Happy Friday! And hopefully a happy long weekend to everyone in the U.S. for the 4th of July. We have a couple of days before we have more fun houseguests coming and I am going to be doing some snoozing, sketching, garden planning and iced everything drinking. Every year on the 4th of July we end up sitting in bed eating pho from Luc Lac, watching movies and trying to keep our very scared, Xanax-ed dog as comfy and calm as possible from 8pm to 2am. I can’t remember the last time we got to watch pretty fireworks, but Zelda is better than any explosions in the sky. Have a good weekend! I hope you all get to do some lazing and hanging with loved ones. Happy 4th! xo Jen
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Love this strappy crimson sundress.
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A dreamy, asymmetrical, drop-waist dress. (50% off)
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I love the shape and hues of this striped top!
The royal red striped version too!
A versatile little black top for summer and for layering in fall.
I love this lightweight blush cardigan for summer nights.
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Love these pink mirrored aviator sunglasses.
A wonderful rug for a beautiful, plant-filled room. (extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
I LOOOOVE this beautiful brass and wood floor lamp!(extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
I adore this linen tablecloth! (extra 20% off: SALEAWAY)
With a zillion tomatoes about to pop and trips to the u-pick, I want these canning tools!
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PHOTOS: 1. Bikini in Deauville by Robert Capa in 1951. 2. Anne St. Marie by Roget Prigent.
Happy Friday! I feel crazy because this weekend is the last we have to get our house ready for a steady stream of visitors starting this Monday and running through until late July. Also, this is the last weekend before temps in Portland skyrocket to almost 100 next week. WHAT!? So much to do. Aaaaand next Friday is my birthday and I still don’t have anything special planned. It’s crazy how we push those things to the side more and more as we get older. I’d like to change that proclivity — even just a little bit. I hope you’re planning fun for yourself this weekend and the weeks ahead! xo Jen
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Everyday happiness reminders.
YAY! One of my very favorite lipsticks (Box) is available in the US again!
This little black sundress is so lovely!
I really love this black linen dress and now it’s on sale! (30% off code GOSHOPPING)
The white linen version is pretty too. (30% off code GOSHOPPING)
This cute grid pattern dress is so simple and breezy for hot days.
Another breezy sundress. Striped. With pockets!
This sweet geometric dress is simple, but interesting. (30% off code GOSHOPPING)
I love this simple linen top in each color. (20% to 40% off)
I’d like to try these cute cropped skinny jeans. (40% off)
This tie-waist wrap shirt is such a good closet addition.
I love this classic saddlebag!
A very sweet pair of sandals. Love the color! (30% off)
I love these beautiful marble boards for in the kitchen and for serving.
These ice pop molds seem like a very good idea for summer treats.
The cutest new creature in town.
I could definitely live here. Total magic!!! #fairytalevibes
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PHOTOS: 1. Capri, 1954 (this is the date I found for the image, but it really looks earlier to me). 2. Loretta Young by Irving Lippman, 1930s.
The time has come again for me to want everything in Susan Connor’s shop. Since we’ve moved in to our new home in October we’ve had to pour our savings into the things you can’t see and getting the outside spaces under control. We’re left with most rooms in our house needing to wait their turn while we save up to make them look nice. Getting a few of Susan’s stunning hand-stamped textiles is definitely on the wish list for the bedroom and living room when the time comes. I think my favorites right now are the layer cushions, the prana cushions, the prism cushions, the mara throw and the diamond throw. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Susan Connor NY.
HAPPY FRIDAY! We’re going to be experiencing a heatwave this weekend here in Portland, so our main plan is trying to stay cool and creating an elaborate system of fans since we have no air conditioning in our house. Our BLACK house. I anticipate a lot of time sipping cold brew and spritzers in the backyard while finally getting a chance to catch up on some magazines. Stay cool out there wherever you are and have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen
P.S. NW friends — make sure to enter my wonderful organic farm share giveaway!!
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Yes. I do want some Negroni lip balm.
All the lovely DIY hairdos! Rubi’s new book looks amazing.
I stare at simple black d’Orsay flats every summer — maybe I should pull the trigger.
This simple tassel scarf dress is lovely for the beach, summer road trips and vacations.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this cute striped summer dress. (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
I love the black dress, but all colors are great! (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
Adorable vintage polka dot dress — with pockets!
A beautiful black linen maxi dress — love the high slits! (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
A perfect white cotton tunic for hot summer days. (25% off)
I love this oversized plaid top for summer. (25% off)
DIY! This beautiful, versatile shirt pattern is making me want try my hand at sewing again.
I LOVE this big straw beach tote. It could hold so much!
A colorful linen clutch for summer would be nice to have.
This hopscotch clutch is SO GOOD. I love the pattern.
I love this gold-plated brass and chrysoprase cuff! (25% off code: knowyoursource)
This hair elixir sounds wonderful!
All of these lip tints look beautiful. (25% off code: knowyoursource)
I love this article — I was saying things wrong and didn’t know it.
Such a beautiful adventure!
How to grow a black garden — SO DREAMY!
Cacao cold brew this summer?? Yep, I want to try this recipe!
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PHOTOS: 1. Tania Mallet photographed by Vernier in Cannes, July 1960. 2. Joan Olsen and friends on the Island of Ischia by Regina Relang, 1953.
Hello! There is a lot going on the next few days, but you should be able to hit everything before the crazy heat this weekend melts us all to puddles. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! Spread the word! xo Jen
♥ Now thru Tuesday, June 9. For everyone from Portland up to Seattle and many towns in-between — make sure to enter my amazing Helsing Junction Farm Share Giveaway! These wonderful ladies have the best farm around and one lucky person will win a delicious farm share for 8 weeks! There’s also a promo code for $10 off your share if you join between now and July 15: HONEYFARM15 — SO MANY OPTIONS! We have the small share, fruit share, flower share, mushroom share and cheese share this year and we’re SO EXCITED. There are a lot more options to tailor your weekly delivery too! Read more about Helsing Junction Farm + ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. Spread the word to your Pacific NW friends!
♥ Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 9PM. Come out to the Betsy & Iya Retirement Party Sale! Some jewelry needs to get cut to make room for even more new designs, so Betsy & Iya are having a fun sale. Get 20% off some beautiful designs and your last chance to nab them before they’re gone gone gone. Plus, these guys always do it up right at their crazy awesome parties. Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Backtalk West Grand Opening Party! The beloved N. Mississippi shop, Backtalk, is opening a second shop in downtown’s west end. Look for clothing, accessories, housewares and art objects by Laurs Kemp, RillRill, Jessie Weitzel, Claire Green, Metalepsis, The Pursuits of Happiness, Saint Karen, Lindsey Lewis, Julia Gabriel Studio, Formation Design, Sarah Bergman, Weft + Hide. Backtalk West is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 4. 6PM to 9PM. My pals at Needmore Designs are having their 11th Anniversary Party + Open House. Come listen to tunes, sip some vino by Elk Cove Vineyards, nibble Steve’s Cheese, shop Pine Fort Press prints and raise a glass to this wonderful crew of website designers. Needmore Designs is located at 70 NW Couch St., Suite #405. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. YAY! Michelle Kline’s XOBRUNO Studio + Shop has moved in at 811 E. Burnside and they are having a little party. Music, food, drinks and 20% off beautiful xobruno leather goods all day. XOBRUNO is located at 811 E. Burnside #119. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Haunt for the Color, Summer & Go! Group Art Show with Michelle Erickson, Jeannie Helzer and Jennifer Finn. See some lovely artwork, meet the artists and have a colorful cocktail to celebrate summer. Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside #113. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, June 6. 12PM to 4PM. Come shop the closets of some local designers, stylists and shop owners at the Privates Pop Up Sale. Shop for castoffs from Jen Goff from Takara, Sarah Radcliffe from Yo Vintage!, Gretchen Jones from Pendleton, Linsey Reif from REIF, Noel from 100 Year Party, Emily Katz from Modern Macrame and Anna Branch. The sale takes place at the Takara Studio at 911 N. Monroe. MORE INFO.