Lovely Things #3

Hello! Here we go with another installment of Lovely Things! This roundup seems to be feeling the love for tomato red, hot pink, muted apricot hues, grids, black straw, abstract art, mid-century, and cool vintage babes. And shoes. I really want some new shoes and I’m kind of loving those red booties, but I always end up with practical neutrals for autumn. We’ll see — maybe I’ll go rogue this year! Check out more Lovely Things roundups HERE. ♥

I know I’ve been talking a lot about sunglasses, but I also love these Acne Studios shades.

My friends at Seamwork put together this beautiful Painting with Dye tutorial.

Errrrmaghuuurrrrd. I love this beautiful bar cart. I also have a spot for it. Help.

I just love this lounge-y color story and subtle middle finger from Vogue in 1950.

This Primary Color Grid is one of my favorite silk scarves by Mengly. (More HERE)

Aaaaahhhhh! This cubist bookshelf is so dreamy. Love the colors.

YEP. Still in love with these low pom pom baskets at Beklina! (local Portland peeps — check Woonwinkel for a great selection of them too)

Flying saucer? Little black hat? Such a great little incense burner.

This is a pretty good defense of carnations. They can be SO LOVELY.

There’s just something about red suede shoes.

These hand-woven recycled plastic bags are so pretty. The large tote, please!

All of these things, please. I like all the cute new takes on tassel loafers/oxfords lately.

Just lounging around under a net in red swimwear as ladies will do. Photo: Erwin Blumenfeld

Gimme these tomato red suede booties. So cute and more chic than super hero.

Amazing pic by Cecil Beaton from 1951 with a Jackson Pollock painting backdrop. NBD.

Lovely Things #2

Hello! Here I go with my second installment of LOVELY THINGS! This time it seems to be more about home goods, travel, and art. It’s strange that, without trying, these things that my eye tends to gravitate to all sort of fit together in color and mood. Totally randomly lured by them, but cohesive all the same. Oh my word, I am coveting so many home things. It’s hard when you can see the design symphony your home could boast, but the piggy bank just shakes its head. Little by little it will get there. Check out more Lovely Things posts! ♥

Love this viewpoint of a 17th century church on Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia.

This beautiful little specimen terrarium display case is high on my wish list.

This photo from The Danish Girl of Alicia Vikander, as amazing artist Gerda Wegener, is stunning. The costume designs by Paco Delgado are a dream.

I’m absolutely cuckoo for this Forest Green Velvet Settee and all the emerald, grey, and duck egg hues. Also, this navy velvet sofa is very close to my antique Chippendale rescue.

Such sweet floor cushions in geometric waves prints. Nice for kitties, pups, babies, or just so your own bum is comfy relaxing on the floor.

This fun Geometric Wool Tile Dhurrie is a great piece! Especially if the #ihavethisthingwithfloors reality of fancy tile prices is getting you down.

Ummm…. I can’t unsee these phenomenally beautiful kilims by Taher Asad-Bakhtiari. His textile work is brilliant.

Yep. Still have my eye on these black pom pom baskets. Too good.

“Forestus Tatas”. Hahahaaaa! This Imaginary Boob Fungus Terrarium painting is awesome. I also love this other terrarium painting she did.

Wow. Lisa’s new lighting designs are freaking fantastic. Those colors! I’d like a Large Smooth Bell, a Small Smooth Bell, and a Large Matchstick Tube to hang together.

ALL the things from Woonwinkel, please. Especially loving the Copper Bowls with White Marble Lids and the Natural Linen Black Triangles Pillows.

Such a clever stacked jewelry box in layers of maple, cork, and copper.

These pretty blown glass pitchers would be nice to have filled with ice and lemonade spritzers for summer dinners on the patio or filled with mimosas at brunch with friends.

YAY! It’s peach season!! This peach tartlet recipe looks yummy.

Oh, yeah. I’d love some strawberry apricot breakfast crisp any morning… any day.

I love how inviting these tufted daybed mattresses look when stacked up or positioned amongst the houseplants for a living room floor retreat. Really into this one and this one.

Some of the amazing ceramics available at OKO. Those black vases are by Bobbie Specker and Meadow Design Ceramics made the black planter pot and black salt holder.

Well, this is a dream workspace! Love the Samara Work Table and the whole look from Feist Forest and Country Living mag.


Have a wonderful weekend, friends! We will be staying home with our sweet pup who can’t handle the fireworks with our annual 4th of July pho bed-in. I’ll also be sprucing up the garden and GETTING THE HOUSE READY FOR MY IN-LAWS. They’re so kind, but I’m a nutter about getting the house looking pretty for visitors. Hopefully, I’ll get to cook up some yummy stuff with our beautiful farm shareaaannd drink all the rosé. See ya next week! xo Jen


♥ A total summer bombshell little black dress. (30% off code: summer30)


♥ I adore gold linen! Really feeling this cute linen dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ An adorable tropical off-the-shoulder dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ Not usually my color, but loving this striped summer dress. (40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ A great, breezy linen dress to run around town in.

♥ Love this super casual linen dress for chilling out at home or as a beach coverup.

♥ I love this mandarin collar silk dress in every color. Add tights for fall + winter!

♥ An organic linen ballet neck summer dress? Yes, please.

♥ I LOVE this new jet denim shirt and this indigo linen shirt. ($25 off: FIREWORKS)

♥ An organic striped linen tunic with linen shorty shorts would be real cute.

♥ I want the slouch leather duffels and leather totes, please! ($25 off: HAPPYFOURTH)

♥ Crazy about my new plaid espadrilles! The tropical leaf pattern is amazing, too.

♥ I just bought these cheery neon coral ballet flats. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ These suede d’Orsay flats (♥ green!) are just lovely. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ The polka dot d’Orsay flats are beauties as well. (extra 40% off: COOLSTYLES)

♥ I’m obsessed with the beautiful new earrings I got for my birthday. (15% off: HOTDOG)

♥ I really want to get these wonderful earrings next. (15% off: REDWHITEBLUE)

♥ These serpent earrings and the semi oval + curve set are SO GOOD. (20% off: HAPPY 4th)

♥ Love this raw brass cuff and these minimalist circle earrings!

♥ I’m feeling a stack with this swirly wrap ring and this opal babe. (20% off: SPARKLER20)

♥ Sweet little brass moon bookmarks for us bookworm moon lovers! (15% off: JULY4HK)

♥ Still have my eye on this rad brass philodendron plant mobile. (15% off: REDWHITEBLUE)

♥ This recipe for Cauliflower Steaks is so delicious and easy. Works for lots of veggies!

♥ How to make crystallized sugar flowers to put on cakes, sorbet, pies…


♥ Get an 30% off all clothing at Beklina with code: summer30

♥ Get 40% off the cool summer styles at J.Crew with code: COOLSTYLES thru 7/5.

♥ Get an extra 40% off the sale items at J.Crew with code: COOLSTYLES thru 7/5.

♥ Get $25 towards your purchases at Tradlands with code FIREWORKS now thru 7/5.

♥ Get 15% off all the pretty Tiro Tiro jewels with code HOTDOG thru 7/4.

♥ Get 15% off everything at Seaworthy with code JULY4HK now thru 7/4.

♥ Get 15% jewelry and plant mobiles from Natalie Joy with code REDWHITEBLUE thru 7/4.

♥ Get $25 off purchases of $100+ from Wood & Faulk with code HAPPYFOURTH thru 7/4.

♥ Get 20% off jewels from Rebecca Mir Grady with code SPARKLER20 now thru 7/5.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Upper Metal Class with code HAPPY4TH now thru 7/5.


PHOTOS: Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1946. Tijuca, Brazil.

Helsing Junction Farm Share Giveaway!

YAY! This big Helsing Junction Farm Share giveaway is for all the organic produce-loving Pacific NW residents out there AND the people elsewhere who love them and want to enter on their behalf! It’s such a joy and a gift each week (for 20 weeks!) to receive the beautiful veggies, fruit, cheese, and more from this amazing women owned and operated 42 acre farm. Annie and Sue are inspiring ladies who have been working hard at it for over 25 years. One lucky winner will get a delicious Helsing Junction Farm Small Share for 8 glorious weeks! Spread the word to your friends from or between Portland and Seattle! Good luck, everyone!! ♥ Jen


UPDATE: Congratulations to Rhiannon Leifheit! She won this prize!

1. Tell us what summer veggies and fruit you’re most excited about in a comment below!
2. For an extra entry, follow both @helsingfarmcsa and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!




For our household of two, my husband and I had got the Small Share (for 20 weeks), the Fruit Share (for 15 weeks), and the Cheese Share (for 8 weeks) this year. We’ve had the Flower Share (for 12 weeks) in the past which is AMAZING, but I planted so many more roses and other flowers this year that I pulled back. I’m still not sure that was a great decision as I’m looking at photos of the stunning Helsing Junction bouquets I got last year. It’s so worth it and the flowers looked beautiful for 10 days or more — which is crazy. If you enjoy eating out a few times a week, you might occasionally have times where you need to come up with a recipe game plan for freezing or do some fun trades with neighbors, co-workers and friends. Luckily, HJF has a wonderful recipe index and there are LOTS of share choices available!





A SWEET DEAL: Get 5% off your Mini, Small, Large or Paleo farm share at Helsing Junction Farm with code FARMDIRECT16 for a limited time. 2016 SIGN UP + DELIVERY OPTIONS.

DELIVERY AREA: Here is the big Helsing Junction Farm list of Oregon and Washington drop-off sites and delivery locations.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 18, at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name within a few days.




Images from Helsing Junction.



Hellloooo! Here is my fantastically wonderful list of deliriously awesome things happening around Portland today and for a few weeks to come. There are lots of Mother’s Day sales, of course, and some really AMAZING trunk shows, openings, super good workshops, that rad giveaway below, yummy food, and fun gatherings. Have fun out there running through the streets! Don’t forget to smell a rose or two. xo Jen


SHOP GIVEAWAY: Make sure to enter my $300 Bridge & Burn shopping spree! SO GOOD.

Thursday, May 5. 6PM to 9PM. Come to Backtalk for a trunk show trio and amazing night of design with Leah Ball (ceramics, jewelry, art, graphic design, Chicago), Cities in Dust (rad jewelry, Los Angeles) and Lauren Winter (beautiful clothing made in Portland). There will also be drinks to sip while you take in all the wonderful things! Backtalk is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 5 thru Sunday, May 8. It’s the big yearly Mom’s Day Sale at Tilde! Get a rare 20% off everything in Debbe’s shop. Jewels (Betsy & Iya, Kiersten Crowley, Demimonde & more), watches, hair accessories, bags, wallets, ceramics, tea towels, candles, cards, and everything in-between. For online shoppers, use the code: MOMSDAY at checkout for your 20% discount and there is always free U.S. shipping for orders of $100+. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 5. 7PM to 9PM. Join The Bitter Housewife Bitters at Carter & Rose for a fun Cocktail Class! You’ll learn how to use some simple ingredients like bitters, syrups, and seasonal ingredients to create perfect cocktails to swill with friends this spring and summer. Carter & Rose is located at 3601 SE Division St. MORE INFO + REGISTRATION.

Thursday, May 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Vintalier for a fun QUIN CANDY x VINTALIER event as Quin Candy helps Ellen launch her lineup of summer vendors every first Thursday of the month. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, May 6. 5PM to 8PM. Get over to N. Williams for a fun Mother’s Day Shopping Event with Ink & Peat, Myoptic, Queen Bee, Workshop Vintage, Yoga Shala and Barre 3. Get 20% off all these wonderful spots AND treats and festive drinks. Get yourself and your mom and your friends some wonderful things. All within the 3800 to 4000 blocks of N. Williams. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. Stop by the Fieldwork Flowers Mother’s Day Pop Up at Bridge & Burn this Friday and Saturday! Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, May 7. 12PM to 2PM. Grab a pal and get over to Le Souk Le Souk for a big sale and the Neeru Kumar Trunk Show. Shop handwoven accessories and apparel by Neeru Kumar and get 20% off the entire shop. You can also preorder fall 2016 pieces and get discounts on spring styles. Le Souk Le Souk is located at 820 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, May 7. 4PM to 6PM. Stop by Stumptown Coffee on Division to see the amazing sculptures by local artist, shop owner (SIX/SEVEN) and designer (BOET), Emily Bixler! There’s something really moving about her pieces. Her opening reception is this Saturday and there will be yummy bites and libations from Field Day for the celebration. Stop by the Division Stumptown location to see her stunning sculptures through June 8. Stumptown is located at 4525 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

Now thru Sunday, May 8. Stop and shop on Mississippi Ave at Flutter, Emerald Petals or Black Wagon and you’ll receive 10% off at the other two neighboring shops. Flowers, fragrances, jewelry, fun gifts, stuff for the kiddos, nice baby stuff for moms… Flutter is located at 3948 N Mississippi Ave.

Now thru Monday, May 9.. Join Nationale for their fun May Day Sale! Items from home and beauty, including MCMC fragrances, GRAIN design, Iacoli & McAllister, papier d’Armenie, and select art books will be greatly discounted (up to 40% off). Sale items will also include other beauty lines (Jao & Nuxe), select magazines (Tunica & Lapham’s), small press, and one-offs from local makers (Liam Drain, The Granite, Fredrik Averin). For the budding art collector, the sale extends to the backroom gallery with 10% off artworks from past shows — the perfect time to start or add to your collection! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.


Thursday, May 12. 6PM to 10PM. Stop by the Gild Shoes Grand Opening Party! There will be great shoes, gold manicures and gold eye makeup applications, giveaways of Gild shoes, OTB, Musse & Cloud, jewels from Baleen and Son of a Sailor, and gift cards to Gild. Plus, drinks and food. Gild is located at 3370 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 12. Get a free Arcona facial at Odessa next Thursday! Just email Susan to schedule an appointment and get in on a lovely 30 minute facial and skin consultation. Plus, there will be a gift with purchase. Odessa is located at 410 SW 13th Ave. Email Susan at

Friday, May 13. 6PM to 9PM. Come to the Shop Boswell shop opening! There will be Brookes’ hats, her new shop full of other wonderful things, a pop-up with The Palatines Shoes and Demetria Chappo, in-store discounts, and refreshments! Plus, enjoy open design studios with Brookes Boswell, BLTN Jewelry, and REIFhaus. Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Friday, May 13. 6PM to 8PM. YAY! It’s the Food with Friends Cookbook Celebration Party with sweet author Leela Cyd at Schoolhouse Electric. Meet the author, get a signed copy of Foods with Friends while enjoying yummy food and drinks from Portland’s Kachka. Plus, you can make and take home your own custom tea blend and get 15% off Schoolhouse Electric goods. Schoolhouse Electric is located at 2181 NW Nicolai St. Limited spaces available! $25 RSVP by May 11 + Reserve Your Spot.

Now thru fall. There are lots of wonderful workshops coming up at Wildcraft Studio School! I particularly like the sounds of the Medicine of the Wild Rose class, the Wildflower Hike & Draw, the Beginning Weaving classes and the Fabric Marbling. Wildcraft Studio School holds their classes in Portland and White Salmon. MORE INFO.

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. 12PM to 5PM. AMAZING SHOES ALERT! Shuffle your feet down to Beam & Anchor for the fun Sabah Shoes Pop-Up Shop! There will be comfy, beautiful Sabahs, live bluegrass, treats and good wine. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.

Tuesday, May 24. 7:30PM seating. DESSERT FOR DINNER!!! Yum. The pastry chef at Beast, Lauren Breneman, is putting together an amazing six course dinner with wine pairings and coffee. The menu sounds phenomenal and it’s a beautiful evening of being a very grown up kid. As it is Beast, note that 2 of the courses have something meaty involved. Beast is located at 5425 NE 30th Ave. RESERVATIONS + MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 26. 5PM to 8PM. YAY! Flutter has been on Mississippi Ave for 10 years! TEN! A DECADE! Come celebrate the Flutter 10 Year Anniversary Party with Cristin and Sara because they are throwing themselves a big party. There will be prizes, giveaways, champagne punch, the awesome Strange Babes will DJ, and there are some surprises. Help them cut a rug as they move into year eleven! Flutter is located at 3948 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

Sunday, June 5. 11AM to 6PM. Come out for the fun at the Sundaze Collective Pop Up! The first Sunday of each month, a wonderful group of Portland designers and shop owners gets together at Ace Hotel Portland’s The Cleaners space for a wonderful group sale of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, ceramics, letterpress, apothecary, accessories and more. The super awesome 16 June 5th participants: BLTN Jewelry, North of West, Ashley Hardy Ceramics, Minoux Jewelry, Kate Towers, Nahanni Arntzen, Work/Shop, The Sum, BOET, REIFhaus, Continuall Vintage, Hank by Henry, MONOM, Alexa Stark, Taiga Press, and Yo Vintage!. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO + @sundazecollective on INSTAGRAM.

I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for I HEART PDX consideration, make sure to email me with advanced notice and include all the details: dates, times, social info, and links to: jen at honeykennedy dot com with “Event Submission” in the subject line. Or email through my Contact Page! Individual PDX Event post features are also available.


PHOTOS: Check out info for the Summer Cocktail Class happening tonight at Carter & Rose above! SO FUN!