I’ve loved Charlie & Lee in Vancouver for such a long time! Kleah and Josh Michnik’s dreamy shop is a mere 6 hours away, but I wish they were closer. The selection is always so beautiful and I love that they focus on independent designers and ethically-sourced goods. I was just admiring how much lovely stuff is in the online shop right now. My current favorites at Charlie & Lee are the Palm Print Dress, the Emma Dress, the Andhra Dress, the Sun Dress, the Slit Culottes, the Samet Jumpsuits, the Collarless Coat, the French Market Tote, the Dita Bag, the amazing jewelry, and all the wonderful home goods. If you’re in Vancouver, they’re located at 223 Union Street. More HERE.
HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! I hope you have a lovely one! I’m REALLY looking forward to relaxing with fancy cocktails and really good spaghetti tonight. It’s supposed to rain all weekend and next week, so I probably won’t get to everything I want to do in the garden. Oh, well. I’m still fighting the tail end of the stupid cold I got 2 weeks ago, so maybe some lazy home time should be in the cards anyways. Is anyone else watching Outlander? I’m so into it and need to catch up from the past few weeks. Maybe a perfect weekend for it. xo Jen
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Hello! Happy Friday! This week was a bit light for posting because I got taken down by a bad cold and, when not coughing my face off, I have been involuntarily sleeping it off because of heavy cold meds. It’s still got me in its clutches, but I’ve got a good friend coming to town today for a fun weekend getaway and I’m determined to do just that! Imma drown it with gin. Surely, a stellar idea. Maybe not, but I’m sick of being sick. Have a good weekend! Fun posts in the works for next week! xo Jen
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♥ I want these earrings so badly. SO GOOD.
♥ Just a simple, stunning necklace. Both colors are dreamy!
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PHOTOS: John Cowan for Vogue UK, 1967. Amazing!
I’ve been so taken with the stunning oil portraits by Bernard Boutet de Monvel — particularly from the late 1920s through early 1940s. His colors are a dream and it makes my heart skip a beat that he usually included a floral element especially when it came to ladies and children. His wife Delfina and daughter Sylvie were often his subjects, but he was beloved by the European and American high society sets. Also, his interior design, fashion illustration and eye for the most lavish, yet tasteful, detail was absolutely phenomenal. Oh, the flower studies, too! I can’t wait to read more about his life and the circles who were clamoring for his deft hands when this gorgeous book comes out in September! More HERE.
Bernard Boutet de Monvel paintings above: 1. Sylvie in bed with her dog. 2. Diane and Actaeon, 1935. 3. Mrs. Warren Pershing (Muriel Bache Richards), 1938. 4. Mrs. Gilbert Kahn (Sara Jane Heliker) and the bouquet, 1938. 5. The Maharajah of Indore, 1929. 6. Delfina playing guitar, 1936. 7. Sylvie, age 19 in 1941. 8. Delfina with baby Sylvie in her cradle, 1922. 9. Self-portrait at the Ritz, 1932. 10. Flower studies.
Hellloooo! Here is my fantastically wonderful list of deliriously awesome things happening around Portland today and for a few weeks to come. There are lots of Mother’s Day sales, of course, and some really AMAZING trunk shows, openings, super good workshops, that rad giveaway below, yummy food, and fun gatherings. Have fun out there running through the streets! Don’t forget to smell a rose or two. xo Jen
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♥ SHOP GIVEAWAY: Make sure to enter my $300 Bridge & Burn shopping spree! SO GOOD.
♥ Thursday, May 5. 6PM to 9PM. Come to Backtalk for a trunk show trio and amazing night of design with Leah Ball (ceramics, jewelry, art, graphic design, Chicago), Cities in Dust (rad jewelry, Los Angeles) and Lauren Winter (beautiful clothing made in Portland). There will also be drinks to sip while you take in all the wonderful things! Backtalk is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 5 thru Sunday, May 8. It’s the big yearly Mom’s Day Sale at Tilde! Get a rare 20% off everything in Debbe’s shop. Jewels (Betsy & Iya, Kiersten Crowley, Demimonde & more), watches, hair accessories, bags, wallets, ceramics, tea towels, candles, cards, and everything in-between. For online shoppers, use the code: MOMSDAY at checkout for your 20% discount and there is always free U.S. shipping for orders of $100+. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 5. 7PM to 9PM. Join The Bitter Housewife Bitters at Carter & Rose for a fun Cocktail Class! You’ll learn how to use some simple ingredients like bitters, syrups, and seasonal ingredients to create perfect cocktails to swill with friends this spring and summer. Carter & Rose is located at 3601 SE Division St. MORE INFO + REGISTRATION.
♥ Thursday, May 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Vintalier for a fun QUIN CANDY x VINTALIER event as Quin Candy helps Ellen launch her lineup of summer vendors every first Thursday of the month. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, May 6. 5PM to 8PM. Get over to N. Williams for a fun Mother’s Day Shopping Event with Ink & Peat, Myoptic, Queen Bee, Workshop Vintage, Yoga Shala and Barre 3. Get 20% off all these wonderful spots AND treats and festive drinks. Get yourself and your mom and your friends some wonderful things. All within the 3800 to 4000 blocks of N. Williams. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 7. 12PM to 2PM. Grab a pal and get over to Le Souk Le Souk for a big sale and the Neeru Kumar Trunk Show. Shop handwoven accessories and apparel by Neeru Kumar and get 20% off the entire shop. You can also preorder fall 2016 pieces and get discounts on spring styles. Le Souk Le Souk is located at 820 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 7. 4PM to 6PM. Stop by Stumptown Coffee on Division to see the amazing sculptures by local artist, shop owner (SIX/SEVEN) and designer (BOET), Emily Bixler! There’s something really moving about her pieces. Her opening reception is this Saturday and there will be yummy bites and libations from Field Day for the celebration. Stop by the Division Stumptown location to see her stunning sculptures through June 8. Stumptown is located at 4525 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Sunday, May 8. Stop and shop on Mississippi Ave at Flutter, Emerald Petals or Black Wagon and you’ll receive 10% off at the other two neighboring shops. Flowers, fragrances, jewelry, fun gifts, stuff for the kiddos, nice baby stuff for moms… Flutter is located at 3948 N Mississippi Ave.
♥ Now thru Monday, May 9.. Join Nationale for their fun May Day Sale! Items from home and beauty, including MCMC fragrances, GRAIN design, Iacoli & McAllister, papier d’Armenie, and select art books will be greatly discounted (up to 40% off). Sale items will also include other beauty lines (Jao & Nuxe), select magazines (Tunica & Lapham’s), small press, and one-offs from local makers (Liam Drain, The Granite, Fredrik Averin). For the budding art collector, the sale extends to the backroom gallery with 10% off artworks from past shows — the perfect time to start or add to your collection! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 12. 6PM to 10PM. Stop by the Gild Shoes Grand Opening Party! There will be great shoes, gold manicures and gold eye makeup applications, giveaways of Gild shoes, OTB, Musse & Cloud, jewels from Baleen and Son of a Sailor, and gift cards to Gild. Plus, drinks and food. Gild is located at 3370 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 12. Get a free Arcona facial at Odessa next Thursday! Just email Susan to schedule an appointment and get in on a lovely 30 minute facial and skin consultation. Plus, there will be a gift with purchase. Odessa is located at 410 SW 13th Ave. Email Susan at email@example.com
♥ Friday, May 13. 6PM to 9PM. Come to the Shop Boswell shop opening! There will be Brookes’ hats, her new shop full of other wonderful things, a pop-up with The Palatines Shoes and Demetria Chappo, in-store discounts, and refreshments! Plus, enjoy open design studios with Brookes Boswell, BLTN Jewelry, and REIFhaus. Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, May 13. 6PM to 8PM. YAY! It’s the Food with Friends Cookbook Celebration Party with sweet author Leela Cyd at Schoolhouse Electric. Meet the author, get a signed copy of Foods with Friends while enjoying yummy food and drinks from Portland’s Kachka. Plus, you can make and take home your own custom tea blend and get 15% off Schoolhouse Electric goods. Schoolhouse Electric is located at 2181 NW Nicolai St. Limited spaces available! $25 RSVP by May 11 + Reserve Your Spot.
♥ Now thru fall. There are lots of wonderful workshops coming up at Wildcraft Studio School! I particularly like the sounds of the Medicine of the Wild Rose class, the Wildflower Hike & Draw, the Beginning Weaving classes and the Fabric Marbling. Wildcraft Studio School holds their classes in Portland and White Salmon. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. 12PM to 5PM. AMAZING SHOES ALERT! Shuffle your feet down to Beam & Anchor for the fun Sabah Shoes Pop-Up Shop! There will be comfy, beautiful Sabahs, live bluegrass, treats and good wine. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Tuesday, May 24. 7:30PM seating. DESSERT FOR DINNER!!! Yum. The pastry chef at Beast, Lauren Breneman, is putting together an amazing six course dinner with wine pairings and coffee. The menu sounds phenomenal and it’s a beautiful evening of being a very grown up kid. As it is Beast, note that 2 of the courses have something meaty involved. Beast is located at 5425 NE 30th Ave. RESERVATIONS + MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, May 26. 5PM to 8PM. YAY! Flutter has been on Mississippi Ave for 10 years! TEN! A DECADE! Come celebrate the Flutter 10 Year Anniversary Party with Cristin and Sara because they are throwing themselves a big party. There will be prizes, giveaways, champagne punch, the awesome Strange Babes will DJ, and there are some surprises. Help them cut a rug as they move into year eleven! Flutter is located at 3948 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, June 5. 11AM to 6PM. Come out for the fun at the Sundaze Collective Pop Up! The first Sunday of each month, a wonderful group of Portland designers and shop owners gets together at Ace Hotel Portland’s The Cleaners space for a wonderful group sale of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, ceramics, letterpress, apothecary, accessories and more. The super awesome 16 June 5th participants: BLTN Jewelry, North of West, Ashley Hardy Ceramics, Minoux Jewelry, Kate Towers, Nahanni Arntzen, Work/Shop, The Sum, BOET, REIFhaus, Continuall Vintage, Hank by Henry, MONOM, Alexa Stark, Taiga Press, and Yo Vintage!. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO + @sundazecollective on INSTAGRAM.
♥ I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for I HEART PDX consideration, make sure to email me with advanced notice and include all the details: dates, times, social info, and links to: jen at honeykennedy dot com with “Event Submission” in the subject line. Or email through my Contact Page! Individual PDX Event post features are also available.