Ivy Muse

As my days as a plant assassin fade into a distant memory (aside from ferns — I still slay ferns, unfortunately), I find more of a need to find interesting vessels and stands for these plants that somehow continue to thrive. These stands from Ivy Muse are high on my list of beauties to hold my living room leafy brood. I love that they come in so many colors, shapes and heights! A few of my faves are the Empire, the Arrow, Feline and the Chrysalis. Since they’re crafted in Australia they are a bit hard to come by in the states, but I’m headed for a visit to Minneapolis this fall and I’m looking forward to stopping by Forage Modern Workshop to see them in person and order through them. More HERE and HERE.











PDX Event: Tilde’s 9 Year Anniversary Sale


TILDE ANNIVERSARY SALE • Sat, Sept 19 10AM to 6PM • 7919 SE 13th Ave • MORE INFO.

This Saturday, September 19, Sellwood shopping destination, Tilde, is celebrating their 9th Anniversary and new online shop with a mega sale of 20% off everything in the entire shop. Debbe is a wonderful person and takes great care to carry a wide variety of things from independent makers — it is no surprise that Tilde has become such a beloved stop for bags, jewelry, accessories, art, cards, ceramics, candles, lighting and other housewares.

There will also be several sweet raffles and shoppers get tickets with their purchases and chances at some fantastic prizes from Tilde and other local shops. If you aren’t in Portland, you can also shop for goods with the 20% off discount in Tilde’s online shop all day this Saturday. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

P.S. I also encourage you to make a day of it and eat lunch or dinner across the street at Jade Teahouse. SO GOOD! I love the vermicelli salad with lots of sriracha added.





Images courtesy of Tilde and Allison Burt-Tilden.

Bergamot Beauty Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so happy to be having a lovely giveaway with BERGAMOT — a Portland-based natural and organic beauty haven. It’s a new season and a perfect time for a self-care refresh. The winner will get $150 credit to spend in Salwa’s wonderful shop! Bergamot stocked up for fall and is now full of skincare, makeup, fragrances, bath, body and more dreamy things made from high quality ingredients by companies who take pride in being good for people and good for the environment. I’ve included 10 of my current shop faves with links below, but I’d honestly be thrilled to have anything from the shop! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get Free U.S. Shipping at Bergamot with code BERGAMOTFALL now thru 9/26!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Krissy Teegerstrom! She won this amazing prize!!

1. Visit Bergamot and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @bergamotbeauty on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

MY BERGAMOT FAVES: 1. Moonlight Catalyst 2. Zodiac Perfume 3. Beauty Elixir III — Prismatic Array 4. Jardin De Fleurs Skin Revitalizer 5. La Bella Figura cosmetics 6. Butter Elixir 7. Bohemia Verde Hair Elixir 8. Butter Lip Elixir 9. Renewing Polish 10. Nūdus Lipstick

A SWEET DEAL: Get Free U.S. Shipping at Bergamot with code BERGAMOTFALL now thru 9/26!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Bergamot. International entries are welcome, but Bergamot winners outside the U.S. will responsible for any international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, September 23, at 1PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.



Shop Visit: Thicket



While strolling through Portland’s Alberta Arts district you may miss the verdant oasis that is Thicket if you’re not paying attention. The wonderfully large and abundant nursery is tucked away behind Pine State, that mecca of biscuits and gravy, and the Sip Juice Truck. In fact, it was my frequent trips to Sip that clued me in to the magic waiting at Thicket. I love to wander into this lush wonderland and watch the bees frolic amongst the plants while waiting for my smoothie. I’ve also been known to leave with a new succulent or cactus as Thicket’s selection and pricing are some of the best in town.




Thicket’s delightful owner, Adria Sparhawk, has extensive plant knowledge and is often on hand (look for the lady in the adorable apron and sun hat) to offer gardening tips and suggestions or to answer questions about her vast inventory. From the aforementioned succulents and cacti to air plants, ferns, carnivorous plants (my fave!), fruit trees, and everything in between, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Adria’s stock. You’ll probably find quite a few beauties that you didn’t even know you were looking for! Thicket also carries seeds, soil, compost, mulch, fertilizer and planters. I highly recommend Adria’s spot-on selection of pots and other garden accoutrements which blow away the competition in both style and price.




Whether you’re looking for a stroll to get away from it all for a bit or some serious gardening supplies, Thicket has sweet spots throughout their space that offer respite from city life and everything on hand to help you recreate that lovely green juju in your own space.

Thicket is located in Portland at 4933 NE 23rd Avenue and is open daily from 11AM to 6PM (Note: hours may change for the fall/winter season). Like Thicket on Facebook on and follow @thicketpdx on Instagram to keep up on new arrivals, gardening tips and more!





Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Field Trip


A newcomer to Portland’s SE Division Street, Field Trip opened in July and has already settled in perfectly amongst their well-loved neighbors. True to its name, visiting Field Trip feels a bit like a fun and relaxing mini-getaway, one that just happens to be a rad shop. The expansive space features lovely wood floors, a dedicated area for weekly workshops, and even an outdoor patio. I was surprised to hear that Field Trip’s owner, Kara Green, had recently moved back to Portland from New York because this space has a perfectly relaxed vibe that brings to mind surf culture. It works and I found myself wanting to spend the rest of my day just hanging out with their awesome inventory.




Everywhere you look there is something that inspires major want. Clothing, accessories, apothecary and housewares are abundant and cohesively curated. Among the standouts are apparel from minimalist master Ilana Kohn, Moon Juice holistic supplement powders (like the romantic sounding Love Dust!), lots of cool wall hangings and custom-made Field Trip skateboard decks. You’ll also find lots of gorgeous ceramics, textiles, tableware, blankets, great magazines, modern minimal jewelry and natural skincare lines.




As mentioned, Field Trip hosts creative workshops on a weekly basis. Workshoppers can choose from regular Monday night Drink & Draw sessions, Tuesday Kids Crafts, and specialty classes like DIY beauty treatments and block printing. I made my visit on a Tuesday and can vouch for the kids crafting — I spied some major cuties having fun and working hard on their own wall hangings.




Field Trip is located in Portland at 3725 SE Division. Stop by Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. You can also shop select items at Field Trip online. Follow @shopfieldtrip on Instagram to keep current on new arrivals, workshops and more.



Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur