Entering the new Palace space on East Burnside for the first time the word that immediately came to mind was, appropriately enough, ‘palatial’. You’d never guess that owner Charlotte Wenzel just moved into the new space in late October because the interior feels so perfectly put together with beautiful art on the walls, fantastic displays throughout, and a veritable jungle of plants livening things up. Palace covers just about all the shopping needs you could have — new and vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, books, stationery, notebooks, magazines, records, skincare, cosmetics, pantry items and much more.
I gravitated towards the clothing first and was quite impressed with the vintage offerings of seasonally appropriate wool, leather, and corduroy coats, dreamy sweaters, and beautiful silk kimonos — I can just imagine how elegant it would feel to sip my morning tea with one of those embroidered, brightly-colored beauties on! Mixed in with the vintage, I found a great selection of both modern and bohemian items from Ace & Jig, Edith A. Miller, Prairie Underground, Colorant, Hansel from Basel and THVM denim. Also on hand, Palace has Aigle rubber boots for both men and women in all the sizes to keep your feet dry in style.
Once you’ve outfitted yourself, it’s time to show some love to your home. With a wide variety of objets d’art, baskets, ceramics, throws and linens on hand, you’ll have no trouble finding that missing piece for yourself and perfect gifts for friends and family. My favorites were the Sunbeam beeswax candles, Kontex towels from Japan, and the cheeky ‘boob’ pillow cases from Gravel & Gold. Foodies will be impressed with Palace’s collection of Royal Rose syrups, honey from Le Parfait and Heavenly, preserves from Smiley, Mumm’s sprouting seeds, a large selection of cookbooks, and even a small selection of wine.
There’s so much more in store as you encounter the large display of skincare offerings from natural brands like Red Flower, Fat & The Moon, Kate’s Magik, Weleda, Acure, Aster & Bay, Skin Owl and many, many more. Any skincare need you may have will definitely meet it’s match here. Alima Pure cosmetics, OLO fragrances and Butter London nail polishes are lovely when getting dolled up.
Palace also carries a wonderful selection of ceramic, beaded, and woven jewelry alongside pieces from local makers Tiro Tiro and Hazel Cox. I can’t help envisioning retiring back home after a party or long day at work, removing your beautiful jewels and placing them in a sweet ceramic dish, slipping on a kimono, brewing up a cup of T Project tea, and putting on a Françoise Hardy record… just heavenly. All available at Palace!
Palace is located in Portland at 2205 East Burnside Street and is open daily from 11AM to 7PM. You can also follow @palacestore on Instagram.
I love the new HeartCave jewelry and apothecary line from Portland-based designer Kate Rutter. I was doing a little holiday shopping at Haunt a few weeks back and saw some dreamy pieces for the first time. I love the Mothership rings in both rose quartz/copper and labradorite/sterling, the Element rings and Hand earrings in sterling, bronze and copper. Kate’s All Seeing Oils that help evoke the elements sound pretty amazing too. More HERE.
Portland friends — HeartCave is having a party to debut their new jewels and essential oils collection. Plus, art, music and spirits! Saturday, Feb 7 from 6PM-10PM at Tillamook Station 665 N. Tillamook St.
Images courtesy of HeartCave.
My dear friend and amazing hairdresser, Kassandra Sommerville, showed me these stunning photos with her hair and makeup work a while back and I’m so happy to be able to share them now. Kassandra and wonderful floral designer Judith Edwards collaborated on these dreamy portraits of some lovely local ladies and worked with photographer Lane Oliveri to capture the beauty. I love that you can tell that they took a lot of time sketching out the floral piece, hairstyle and makeup for each model. Kassandra thinks that every woman should have a beautiful portrait of herself that she loves and can pass down to family members or just keep to admire over the years. Love that idea! You can see lots more inspiring makeovers at @kassandrasommerville on Instagram.
Crown of stock, anenome, ranunculus, and flowering heather
White Football Mum (Chrysanthemum) with dusty miller and dried celosia plumosa
Stock — one of Judith’s favorites for the fragrance and ruffly texture of the buds
Asymmetrical hair pieces made of anenome, yellow hyperacum berry
Ranunculus, anenome, yellow hyperacum berry, dried celosia plumosa, and myrtle
Dried celosia plumosa, ranunculus, flowering heather and dusty miller
Wreath of dried celosia plumosa, yellow hyperacum berries, and flowering heather
ANNA MARIE COOPER
Flowering heather, dried celosia plumosa, white ranunculus
Wreath of dried celosia plumosa, flowering heather, and myrtle leaves
Photography: Lane Oliveri
Floral Design: Judith Edwards
Hair + Makeup: Kassandra Sommerville
Models: Rebecca Wall, Devon Davis, Anna Marie Cooper, Maya Attar, Shaedyn Mann, Lila Pilcher, Carolyn Grigar, Alela Diane, Sakiko Setaka
Capelets: Eve in Eden
Aaaannnnd… here we have it — the last of the 2014 Best of Honey Kennedy roundups. My hope is that many of you will have some pajama and coffee time to peruse these beauties over the holiday — after a big brunch and a late start, of course. I’m wishing you all the the best in the new year. Don’t be too hard on yourself with your resolutions — I feel like that kind of pressure ultimately seems to make it harder to follow through. Also, please know, you are wonderful and you are loved. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s make this one the best one yet. See you next year! Love, Jen xo
Hello! Here is the third installment of the most popular Honey Kennedy posts from 2014. Here we have July, August and September and there are a lot of wonderful posts to peruse. Get comfy with your favorite cup of cheer and fall down the HK rabbit hole. Have fun! xx