HELLO! Here is my fun list of things coming up in our fair city this weekend and a few weeks ahead. SO MANY GOOD EVENTS HAPPENING. Have a wonderful time out there. Portland will be your Valentine every time – – so many sweethearts doing amazing things. Have fun! xo Jen
P.S. If you’d like to submit events for I HEART PDX consideration, make sure to email me with advance notice and all the details, dates, times and links at jen at honeykennedy dot com with “Event Submission” in the subject line. ♥
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♥ Thursday, February 4. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Tannerann Pop-Up Shop at West End Select Shop tonight! Have some sips and treats and discounts while perusing Hillary and Andi’s wonderful new and vintage collections. The party is tonight, but Tannerann will be popping up through Feb 14! West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 5. 5PM to 8PM. Come shop some pretty Jane’s Vanity lingerie at the A Celebration of Suits & Lingerie event at Wildwood & Company. Shop Valentine’s Day gifts, see the cool new Wildwood space, lingerie and lots of beautiful things for fellas. There will be bubbles and beer and a Mint & Mirth special cocktail for the event. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 6. 11AM to 2PM. YESSSSSS. Stop by WM Goods for free boba and matcha tea drinks served up by Tea Bar. I’m so addicted to matcha — definitely my current buzz of choice. WM Goods is located at 1136 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 6. 4PM to 7PM. Join the fine folk at Beam & Anchor for the Valentine’s Fiesta — a Thicket Pop-Up and Zach Hixson Art Opening with Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails by Roots & Crowns. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 6. 3PM to 6PM. Come by Nationale for their new group art exhibition STUDIES and opening reception party. See gallery contributions from artists Ty Ennis, Jaik Faulk, and Elizabeth Malaska, as well as Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Fredrik Averin, Justyn Hegreberg, Oriana Lewton-Leopold, and Ním Wunnan. The show will be up from February 3 through February 29 and features a diverse collection of how the individual artists responsed to the idea of a “study”. Plus, there are lots of beautiful things to shop right now! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, February 7. 11AM to 4PM. YAY! Shop eight wonderful designers at the 3rd annual Spring Seconds Sale at The Cleaners! Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Another Feather, The Granite, Barrow Jewelry, Hank by Henry, Meadow Designs & Revolution Design House will all be selling their slightly imperfect, but fantastic goods for up to 70% off. Shop great deals on clothing (ladies AND lads!), jewels, accessories, lighting, home goods, planters, ceramics, chopsticks, candles & more. Early birds always get the best scores!! 11AM to 4PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, February 7. NOON to 5PM. Get over to the Femme Valentine’s Pop-Up at Holocene! There will be a bunch of local lovelies including: Menagerie, Seaworthy, Taiga Press, High Society Collection, Bisa Shop, Julia Barbee, Pursuits of Happiness, Rue Anafel, Adored Vintage, Byline Supply Co, Mica Demarquez, Ashley Hardy, The Dark Exact, Löyly Sauna, CH Goble Salt Co, Laurs Kemp, Lane Walkup, Little Feral, Woodblock Chocolate, Age of Earth, Hillockburn Farm, Helioterra Wines and Zoe Cope Jewelry. PLUS, pie from Random Order and coffee from The Coffee Bus! Treat yourself and your loved ones to some goods from local makers: ceramics, jewelry, chocolate, wearables, vintage, fiber art, and apothecary. 10% of profits go to helping women in need through Rose Haven. Everything is happening at Holocene at 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♥ Tuesday, February 9. Doors 7PM. Show at 8PM. 21+ Get your tickets to the 4th annual Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition at Doug Fir! Featuring new collections from: Altar HouseLine, Chubby Cartwheels, Katastrophic, Lille Boutique, Piper Dalton, Purrfect Pineapples, Serpent & Bow, Smith River, Sock it to Me, VAVA Lingerie and WhiskeyDog Wares. You can also shop Missionary Chocolates, DartHeart Jewelry, Altar Boutique, Sock It To Me, Bramble Floral and Time Warrior Valentines at the show! The fun will be at Doug Fir located at 830 E Burnside St. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, February 11. 4PM to 8PM. Come to the Minoux Trunk Show at Woonwinkel! There will be bubbles, treats, a fun raffle and, of course, absolutely stunning jewels from Minoux. Mingle with lovely people at the party and stop by Woonwinkel through 2/28 to shop Kristen’s jewelry. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. 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: Pistils Nursery, Oregon Deli Co., Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel-Mississippi Ave, She Bop, Salty’s Pet Supply, Flutter, Half Pint, Land Gallery, Radar Restaurant, Jennyfer’s Boutique, Manifesto Shoes, The Rambler and Blue Sky Wellness Studio! MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, February 24. Doors 6:30PM. Show 8PM. Come out for Fade To Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom! See new collections on the runway from Portland’s own: Altar PDX, Laurs Kemp, Ms. Wood, Rogue Minx, Stephanie D. Couture, Tiffany Bean Designs, Wendy Ohlendorf, and West Daily, with music and Visuals by DJ Gregarious. Hair + makeup will be by Beau Monde College of Hair Design. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Camp KC to help kids suffering the affects of HIV. Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 W Burnside St. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
Hi again! Here are more popular Honey Kennedy posts rounded up from 2015 — April, May and June. I also love revisiting these lovelies because I start thinking about what I might find just around the corner — and, frankly, I get pretty excited for spring. Thanks for coming to this space to hang with me! It’s cool to share so many interests with you and it means so much to me to hear from you. HAPPIEST NEW YEAR! ♥ Jen xx
I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I’m looking back at 2015 and I’ve rounded up some popular Honey Kennedy blog posts. It’s fun to revisit these posts because there are so many wonderful people I learned about and tried to help shine a light on. Just kick back and enjoy discovering some amazing new people, moments and perspectives. Thanks for hanging out with me here! I hope your 2016 year is the best. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! xo Jen ♥
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends! I hope you all have some fun with loved ones and get to relax and shake off the stressful stuff for at least a little while. We’re cozying up at home with decadent curry, a bûche de Noël, bubbly and tunes on the turntable. Sending lots of love and hugs to everyone out there who has a hard time this time of year for whatever the reason. Also, thank you all for reading along here — you truly make me so happy. xo Jen ♥
HERE’S TO HOLIDAY SLOTHING…
Netflix Binge-worthy: The Great British Baking Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Broadchurch, The Bletchley Circle, Twin Peaks, Gilmore Girls, Criminal Minds, The Fall, Longmire, Luther, Gossip Girl, Revenge, Mad Men, X-Files, American Horror Story (eep), Parks & Rec, Torchwood, Buffy, The Twilight Zone, Mortified Nation, Ancient Aliens…
I rounded up some pretty party dresses for NYE festivities.
If you love or want to try one — some of my favorite red lipsticks.
Give yourself lovely hairdos for Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
Read up, buttercup. 25 wonderful books I love and/or want.
Cozy up with with lavender hot chocolate and other fun hot chocolate recipes.
A bunch of dreamy cake recipes to try.
Some sparkling party ideas.
Cheers! A roundup of bottles of booze that I really like.
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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!