Hello! This is the second Holiday Giveaway of the week and it is from wonderful fine books publisher, Princeton Architectural Press. They’ve been around for 32 years and consistently publish some of the most interesting, beautiful and inspiring design books out there–it’s likely you already have some on your shelves! This year they released some lovely paper goods which, along with my love of books, inspired this giveaway.
P.S. Get 35% OFF at Princeton Architectural Press with code: GIVEBOOKS now thru 12/31.
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Princeton Architectural Press and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For one additional entry: Follow the step above first and then help get books into the hands of kids in need by tweeting on Twitter or pinning on Pinterest with the hashtag #GIVEBOOKS then just make sure to let me know you’ve done so in a comment below! ♥
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE SHOP…
A SWEET DEAL: Get 35% OFF at PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS with special promo code: GIVEBOOKS now thru 12/31/13.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Saturday, Dec 14, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Monday, Dec 16.
SHIPPING, ETC: US and International entries are welcome and Princeton Architectural Press will pay shipping! Int’l winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
Here’s a yummy recipe for an apple crisp I made recently. I wrote it all down as best as I could remember because I really just winged it. I should have taken better photos during, but all I have are these Instagram snaps! The REALLY nice thing about crisp recipes is that they are hard to mess up–they’re just super forgiving. The only big missteps it seems like you can make is to make them too sweet or add too much/too little butter. Other than that–it’s fun to play with spices and different fruits. I made this gluten free (instructions below), but you can use regular flour if you want. And this could be made vegan with the use of non-dairy butter stick. My recipe here is for one 9″x9″ baking dish, but a double batch is always good! It’s a perfect fall dessert and it’s hard not to eat this for breakfast with a big cup of coffee when you are acutely aware of its existence in the fridge. I hope you enjoy it!
Maple Sage Cardamom Apple Crisp
Maple Sage Cardamom Apple Filling:
6 cups apples (6+ large apples. I used Hanners Jumbo, Rome and Mountain Rose)
1/8 cup sugar (I use Turbinado sugar)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
15 fresh sage leaves, roughly cut
1 1/4 cups oats
3/4 cup flour (you can even make quick gf oat flour by pulsing a 3/4 cup oats)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes + extra to grease baking pan
▸ Preheat oven to 375. Grease pan and set aside. I use a 9″x9″ pan, but a pie pan will work.
▸ For the crisp topping: Make this first and then cover and put in the refrigerator to keep the butter cold while you work on the filling next. If you want to make this gluten free, you can first pulse the 3/4 cup of oats in the food processor to make your oat flour. Sift oat flour or regular flour into a big mixing bowl and then all the rest of the ingredients. Use your fingers and hands to mix the butter cubes in. Raisin sized bits of butter throughout is nice–just make sure the color, texture and butter bits all seem pretty consistent. If the butter starts to get way too melty in your fingers while you’re working on it–place in fridge for 15 minutes or so until you can get back to pinching at the topping. When you’re done cover and put in the fridge to stay cool while you are working on the filling.
▸ Filling: Core apples and chop into different sized cubes from quarter to nickel-sized pieces. Don’t worry about peeling them unless you aren’t into apple skin for some reason. I like the texture it adds, plus added fiber AND waaaay easier to leave it on. Stir the filling ingredients together in a big mixing bowl until evenly combined. Just don’t feel stressed about being too precise–crisps are a forgiving baked good.
▸ Pour apple filling into your buttered pan and spread evenly with spoon. Use your fingers to crumble the crisp topping mixture all over the top of the apple mixture. It doesn’t need to be totally even—it’s so nice to discover various depths of crisp topping while you eat it! It should be a crumbly mountain in the middle, not a plateau. Place pan on a larger baking sheet (because it might bubble over a little while baking) and bake for about 45 minutes–depending on your oven. You want to it browning and to feel crisp when you tap it with a spoon before you take it out. Just keep checking it until it seems nicely browned and crisp.
▸ Take out of oven and let sit about 10-20 minutes before you serve. It’s lovely served up warm with whipped cream, a drizzle of half and half (or coconut creamer!) or a scoop of ice cream—I like lavender or vanilla, personally! Serves 6–8 very nice sized portions. YUM! ♥
ABOVE IMAGES: Snapshots at home from my Instagram. My dishes are a cute polka dot plate from Schoolhouse Electric and a lovely pink mug from Alder & Co.! My mixing bowls and bakeware are by Emile Henry. If you need a good food processor–I have this one.
HAPPY FRIDAY! Aren’t these photos amazing?? I want to get in a time machine and go to this party in 1965! Oh, just to hang out with sweet French singer, actress and model Zouzou (Danièle Ciarlet), Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve at a flat on Rue Princesse in Paris. With bunnies. WHAT. Have a lovely weekend–I hope it’s this fantastique!
➔ SOME WONDROUS LINKS…
▲ Make sure to enter my CRAFT & CULTURE GIVEAWAY! Hana’s selection is so amazing.
▲ If you love beautiful handmade leather goods–come enter my XOBRUNO GIVEAWAY!
▲ A pretty party dress.
▲ A huge roundup of delicious HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPES! YUMMMMMM.
▲ This Earl Grey tea sounds SO GOOD. And the packaging is lovely!
▲ These polka dot mugs always cheer me up.
▲ Cute gingham flannel pajamas.
▲ A cozy polka dot flannel robe.
▲ I LOVE my slippers.
▲ I love this lip balm.
▲ This face cleanser sounds nice.
▲ I’ll be trying this face serum next!
▲ I wanna listen to tunes with these pretties.
▲ Pumpkin Mac.
#HOLYBALLS There is so much to do around town! The next month or so might make you lose your ever-lovin’ mind, but at least there are plenty of refreshments and nice people to talk to at soirees. PLUS, so many shops are doing Little Boxes and Supportland on Black Friday + Small Business Saturday that it would take me until New Year to list them all. Map out your plan of merriment attack and spread the word about all the awesomeness! xx Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♡ Tonight, Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, Amelia is hosting a Ten 2 Midnight Jewelry Trunk Show + Jenny Hannah Roche Photography Show party. 6–9PM Friday and 11–6PM Saturday. Amelia is at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, November 23, Frances May is having their big Warehouse Sale! Up to 90% OFF past season items. APC, Folk, Rachel Comey, Suno, Pendleton, Steven Alan & lots more. Sale goes from 12PM—5PM. Get there early to get first dibs—this thing is BANANAS. At The Cleaners 1022 SW Stark. MORE INFO.
♡ Saturday, November 23, stop by the PINO x Sterling Coffee Roasters Holiday 2013 Launch Party at Coffeehouse Northwest. The collection includes ties, bow ties, pocket rounds and special Sterling Coffee gifts celebrating this collaboration. Starts at 6PM and there will be drinks, eats and cheer! Coffeehouse Northwest is at 1951 W. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♡ It’s time to get tickets for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. HERE.
♡ Pam at Ink & Peat is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving floral arrangements. Plus, here is a 10% off coupon for her lovely shop. Call to order at 503-282-6688 or stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N. Williams Ave.
♡ On Saturday, November 23, local artist, Anthony Roberto, is having an art opening at BC Gallery for his show through December. Anthony Roberto is a printmaker, working in engraving and a unique intaglio aquatint process called waterbite. Opening starts at 5:30PM. MORE INFO.
♡ Black Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, it’s time for the big Little Boxes event! Approximately 1 bazillion awesome locally owned shops will by participating in this citywide sale event and amazing mega raffle. SO MUCH FUN. MORE INFO.
♡ On Black Friday, November 29, stop by the Black Magic PDX Holiday Sale at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! Wonderful designers and shops will be bringing the magic: Tiro Tiro, BLTN, OLO, Portland Apothecary, Winnow, Boet, Crazy Wind, AK Vintage, Sword + Fern and Yo! Vintage will be there. 11AM-6PM 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Black Friday, Nov 29, stop by for the Made in Portland Studio Sale for Portland made apparel from Clair Vintage Inspired, Carolyn Hart Designs, She-She PDX, Hubris Apparel and Orange Exterior. Prices $5-$60. 50–85% off. Overruns, backstock and one of a kind samples! Coffee and mimosa will be poured from 10AM–4PM! Nashionland 1121 N. Loring #102. MORE INFO.
♡ On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Supportland members will get triple points for every purchase they make at participating local small businesses. Points get you free loot! PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.
♡ If you are already thinking about Christmas trees like I have been since, well, September, then I recommend going to the u-cut at Christmas Mountain in Scappoose where we went last year. IT’S SO FUN AND SMELLS SO GOOD. Do not be fooled by the several impostor tree farms you will encounter on your way. Make sure you park at the real deal—just keep going until you’re sure. Nov 29—Dec 22. Weds thru Sun. 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Rd. MORE INFO.
♡ The Oregon Zoo Zoolights are coming! November 29 through January 5 come see the Oregon Zoo looking even more magical decked out in over a million lights! ZooLights schedule: Sunday–Thursday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8PM and guests may stay on zoo grounds until 9PM. Friday & Saturday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8:30PM and guests may stay on grounds until 9:30PM. Closed Dec 24 & 25. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, Dec 5, Trish Grantham is having an opening party for her new art show, Honey Moon Sea, from 5PM–8PM. The show will be up December 5–24. Stop by Augen Gallery at 716 NW Davis. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, Dec 5, stop by Mabel and Zora for their big holiday party! There will be bubbly, beer from Widmer Brothers, treats by A Yen For Chocolate and La Mer products and specials. Cocktail attire requested (you can even buy something to wear at the party). Mabel & Zora is at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, it’s the 3rd Annual Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-Up at Union/Pine. There will be hot spiced ginger cider, cocktails and beer at the Friday evening market from 6PM-10PM. Then on Saturday, from 10AM-3PM, there will be coffee, hooch and treats. And, of course, a bazillion (or 30+) awesome local shops and makers. Summerland, Victory, Bridge & Burn, Mag-Big, Branch Birdie, Lowell, Portland Apothecary, Studio Olivine, Mazama, Fieldwork Flowers, Backtalk, Imogene + Willie, Pigeon Toe and many others. Union/Pine is at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Friday, December 6, the 3rd Annual Portland Bazaar weekend starts up with a party and early opening in the evening from 5–9PM. This party has an admission fee ($10), but there will be live music and spirits and less crowds to make perusing the vendors a little more mellow. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, Dec. 7, Chelsea Fuss is offering a wreath making workshop at Wildcraft Studio School. For tickets + more info go HERE.
♡ On Saturday, December 7, save the date for the big Decemberville Sellwood Westmoreland Holiday Sale and Toy Drive. 11AM–6PM. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, December 12, Una will be having a lovely holiday shopping event! Besides all the treasure at Una–Better Late Than Never, Hilary Horvath, Sara Barner, Boet, Jacqueline Davis and Esser Vesper will be in attendance. Lots of locally made goods, drinks and snacks. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to a women’s charity! Una is at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Friday, December 13, Lille Boutique will be hosting a lingerie trunk show and meet-and-greet with NY-based designer, Samantha Chang. Stop by from 5-9pm for a night of fine lingerie, free gifts and holiday cheer! Take 10% off storewide and get a goodie bag with purchase while supplies last. Lille is at 1007 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♡ On Friday, December 13, the Montavilla neighborhood will be hosting the Merry Montavilla Soiree: An Elfin Good Time from 6PM–11PM on SE Stark from 76th–82nd. There will be beer, cocktail and food specials up and down Stark, free snacks, live music, caroling, photo booths & more. Also, Ugliest Christmas Sweater Ever and Best Santa suit prizes. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, stop by The Makery Winter Market to shop more than 20 amazing local makers! The market is open from 10AM–5PM each day. There will be cocktails from Dig a Pony, craft beers from Widmer Brewing, locally-roasted coffee and DJ tunes. AND food carts. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, December 15, Amelia will be having their fun holiday party during Alberta’s Gnome for the Holidays week. Just get dressed up and cheers with some sweet local people. Amelia’s dresses will be stocked and ready for you to fancy yourself up if you’d like! MORE INFO.
♡ Now through January 5, OMSI is having The International Exhibit of Sherlock Holmes. You’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities. I hope Jeremy Brett is there in spirit! FUN! MORE INFO.
ABOVE IMAGES: Amazing new arrivals at Summerland! The fox print babydoll dress, the fox print button down and the new Samantha Pleet x Wolverine boots. Get 10% OFF all orders at SUMMERLAND with code: HONEYHOLIDAY13 now thru 11/22/13 + FREE US shipping on orders over $200. Summerland is around back at 811 E Burnside. ♥
Hello! Here’s a list of a bunch of sweet shop codes–mostly from my Holiday Faves roundups. Most of them end at the end of the day this Friday, Nov 22, so go wild with them while you can! Have fun and please spread the word about these lovely little shops! ♥
➔ SOME VERY SWEET DEALS…
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at NELL & MARY with code: HONEYKENNEDY20 thru 11/24/13.
✚ 15% OFF regularly priced clothing at CRAFT & CULTURE with: CLOTHESMATTER thru 11/25.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at WOONWINKEL with promo code: SHOP15 now thru 11/30/13.
✚ Get 10% OFF all orders at KOROMIKO with promo code: HONEY10 now thru 12/01/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF regularly priced items at WANDERLUST with code: VINTAGELOVE thru 12/03.
✚ Get 10% OFF orders at ERICA WEINER with code: HONEYHOLIDAY2013 now thru 11/23/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at UNCOVET with promo code: HONEYK now thru 11/23/13.
✚ Get 10% OFF all orders at SUMMERLAND with code: HONEYHOLIDAY13 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get $50 OFF orders of $250+ at SHOP ADORN with code: HONEY250 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at TIRO TIRO with promo code: COZYTIMES now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at TILDE with promo code: HONEYTILDE now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at STRUMPET with promo code: HONEY15 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at WILDFELL HALL with promo code: HONEY15 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 10% OFF NANCYBIRD SALE ITEMS with code: HONEYKENNEDY10 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at SHELTER with promo code: HOLIDAZE2013 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 25% OFF all orders at LOVEHATE with promo code: YESPLEASE now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at SEAWORTHY with promo code: SEAWORTHY15 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at BRIDGE & BURN with promo code: HONEY_15 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at UPPER METAL CLASS with code: HONEY15 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at BETSY & IYA code: HONEYHOLIDAY13 now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 10% OFF all orders at FLUTTER with promo code: KINGKITTY now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at BOTTEGA VINTAGE MAISON with code: HONEYFALL thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at VICTORY with promo code: BEVICTORIOUS now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get FREE SHIPPING on all orders at FAIL JEWELRY with code: HONEYSHIP thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at VUELA with code: LUVFALL now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at SMALL EARTH VINTAGE with code: HKFALL now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at FLORA with promo code: FALLMAGIC now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 10% OFF all orders at INK & PEAT with promo code: FALLHONEY now thru 11/22/13.
Can be used at Portland shop–just print page to redeem.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at FAVOR JEWELRY with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF your orders at REIF with code: REIFSTYLE15 now thru 11/22.
✚ Get 20% OFF your orders at LunaSol with promo code: LUNAHONEY20 now thru 11/22/13!
✚ Get 25% OFF all orders at PETRUNE with promo code: HKHOLIDAY now thru 11/22/13.
✚ Get 15% OFF all orders at EDEN with promo code: EDENLOVE now thru 11/20/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF *LILLE SHOES + ACCESSORIES with code: ACCESSORIZE20 now thru 11/21/13.
✚ Get 20% OFF all orders at RIB & HULL with promo code: HONEY1113 now thru 11/21/13.
✚ Get 25% OFF all orders at OLO with promo code: HOLIDAY2013 now thru 11/21/13.
Photo: Holiday shoppers in 1930 leaving London shop, Whiteley’s with their packages.