Wool and the Gang

I’ve been really enjoying perusing the Wool and the Gang shop. I love that you can either buy the woolly garments themselves or in kits with everything you’ll need to make your own. I’m not a knitter, but I’m knitter self-identified. Kind of. I see beautiful Peruvian chunky wool yarn in a myriad of perfect colors and I daydream about slowing it all down and making a dozen Wild Spirit Snoods while sipping wine and chatting with my crafty friends. Then I snap out of it and realize I’m just a huge fan of people who can make beautiful knitwear while enduring what I personally find to be mind-numbing boredom. I guess the world needs people who will buy knitwear made by indie makers though, so I’ll just keep doing that. My faves are the River Night Sweater and the 1984 Beanie. More HERE.

Also, the Wool and the Gang feeds feature KITTENS PLAYING WITH TINY BALLS OF YARN.

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White Magic Giveaway!

Today is my birthday! This birthday giveaway finale is the biggest and most magical one I’ve had to date — I’m thrilled to share it with you! For a year or so, I’ve been trying to clear out psychic sludge, emotional baggage, looming anxiety, the envy monster, sadness fog, preconceived notions and knee-jerk reactions. It’s HARD. It seems like just as you’re getting a handle on one aspect — life springs a leak in another. At this point in my life I solidly know who I am, but I’m learning more about my boundaries and how to protect myself. I know I’m not alone and thought it would be nice to share some things that might help people feel more powerful and protected. Talismans, tools and inspirations from good people. ♥

UPDATE: Congratulations to Caitlin Marr! She won this epic prize. THANKS, EVERYONE!!

TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment below telling me what you could do to feel more powerful or balanced.
2. For an additional entry, “Like” Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like me, just let me know that, too. THANK YOU! BEST OF LUCK!!

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THANK YOU TO THESE LOVELY SHOPS + MAKERS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY:
Nell & Mary (MOUNTAIN TOTE BAG), Debbie Carlos (PINK CLOUDS PRINT), Dusen Dusen (TORTOISE TRIANGLE SUNGLASSES), Species by the Thousands (BRASS ELEMENTAL ALCHEMY CUFF + SUMMER SOLSTICE CANDLE), The Lab by Laura Busony (SHON CRESCENT MOON NECKLACE), Seaworthy (LAPIS BEKET NECKLACE), Upper Metal Class (SILVER MOON & STAR EARRINGS), Tiro Tiro (PORTA EARRINGS), Flutter (TAROT DE MARSEILLE — limited edition), OLO (LIGHTNING PAW FRAGRANCE), Herbivore Botanicals (PINK CLAY MASK + PINK CLAY SOAP + ROSE LIP BUTTER), Demimonde (MILKY JASPER PYRAMID + GEODE) and Honest Alchemy (LUNAR TIDES MOON PHASES BANDANA). THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAAAAZING!

I picked up a few more things: Celestite, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, Abalone Shell, Palo Santo Wood, White Sandalwood Incense, Psychic Protection Incense, Brass Incense Burner, Gold Ritual Candle and two White Sage Smudge Sticks. One lucky soul will win all the loot.

AND a BIG ‘thank you’ to my dear friend Sarai who took these photographs for me at her beautiful studio while we talked, played with crystals and listened to lots of Kate Bush. ♥

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DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY OTHER LOVELY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAYS:
PORTLAND APOTHECARY + JEN AMENT PRINTS + EVENS CLOTHING

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Sunday, July 6, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Wednesday, July 9.

SHIPPING, ETC: I will be paying the shipping. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!

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Photography by Sarai Mitnick for Honey Kennedy.

I HEART PDX

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Happy Friday, friends! Here’s my big list of rad Portland events. There are major shopping triumphs to be had over the next few days with wonderful shop sales, flea markets and rummage sales. HAVE FUN OUT THERE!! xo Jen

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♥ NOW thru June 30. Stop by Lille Boutique for 15% off all their beautiful shoes throughout the month of June. Online orders us promo code 15SHOES. Lille Boutique is at 1007 E Burnside. MORE INFO.

♥ NOW. Cindy’s shops Eden and Eve in Eden are closing, so everything is massively reduced at 50% OFF!!! Go get some pretties before the window on opulent curiosities closes! Eden is at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ NOW. There’s a big summer sale happening at Una! Giovanna has marked down most of the clothing in the shop (and online) to 30% off and previously marked down sale items are now reduced to 50–65% off! Plus, lots of pretty new things for summer. Una is at 922 SE Ankeny. MORE INFO.

♥ NOW. The Table of Contents Spring & Summer Sale is going on! Stop by the shop for 30% off select collections: Acne Studios, Christophe Lemaire, Comme des Garçons, Hope, Jan-Jan Van Essche, Raf Simons, Reality Studio, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto. Complimentary domestic shipping on online orders over $200 and international orders over $250. Table of Contents is located at 33 NW 4th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ NOW thru Sun, June 15. 11AM–6PM daily. Awesome vintage shop Stars Too has take 25% off all their amazing furniture now through Sunday. They really do have some beautiful pieces that really bring a room together. Stars Too is at 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 13. 6PM—9PM. Come to the Shop Adorn Annual Customer Appreciation Night! Drinks, food and lots of swag. Every customer will get to draw for various free gifts at checkout: Nomad scarves, Butter London nail polish, gift cards, Dynomighty wallets and Niki Biki camis. Shop Adorn is located at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 13 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, June 14 (10AM—4PM). Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 13. 6PM–9PM. Stop by Lowell for the opening reception for new works by Jeffrey Hale and Lila Jarzombek. The show, inspired by and dedicated to the genius of Roky Erickson (YAY!), will be up in the shop from June 13 through July 31. Lowell is at 819 N. Russell St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, June 14. 10AM–4PM. My friend Chelsea is going on an adventure and moving away, so she is selling mountains of amazing loot at her big Tag Sale! There will be piles of vintage goods from years of collecting and prop styling from the collections of stylist Chelsea Fuss, artists Cori Kindred and Jennifer Morris and from antiques dealer Shirley Morris. SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF! Seriously. Cash, credit cards or paypal accepted. Tag Sale is located at 1540 SE Elliott Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 15. 10AM—4PM. The next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. 30+ of amazing vendors! Plus, a classic car show as a special Father’s Day Flea treat. And food carts! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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♥ NOW. JUNE–NOVEMBER. There are SO MANY amazing classes to take at Wildcraft Studio School! I went recently and it was a great fun, educational and beautiful. Grab a friend and head for the hills of White Salmon, Washington (across the bridge from Hood River). I’d love to try: Summer Medicine with Portland Apothecary, Backyard Bread Oven (!!!) with Luke Callahan, Frame-Loom Weaving with Jorie Garcia, Kalapuya Basket Weaving with Stephanie Wood, The Kitchen Herbalist with Sue Kusch, Macrame Wall Hangings with Emily Katz, Rag Rug Weaving with Jorie Garcia and Annie McLaughlin… and all the rest! MORE HERE.

♥ Month of June. Daily. Visage Eyewear already has an AMAZING selection of eyewear (one of my favorites in the world) and for the month of June they are going to be even more amazing when they will carry an entire collection of sunglasses from iconic designer, Oliver Goldsmith (you might remember my Oliver Goldsmith post from a few years ago—also note how hard I freaked out when the man himself left a comment on that blog post). Visage Eyewear will be the only eyewear retailer in the United States carrying the 200 piece collection. Make sure to stop by to try on these frames—he is the designer behind some of the most famous celebrity eyewear looks: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and countless others. FANTASTIC! Visage Eyewear is at 1046 NW Johnson. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 27 thru Sun, June 29. 11AM–5PM. Come out for the lovely Pop-Up Fashion & Styling Event with limited edition Ancliffe Collection clothing by Rachel Ancliffe, jewelry by ABCoLab, personal styling with Scarlet Chamberlin and a mountain of beautiful new shoes from Halo Shoes. The fun event is happening at Halo Shoes 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 29. 11AM—5PM. Rejuvenation + FLEA Sunday Emporium! A market for local handcrafted wares, vintage finds and really good food the last Sunday of every month. The lineup is RAD! Ethan Ollie, Revive Designs, Frazier + Wing, Demimonde, Revolution Design House, Nell & Mary, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Mazama, Walnut Studio, Caravan Pacific, The Good Mod, Remnant, Pigeon Toe, non-perishable goods, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, Kelly Pottery, Portland Apothecary, Sweetheart Bakery, Taco Pedaler, Kuza Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.

♥ NOW. Exciting news! Imelda’s Shoes has free US shipping and is now matching prices! Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men will match the current listed price of any authorized retailer on the same in-stock item in their stores or on their website. Items must be in-stock, available, and of the same brand, model, size, and color as our inventory. Items must be offered by a retailer authorized by that brand to sell their merchandise. Imelda’s has two locations: 3426 SE Hawthorne and 935 NW Everett. Read all the details HERE.

♥ Sun, July 13. 10AM—4PM. The Portland Flea at The Colony is happening. Fantastic vendors! Located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, July 26. Doors 6PM. Show 7PM. The Alley 33 Fashion Event will be happening again for the 4th year! Come to the outdoor summer fashion show with ready-to-wear designs by local lovelies: KD Designs, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Big Brown Eyes for Union Rose, Eve SkyWalker, Alicia Wood, Amelia, Carolyn Hart, Lizz Basinger , Mag-Big, Sara Bergman Apparel, Copper Union, J. Calderon, Addie Miller, Volacious, Machine Apparel, Tiffany Bean for Mabel and Zora, Quick Study and more listed soon. The show is at the 33rd Ave alley and SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

SAVE THE DATE for the Style in The Pearl 2014 Fashion Show & Shopping Event on August 1st and 2nd. MORE INFO.

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IMAGES ABOVE: Some beautiful things at Una 922 SE Ankeny.

I HEART PDX

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Happy Friday, friends! So, this list is pretty fantastic–we’re looking at another spell of incredible Portland events over the next few weeks. Like, REEEALLY GOOD ones. Have fun out there! I mean, until July when the heatwave melts our brains again and the only thing anyone can do is contemplate air-conditioning units, drink cold brew and go to the river in a daze–it’s just around the corner. Check out these photos of Lisa and Avery’s beautiful new ceramics collaboration, Pigeon Toe x Juju! LOVE. More HERE. xo Jen

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SWEET NEWS: Blue Star Donuts just opened a new location at 3549 SE Hawthorne. Coava Coffee has a new location—Coava Espresso Bar at 2631 SE Hawthorne. Saint Cupcake has new cupcake-loving local owners and is set to reopen both their locations—3300 SE Belmont is already open and the 1138 SW Morrison location will open in a month or so. YAY!

♥ Fri. May 30 (10AM—6PM), Sat. May 31 (10AM—6PM) & Sun. June 1 (11AM—4PM). Come to the Schoolhouse Electric Spring Cleaning Sample Sale! There will be amazing deals on lighting, furniture, rugs, hardware, art, accessories, linens and Egg Press cards for $1. Lots of great stuff at amazing prices–shop early for the best selection! Schoolhouse Electric is at 2181 NW Nicolai St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, May 30. 3PM—5PM. Cacao is hosting a chocolate tasting and book signing for The Chocolate Tasting Kit by pastry and International Chocolate Awards permanent grand jury member, Chef Eagranie Yuh. She will be signing her new book/kit and will present a selection of her favorite chocolates from Cacao. Cacao is at 414 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, May 31. 12PM—6PM. Amazing accessories designer Sara Barner is having a HUGE Moving Sale. She is moving studios in June and will be clearing out samples and discontinued items that will be marked down up to 75% OFF! Her designs are beeeeautiful. Sara Barner’s studio is at the Ford Building, Suite 100. 2505 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, May 31. 5PM—??. Colette Patterns is having a party to celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary & Book Launch! Colette Patterns’ Sarai Mitnick and Alyson Clair are throwing fun 2 part party that starts at 5PM with a meet and greet at Modern Domestic on Alberta. The MoDo ladies will be hosting with sweets and wine while everyone chats about sewing, fabric and projects. Meet lovely Alyson, bring your The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits books for her to sign and find some lovely knits to use in your next sewing project. At 7PM the party moves across the street and over to Radio Room (3 blocks away) for a fun after party on the upstairs patio. Modern Domestic is at 1408 NE Alberta St. and Radio Room is at 1101 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO. You’re invited, just make sure to RSVP —> HERE.

♥ Sat, May 31 (9AM–4PM) & Sun, June 1 (10AM—3PM). Come to Emily and Kerby’s mega estate sale! Emily (of Sword + Fern) will be clearing out her house in this crazy awesome estate sale—and she has a lot of beautiful things. Shop major bargains, sip lavender lemonade and listen to tunes. A jewelry designer and musician selling their collection of interior decor, garden supplies, kitchen goods, clothing, jewelry, beads and art supplies, tools, housewares, furniture, unique vintage pieces and tons of miscellaneous treasures! The big sale is at 4812 NE 29th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 1. Month of June. Daily. Visage Eyewear already has an AMAZING selection of eyewear (one of my favorites in the world) and for the month of June they are going to be even more amazing when they will carry an entire collection of sunglasses from iconic designer, Oliver Goldsmith (you might remember my Oliver Goldsmith post from a few years ago—also note how hard I freaked out when the man himself left a comment on that blog post). Visage Eyewear will be the only eyewear retailer in the United States carrying the 200 piece collection. Make sure to stop by to try on these frames—he is the designer behind some of the most famous celebrity eyewear looks: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and countless others. FANTASTIC! Visage Eyewear is at 1046 NW Johnson. MORE INFO.

♥ Now. Odessa is having a super amazing Spring/Summer sale. Isabel Marant/Etoile collections 30%—50% off, Sofie D’Hoore 30% off, Apiece Apart 30% off, Pomandere 30% off and Pamela Love 30% off. Odessa is at 410 SW 13th Ave.

♥ NOW. Exciting news! Imelda’s Shoes is now matching prices! Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men will match the current listed price of any authorized retailer on the same in-stock item in their stores or on their website. Items must be in-stock, available, and of the same brand, model, size, and color as our inventory. Items must be offered by a retailer authorized by that brand to sell their merchandise. Imelda’s has two locations: 3426 SE Hawthorne and 935 NW Everett. Read all the details HERE.

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♥ Fri, June 6. 5PM—10PM. Come to Union/Pine for an epic U/P pop UP event! This fun marketplace has AMAZING shops and makers in attendance. Shop wares from Summerland, Bridge & Burn, Portland Apothecary, Mazama, Nell & Mary, BLTN Jewelry, Primecut Bags, Backtalk, Beam & Anchor, Sword + Fern, Seaecho, AK Vintage, Kinfolk, Ouur, Atelier Ace, OSO, Poler, Worn Path, Make It Good, Mag-Big, Appetite Shop + Studio, Cabana and Classic Vintage Rentals. One night! Beer, wine and specialty cocktails. DJs. Food from Canteen. Ice cream from Fifty Licks. So awesome. All ages AND free. Union/Pine is at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 6. 5PM—9PM. Come to Wanderlust for Window Dressing at Wanderlust and the opening reception for BT Livermore. Each month from June to September, Vanessa welcomes a new artist to create a window display and limited edition items exclusive to Wanderlust. For June it’s a summery ‘Anywhere & Everywhere’ installation by BT Livermore. BT works with letterpress, hand lettering, sign making, wood working and he’s one half of Man’s Face Stuff which creates some of the best mustache and beard wax here in Portland. Drinks, snacks and limited edition items will be available! Wanderlust is at 2804 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 6 thru Sun, June 8. 11AM—6PM daily. Come celebrate Stars Antiques’ 24th Birthday! Three days of fun and sales at all three of their amazing Westmoreland shops on Milwaukie Ave: Stars Antiques, Stars & Splendid Antiques and Stars Too. Stars Antiques is at 7030 SE Milwaukie (all shops are on the same block). MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 6. 12PM—4PM. Stop by the 5th Annual Etsy Craft Party at Collage to whoop it up on the international day of celebration of meeting and making. The PDX Etsy team and Collage on Alberta have teamed up to host Portland’s Etsy Craft party an it is a free event to the public. This year’s theme is Etsy Craft Party 2014: Recapture and you can drop by anytime between the hours of 12-4pm and Recapture your photos into new works of art. There will be three different fun crafting stations set up: Embroidery, Weaving and Quilling. You just need to bring a photo for each craft you plan to do and maybe some friends! All other supplies will be provided. There will also be fun prizes awarded throughout the day and Collage discounts. The Collage Alberta location is at 1639 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 6. 6PM—9PM. Stop by Union Rose during the fun Montavilla First Friday event for a fun trunk show with Volacious and original paintings from Ursula Barton. Plus, drinks and treats! Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 8. 10AM—4PM. The Portland Flea at The Colony is happening. Fantastic vendors! Located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 13. 6PM—9PM. Come to the Shop Adorn Annual Customer Appreciation Night! Drinks, food and lots of swag. Every customer will get to draw for various free gifts at checkout: Nomad scarves, Butter London nail polish, gift cards, Dynomighty wallets and Niki Biki camis. Shop Adorn is located at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, June 13 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, June 14 (10AM—4PM). Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 15. 10AM—4PM. The next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Plus, a classic car show as a special Father’s Day Flea treat. Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, June 29. 11AM—5PM. Rejuvenation + FLEA Sunday Emporium! A market for local handcrafted wares, vintage finds and really good food the last Sunday of every month. The lineup is RAD! Ethan Ollie, Revive Designs, Frazier + Wing, Demimonde, Revolution Design House, Nell & Mary, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Mazama, Walnut Studio, Caravan Pacific, The Good Mod, Remnant, Pigeon Toe, non-perishable goods, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, Kelly Pottery, Portland Apothecary, Sweetheart Bakery, Taco Pedaler, Kuza Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, July 26. Doors 6PM. Show 7PM. The Alley 33 Fashion Event will be happening again for the 4th year! Come to the outdoor summer fashion show with ready-to-wear designs by local lovelies: KD Designs, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Big Brown Eyes for Union Rose, Eve SkyWalker, Alicia Wood, Amelia, Carolyn Hart, Lizz Basinger , Mag-Big, Sara Bergman Apparel, Copper Union, J. Calderon, Addie Miller, Volacious, Machine Apparel, Tiffany Bean for Mabel and Zora, Quick Study and more listed soon. The show is at the 33rd Ave alley and SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

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Images courtesy of Pigeon Toe Ceramics.

Juju Papers

I love the new wallpaper designs and colorways from Juju Papers handmade in Portland by Avery Thatcher. My favorite is the new Sisters of the Sun expressionistic dot pattern in all six combinations. The new Cle Elum print is so sweet too. I had pretty magical experiences in Cle Elum, Washington when I was a kid, so it’s cool to be reminded of those fun days and nights. I love that Avery’s designs are so versatile. They could be used in a kid’s bedroom or just as easily in an elegant dining room or tiny washroom–anywhere really! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Juju Papers.