Floral Ice Cubes

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!

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Photos courtesy of Art in the Age.

Spring Faves #1

YAY! Spring has sprung, so it is time for my annual SPRING FAVES roundups week! Most of the shop owners have created generous shopping codes for you to use on lovely things for yourself, mothers, grandmothers and all the amazing ladies and gents in your life (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10). Here are some of my current favorites from these wonderful independent shops and designers. Thanks for supporting small business! HAPPY SPRING! ♥

MORE FUN: Check out SPRING FAVES #2 + SPRING FAVES #3 + SPRING FAVES #4!

ELIZABETH SUZANN
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off the SS15 collection at Elizabeth Suzann with code: ESSPRING now thru 5/8/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. white linen georgia tee 2. navy stripe georgia tee 3. clyde linen pants 4. striped linen georgia dress}

ANOMIE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off lovely things at Anomie with code: HONEY10 now thru 5/10/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. kimono silk top 2. ombre necklace 3. gold dot dish 4. cut-out bras}

BRIDGE & BURN
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off clothing + accessories at Bridge & Burn with code: BBHONEY now thru 5/7/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. linen polka dot dress 2. orchard navy dress 3. macleay navy jacket 4. orchard sunflower dress}

WILD POPPY GOODS
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off dreamy things at Wild Poppy Goods with code: POPPYSPRING now thru 5/12/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. gingham overalls 2. oceanscape handmade mug 3. cream knit top 4. brass and wood bracelet}

VAUX
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off goods at VAUX with code: HONEYVAUX now thru 5/6/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. cotton crochet top 2. pastel market bag 3. striped tennis dress 4. white romper}

TIRO TIRO
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off jewelry from Tiro Tiro with code: MAYFLOWERS now thru 5/10/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. brass sol necklace 2. porta necklace 3. radian earrings 4. gemma ring + rayos ring}

TILDE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off purchases at Tilde with code: TILDESPRING now thru 5/6/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. striped planter 2. double-sided notebooks 3. gold wall clouds 4. marble notebooks}

ALIMA PURE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off at Alima Pure with code: ALIMAHONEY now thru 5/10/15 + free U.S. shipping on orders $65+
{I ♥ ➝ 1. say it with a kiss lipstick 2. eileen cosmetics bag 3. the wide eyed set 4. flashback shimmer eyeshadow}

BERGAMOT
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off beauty at Bergamot with code: BERGAMOTSPRING now thru 5/6/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. revenge red lipstick 2. butter elixir lip 3. fair verona perfume 4. butter elixir}

HAUSCRAFT
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A LOVELY GIFT:
These Hauscraft spell kits make such thoughtful gifts for yourself and loved ones!!
{I ♥ ➝ 1. open window spell kit 2. north wind spell kit 3. dream haus kit 4. hauswarming}

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Hello, friends! Happy weekend! I’ve rounded up my list of fun stuff happening here in our fair city and there is a lot going on just in the next few days. All the shops in town are filling up with lovely new merchandise! There is a lot of spring cleaning happening to make room for the new, so lots of nice sale racks and tables out there. Of course, all that also comes with lots of sipping of wine, beer and coffee. Spring is here! Have fun, you guys!! ♥ Jen

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TOPAZ GIVEAWAY!!! Roses, juniper, saffron, myrrh, jasmine, moss, orange blossoms, gem elixirs… in perfume, chakra spray, soap, lip balm, candles, body oil and more. Make sure to enter my dreamy giveaway with local apothecary line, Topaz! There will be TWO winners, plus there’s a very sweet deal for you.

♥ Friday, April 17 thru Sunday, April 19. YAY! HAPPY 16th ANNIVERSARY, HALO SHOES! To celebrate, these lovely people are offering 16% off your purchases for three days. They will also be hosting a pop-up for Seattle-based shop Baby & Company for women and men. Halo Shoes is located at 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, April 17. 6PM-10PM. Come to the opening reception for Linework NW — a wonderful comics and illustration festival! Drink beer from Gigantic and shop prints and originals from this year’s special guests: Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt and Jay Howell! This special opening party and the festival on April 18 & 19 are free and open to the public. Make sure to check out Linework NW for more info about the 2 day fest happening at Norse Hall. The opening celebration is happening at Hellion Gallery — located at 19 Nw 5th Ave #208. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, April 18. 10AM-2PM. Come to the THOMPSON STREET SPRING SALE! A dozen vendors, drinks from Union Wine Co, Stumptown cold brew and lots of samples, old stock, one-of-a-kinds and other whatnots from awesome local designers. Wood & Faulk, Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, BLTN Jewelry, REIFhaus, Portland Apothecary, Another Feather, Dart Photo, Emily Katz and Brendon James Farrell will be selling their loot! Thomson Street Studios are at 522 N. Thompson St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, April 18. 1PM-4PM. Get over to Wildfang for the AK Vintage Meet the Maker event! Come shop Anna Korte’s beautiful jewelry line with 20% off and see her current collection and the debut of her 14k gold plated pieces. You can also add unique details and get your jewels customized! There will also be plenty of PBR and wine from Union Wine! Wildfang is located at 1230 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, April 18 & Sunday, April 19. Noon-8PM both days. Come to the Linework NW illustration and comics festival! See comic books, original art, graphic novels, prints and more at this double day fest featuring different creators, exhibitors and publishers each day. Special guests this year include Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt and Jay Howell, plus a HUGE list of exhibitors. Attendance is free and open to the public! Linework NW takes place at Norse Hall located at 111 NE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, April 19. 11AM-4PM. Enjoy shopping for amazing vintage treasures out in the sunshine at Portland Flea at Union/Pine! Plus, there will be food, drinks, pastries, and coffee! Union/Pine is located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Now thru May 2. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now. I love her new artwork and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams, MORE INFO.

♥ Monday, April 20. 7:30PM. The English Dept.: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW! Come out and celebrate the magic of The English Dept. at their big bridal fashion show event. Tickets are now on sale at The English Dept. and at Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique and proceeds benefit Basic Rights Oregon. The show will be at First Presbyterian Church at 1200 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 23. 4PM-8PM. Stop by the Big Shirt Pop-up Shop and Installation celebration with Portland Garment Factory at Nationale. For 5 days, PGF will fill the gallery with their in-house ready-to-wear collection from past and current seasons. There will also be a rack of one of a kind experimental garments made exclusively for this event. There will also be a… REALLY BIG SHIRT. The pop-up will be Wednesday, April 22 thru Sunday, April 26! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 23. 5PM-8PM. HAPPY 9th ANNIVERSARY to Mabel & Zora! And they’re having a big party with champagne and treats! Come celebrate, sip bubbles, shop the Grayling Trunk Show and shop 20% off Tiffany Bean styles through the weekend. Mabel & Zora is located at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, April 25. 10AM-3PM. YAY! It’s the Portland edition of the WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE! Come buy some delicious homemade vegan baked goods (I recommend bringing some tins and shoeboxes from home to fill with treats) to raise funds for Sisters of the Roads and Wildwood Farm Sanctuary. This year the yummy event is at Tidbit Food Farm & Garden at SE 28th Place and Division St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, April 26. 11AM-4PM. Stop by Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation to shop 21 local makers and vintage sellers and 4 local yummy food vendors! Also Dwell and Monogram will be joining the event this month and they are building a pre-fab home in the parking lot decorated with items from Portland-based designers and artists. Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, May 1. 6PM-9PM. Stop by Reading Frenzy for Feminist Bookstore — a group show curated by Jennifer Armbrust and Michelle Blade. Come see reimagined covers of classic feminists works made by Lisa Anne Auerbach, Michelle Blade, Alika Cooper, Edie Fake, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Whitney Hubbs, Jessica Hutchins, Jessie Rose Vala and Megan Whitmarsh. Free & all ages! Reading Frenzy is located at 3628 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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ABOVE IMAGES: My favorites from the new REIFhaus Spring 2015 collection by Portland-based designer Lindsey Reif. 1. alba denim vest 2. calypso romper 3. black linen palma dress. Check out the list of REIFhaus stockists or shop online. They’ll also be at the big Thompson Street Spring Sale this Saturday, April 18 — see info above.

Beauty Report: John Masters Organics

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JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS HAIR PRODUCTS I USE: 1. rose & apricot hair milk 2. green tea & calendula leave-in conditioning mist 3. hair nourishment & defrizzer 4. bourbon vanilla + tangerine hair texturizer 5. lavender sea mist 6. evening primrose shampoo 7. citrus + neroli detangler 8. lavender + avocado intensive conditioner

After posting my last Beauty Report and featuring some of my current favorite products, I realized that I should just do a roundup of the John Masters Organics products that I use regularly. Besides a bit of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse or Cedar Rose Hair Tonic for shine and occasional Lulu Organics Jasmine Hair Powder for reviving hair in-between washings, I use quite a few JMO potions on my mane. I’m also lucky that my sweet hairdresser, Kassandra Sommerville, started using a number of these products, too. I hope these little reviews help — I’d love to hear what haircare products you like to use!

WASH + CONDITION: As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a fan of John Masters’ Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner for a long time and over the past year I decided to give a few of his products that aren’t available in local shops a try. My hair is pretty dry, so I use the Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair first and then depending on how puffy or dry my hair feels, I reach for either Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner or the lighter, Citrus + Neroli Detangler. Then I towel dry after my shower or bath — I can’t remember the last time I used a hairdryer when I wasn’t at a salon because it takes so damn long.

STYLE + TREAT: The JMO styling and conditioning treatments that I use almost daily are the Rose & Apricot Hair Milk (run a dime-sized blob of the hair milk through to the ends before brushing) and Green Tea & Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist (I spritz a little bit over my hair and scrunch the ends to encourage my waves), but I use a few others. I also like using the Lavender Sea Mist when my hair feels too squeaky clean or I want it a little separated and beachy. The lavender scent is so good, but be careful about using too much! I found out the hard way that if you overdo it you run the risk of salt flakes hitting your shoulders and looking like dandruff. For majorly frizzy days, I rub a little Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer between my palms and run through the ends after, literally, patting myself on the head a little. I also enjoy the dreamy Bourbon Vanilla + Tangerine Hair Texturizer. Truth be told, I only rub a teeny tiny bit between my fingertips to gently adjust my bangs between cuts. I’m not even sure I need this little jar, but IT SMELLS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. By the way, I’ve had the same hairbrush for over 10 years now — I just clean it well and take good care of it. Highly recommend the investment! ♥

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Hello! It’s been a while since I rounded up a big list of fun stuff happening around our fair city, but here you have it and it is packed with wonderful places to visit and things to try. I post a lot of pics of places I visit in my @honeykennedy Instagram feed, but I decided to make highlighting a few current favorite Portland experiences a regular part of I HEART PDX. There’s just so much to see and do here — sometimes it’s hard to choose. Have fun! xo Jen

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BRUNCH: Sundays at Levant (make sure to get the rose petal pistachio lemon roll and the halva croissant!) ♥ RECENT PURCHASES: these bowls from Canoe + blueberry plants from Portland Nursery (so helpful!) ♥ NEW FLAVORS: the ciabatta loaf from Fire & Stone (get one warm in the morning + a pastry!) + Saifan olive oil from World FoodsBEAUTIFUL PLACE: Cistus NurserySIT AND SIP: Iced London Fog and hot matcha lattes at Tea Bar

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♥ Enter my super sweet Betsy & Iya jewelry giveaway and a wonderfully fun BuyOlympia giveaway! Get your name in these hats — the prizes are FANTASTIC.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 15. TWIST JEWELRY SALE! Make sure to stop by TWIST for their huge annual jewelry sale through Sunday, March 15! This AMAZING sale features over 2,000 stunning designer pieces at discounted prices from 10% to 75% off. I’m in love with so many pieces — it’s hard to choose! A good spot to peruse for weddings and other special occasions. Twist is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 13 thru Saturday, March 21. FANTASTIC FILMS. NW Film Center is continuing to screen truly wonderful old films for their Italian Style series. Tonight and Saturday are two of my favorite films — L’Avventura by Antonioni and Juliet of the Spirits by Fellini. I love these directors and I love Monica Vitti and Giulietta Masina. Go go go! More wonderful films this month are: Summertime, Barefoot Contessa, Le Amiche and Il Sorpasso. Whitsell Auditorium is at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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♥ Now thru Tuesday, March 31. YO VINTAGE! MARCH POP UP! Yo has a lot of BEEEEAUTIFUL new spring arrivals in their online shop and for the month of March you can shop these pretties downtown at Mojave — right next to the old Yo Vintage! space. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, March 12 thru Sunday, March 15. UNA SPRING SALE. Stop by wonderful Una for Giovanna’s big spring sale! All of last season’s clothing has been marked to 60% off and a rack of previously marked down clothing is now 70% off. Sale jewelry is an additional 20% off. Perfume is 20% off. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 15. 11AM-4PM. PORTLAND FLEA! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Plus, coffee and good food. Portland Flea is at Union/Pine at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18. 7PM-9PM. TILLANDSIA MOUNTING WORKSHOP and KOKEDAMA BUILDING WORKSHOP! Come learn the craft of mounting air plants while using locally harvested materials on Tuesday and make a Kokedama moss ball from a tropical plant of your choosing on Wednesday. There will be wine and you will be surrounded by beautiful plants in an amazing space. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

♥ Wednesday, March 18. 3PM-7PM FREE DONUTS. Stop by the delicious frenzy at the new Blue Star Donuts location on NW 23rd and get a free donut (one per person) this coming Wednesday. Then the fourth location officially opens for regular business on Thursday, March 19 and they will be open 8AM-8PM or until sold out each day. The new Blue Star spot is located at 921 NW 23rd St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

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♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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PHOTOS: The Yo Vintage! Spring Collection. Photography: Charise Ash Styling: Sarah Radcliffe + Colleen Cunningham Model: Madison Smukalla Location: Painted Hills, yo