PDX HOLIDAY EVENT: Black Magic at The Cleaners

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YAY! This Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, come out to the Black Magic Holiday Shopping Event at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. So many of my favorite independent makers and shops all in one spot! There will be jewels, leather goods, ceramics, fragrances, soap, clothing, textiles, weaving, apothecary goodness, vintage beauties and lots more. A truly wonderful holiday market with sweet local lovelies. See you there! MORE INFO.

BLACK MAGIC Fri Nov 28 & Sat Nov 29 11AM–6PM @ The Cleaners 403 SW 10th Ave PDX

This year’s amazing Black Magic makers and shops:
Better Late Than Never | OLO | Tiro Tiro | Sara Barner | Crazy Wind | Rill Rill | Yo Vintage! | Dina No | Made on the Moon | Portland Apothecary | Reifhaus | AK Vintage | Primecut | Wildcraft Studio School | Winnow

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Shop Visit: Pistils Nursery

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Located on Portland’s North Mississippi Avenue, Pistils Nursery is an unexpected oasis of flora and home accessories. From the outside, Pistils looks small and unassuming, but once you enter you’ll find it very difficult to leave behind the expertly crafted displays of plants, aeriums and terrariums, issues of Kinfolk magazine, bath soaks, ceramics, locally made jewelry, and so much more.

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As if that weren’t enough, head out back and you’ll find a variety of trees, shrubs, ground covers, herbs, lettuces, and chickens all hanging out together in the relaxing garden. In fact, the staff at Pistils advised that it’s a perfect time to plant new trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Overall though, now is the time to focus on indoor plants. Just imagine how awesome an indoor herb and lettuce garden would be this winter!

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Back inside, you’ll find a large assortment of air plants, succulents, cacti, ferns, and all other manner of house plants. How to pot or display your new plants? Pistils has you covered and then some with their extensive collection of planters, ceramics, aeriums, and Kokedama. Kokedama, you ask? A form of bonsai, it’s essentially using moss and string to make a self-contained spherical planter and it looks amazing. You can purchase pre-made Kokedama or take a DIY Kokedama Workshop. They also have a terrarium workshops coming up!

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I’m all set to make Pistils my go-to when I can’t stand the gloomy, drab weather any more. The verdant green interior will be a sure pick-me-up and I’m sure that bringing home a new plant buddy will impart some cheer to my home too.

Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N Mississippi Avenue and is open 11AM–7PM every day or shop online. You can also follow Pistils on Facebook and @pistilsnursery on Instagram.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

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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Images courtesy of Wool and the Gang.

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

➔ I HEART PDX

♥ 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.