x OLO fragrance I’ve been talking about this week, view this pretty string art by Anna Korte and eat some phenomenal treats. Lots of fun times this weekend! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Thurs, Oct 23 thru Sunday, Oct 26. 11AM–6PM each day. Come down for the HUGE Stars Antiques Stars On Sale 4 day vintage sale extravaganza. All 3 shops will have amazing deals on vintage treasures! So many good things. All 3 shops are conveniently on the same block… STARS ANTIQUES: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave, STARS & SPLENDID ANTIQUES: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave and STARS TOO: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Sat, Oct 25. DAILY. Stop by Woonwinkel to see amazing new work and favorite pieces from twelve American designers at their pop-up Design Market. Limited Edition items exclusive to Woonwinkel will be available! Fantastic designs from Grain, By AMT, fruitsuper, Urbancase, Studio Gorm, Piano Nobile, Mimot Studio, Sarah Loertscher, Blk Pine Workshop, Erich Grinder Studio, zanna printed textile, Ladies & Gentleman Studio and more! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO + SHOP THE DESIGN MARKET ONLINE.
♥ Fridays: Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 25, Nov 1. 7PM–10PM each night. Make your way to the Haunted Corn Maize on Sauvie Island at the Pumpkin Patch. The cornfield wildness includes swamp goblins, costumed actors and creepy special effects over 2.5 miles of pathways. It’s fun for adults and kids, but those 6 and under might be freaked out — depends on the kiddo. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Portland at 16511 NW Gillihan Road. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 24. 6PM–9PM. Portland shop, Garnish, is turning 10! To celebrate they are having a fun party and fashion show featuring Erica’s locally made current collection. There will be special cocktails and giveaways! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GARNISH! Garnish is located at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 25. 12PM–4PM. Come to the Summerland Shop Closing Sale with discounts up to 90% off! Plus, Megan will be cleaning out her own closet and bringing vintage and designer items to snap up. Summerland is at 811 E. Burnside St (around back — suite #124). MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 25. 6PM–9PM. Fun party happening at Milk Milk Lemonade!! YAY! Come smell some amazing new OLO fragrances, shop pretty jewels from AK Vintage and see the unveiling of an incredible 10ft string art wall hanging that Anna Korte created for the shop. Plus, the best snacks from Talon at Doe Patisserie. Milk Milk Lemonade is at 1407 SE Belmont. MORE INFO. P.S. Don’t forget to enter my big OLO giveaway!
♥ Sat, Oct 25. AWESOME DOUBLE FEATURE! It Happened One Night is at 4:30PM and Lost Horizon is at 7PM. These are wonderful classics! I know a lot of people have seen It Happened One Night, but it’s always fun. Lost Horizon writer James Hilton is who first coined the term Shangri-La and the film adaptation has some of the most beautiful set designs ever. It’s futuristic (from 1937) and just so much design eye candy — you really get lost in it. Frank Capra’s movies are so good. Whitsell Auditorium is at
1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Friday, Oct 31. 5PM–7PM. The lovely folks at Lowell are hosting an opening for Crag Mountain Coral Ash — a large installation of over twenty ceramic works by Jessica Hans. Hans “specializes in functional sculpture that retains its sense of self by leaving exposed the bare, raw material on the surface of her vessels. Hans will often add foraged rocks and minerals into her clay body and glaze for a more visceral experience, as if the objects themselves literally emerged from the earth”. Lowell is at MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 31. 5PM–9PM cemetery gates. BOO! Come to the Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures! This is such a fun annual event — I LOOOOVE it. Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery. There are mature topics, but I personally think teens would dig it. Lone Fir Cemetery entrance is on SE 26th between SE Stark and SE Morrison. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Saturday, Nov 1 & Friday, Nov 7. YAY! SHOES! Get ready for the launch of The Annex! Tom from Animal Traffic is launching a new ladies’ and gents’ shoe shop on Mississippi Ave. They’ll carry Red Wing Heritage, Woolrich Footwear (the official West Coast launch!), White’s Boots, Danner, Kelsi Dagger, Fortress of Inca, a wide selection of women’s American made boots and lots more. There will also be shoe care, socks and accessories. AAAAND then join The Annex for the official launch party on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 6pm. Music, spirits and shoe giveaways all night long! The Annex is at 4018 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Beautiful images of Anna Korte, in her studio, creating her amazing string art pieces. Come see the unveiling of an epic 10ft AK creation this Saturday, Oct 25 at the fun Milk Milk Lemonade shop party. 6PM–9PM at MML is at 1407 SE Belmont. YAY! More details above!
Portland shop Noun on SE Belmont has maybe the best tag line ever: A person’s place for things. Such lovely things too! Stephanie’s shop is decorated like a beautiful old home. Noun occupies a charming space that once housed a post office and served as a trolley car stop. Now you’ll find new and vintage home goods, modern stationery, and accessories, including jewelry from Barrow, Machete, Baleen, Tiro Tiro, Demimonde and many more. Be sure to allow yourself time to really browse when visiting, as every nook and cranny of Noun’s space is teeming with beautiful ceramics, brightly packaged soaps, fragrant candles and unique objets d’art.
New in for fall, Noun just stocked up on beautiful salvaged Pendleton wool and reclaimed leather totes and clutches from Nan-Made Objects. Nan Allison’s bags are expertly sewn and handmade here in Portland. These sturdy and stylish bags will see you through this fall and winter and many more to come.
Looking to up your dinner party game? I love Jensen & Marineau’s ceramic tableware. Handmade just outside of Portland, the beautiful simplicity of these pieces and their hand-drawn lines are lovely. Even when your party plans are far off, the versatility of these bowls, dishes and salt cellars is almost limitless: use them to create a lovely table top display, as jewelry catch-alls for a dresser dress-up or give your pet friend the ultimate water bowl.
Be sure to stop by Noun when you’re out shopping for the holidays — you’ll find great gifts (for others AND yourself!) as well as sweet cards and wrapping paper.