Best of Honey Kennedy 2016: Oct, Nov, Dec

Aaaannnnd… here is the last of the 2016 Best of Honey Kennedy roundups. I hope you take some time to enjoy lingering over these posts while cozy and enveloped in cheer. Fall down the Honey Kennedy rabbit hole for a good while before we have to get back to the daily grind and the new resistance. You are all in my thoughts and I’ll see you later next week. I’ll be working on my New Year’s intentions and snuggling our sweet dog baby. We’ll have to fight for it, but we will band together to make sure we have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love, Jen xx ♥


OCT ♡ Oh, we love these jewels — especially the barrettes! View entire post.

OCT ♡ Gaaahhh! Just stunning. Love her wall adornments so much. View entire post.

OCT ♡ We’re always thrilled to celebrate this lady’s beautiful designs. View entire post.

OCT ♡ Always so in love with the designs from this very thoughtful brand. View entire post.

OCT ♡ A cozy homerun for elegant closet staples and small business. View entire post.

OCT ♡ A wonderful collaboration with one of my fave French designers. View entire post.

OCT ♡ This lady is making such dreamy linen printed scarves. View entire post.

OCT ♡ A fun roundup celebrating one of our favorite Portland shops! View entire post.

OCT ♡ This cool lookbook gave us modern Twin Peaks vibes. View entire post.

NOV ♡ Another feat of sculptural jewelry genius from this lady. View entire post.

NOV ♡ We popped by this amazing pop-up celebrating Mexican craft. View entire post.

NOV ♡ A fun little visit with one of our favorite new Portland-based shops. View entire post.

NOV ♡ A beautiful way to celebrate women and help women in need. View entire post.

NOV ♡ The dark day. Talking about amplification and hugging strangers. View entire post.

NOV ♡ We visited this lovely new Portland shop full of vintage and new. View entire post.

NOV ♡ YES! Over 130 of our fave designs to give and get from little shops. View entire post.

NOV ♡ We were a happy sponsor of this magical citywide shopping event. View entire post.

NOV ♡ Just fantastic! We love these clever jewels so much. View entire post.

NOV ♡ I wish all plant shops put together beautiful botanical lookbooks! View entire post.

NOV ♡ I think there was a record number of wonderful PDX events! View entire post.

DEC ♡ Always such a phenomenal selection for closet and home! View entire post.

DEC ♡ My Gift Guide: For Your Best Girls has lots of good suggestions. View entire post.

DEC ♡ I’d like every single gorgeous plant print, please. View entire post.

DEC ♡ This amazing Portland spot makes rug dreams come true. View entire post.

DEC ♡ I’m committing to better self-care this year — love this company. View entire post.

DEC ♡ One of our favorite local companies launches lovely home goods! View entire post.

DEC ♡ I’m thrilled to find this amazing textile designer — SO GOOD. View entire post.

DEC ♡ A magical swirl and an otherworldly spark — malachite and opals! View entire post.

DEC ♡ The cutest chopsticks and a very yummy rice bowl recipe. View entire post.

DEC ♡ A big list of wonderful books to give and to get. Get lost in books! View entire post.

Gift Guide: Good Books

Hello! Here are 25 books that I have and love, want, or just think would be lovely gifts. Unintentionally, all but two of these titles are by women, and, I guess, that’s just where my heart is right now. Take care and be kind to yourself — we’re going to need all our strength and to be in tip-top shape in mind and body for 2017. Happy Holidays, everyone! ♥

P.S. See some good self-care gift ideas for you and your best ladies.

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party by Julia Rothmans

Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World by Yee-Lum Mak and Kelsey Garrity-Riley

John Derian Picture Book by John Derian

Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba

The Art of Hair: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Braids, Buns, Curls, and More by Rubi Jones

Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home by Rachel Atwood

Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home by Lucinda Hawksley

The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar

Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley

Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden by Vita Sackville West and Sarah Raven

The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by Mary Miers

The Irish Garden by Jane Powers

A Modern Way to Cook: 150+ Vegetarian Recipes for Quick, Flavor-Packed Meals by Anna Jones

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson

Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen

Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole-Food Recipes Made Deliciously Simple by McKel Hill

Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz

Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

PDX Event: Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée


Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée • Sun, Dec. 18th • 12PM to 7PM • 403 SW 10th Ave • DETAILS

This Sunday, December 18, the lovely annual Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée will be taking place from noon until 7PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. This dreamy fête is full of beautiful lingerie, decadent flowers, dazzling jewels, and locally made perfume. Take advantage of personal shopping assistance to help you pick out just the right things and complimentary gift wrapping service makes it even easier. Plus, yummy cocktails and wine, live music, and models showing off stunning lingerie and loungewear styles. All conveniently downtown in Portland’s West End at an amazing space.

The fun soirée will feature current collections in lingerie, loungewear, and accessories from Jane’s Vanity. This is a great time for some self-care and to treat yourself to something special whether it is reserved for yourself or shared with a honey. A beautiful bra and undies, pretty pjs and slinky loungewear always feel so indulgent and good! Other locals joining the party are Spellbound Flowers, who will be at the soirée with their gorgeous bouquets and taking orders for bespoke holiday floral arrangements, Elysium Jewelry will bring their handmade jewelry, and Imaginary Authors will be bringing their full range of fragrances.

The Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel located at 403 SW 10th Ave. Read more about the event HERE and HERE.







Happy Friday! I hope you’re all staying cozy and staying close to people and pets who make you feel joy. I think about you guys all the time. I wonder if you’re feeling all the things I’m feeling lately. If you’re having a tough time and need to talk — I’m here. Feel free to comment anytime. We have to stick together and a lot of pain and fear is rising to the surface for many of us. Please know you aren’t alone and I hope you can find places to wrap yourself up in care and love. I’d be so happy to be able to be one of those places for you. Love, Jen xo


GIVEAWAY #1: Make sure to enter my big Beklina Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY #2: And enter my lovely Shop Boswell Giveaway!

GIFT GUIDE: For Your Best Girls — gifts to encourage self-care.

♥ This amazing moisturizing mask has been saving my face! (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)

♥ This honey blossom mask makes you glow + smells GOOD. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)

♥ I’ve been loving this potion lately. Hoping to emit love vibes! (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)

♥ And this calming treatment is next on my list to try. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)

♥ For very silk lips. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)

♥ I also still love this heavy duty French honey lip balm.

♥ I am really loving my new whipped foundation. Definitely worth the splurge.

♥ Sometimes I lightly dust with this lovely powder, too. It’s pretty glowy!

♥ I can’t stop thinking about these beautiful eclipse earrings. SO GOOD.

♥ Oh, these rings are all so lovely!

♥ YES to boobs and Her rings for all the ladies this year. (benefits women in need, too!)

♥ Oh, my. I love this beautiful lingerie set.

♥ A little lounging in a hand-dyed robe? YES.

♥ Just all these clothes, please. Especially the prints! (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY10)

♥ This is a fantastic party dress — works for winter and spring! (20% off: GIFTING)

♥ I’m loving the look of this simple black mid-length jacket.

♥ A very good charcoal plaid shirt!

♥ I keep thinking about this cozy geometric scarf. (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY10)

♥ I’m in love with this galaxy scarf! (20% off: GIFTING)

♥ The most dazzling party clutch bag. (15% off: JOY2016)

♥ I keep my makeup in a black and gold one. Now I want all the colors! (15% off: JOY2016)

♥ I’d like a few pairs of these cute socks. (10% off: MERRY10)

♥ These are still my very favorite booties.

♥ Oh, how I adore these silver beauties? I’d really like to gift them to myself!

♥ Can someone please get me this epic fancy gift? Or this one?

♥ I love all the new ceramics! (20% off: HELLOSHOPBOSWELL)

♥ I really want every single pair in every single color option! (25% off: HANKANDHONEY)

♥ I’m obsessed with my new aromatherapy essential oil diffuser! My current favorite scent combo: Peppermint, Frankincense, and Tangerine.

♥ YAY! Time to stock up on feminist buttons, these feminist tees, the not my president buttons, the keep your laws off my body buttons, the not my president sweatshirts, these feminist sweatshirts, and the feminist totes


♥ Get 10% off at Tata Harper with code: HONEYKENNEDY10 now thru 12/15. (discount excludes gift sets, gift cards & previous purchases)

♥ Get 20% off at Shop Boswell with code: HELLOSHOPBOSWELL thru 12/31! Plus, Brookes is donating 10% of all hat sales to planned parenthood this month.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Beklina with code: HONEYHOLIDAY20 now thru 1/1/17. PLUS, free shipping on domestic orders over $100!

♥ Take $25 off these top 7 shirts from Tradlands with code: GIFTWELL thru 12/12.

♥ Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/12/16.

♥ Get 15% off beautiful leather bags at Annie Bukhman with code: JOY2016 thru 12/12/16.

♥ Get 20% off lovely things at Vuela with code: GIFTING now thru 12/16.

♥ Get 10% off at Imelda’s with code MERRY10 now thru 12/16. And free domestic shipping for orders $50+.


PHOTOS: 1. Model Gigi wearing Jacques Griffe. By Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1954. 2. Model Gigi wearing Jeanne Lanvin. 1951.

Hank by Henry’s Coconut Tamari Rice + Crispy Kale


Here’s a yummy recipe from Allison at Hank by Henry! Allison and Ed are a Portland design duo making beautiful chopsticks crafted in pairs from untreated hardwoods. After sanding, oiling, and finishing with beeswax, they are painted by hand with amazing little Hank by Henry signature details. All the colors of wood and painted patterns all feel super special individually and all seem to go so well together. I personally think these make a dreamy gift on their own, but they’d also be sweet paired with sushi making tools or a special ramen bowl. Check out Allison’s recipe below for some kitchen inspiration! More HERE.

Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/12/16.

Coconut Tamari Rice and Crispy Kale with Seared Salmon or Tofu
Serves 4

This recipe is really all about the sauce. Mellow coconut oil and salty soy tamari get a kick from the tangy Sriracha. It will keep in your fridge for up to 3 weeks and you can use it on just about everything. Around our house we eat it on leftover veggies, salad greens, sweet potatoes and black lentils. One night we even got crazy and drizzled it over popcorn sprinkled with furikake.

Our version here used pan-seared wild caught local salmon, but you could easily replace with any other protein like tofu, tempeh, seitan, or chicken.

1 cup white rice, uncooked
2 cups water
1 bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed and torn into small pieces
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 salmon fillets, 14oz tofu, or other protein

For the Sauce
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha



Preheat oven to 400° F.

1. Rinse rice, drain and pick out stony pieces. Place in a saucepan or rice cooker with water. Steam until done.

2. Using a mason jar or lidded container, combine coconut oil, sesame oil, tamari, and Sriracha. Shake vigorously to emulsify.

3. Place kale in a wide mixing bowl. Drizzle with a tablespoon of sauce and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Toss to coat. Spread a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake until crispy 10-15min. Watch these carefully so they don’t burn!

4. Using a clean paper towel, pat down the salmon or tofu to remove excess water and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a heavy-bottom skillet over medium high heat. Place tofu or salmon skin-side down. When your protein is cooked halfway through, carefully flip to other side and finish for another minute. Remove from heat and place over steaming rice.

5. Remove kale from oven and let cool. Serve over your protein and finish with one more drizzle of sauce. Pair with your favorite sake, a sauvignon blanc or a crisp beer and enjoy!