Hello! It was my birthday this past Friday and I didn’t get a chance to post, so I decided to do a Friday! post on a Monday. For my birthday, I bought myself more rose plants (shocker!), had brunch with a couple good friends, a manicure/pedicure with our niece and a mellow hang in the backyard. We extended the fun the day after by going to the ocean. It was so fun to spend the day on the Oregon coast with our niece, jumping in the waves and enjoying the whole stretch of beach. Of course, the news Friday that everyone in this country can now marry who they love was the happiest part. It’s a beautiful thing and makes all unions more meaningful when we can all choose to participate. It has taken far too long to get here. I hope this means we can move more quickly through narrow-mindedness and bigotry and get on the right track so everyone can have the happiest life possible — it goes by so quickly. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, FRIENDS! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
I really want to eat these right now.
I’m still cuckoo for this polka dot linen dress.
A lovely floral summer dress.
I love this futuristic flowers linen dress!
This embroidered dress is perfect for the 4th of July.
Gimme ALL THE THINGS.
A very sweet linen jumpstuit.
This striped top with pockets is so good.
This lounge bra pattern is beautiful! Looks so comfy to come home to.
It would be fun to play with this Magic Jar Dye Kit — love all the possibilities.
Coco Rose Body Polish??? Yes, please.
This cotton candy video makes me really happy to watch.
Get some fun sparklers for this weekend!
I think I need a moon nest wall pocket.
I’d love to stay at this beautiful hotel next I’m in Seattle!
Let’s all find a way to drink a Blueberry Crush Cocktail this week.
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PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Pola Negri on the beach in Santa Monica by Margaret Chute in 1925. 2. Beachwear in 1925 photographed by Edward Steichen. THOSE SHOES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
I LOVE roses for their beauty, scent and flavor, so I was excited to see this DIY Rose Petal Ice Cubes tutorial using Cardinal de Richelieu garden roses. I just need to figure out if my garden roses are safe to use. I imagine they’re probably fine because I don’t think the plants were ever grown with pesticides. A rose with smaller blooms than I currently grow would be easier to use to make this work, so I might try it with dried rosebuds and petals first. I also love that the classic sturdy steel ice cube trays are still available and that you can even get an ice cube tray stand to conserve space and hold up to three trays. These trays would be a nice gift for a classic cocktail enthusiast or anyone who loves those little vintage details. This Rose Petal Honey recipe looks great too! Rose everything, please.
Photos by Michelle Slatalla for Gardenista.
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!!
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
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!
➔ A SWEET DEAL
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.
YAY! I AM SO EXCITED! This Helsing Junction Farm Share giveaway goes out to all the Pacific NW residents out there and the people who love them and want to enter on their behalf. One of the brightest spots of the entire year for our little household is the 18 weeks of beautiful, organic produce we receive from this amazing 42 acre farm owned by Annie and Sue, two inspiring, hardworking ladies who have been at it for over 24 years. Once May hits, we start counting down the days — naming all the things we can’t wait to eat out of the box or cook. Veggies, fruit, cheese, mushrooms, flowers… we went big this year and have been buzzing about it since we paid for our share back in November. I’m excited to say that one lucky winner will get 8 weeks of a Helsing Junction Farm Small Share! Spread the word to your friends from Portland to Seattle! Good luck, everyone!! P.S. Look for a second farm share giveaway on my instagram very soon. xo Jen
DELIVERY: PORTLAND • SEATTLE • BELLEVUE • TACOMA • OLYMPIA • MORE LOCATIONS
UPDATE: Congratulations to Erin Martinez! She won this rad prize!
➔ TO ENTER:
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!
WHAT WE GET: My husband and I had the Small Share and the Fruit Share in 2014 and in 2015 we’ve upped it to the Small Share, the Fruit Share, the Flower Share, the Mushroom Share and the Cheese Share. We’re insanely excited, obviously. The Small Share is pretty substantial for 2 people, but you get great produce you can use in simple, everyday meals. We’ve had shares from other farms in the past where we’d get like, 8 cucumbers, 4 fennel bulbs and 3 kohlrabi the size of toddlers — not really realistic quantities of these ingredients for most couples! If you enjoy eating out a couple times a week, you’ll probably have times where you need to come up with a recipe game plan for freezing or do some occasional tradsies with neighbors, co-workers and friends. Luckily, HJF has a wonderful recipe index and there are lots of share choices available!
SHARE OPTIONS: MINI SHARE • SMALL SHARE • LARGE SHARE • PALEO SHARE • SNACK SHARE • JUICE SHARE • FLOWER SHARE • BULK SHARE • STORAGE SHARE • CANNING SHARE • CHEF SHARE • FRUIT SHARE • MUSHROOM SHARE • MUSHROOM STORAGE SHARE • CHICKEN SHARE • SAUERKRAUT SHARE • YOGURT SHARE • CHEESE SHARE • MORE LOVELY ADD-ONS
DELIVERY AREA: Here is the big Helsing Junction Farm list of Oregon and Washington drop-off sites and delivery locations.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, June 9, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name on Friday, June 12.
Seeing the Art in the Age post about floral ice cubes in one of their lovely Rhubarb Tea cocktail recipes made me so excited about sunny days ahead. In the warmer months, I love to make pitchers of strange summer beverages like apple cider vinegar, lemonade, lavender and spearmint cold brew tea with ice cubes with berries. I love the idea of using edible flowers — they look so pretty in the cubes, but I think they’d be wonderful in spheres as well, like these round ice molds or these. If you need a list of nice, edible fleurs — I was just thinking about the lovely edible flowers post that Ashley English did for Design Sponge a few years back. You can also use berries, melons, lavender and other herbs!
Photos courtesy of Art in the Age.