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I love this amazing, new to me shop, Meus. There are so many lovely little things that make sweet gifts for yourself or loved ones. Mirachelle carries wonderful designers, like Claire Ginn ceramics, jewels from Seaworthy and Melissa De La Fuente, Cainnon hand-carved combs, clothing from Pippa Romana and Ace & Jig, dishes and ring cones from Bailey Doesn’t Bark, leather goods from All Hands, canvas bags by Nicole Vannucchi and a lot more. I was also so happy to see my favorite whipped seashore honey sold by the jar and in an amazing little gift box with beautiful ceramics, tea, linen and a serving board — such a sweet idea! Here are some of my faves below. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Meus.

I HEART PDX

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Happy Friday! Here are a bunch of fun things happening around Portland from now into April — including wonderful events tonight, Saturday and Sunday. With spring here, there’s so much going on now and I’m personally happy to have a little hustle back in the week. Have a good time wandering — it’s so beautiful out there right now! xo Jen

➔ MY CURRENT PDX FAVES
BRUNCH: herbed french toast with maple syrup at RadarNEW FLAVORS: the sesame loaf from Roman Candle (w/ Saifan olive oil from World Foods that I mentioned last week!) ♥ SIT AND SIP: Absinthe at Secret SocietyRECENT PURCHASES: my dream English roses from Dennis’ 7 DeesBEAUTIFUL PLACES: pretty much the entire city of Portland — we’re in bloom! ♥ NOW OPEN: The beautiful new Löyly Sauna NE and they have specials

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♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 22. I’m having a sweet Betsy & Iya Instagram only jewelry giveaway and the comments have been warming my heart big time. Enter HERE.

♥ Saturday, March 21. 11AM-5PM. RADIANT HUMAN, MINOUX JEWELRY & YO VINTAGE! POP UP SHOP. Stop by Mojave for a fun pop up shop with Radiant Human’s amazing aura photographs, beautiful jewels from Minoux and lovely clothing and accessories from Yo! There will also be some delicious “beermosas” being served up while you shop. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Thursday, March 26. 5PM-8PM. MARLA AARON JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW. The lovelies at Alder & Co. are having a little gathering to celebrate Marla Aaron’s collection for a special showing of her signature locks, chains and ear cuffs. We are so excited to feature some of her showcase pieces that have not been available at the shop until now. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 29. 11AM-4PM. Sunday Emporium! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Sunday Emporium is at Rejuvenation at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Thursay, April 2. 6PM. THE BETSY & IYA 7th ANNIVERSARY PARTY! The lovely people at Betsy & Iya are celebrating 7 years in business with a fun party that benefits local nonprofit, Friends of the Children. There will be amazing artwork from talented local ladies, % of ALL sales from 6PM-9M going to charity and a separate donation jar — such a sweet idea! Bring your friends — B&I always puts on a wonderful get together! MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 2. 6PM-9PM. SEAWORTHY SPRING COLLECTION LAUNCH. Marisa and the other wonderful ladies at Seaworthy are having a party to celebrate the launch of the new spring jewelry collection. Peruse the dreamy jewels while sipping drinks and hanging out with really lovely people. Seaworthy is located at the Boxlift Building at 333 NE Hancock #8. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

♥ Monday, April 20. 7:30PM. The English Dept.: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW! Come out and celebrate the magic of The English Dept. at their big bridal fashion show event. Tickets are now on sale at The English Dept. and at Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique and proceeds benefit Basic Rights Oregon. The show will be at First Presbyterian Church at 1200 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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Images: The new Altar Houseline for Spring/Summer. Photography by Briana Morrison Photography.

I HEART PDX

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Hello! It’s been a while since I rounded up a big list of fun stuff happening around our fair city, but here you have it and it is packed with wonderful places to visit and things to try. I post a lot of pics of places I visit in my @honeykennedy Instagram feed, but I decided to make highlighting a few current favorite Portland experiences a regular part of I HEART PDX. There’s just so much to see and do here — sometimes it’s hard to choose. Have fun! xo Jen

➔ MY CURRENT PDX FAVES
BRUNCH: Sundays at Levant (make sure to get the rose petal pistachio lemon roll and the halva croissant!) ♥ RECENT PURCHASES: these bowls from Canoe + blueberry plants from Portland Nursery (so helpful!) ♥ NEW FLAVORS: the ciabatta loaf from Fire & Stone (get one warm in the morning + a pastry!) + Saifan olive oil from World FoodsBEAUTIFUL PLACE: Cistus NurserySIT AND SIP: Iced London Fog and hot matcha lattes at Tea Bar

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♥ Enter my super sweet Betsy & Iya jewelry giveaway and a wonderfully fun BuyOlympia giveaway! Get your name in these hats — the prizes are FANTASTIC.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 15. TWIST JEWELRY SALE! Make sure to stop by TWIST for their huge annual jewelry sale through Sunday, March 15! This AMAZING sale features over 2,000 stunning designer pieces at discounted prices from 10% to 75% off. I’m in love with so many pieces — it’s hard to choose! A good spot to peruse for weddings and other special occasions. Twist is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 13 thru Saturday, March 21. FANTASTIC FILMS. NW Film Center is continuing to screen truly wonderful old films for their Italian Style series. Tonight and Saturday are two of my favorite films — L’Avventura by Antonioni and Juliet of the Spirits by Fellini. I love these directors and I love Monica Vitti and Giulietta Masina. Go go go! More wonderful films this month are: Summertime, Barefoot Contessa, Le Amiche and Il Sorpasso. Whitsell Auditorium is at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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♥ Now thru Tuesday, March 31. YO VINTAGE! MARCH POP UP! Yo has a lot of BEEEEAUTIFUL new spring arrivals in their online shop and for the month of March you can shop these pretties downtown at Mojave — right next to the old Yo Vintage! space. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, March 12 thru Sunday, March 15. UNA SPRING SALE. Stop by wonderful Una for Giovanna’s big spring sale! All of last season’s clothing has been marked to 60% off and a rack of previously marked down clothing is now 70% off. Sale jewelry is an additional 20% off. Perfume is 20% off. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 15. 11AM-4PM. PORTLAND FLEA! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Plus, coffee and good food. Portland Flea is at Union/Pine at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18. 7PM-9PM. TILLANDSIA MOUNTING WORKSHOP and KOKEDAMA BUILDING WORKSHOP! Come learn the craft of mounting air plants while using locally harvested materials on Tuesday and make a Kokedama moss ball from a tropical plant of your choosing on Wednesday. There will be wine and you will be surrounded by beautiful plants in an amazing space. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

♥ Wednesday, March 18. 3PM-7PM FREE DONUTS. Stop by the delicious frenzy at the new Blue Star Donuts location on NW 23rd and get a free donut (one per person) this coming Wednesday. Then the fourth location officially opens for regular business on Thursday, March 19 and they will be open 8AM-8PM or until sold out each day. The new Blue Star spot is located at 921 NW 23rd St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

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♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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PHOTOS: The Yo Vintage! Spring Collection. Photography: Charise Ash Styling: Sarah Radcliffe + Colleen Cunningham Model: Madison Smukalla Location: Painted Hills, yo

Shop Visit: Palace

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Entering the new Palace space on East Burnside for the first time the word that immediately came to mind was, appropriately enough, ‘palatial’. You’d never guess that owner Charlotte Wenzel just moved into the new space in late October because the interior feels so perfectly put together with beautiful art on the walls, fantastic displays throughout, and a veritable jungle of plants livening things up. Palace covers just about all the shopping needs you could have — new and vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, books, stationery, notebooks, magazines, records, skincare, cosmetics, pantry items and much more.

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I gravitated towards the clothing first and was quite impressed with the vintage offerings of seasonally appropriate wool, leather, and corduroy coats, dreamy sweaters, and beautiful silk kimonos — I can just imagine how elegant it would feel to sip my morning tea with one of those embroidered, brightly-colored beauties on! Mixed in with the vintage, I found a great selection of both modern and bohemian items from Ace & Jig, Edith A. Miller, Prairie Underground, Colorant, Hansel from Basel and THVM denim. Also on hand, Palace has Aigle rubber boots for both men and women in all the sizes to keep your feet dry in style.

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Once you’ve outfitted yourself, it’s time to show some love to your home. With a wide variety of objets d’art, baskets, ceramics, throws and linens on hand, you’ll have no trouble finding that missing piece for yourself and perfect gifts for friends and family. My favorites were the Sunbeam beeswax candles, Kontex towels from Japan, and the cheeky ‘boob’ pillow cases from Gravel & Gold. Foodies will be impressed with Palace’s collection of Royal Rose syrups, honey from Le Parfait and Heavenly, preserves from Smiley, Mumm’s sprouting seeds, a large selection of cookbooks, and even a small selection of wine.

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There’s so much more in store as you encounter the large display of skincare offerings from natural brands like Red Flower, Fat & The Moon, Kate’s Magik, Weleda, Acure, Aster & Bay, Skin Owl and many, many more. Any skincare need you may have will definitely meet it’s match here. Alima Pure cosmetics, OLO fragrances and Butter London nail polishes are lovely when getting dolled up.

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Palace also carries a wonderful selection of ceramic, beaded, and woven jewelry alongside pieces from local makers Tiro Tiro and Hazel Cox. I can’t help envisioning retiring back home after a party or long day at work, removing your beautiful jewels and placing them in a sweet ceramic dish, slipping on a kimono, brewing up a cup of T Project tea, and putting on a Françoise Hardy record… just heavenly. All available at Palace!

Palace is located in Portland at 2205 East Burnside Street and is open daily from 11AM to 7PM. You can also follow @palacestore 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

Best of Honey Kennedy 2014: July, Aug, Sept

Hello! Here is the third installment of the most popular Honey Kennedy posts from 2014. Here we have July, August and September and there are a lot of wonderful posts to peruse. Get comfy with your favorite cup of cheer and fall down the HK rabbit hole. Have fun! xx

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NEW YEAR’S EVE HAIR IDEASNYE PARTY DRESSESRED LIPSTICK PICKSCHAMPAGNE DRINKS & SUPPLIESMUSIC MIXES!

JULY ♡ Alexandra and bridal were always meant to be together. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ So much good stuff in this little shop! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Many many lovely personal care products. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ A phenomenal jewelry collection. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ So many shoes to covet! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Annie’s darling collection of bags. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Still really enjoying this wonderful little shop. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ The loveliest creations to hold your jewels. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ One of my favorite collections in 2014! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Stunning ceramics that remind me of some fave vintage pieces I have. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ These ladies always have amazing things in the shop. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ My recipe for Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk. View entire post.
Honey Kennedy recipe: Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk

AUG ♡ I want all the gorgeous linen clothing! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Such an adventure — inspiring travels and jewels. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I love their denim… and everything else. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I love this jewelry collection made here in Portland. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ A little shop and studio visit with Betsy & Iya. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ This whole dark lookbook is amazing. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ All these scarves are works of art. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ This collection and lookbook are SO charming and fun! View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Absolutely wonderful housewares always. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ I want ALL the bags and scarves. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Another favorite collection from 2014 — so much love. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ My favorite jewelry collection that Christine has created to date. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Love love love this sweet collection. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ SO MANY cute pieces in Lauren’s collection — it’s kind of insane. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Monika’s dreamiest lookbook and jewels yet. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Wonderful pieces on their own and styled together. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ A fun interview with inspiring designer and business owner Geneine Honey. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ The first lookbook from this amazing Portland jewelry shop. View entire post.
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