Monday, Monday. I’m not quite ready for the week since this weekend zipped by in a blink. I thought these beach party photos from 1931 looked nice and escapist — this gang knew how to have fun. Let’s pretend we’re lounging on white sands in floppy sun hats with dear friends and old movie stars while we mindlessly nibble summer fruit and sip iced tea without a care in the world. Or sangria… or mojitos. That sounds nice. Have a good week! Also, most of the shopping codes from the White Magic shops and makers will end today — make sure to use them while you can! I’ve listed them all below again to make it easier. xo Jen
➔ ENTER MY AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! THEY BOTH END TUESDAY.
▲ A giveaway with Rilla for beautiful new and vintage clothing and accessories!
▲ A giveaway with Alima Pure for dreamy cruelty-free natural mineral cosmetics!
➔ SOME SWEET SHOPPING DEALS (MOST OF THEM END TODAY!)
▲ Get 20% off at Nell & Mary with code: HONEYMAGIC now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 20% off at Debbie Carlos w/ code: WHITEMAGIC with purchases of $40+ thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 35% off jewelry at The Lab by Laura Busony with code: HONEYLAB now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 20% off jewelry at Seaworthy with code: MAKEMAGIC now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 15% off jewelry at Tiro Tiro with code: MAGICFEELINGS now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 20% off jewelry at Upper Metal Class with code: HONEYMAGIC now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 15% off at Flutter with code: HONEYMAGIC now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 30% off OLO Fragrances with code: WHITEMAGIK now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 25% off Herbivore Botanicals with code: HONEYVORE25 now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 15% off at Demimonde with code: WHITELIGHT now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 25% off at Honest Alchemy with code: MOONMAGIC now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 15% off your purchases at Alima Pure with code: HONEYHORIZONS now thru 7/14/14.
▲ Get 10% OFF on orders at Bridge & Burn with code: HONEY10 now thru 7/16/14.
▲ Get 25% off your purchases at Rilla with code: RILLAHONEY now thru 7/21/14.
PHOTOS ABOVE: Lilyan Tashman’s beach party in 1931 photographed by Edward Steichen. Doug Fairbanks Jr., Lilyan Tashman, Clifton Webb, Kenneth McKenna, Edmund Lowe (Tashman’s husband), Kay Francis (McKenna’s wife), Ivor Novello and Joan Crawford. Last photo Lilyan Tashman and Kay Francis in The Marriage Playground, 1929.
There are scads of pretty dresses from Wren right now. This first dress is so gorgeous–I love that the silk is festooned with embroidered gold sequins. The coral silk dress is a stunner, too. Sweet summer party dresses! Melissa always does a wonderful job. More HERE.
… and, of course, it doesn’t hurt to rewatch Wren’s kissing video ♥
YAY! Happy Friday, friends! I’m thrilled that the weekend is here. The mountain of work I did this week — topped with epic battles with my unrelenting insomnia issue (it’s been really bad, you guys) — have left me just a shell of a girl. I am ready to put down the computer and frolic through the fields, so to speak. I’ve got the coast on my mind — it’s my happy place. I am feeling the strong pull to go stare at the sea to release, relax and recharge… all the re-s.
Since before New Year, I’ve had so many post ideas swirling around in my head while I’ve been working on other things, but I’ve had a very difficult time finding the time to really get them fully formed. It feels like these wisps are just flitting around my head while I try to steer a ship and keep it on course. I’m going to take a long weekend to pin down some of those ideas that have been circling and making that a priority feels really good. I would also like to recline on a yacht, like Clara above, but we’ll have to see. Have a good weekend! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
35 amazingly generous shopping discount codes from lovely little shops and makers!
This cute black linen pencil skirt for summer work meetings. Another good deal on a staple.
Sweet striped cotton shorts. I love the buttons!
These paisley sneaks are pretty sweet.
And these chambray polka dot sneaks are real cute, too.
Gimme these fancy polka dot pajamas.
I LOVE this stormy clouds print.
I can’t wait to smell this sea salt candle! Love their soaps.
This is my favorite balm for soft hands–also a great gift for moms and nanas.
This is such a perfect beach or picnic blanket.
Oooh! Lilac water is such a good idea. #drinkyourflowers
A rhubarb raspberry tart with lavender whipped cream? YES, PLEASE. #eatyourflowers
➔ SPRING FAVES + SWEET DEALS!
SPRING FAVES #1
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Bridge & Burn, Aster + Bay, Victory, Strumpet, Vaux Vintage, Imelda’s, Favor Jewelry, Fail Jewelry and Porch Light.
Spring Faves #2
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Gift Shop Brooklyn, Lille Boutique, Erica Weiner, Woonwinkel, Rib & Hull, Ay Marieke, Summerland, Tiro Tiro, Betsy & Iya and OLO.
Spring Faves #3
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Shop Adorn, Seaworthy, Upper Metal Class, Flutter, Vuela, Tilde, Noun, Small Earth Vintage and Dalena Vintage.
Spring Faves #4
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Rilla, LoveHate, Uncovet, Fetch Eyewear, Imaginary Authors, LunaSol and Nancybird.
ABOVE PHOTOS: The incomparable Clara Bow.
Hello friends! So, my big list of fun things happening in our fair city has become quite a beast–a magnificent beast. It can make your head spin, but with some laser-like calendar app focus–you can hit most everything on the list and still go check out the lovely new dinner menu at Broder Nord. Have fun gallivanting around town! Spread the word! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♡ Make sure to enter my super duper awesome giveaway with amazing Victory! Nicole is being very generous and has a lot of new spring beauties that just arrived. Plus, there’s a sweet shopping code to use in the Portland shop (729 E. Burnside St.) or online. ENTER HERE.
♡ Today, Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, Lizard Lounge is having a giant spring cleaning warehouse sale. Up to 80% off Pendleton, Maison Scotch, Levi’s vintage, H by Hudson, Woolrich and LOTS more. To make it even sweeter, warehouse sale purchases will get you 20% off voucher to use at the shop. Lizard Lounge purchases. Fri 10AM—7PM, Sat 10AM—7PM & Sun 11AM—7PM. Lizard Lounge is at 710 NW 14th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ I’m very excited about the films at NW Film Center this weekend! Tonight, Friday, April 4 at 9PM and Saturday, April 5 at 7PM and 9PM, Orson Welles’ film, Lady from Shanghai, with Rita Hayworth is screening. Amazing. Then this Sunday evening, April 6 at 6:30PM, Italian film, Rocco and His Brothers by Luchino Visconti will be on the screen. I’ve never seen Visconti’s film, but his work is greatly influential to a lot of directors I love and Rocco and His Brothers has a score by the incomparable Nino Rota. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♡ Tonight, Friday, April 4, Union Rose is hosting a fun Montavilla First Friday trunk show event from 6—9PM. Come by for treats, bubbly, clothing from Hubris Apparel, jewels from rubygirl jewelry and art from Amy Stoner. Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.
♡ Now through Sunday, April 6, Shop Adorn is having their big 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Sale. Take an additional 30%-50% off sale items. That’s bananas—they have some The Portland Collection and Prairie Underground left, too. As well as LOTS of other stuff–snap it up fast. Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont Ave. Shop online with code: FINALSALE30 through tonight, April 4, at 11:59PM PST. MORE INFO.
♡ Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, Vintalier is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary from 12–4PM. There will be 15% off everything in the shop and more than 80 new spring arrivals. Plus, yummy T Project teas to sip as you shop. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, West Elm is hosting a tasting and book signing for Jen Stevenson’s book, Portland’s 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces from 1PM—4PM. Plus, Alma Chocolate and Quin Candy Shoppe will be sampling and selling a variety of their wonderful chocolates and sweets. Also, Olympic Provisions will be sampling and selling their popular meats. West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♡ Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, the period production of Othello opens at PCS and runs through May 11 on the main stage. I’m curious about it and thinking of going. After going to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland I get nervous about all other Shakespeare because it was so transcendent, but I love PCS. Save $10 off each ticket with promo code JEALOUS. Also, you can use your Othello ticket stub for a two-for-one deal on admission to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit of Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music. Portland Center Stage is at 128 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, April 10, Una is hosting the Ancliffe Collection Party from 5PM—8PM for the eagerly anticipated new collection from Portland designer, Rachel Ancliffe. For the last year and a half Rachel has been working on her new clothing line and she has been missed since her Workroom719 pop-up shop closed in 2010. Since then, she has done a lot more work for big apparel companies, but it’s wonderful to have this lovely lady back this spring with her own label again. Come celebrate! Una is at 922 SE Ankeny St.
♡ ADX has a ton of very cool classes coming up! MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, April 10, West Elm will be hosting an Local Makers Launch Party to shop and meet local makers from 6PM-8PM. West Elm is partnering with local designers to handpick products for their shops. Meet the makers and shop Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, xobruno, Scout & Whistle, Paulova Ceramics and Haley Ann Robinson. There will be treats, drinks and tunes, too! West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, April 10, Mabel & Zora is having their 8th Anniversary and Color Workshop! Join the ladies from 6–8PM for a night of Champagne, discounts, gifts, raffles, the spring collection from Grayling Jewelry and The Psychology of Color workshop by Science of People. Mabel & Zora is located at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, Tilde is hosting the 5th Annual Tasi Design Jewelry Trunk Show and you can meet the designer 12—3PM on Saturday, April 19 at the shop! There will be a 15% off discount on all Tasi Design jewelry throughout the trunk show and each purchase will enter you into a raffle to win a necklace. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, April 20, Mag-Big is having their big Spring Cleaning Sale. Save 15% off past season inventory and other major Mag-Big discounts from 11AM-5PM. It’s a one day bonanza to make room for their new house label stock for spring! Mag-Big is at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, April 27, come out for The 4th Annual BIGGEST Clothing Swap in the NW! The madness goes from 11AM-3PM and all you need is $5 and a bag of clothes (ONLY clean, wearable, no holes, no smells) for this epic swap and you leave with a whole new wardrobe. Or you can buy an empty bag for $5 if you don’t have duds to share. Bring all your pals! Sip mimosas and cocktails and come have fun digging through mountains of clothes. All funds raised go to put on the Alley 33 Fashion Show this coming July. The mayhem takes place at Secret Society 116 NE Russell Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, May 4, fcome out for the AMAZING Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event from 10AM—3PM at Mississippi Marketplace! You guys–this thing is insane and there are GOOOOOD baked goods here. Help animals, people and the planet while these wonderful people raise money for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and Russian Freedom Fund. Mississippi Marketplace is at 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO. Do you want to bake some vegan treats to donate? DONATION BAKERS NEEDED.
♡ The new WildCraft class listings are up! I’m looking forward to finally taking one of Chelsea’s classes this May. Everything sounds amazing and they’ve added some cool new classes to their roster: Ayurveda, Herbal Beauty, Seasonal Medicine, Bow-Making, Knife-Making, Primitive Pottery and Earthen Building. They are opening their doors in early April and have a full listing of 2014 classes online HERE.
Images courtesy of Mag-Big.
I was just thinking about lovely Celia Rowlson-Hall. Watching Celia’s videos always puts me in a better mood and following along to her dance routines is much more fun than my damn elliptical. She even has dance moves called ‘Weird Dinosaur Pterodactyl Something…’ and ‘Dynamite & Birdy Birdy’. It’s been a while since I mentioned this dynamo and she has done a lot of marvelous things since the last time I gushed about how rad she is. Here are a bunch of videos I’ve been having fun watching. Oh, AND I’m happy to report that she went and got herself over $50,000 in Kickstarter dollars to make her first feature-length film, MA, which I was very excited to contribute to! Looking forward to seeing her dream come true.
Here is a bunch of Celia Rowlson-Hall fun to enjoy on this Monnnndaaaay… more HERE.
“Dress Rehearsal” for Rachel Antonoff F/W 2014. Written and directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall.
The Girls Beach House Dance. Celia made up that dance in season 3 of GIRLS.
Way To Go. Celia with her pal, Lexy Hulme. SO FUN.
Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles doing Celia’s Cover Girl dance for Vogue. Shalom it out!
The Audition. Celia’s jumping through hoops and being a super sexy frog.
Mariah’s Lollipop. Celia and Lexy dancing at the 99 cent store.
A Study In Color. A very cool video for Keller Shoes–an old fave.
Alexandra Grecco F/W 2010. One of my favorites for 4 years–LOVE THIS.