Lovely Things #14

HEY HEY! Here’s a new Lovely Things roundup! I think the common thread is probably sunshine, ease, and playfulness. With everything going on right now, my favorite self-care is anything to escape the overwhelm for a little while with my peeps. I’m tending to my roses later today (yes, my roses are also my peeps! hahaha) and going strawberry picking with a good friend tomorrow, so I’m on the right track! How about you? Find more LOVELY THINGS.

This flower dress and the milky citrus sunnies are super cute.

This yellow plastic jacket looks super cute with the rest of the outfit.

I love this new lounge gown and all of Emily’s new loungewear collection!

I really love the vintage glamour vibe of these classic sandals.

Such a sweet shot! Love this linen dolman sleeve top and perfect BB straw hat.

Yes to that striped linen jacket and the pretty eyelet dress!

A striped gauze caftan would be good for summer! It’s a sweet beach coverup, too.

So cute. These Crop de la Crop tops are so good all in a row.

I love all these braided leather totes so much. The pink and striped linings are super smart.

Love these straight white jeans and they’re a great price.

SO GOOD. There’s the perforated hoops and the perforated disc earrings — both beauties.

Such amazing stacks of Rebecca’s rings. All the jeeeeewels… ♥

Uuuuhhh… jasmine flower infused vodka? Yes, please.

I’d like to try all of Kristel’s stunning flowery creations.

Wrap it up! I daydream about all these vintage pieces — especially this and this.

PDX Event: Summer Seconds Sale

SUMMER SECONDS SALESat, June 2 • 11AM to 3PM • 3425 SE 18th Ave • MORE INFO

YESSS! It’s the 5th Annual Samples & Seconds Sale this Saturday, June 2! This year, it’s happening at a new location, but the deals are still BANANAS. Get over to Union Studios to shop the slightly imperfect goodies of ten talented local designers who are selling their beautiful designs for up to 70% off. Hot Tip: There are always samples and perfectly perfect things mixed in, too! Shop ceramics, jewelry, clothing, tableware, home goods, lighting, smokeware, art, clothing, and lots more. As always, make sure to come early for the best scores!! 11AM to 3PM at 3425 SE 18th Ave. MORE INFO.


HOSTED BY CARAVAN PACIFIC at UNION STUDIOS
SUMMER SECONDS PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS
Caravan PacificKati Von LehmanLittle Garage ShopMidnight Pacific
Niko Far WestProject ObjectUpper Metal ClassStonedware
Urban Woods StudioTurning Earth Studios


GOODS ABOVE: 1. Little Garage Shop 2. Caravan Pacific 3. Kati Von Lehman 4. Upper Metal Class 5. Caravan Pacific 6. Niko Far West 7. Midnight Pacific 8. Stonedware 9. Urban Woods Studio 10. Turning Earth Studios 11. Little Garage Shop 12. Kati Von Lehman

Best NW Farm Share: Helsing Junction Farms

YAY! We’re about 3 weeks out from our Helsing Junction Farms organic farm share and there are still spots available this year for you to nab! The start of our farm share with these ladies always feels like the official start of summer and a clean slate for committing to (mostly) healthy eating. 20 weeks of joy that always starts with sweet berries, cherries, pretty pink radishes, turnips, bok choy, and tender lettuces and ends with delicious winter squash, pears, beets, and more yummy greens. At this point, I can’t imagine summer and fall without all these gorgeous veggies, fruits, lovely jars, and cheese loveliness available from the other farms they partner with. All our beautiful, organic produce for 4 and a half months comes from Annie and Sue’s amazing NW farm. It feels REALLY good to support these hardworking women in agriculture who employ a lot of other ladies to work their 42 acres. Annie and Sue have been at it for over 26 years and they are inspiring, kind-hearted, mindful, inclusive, and I’m so proud to spread the word about what they do. MORE INFO.

A SWEET DEAL:
Get $10 off your share with: Healthy2018 when you sign up for HELSING JUNCTION 2018!

DELIVERY: PORTLANDVANCOUVERSEATTLETACOMAOLYMPIAMORE LOCATIONS
You can get your share delivered to your door for a little extra or just use a pickup location.

WHAT WE’RE GETTING FOR 2018:
We are a household of 2 people who like to eat out at least a couple times a week, so we could probably be very happy with the Mini Share from Helsing Junction Farms. However, we also love to eat piles of veggies, cook big batches of meals to freeze, and I am known around our house for being particularly enthusiastic (read: greedy) about fruit, so we get the Medium Share and the Fruit Share. The Medium Share is substantial for 2 people and is meant for 2 to 3 people. I’m kind of overwhelmed with my own flower garden situation this year, but I am still thinking about adding the lovely Flower Share and the insanely wonderful Mushroom Share — so tempting. I’m also considering adding the Cheese Share because it’s exciting to have these yummy creations in the fridge for quick snacks with fruit. We get home delivery! READ ABOUT SHARES.

SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE (1-2 people) • MEDIUM SHARE (2-3 people) • LARGE SHARE (3-4 people) • HEALING SHARE (2-3 people, no nightshades) • PALEO SHARE (2-3 people low-glycemic index) • SNACK SHARE (1-2 people — berries, peas radishes, heirloom apples, melon, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and more) • CHEF SHAREJUICING SHARE (8 weeks) • FLOWER SHARE (14 weeks — so beautiful!) • FRUIT SHARE (15 weeks of magic) • SAUERKRAUT SHARE (raw w/probiotics) • YOGURT SHARE (9 deliveries — from happy cows) • HANDCRAFTED CHEESE SHARE (8 deliveries) • MUSHROOM SHARE (18 weeks) • BULK SHARE (3 distributions) • STORAGE SHARECANNING SHARE (3 distributions) • MORE INFO

HOW WE ROLL:
If you have been wanting to sign up for a farm share, I highly recommend you do! Helsing Junction Farms is hands down the best CSA we’ve ever supported. The quality, options, integrity, the care, communication, people, and the variety in every box, is unparalleled. With a combination of meal planning and spontaneity — you’ll find your rhythm. It’s fun and inspires you to look at more recipes and to get creative while eating fresh, organic, healthy food (that massive Helsing Junction Farms recipe database helps!). I definitely feel healthier, have more energy, and lose a few pounds that I need to shed, but I’m eating yummy stuff ALL DAY LONG. We’ve had farms in the past that gave us unrealistic quantities of things we liked, but could never finish before they were gone. We eat everything in our farm share from HJF and always have the option of putting our share on hold up to twice a year if we know we are going to be out of town or too busy to get through our box (you get a double share at a later date of your choice). There are also opportunities throughout the summer and fall to purchase bulk shares of fruits (jam!) and veggies (pickling!), and delicious extras from Sue and Annie’s farm buddies. SEE SHARE OPTIONS + SIGN UP.

GIFT A FARM SHARE:
Gifting Helsing Junction Farms CSA shares would be such a sweet wedding gift or way to support a loved one who wants to eat healthier. You can purchase shares for the whole season or by the month or by early summer, mid summer, and late summer. Also, once you have a farm share, you can schedule an order for an extra veggie share box for one week if you want to give someone a really awesome birthday gift or housewarming present! You also have the ability to donate community shares if you want to share the organic veggie love with people in need. More HERE.

➔ FOLLOW THE HELSING JUNCTION FARM CREW + WEEKLY SHARES:
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Feel free to ask me any questions! I recommend following these rad ladies at @helsingfarmcsa on Instagram and HelsingFarmCSA on Facebook. It’s really nice to see and hear about their planting progress, fun at the farm, upcoming music events, and yummy harvests. Also, once you sign up for a share, you get newsletter updates regularly and emails letting you know what will be in your box that week.

And, don’t forget this discount code: Get $10 off your CSA share with code: Healthy2018 when you sign up for 2018! JOIN HERE

SOME FAVORITE MEALS:
We always make a lot of delicious things with our farm shares and add a few special offers throughout the season to use for canning and root veggie storage. You also have the opportunity to add yummy individual items from their partner farms that become available throughout the summer and fall. Aside from making simple, delicious daily meals, there have been standouts: roasted cherry rose ice cream, roasted lavender peach ice cream, watermelon cucumber basil feta salads, the huge green bean radicchio herb and feta salads, snacks of perfect radishes and french butter, ricotta toast with berries or sugar snap peas, whole roasted fava beans, grilled halloumi with berries and herbs, slicing open a bright yellow melon to find sweet blush pink fruit inside, easy and impressive cast iron pan frittatas, veggie pizzas on the grill, roasted maple delicata squash rings, apple and pear crisps, grilled lavender jack cheese sandwiches, pureed cauliflower pear soup, and pear cardamom muffins to name a few. I just found a chocolate beet brownies recipe in the massive Helsing Junction Recipe Index, so that will be happening when we get our beets later this year! MORE RECIPES.

PHOTOS: Mostly from our home and some beautiful farm shots from HJF!

WHIT x Helen Dealtry

Just wonderful! This new collaboration between WHIT clothing designer, Whitney Pozgay, and artist Helen Dealtry is so good! I was looking through the WHIT Spring/Summer 2018 and it came as no surprise that all my favorite pieces this season are the ones covered in Helen’s gorgeous flower designs. My favorites are the Casa Dress, the Loli Dress (more sizes available HERE), the Georgia Dress (white flowers on white cotton! lovely!), the Yoke Skirt, and the Sun Coat. All Whitney’s designs are so versatile and sweet — such a great collection. More designs right HERE and HERE.

Also, I would love to hang one of Helen’s beautiful Anemone paintings on the “botanical walls” I’m working on for our dining room. AND I’m SO IN LOVE with this dreamy Aestas scarf on Helen Dealtry’s shop! Find more of Helen’s artwork and scarves HERE.

Images courtesy of WHIT. Photography by Jimmy Marble.

Lovely Things: Mother’s Day Edition

Hello! Here is a new installment of LOVELY THINGS and, this week, I decided to give it a loose Mother’s Day theme with a bunch of things that I think my mom friends, you, your moms, and your grannies might like to be gifted. There are lots of brick and mortar shops here if you live locally in Portland. Go shop around! And, as always, sending out hugs to everyone who has a hard time on this celebratory day — whatever the reason. Life can feel pretty loaded — you aren’t alone. Take care of yourself and take it easy. Lots of love to all my ladies who are raising the coolest kids — I’m so happy to get to see it all happen and to know your amazing babes. More LOVELY THINGS.

This beautiful linen jacket would be a super closet staple for… well, everyone? PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

Maybe mom needs a cute new dress that works in all seasons.

Your momma probably doesn’t want to get a sunburn while strolling beaches or drinking pink wine (or gin!) on patios. PROMO: Free US shipping on orders $100+ PDX SHOP: Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison Street ♥

That mom you’re shopping for and I both want these stunning new earrings. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping!

I’ve seen these beauties in person and they are super fun and pleated totally by hand. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Oh, just a super special little clover necklace that lucky dreams are made of.

YES. This linen tee is so sweet with that skirt and would be a simple sundress coverup to have in your bag. PROMO: Free Worldwide Shipping! (no code needed)

I can recommend these lovely locally made mugs because I love the ones I bought for myself. PROMO: Free tote with every purchase of $100+ PDX SHOP: Notary Ceramics is located at 8035 SE 13th Ave. ♥

It would be hard to decide from the faded rosy pink or the minty green. Beautiful! PDX SHOP: Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. ♥

YUM! Such a delicious collaboration between two Portland creative geniuses — Bergamot Cardamom Dark Chocolate. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

Perfect malachite and brass earrings that can be worn two ways! PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MAMA now thru 5/13 & free US shipping on orders $75+!

Always a good gift! A % of each sale of these boob rings (and necklace!) goes directly to helping women in need. PROMO: Get 20% off with THANKSMOM thru 5/14. PDX SHOP: Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd. ♥

Portlanders! Make sure to stop by Pam’s shop, Ink & Peat, for Mother’s Day goodies. PROMO: There will even be a 20% off sale at the shop this Friday, May 11, from 5PM to 8PM. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Avenue. There will be snacks and drinks, too! ♥

Say it with big ol’ hoops and other statement jewels. PDX SHOP: Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman Street ♥

… or maybe swinging brass petals? PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX STUDIO: The Seaworthy studio is located 3322 NE Wasco St (you can arrange to pick up locally and follow them for open studio days!) ♥

Each one of these blush glass vases is sweet on its own or clustered with other vases. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on orders $250+! PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Does your momma need a chill pill, some brain tonic, or a cup of fireside chai? PROMO: Free US Shipping now thru 5/10! PDX SHOP: Wild Poppy Goods is located at 5713 NE Fremont Street ♥

Maybe mom needs a dreamy suede jacket that makes her feel like a French pop chanteuse?

Get yourself (I mean, your mom!) a beautiful leather handbag that comes with a shoulder strap and a cross-body strap.

Does your momma sew? A very affordable subscription to this magazine comes with so many amazing sewing pattern freebies, a ton of useful info, and a sewing community forum.

An intriguing fragrance can be an incredibly sweet gesture and may find your loved one with a new signature scent. I wear Cedar & Rose pretty much constantly all summer. PDX SHOP: Olo is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street ♥

These necklaces look so good together — the Cloud Peak and the small Hyalite Diamond pendant.

Moms, and non-moms alike, love gauzy block print scarves, like these versatile cotton voile honeys. PROMO: Get 20% off with code: MOMLOVE 5/10 thru 5/13 + free U.S. shipping on orders $100+! PDX SHOP: Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. ♥

I’m partial to this jean jacket with hand patched antique bandanas, but all these jean jackets look great. PDX SHOP: Madewell is located at 30 NW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom would like a dreamy KC poppy pillow to rest her pretty face on? PROMO: Free U.S. ground shipping on orders $75+

How about a comfy block print robe or an amazing scarf?

I love this linen bag. I have the pink linen version that is my favorite for farmers market shopping and for beach times. PDX SHOP: Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. ♥

Maybe mom’s a little woo woo and would love a game of lunar phases dominoes? PROMO: Free U.S. shopping for orders $250+ PDX SHOP: Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington Street ♥

Anything from Tata Harper would likely thrill any lady. Perhaps a bottle of Hydrating Floral Essence to spritz before her face cream, the ultra healing Repairative Moisturizer, or one of the beautiful TH Face Masks would help her face feel super nourished and soft. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping for orders $50+

I love Debbie’s foggy mountain art print, the rose garden print, and really everything else she does. PROMO: Free U.S. shipping on all orders.

So many simple beautiful things in this shop. I especially love this barrette right now.

Does the mom you are shopping for have a bit of a sweet tooth? All the cookies and other sweets from Jenna and Mark are insanely delicious. They also have lots of sampler gift box options!

Sleep tight, mom. She can rest her head under a brass phases of the moon garland. PDX SHOP: Charming the Moon will be at a Portland pop up shop this Saturday, May 12, from 12PM to 7PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. ♥