Hello, Portland sweethearts! This weekend is exploding with hearts and bubbly and many good reasons to go out and support our local shops! The snow caused a lot of financial pain for our big-hearted little businesses and they could really use our coming out in force to support and love on them right now. AND many of them are still donating to charities while they’re struggling because that’s how our town rolls. Have fun out there! xo Jen
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♥ NOW thru Sunday, February 12. Stop by Tilde for the big annual Tilde Valentine Sale! It’s 20% off EVERYTHING — jewelry, bags, accessories, watches, candles, scarves, home goods, soaps, and more. You can shop Tilde online and use the code: VDAY. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 10 from 4PM to 8PM. Stop by Woonwinkel for a fun Valentine’s Event with Natalie Joy. Natalie Joy will be debuting her new collection and there will be delicious Alma chocolate, bubbly, a raffle, and free gift wrapping. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 3PM to 6PM. Pop by Alder & Co. for the Notary Ceramics Trunk Show! Meet the designer and pick up beautiful, special new pieces while you sip some lovely rosé. 10% of all sales will be donated to the Portland Planned Parenthood chapter. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 11AM to 6PM. Get to Porch Light and write a bunch of sweet love letters on vintage typewriters! Keiran and her crew is setting you up with loads of paper, postcards, envelopes and stamps to choose from. They will even have a list of the names and addresses of your senators and representatives if you want to send them a little note as well. Designer Amy Olson will be at Porch Light from 1PM to 5PM with her beautiful, handmade jewelry! Plus, the ladies will be serving up yummy hot tea from Portland’s T-Project all day. AND shop dreamy spring bouquets for sale through Tuesday and 20% of the flower sales will be donated to the ACLU. YAY! Porch Light is located at 225 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 from 3PM to 6PM. Stop by Spartan for the Love + Ceramics Trunk Show with Portland designer Kati Von Lehman this weekend. Sip champagne with sweet people and shop Curry’s beautiful wares. Spartan is located at 1210 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12. Get over to the big Small Shops, Big Hearts event on Mississippi Ave this weekend! Have fun during two days of sales, trunk shows, gifts, treats, wine tastings, and lots more. FLUTTER will be hosting Vetiver Designs jewelry trunk show and a Messina Bitters tasting. PISTILS NURSERY will be offering 20% off plants with purchase of corresponding planter. THE HERB SHOPPE will be serving special snacks from their special Chef Nicole and 15% off all custom blends. To celebrate their 3-year anniversary on the 15th they will be offering 15% off through the 15th. LAND GALLERY will have ‘69 Valentines: A Visual Tribute To The Magnetic Fields’ up. HALF PINT – will be having a Sweethearts Sale that weekend: 15% off all sales for you and your loved one (partner, friend, lover etc) and will be handing out chocolates as well. SHE BOP will be giving out chocolates. PDXCHANGE is doing a free raffle—win a $25 in store gift card for the winner and their Valentine. PAXTON GATE is doing a New Deal Distillery tasting and a jewelry trunk show on the 11th. As well as a Honey, Mead & Bee Fest on the 12th. VERDE COCINA will be featuring a dessert special from Rawdacious Desserts, a bubbly cranberry cocktail special, and all day happy hour. FLEX & FLOW are doing an Acro Yoga workshop sponsored by Portland Juice Co, with giveaways. BLACK WAGON will be hosting a Valentine Pop Up Shop by Leo Valentino with champagne and cookies; proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Association(CCA). MOLOKO will be serving chocolate martinis! GYPSY CHIC 20% off store discount, wine and cookies! OREGON DELI premium craft smoked meat variety packs for the meat lover in your life. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 12PM to 5PM. Stop by Beam & Anchor for a Valentine’s Day trunk sale with Wood & Faulk, Machete Pocket Knife jewelry, and Ashley Hardy Ceramics. There will be drinks and 10% of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 12PM to 4PM. Stop by Mantel to shop while you sample wines from Lange Estates Winery and nibble mini cupcakes from Posie’s. Shop for Valentine’s Day… Galentine’s… Palentine’s… or just some much needed self-care and self-love. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 7PM-10PM. Hey Valentines, come downtown for A Celebration of Romance with Jane’s Vanity! It will be a fun, decadent evening with the latest collections of luxurious European lingerie and loungewear. There will be a fashion show, jewels, floral crowns, champagne, local wine, and more. SO MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS. GET TICKETS + ENTER LINGERIE GIVEAWAY! (P.S. 20% off code: HONEYK20 thru 2/10)
♥ Sunday, February 12 from 11AM to 6PM. Make sure to stop by and shop the fun Sundaze Collective Market this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be 13 AMAZING designers and little shops selling their beautiful goods. The perfect place to shop for dreamy things for yourself, your friends, your family, and your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. Shop beautiful clothing, accessories, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, home goods, art, wall hangings, stuff for the kiddos, vintage, flowers, floral arrangements, and delicious sweets! Participating Shops + Designers: The Yo! Store, Sweetheart Bakery, Alexa Stark, Laurs Kemp, Bosque Design, Age to Come, Little Feral • Friend Assembly, Sandbox Ceramics, IAMTHAT Shop, Natalie Joy, Fieldwork Flowers, Johan. The Sundaze Collective is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, February 12 from 12PM to 4PM. Stop by Backtalk for Tarot Readings by Jewelie + Polaris Jewelry Trunk Show! See what kind of magic is going to cross your path this year and shop Kaliska’s simple Polaris geometric jewelry designs — stacks and hoops and other beauties made in Portland. Backtalk is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Tuesday, February 14. 11AM to 6PM. Mantel will be hosting a pop-up with Work/Shop, offering beautiful floral bouquets, and pouring complimentary bubbly all day. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 17. Come to the Frances May Party with artist Caleb Walter Reed! Stop by and celebrate the new window collaboration — the show is entitled: “I’m going to float away for a while” and the paintings feature select items from Frances May Spring 2017 buy seen through the artist’s lens. The paintings on view will be for sale along with a limited edition run of tote bags with proceeds going to the artist. Complimentary drinks served by Tusk make this night even more lovely. Frances May is located at 1003 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW thru Saturday, February 25. Get out to the 40th Annual Portland International Film Festival! Float away to many other worlds and broaden your perspective with over 100 films. FILM SCHEDULE + TICKETS
♥ Wednesday, February 22. Doors at 6:30PM. Show at 8PM. Get your tickets for Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom! You’ll see new collections from Andres Pinedo, COLTY, Fräulein Couture, Geeks in Amsterdam, MOORE, One Imaginary Girl, and Wendy Ohlendorf. Fade to Light showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community in a dynamic fashion show that encourages designers to think outside the box with their runway presentations. Designed in Portland and 100% of the manufacturing is done ethically and sustainably. Plus, DJ Gregarious will provide music and visuals. Happy 5th Anniversary, Elizabeth and Fade to Light! A portion of the show proceeds will go to benefit the ACLU. All ages. Bar with ID. The Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 West Burnside St. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS
♥ Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30PM. Stop by the Salvage Works showroom for Fisher Poets: An evening of sea stories and poems from people who love and earn a living on the water. Salvage Works is located in Kenton at 2024 N. Argyle Street. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 25 from 10AM to 6PM. It’s happening again! Come by the big Betsy & Iya Bazaar! You’ll find textiles, rugs, baskets, hair accessories and jewelry from all over the world for amazing deals. The shop will be full of one-of-a-kind items — they are transforming their shop into a lively world market full of colors and textures! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Vía Raíz Pop-Up Goes Online. Hey! Remember our little Vía Raíz Portland Shop Visit from over the holidays? Well, hopefully someday Jennifer will have a brick and mortar storefront, but for now we can shop Vía Raíz online! So good.
♥ Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! There are dozens of classes, including several with indigo dye and Shibori, but there are a few really catching my eye: Wooden Spoon Carving, Traditional Japanese Natural Dyes, Marbled Textiles, Block Printed Textiles, Folklore of Flowers, Botanical Drawing: Columbia Gorge Wildflowers, Herbal Wines, Cordials, & Elixirs, and Columbia Plateau Plant Fiber Basketry. See more classes HERE.
PHOTOS: Some of my current faves from Alder & Co. and a beautiful bouquet from Hilary Horvath Flowers located inside the Alder & Co. space. See details for their upcoming trunk show and ways they’re supporting Planned Parenthood Portland.
YAY! Here’s my big ol’ list of awesome. So much crazy goodness is going on in our fair Portland now through the weekend and in the weeks to come. It’s another one where it would be good to map out your plan for hitting a bunch of different events each day. Lots of sips, treats and, of course, twirling around in the most wonderful community in the world. Have all the fun, friends! xo Jen ♥
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♥ Friday, April 22. 4PM to 8PM. YAY! It’s Woonwinkel’s 5 Year Anniversary Party and store makeover! Come help the ladies celebrate with drinks, treats and giveaways. It’s also Design Week Portland’s SW Open House Night, so even more reason to head over to one of my favorite shops in town! Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, April 22 thru Sunday, April 24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANCES MAY! This local lovely is turning 8 and they are celebrating with 25% off in-store and online — no exclusions! Portland peeps can shop online and select “In-store Pick Up” to shop from home and pick up later. Enter promo code: 8ISGREAT (swim, jewels and intimates are all final sale). Frances May is located at 1003 SW Washington St.
♥ Now thru April 24. If you are planning some hot weather sewing projects (I recommend my local friends at Colette Patterns — they make lovely sewing patterns!), Mill End is having a 25% off sale on cotton gauze and voile now through this Sunday. Also, the Sunbrella and outdoor fabric is 25% off thru May 8. Mill End is located at 9701 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
♥ Saturday, April 23. 12PM to 5PM. Come to the fun Sample Sale with Brookes Boswell, Uni Jewelry, Wood & Faulk, BLTN Jewelry, Sara Barner, REIFhaus, Notary Ceramics, Ara Handbags, North Buffalo, Object, Oru, and Softbulletin Vintage! Grab some amazing deals and hang out with some very lovely local peeps. You’ll also get to check out Brookes Boswell’s new storefront a little while before it opens! The sale is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, April 23. 10AM to 4PM. Come by the fun Warehouse Sale with Nell & Mary, Make It Good, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Altar PDX, and North of West! Get up to 90% off shopping seconds, fabric, samples, overstock and more. The sale is located at the Nell & Mary/Make It Good warehouse at 1420 SE Water Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, April 23 and Sunday April 24. 10AM to 6PM each day at all 3 shops. Stop by the wonderful Collage 12 Anniversary Celebration! There will be discounts, prizes, giveaways and a great coloring contest. Collage has three locations: Collage Alberta 1639 NE Alberta St., Collage Sellwood 7907 SE 13th Ave, and Collage Richmond 3701 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, April 24. 11AM to 4PM. Come to FLEA + FOOD! Portland FLEA is finding a permanent home on the last Sunday of every month in the Rejuvenation and Jacobsen Salt parking lots at the intersection of SE 6th Ave & SE Salmon St.. This big monthly event will include beloved merchants from Sunday Emporium and vintage vendors from Portland FLEA AND there will be a food cart pod curated by the folks at Jacobsen Salt Co. — and it will be huge! Come hang out with lots of wonderful local folks. Rejuvenation is located at MORE INFO.
♥ MOVIE TIMES: April 24 @ 2PM. April 30 @ 2PM. May 1 @ 2PM. Get a ticket to a fun performance of the Sing-a-Long Sound of Music at Cinema 21! Yodel to your heart’s content to this epic musical. If you’re into dressing up for film events — doll yourself up and you might win the costume contest! The real Von Trapps will be joining the fun at SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC on the dates above. Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August are the actual great-grandchildren of the family depicted in the musical, and they will be singing along with the audience and the emcee. PLUS, you’ll get a chance at a Q & A to ask questions about the real family. Cinema 21 is located at 616 NW 21st Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, April 30. 7PM to 10PM. Come to The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Launch Party at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland. There will be Kim Krans’ new Animal Spirit tarot decks and guidebooks as well as limited edition prints of the new artwork. Plus, card readers roaming around the party! FUN!! The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, May 1. 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, apothecary, accessories and more. May 1 participants: Seven Sisters, Mazama, Yo Vintage!, Machete, Seaworthy, Johan, Vintalier, The Granite, Lauren Winter, Topaz, Alexa Stark, Fiore Floral Design, Little Feral, Olderbrother, and Michael Green. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO + @sundazecollective on INSTAGRAM.
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
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PHOTOS: Cute Frances May birthday lookbook pics. FM sale event info is in a listing above! Photography: Chris Hornbecker Models: Asa, Kaylen, Ranga, Adelaide, Kayla, Haley Ann Robinson Hair + Makeup: Lena Walsh FM Team: Pam, Rhys, Tess, Caitlin, Rachel
Happy Friday! Yay. I’m really looking forward to taking a rose care workshop (HELLO! WHEN DID I TURN 80?!) this weekend with my good friend, Sarai, at Portland Nursery. Since I only started growing roses last spring, I’ve never done winter rose pruning. I’m terrified that I will kill all the roses I worked so hard to grow! We’ll also be taking care of our niece all weekend — which always makes me happy. And Valentine’s Day, of course. Fancy dinner out with my husband and this year we actually planned in advance so everything wasn’t booked when we said “Oh! It’s Valentine’s Day!”. Not that Vietnamese takeout in your jammies isn’t romantic — there just might be a big slice of red velvet cake involved this year. Anyways, have a good weekend — Valentine’s, Galentine’s or rolling your eyes at all of the crazy. ♥ xo Jen
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♥ I have my eye on this beautiful slouchy leather tote.
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♥ These lace-up rain booties are pretty cute.
♥ I love these scalloped flats in both buff and black.
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♥ I’m in love with these cloudbreak earrings.
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♥ A cute and silly Valentine’s Day card.
♥ What’s more romantic than safety, blinking and cuteness? Not much.
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♥ Get an extra 60% off Bridge & Burn sale items with code: SAVE60 thru 2/15!
♥ Get 20% off everything at Tilde with code VDAY thru 2/14!
*Portland peeps — in-store too! 7919 SE 13th Ave
♥ Take 20% off all Elizabeth Suzann shoes now thru 2/14! No code needed.
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♥ The Seaworthy jewelry sale section is AAAAAMAAAAZING right now.
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♥ Get 40% off everything at Rilla with code BIGWINTERSALE. Limited time!
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♥ Now through Sunday, February 14. Stop by Tilde for their huge annual 20% Off Storewide Valentine’s Day Sale! You can also shop online with code: VDAY. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave in Sellwood. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 12. 6PM to 9PM. HURRAY! Come to this party! The wonders at WildCraft Studio are opening an amazing new space for workshops and events here in the city! Come celebrate with treats, drinks, photos, flowers, new catalogs and lots of fun WildCraft instructors in attendance. Check the calendar for upcoming classes in both Portland and in White Salmon. The new WildCraft Portland Studio is located at 601 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 12 thru Sunday, February 14. Stop by Mississippi Ave for the Small Shops, Big Hearts event from February 12th through the 14th! There will be complimentary treats, chocolates, lots of discounts, brunch and menu specials, romantic gifts for yourself and loved ones, and lots more fun up and down Mississippi Ave! Some participating businesses: Flutter, Pistils Nursery, Oregon Deli Co., Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel-Mississippi Ave, She Bop, Salty’s Pet Supply, Half Pint, Land Gallery, Radar Restaurant, Jennyfer’s Boutique, Manifesto Shoes, The Rambler and Blue Sky Wellness Studio! MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Carole Lombard — one of the greatest actors of all-time.
Great books are always an amazing gift in my book (oh, hey!), so I put together a list of 25 books that I think are wonderful as gift for friends and loved ones or gifts for yourself to luxuriate with over the holidays. Some of these books I own and some I’ve been dreaming about owning. I seem to have a predilection for books on rebels of the society sets, eccentric ladies and gents, geniuses, art aficionados, glamorous people, fun DIYs, dreamy food, unending gardens, stunning estates, and damn good parties. The book list never seems to get shorter no matter how much you chip away at it, right? Happy Holidays! ♥ P.S. You can click on images to go to more book info for each of my picks.
1. Cat Lady Chic
This caught my eye because, well, I have 800 million cat ladies and lads as friends.
2. Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat
A lifestyle guide from Karl Lagerfeld’s cat. She has a private jet and her food bowls cost as much as your car. Enough said. Again, I have 800 kajillion cat people in my life.
3. Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman: The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962
A collection of work from this amazing woman. Reviews aren’t as great as they are for this or this, but I’d personally enjoy paging through her old Harper’s Bazaar spreads.
4. Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
I really want this book! It sounds like a beautiful look at new ways in draping and looking at textiles from probably my favorite era for fashion.
5. A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends
A little walk down denim memory lane.
6. The Biba Years: 1963-1975
I own this beautiful book. The store, the label, the cult-like appeal — it all still feels relevant today. Provocative and daring, like a lot of my fave 1930s moments, but 30+ years later.
7. Zelda: A Biography
If you want to start to scratch at the surface of this interesting lady. It’s hard to get close to really know her and what would be said if she lived during a time when women weren’t as regularly pigeonholed, dismissed or misdiagnosed, but this book lays out facts well.
8. Peggy Guggenheim: Confessions of an Art Addict
An art patron’s romp through years of recognizing genius, buying works for a song and sometimes rolling between the sheets with the geniuses and being witness to all the action.
9. Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century
…”the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever”… Yes, sign me up.
10. Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote & His Black & White Ball
Yep, in my mind, I go back in time and get an invitation. Everyone was too cool and not cool enough to be there all at the same time. Boy, did Mr. Capote toy with a person’s self-esteem.
11. Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris
More lavish parties I want to time travel to attend. BRB — going to hang with Elsie, Cecil, Wallis and Coco. OK, maybe I have a thing for eccentric socialites of yore who have their finger on the pulse of good art and design.
12. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
My friend, Carrie, wrote a book and it’s really, really good.
13. Halston: Inventing American Fashion
A book written by Halston’s niece from an insider’s perspective and a real love for the designer. Lots of great photographs as well.
14. London: Portrait of a City
A history of London told through an amazing photo archive, quotations, essays, and references from movies, books, and more. So fun!
15. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion
Too bawdy to not want to read, obviously.
16. The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me: An Aristocratic Family, a High-Society Scandal and an Extraordinary Legacy
More high society scandal and rebellious antics. Yep, 1930s. I can’t help it!
17. Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
More than 400 pages of Grace Coddington’s greatest work. This edition comes with an illustrated and autographed letter from this amazing woman. She’s such a fashion hero. Also, why are there no books about her cats?
18. The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life
YES, I own this big, gorgeous book. YES, I am suddenly 80 years old. YES, I just got it for myself for Christmas and YES, I cannot wait to crack it open with a glass of champagne, a slice of yule log and some My Bloody Valentine on the record player on Christmas Day. NO, I had no idea I’d become so obsessed with English gardens and estates. Sigh.
19. Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds: A Personal Tour of 20 Private Gardens
I know, I know. I have a strange addiction and I cannot get enough of studying English gardens. There’s no cure. Maybe there are others out there with similar afflictions??
20. Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita
OK. I’m into Italian gardens and estates as well. Some people like reality TV stars or socialites of today, but I like celebs, homes and lavish gatherings of days gone by. This book has insanely beautiful photographs.
21. Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel
If you’re looking for a beautiful, well-written and delicious cookbook — this is it! So many interesting flavors and simple recipes! I hope to spend some quality time over the holidays with this beauty. I want to make one of Heidi’s dreamy cakes and some savory dishes too.
22. My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season
I’ve made some of the yummy recipes from Sarah Britton’s blog and I’m excited to buy this book to get back to eating a more healthy menu after the holidays.
23. Stamp Stencil Paint: Making Extraordinary Patterned Projects by Hand
I have this lovely book and I’m really looking forward to trying some of Anna’s fantastic tutorials! This is a good one for a wide range of age groups. Attempting to make some of the printed textiles that live in my mind will be a dream to play with after the holidays.
25. The Art of Hair: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Braids, Buns, Curls, and More
I have this WONDERFUL book and I’m definitely going to try one (or 2 if the first doesn’t look great on me) of Rubi’s hairstyle tutorials for New Year’s Eve. This is another super book for a wide range of ages — I’d say 12 to 150 at least!
P.S. Make sure to hurry and enter my Art of Hair Giveaway!
Yay! It’s the end of the week and I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be going to see the Ingrid Bergman documentary with Gail and Sarai tonight, followed by yummy dinner at Jade Teahouse (the vermicelli salad and veggie hum bao!). Then tomorrow Sarai and I will be baking and decorating Halloween sugar cookies and I am embarrassingly excited about the black, silver and metallic gold sugar I picked up for my menagerie of owls, ghosts and moons. I’m really happy to be having these moments where I can slow down and enjoy this season — it’s always gone in a blink. Have a fun weekend! Happy Friday! xo Jen
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This charcoal wool blazer is very versatile. (20% off code HONEYDEAL)
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I love this cool supernova dress!
And the supernova top is another amazing layering piece.
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Oh, this dress is a treasure. So pretty.
I am in love with this stunning embroidered dress. Sigh.
I adore these perfect brass circle earrings. (10% off code HONEYKENNEDY)
These crinkle earrings are so cool and SO INEXPENSIVE.
Oh, this ring has my attention — a starry dazzler.
These blush leather sneakers are too good.
I love this striped Moroccan blanket. (10% off code HONEYKENNEDY)
This organizer planner thing looks amazing — such a great design!
My very fancy coffeemaker is on sale — a very rare occurrence.
This coffee making system looks amazing — no sludge!
Give me all the stunning copper kitchen loot!
This detailed emergency preparedness guide is rattling and comforting all at once.
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Stop by the huge annual online Erica Weiner jewelry sample sale ends 10/24!
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See my big list of fun stuff happening around Portland!
PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Bendetta Barzini as a cat by Leombruno Bodi for Vogue, October 1965. 2. A cat as a lady by Leombruno Bodi for Vogue, December 1955.