More Sweet Holiday Deals…

Hello! Here are a few more shopping codes and my faves — most of them end today on 12/1, so use them now before they vanish. Though sometimes these bigger shops do that thing where they decide extend the sale date the next day… you never know. So, if you miss it it’s worth checking again. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, friends! Find lots more sweet holiday deals HERE.

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MADEWELL:
Take 30% off at Madewell “Holiday Picks” with code HINTHINT thru 12/4. (1. buffalo plaid vest 2. perfect cream sweater 3. black duffle 4. quilted leather clutch 5. sweet jeans)

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JCREW:
Take 30% off at JCREW and an extra 40% off sale items + free shipping with code MONDAY 12/1 only. (1. cabin sweater 2. plaid jammies 3. black ballet flats 4. wool stretch skirt 5. hooded jacket)

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NEED SUPPLY:
Get 20% off at Need Supply with code CYBER20 + free US shipping for $75+ thru 12/2. (1. great black jacket 2. hot striped dress 3. cute pinstriped denim 4. flight skirt 5. solid copper carafe)

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SATURDAY:
Get 30% off everything at Saturday with code OHWOW thru 12/2. (1. twirly gold party skirt 2. black pleated skirt 3. baroque flared dress 4. gold dot pencil skirt 5. continental wallet )

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LOEFFLER RANDALL:
Take 20% off sale items at Loeffler Randall with code CYBERMON thru 12/2. (1. cut-out black oxford 2. blush suede pumps 3. grey stacked booties 4. black cut-out booties 5. wintercream block heeled pump)

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NORDSTROM:
There is a BIG SALE at Nordstrom right now right HERE. (1. giant check burberry scarf 2. metallic holiday skirt 3. wool dress 4. cute jeans 5. striped silk skirt)

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PIPERLIME:
Take 30% off at Piperlime + free shipping and 40% off sale items with code CYBERSALE thru 12/2. (1. cashmere starry sweater 2. amazing metallic party skirt 3. blush beaded top 4. double dot clutch 5. large leather bucket bag )

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GAP:
Take 30% off at GAP with code HAPPY thru 12/3 only. (1. fair isle cardigan 2. striped cardigan sweater 3. fair isle turtleneck sweater 4. indigo tunic 5. splatter dress)

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TERRAIN:
Get 15% off everything at Terrain with code: VERYMERRY + free shipping 12/1 only. (1. gold chevron tray 2. copper pitcher 3. homemade gin kit 4. brass change catcher 5. forest animal tape)

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ANTHROPOLOGIE:
Get 20% off sale items at Anthropologie with code EXTRAJOLLY. (1. small spells gift set 2. sailor’s mirror 3. shorebreak mug 4. cute potholders 5. canvas + leather apron)

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WEST ELM:
Discounts of 20–70% off right now. (1. gold + marble barware 2. brass bar cart 3. morten lamps 4. handmade planters 5. wood + brass domino set)

PDX Holiday Event: Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation

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Hi friends! This Sunday, November 30, Rejuvenation is hosting the Sunday Holiday Emporium — a festive holiday edition of their popular Sunday event in partnership with Portland Flea. This amazing marketplace will focus on locally made gifts from 30 of Portland’s talented designers and makers. You’ll find perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones for your home, closet and pantry. Beautiful handmade scarves, linens, ceramics, wreaths, apothecary, furniture, vintage finds and more lovely goods.

As a special addition to this holiday event, the second floor at Rejuvenation will transform into a delicious food paradise where you can purchase wonderful chocolates, jams, beautiful salts, condiments, gourmet treats, cured meats and lots more things to beautifully pair with the handmade cutting boards you can find on the first floor. MORE INFO.

Sunday Holiday Emporium @ Rejuvenation Nov 30th 11AM–5PM 1100 SE Grand Ave

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This year’s vendors:
Adirondack in a Box | Annie Beedy | Brace & Bit | Combed Thunder | Fabius Grange | Gary Bodker Designs | Madge & Co. | Frankie & Coco | Kiriko | Melissa Jean Made | Portland Apothecary | Relm Studios | Golden Rule Design | Revive Designs | Podasca Shop | non-perishable goods | Scout & Whistle | Kelly Pottery | Modern Artifact | Theresa Arrison | Type A Press | Trust Co. | Revolution Design House | Fieldwork Flowers

Food merchants:
Albina City Nuts | Alma Chocolate | Bee Local | Jacobsen Salt | Olympic Provisions | Pinkelton’s | Sweetheart Bakery | Three Little Figs Jam | T-Project

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I HEART PDX

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Hello! I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA on the I HEART PDX posts with all my moving madness. This edition is pretty epic though, so maybe that will make up for it a little bit. When the leaves turn and pumpkins replace peaches — it’s officially the season of non-stop amazing events around town. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! I’m still consumed with getting our new home repaired, but maybe I’ll see you at a few of these — SO GOOD. xo Jen

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♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–10PM. The 6th Annual Modified Style Portland Fashion Show & Fundraiser featuring fashions fashioned from recycled fabrics is happening! More than 35 designers of varying skill levels from teen to adult have transformed donated and re-purposed fabric into wearable works of art, which will be showcased during a one-of-a-kind runway show at Ambridge Event Center. There will also be a raffle and you can receive one free raffle ticket at the door with your donation of school supplies and/or non-perishable food items for Community Transitional School. Funds raised at this runway show and auction will benefit two local non-profits dedicated to providing assistance and encouragement to Portland’s homeless youth: Community Transitional School and p:ear. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. Come to Nationale for their grand opening celebration at their new location on Division! There will be raffles, art, retail, snacks, candy and booze and really lovely people. Nationale is now at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. You can also stop by the Adorn grand opening party at their new Division location! There will be cocktails, treats, raffles, giveaways, trunk shows, clothing and accessories. Adorn is at 3366 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Thurs, Oct 25. DAILY. Stop by Woonwinkel to see amazing new work and favorite pieces from twelve American designers at their pop-up Design Market. Limited Edition items exclusive to Woonwinkel will be available! Fantastic designs from Grain, By AMT, fruitsuper, Urbancase, Studio Gorm, Piano Nobile, Mimot Studio, Sarah Loertscher, Blk Pine Workshop, Erich Grinder Studio, zanna printed textile, Ladies & Gentleman Studio and more! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO + SHOP THE DESIGN MARKET ONLINE.

♥ Fri, Oct 17 (1PM–7PM), Sat, Oct 18 (10AM–7PM) & Sun, Oct 19 (10AM–5PM). The 32nd Annual Hood River Harvest Festival is happening! APPLES! PEARS! PUMPKINS! There are special gift booths with lots of arts and crafts, live music and kid-friendly stuff, but I really think of this particular festival being more about apple hoarding and sampling and finishing it off with a caramel apple or elephant ear. SO FUN. All the crates of apples and pears are so beautiful and it is really interesting to learn about different varieties. Hood River Harvest Festival is located at the Hood River Waterfront. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, Oct 17, Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. Stop by Portland Nursery for the 27th Annual Apple Tasting Event — rain or shine! They’ll have tons of apples and pears to try and purchase — about 60 different varieties. There will also be raffles and giveaways. Please note that Friday morning and early afternoon will be swamped with hundreds of kids while the nursery hosts field trips from a bunch of local schools. Portland Nursery is at 5050 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

♥ Fridays: Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1. 7PM–10PM each night.
 Make your way to the Haunted Corn Maize on Sauvie Island at the Pumpkin Patch. The cornfield wildness includes swamp goblins, costumed actors and creepy special effects over 2.5 miles of pathways. It’s fun for adults and kids, but those 6 and under might be freaked out — depends on the kiddo. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Portland at 16511 NW Gillihan Road. MORE INFO.

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♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. Stop by TWIST for the Jamie Joseph Trunk Show this Saturday! Beloved Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph will be bringing her striking, colorful jewels to TWIST. Joseph is known for her focus on incredible stones, including: opal, tourmaline, moonstone, natural sapphire, lapis and other stunning gems. Jamie will also be bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. TWIST is at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. YAY! The big Beam & Anchor Warehouse Sale is happening! There will be deeply discounted items from their storage, men’s and women’s clothing (up to 75% off), selveged denim, Brooklyn Tailors, Pamela Love, Opening Ceremony and lots more! Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 2PM. This film at NW Film Center looks fun — Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. The substantial contributions of woman to jazz music have been largely ignored by history, but their significant role is one that can no longer be denied. LADY BE GOOD reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians and innovators from the early 1920s to the 1970s. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 5PM–10PM. Stop by Content 2014 at Ace Hotel to see amazing hotel room installations from a slew of talented local makers. This year’s designers and artists include Liza Rietz + BOET, Fieldwork Flowers, Bridge & Burn, Dehen 1920, Kayla Mattes, Bean Goods, Alexa Stark, Brady Lange, Rill Rill, Primecut Bags, Portland Garment Factory, Holly Stalder, Emily Katz, Betsy & Iya, Imaginary Authors, REIF, Shwood, Older Brother, Caesy Oney, Mazama, Caravan Pacific, Trust Co., Duchess Clothier, Ancliffe Collection, WWWJD Design, Kirikomade, Doberman Menswear and Primal Haunt. There will also be a pop-up shop at The Cleaners with local designers and goods curated by Sarah from Yo Vintage! Ace Hotel is at 1022 Stark St. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. This weekend is the last 2 days of Portland Open Studios. Choose from 96 local artists’ studios to stop by for a self-guided tour. See their work, learn about their processes, see their spaces and a little of what it means to be an artist in the Portland metro area. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, Oct 19. 5PM–8PM. Come to the fun Radish Underground 6th Birthday Party! There will be karaoke, pin the stem on the radish and mason jar ping pong. You can also play and sing for discounts and free gifts and there will be libations and snacks and CAKE! Radish Underground is at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Mon, Oct 20. 7PM. I’m psyched about Beautiful Noise by Eric Green and Sarah Ogletree at NW Film Center! It’s a long overdue film about some of the most brilliant bands in shoegaze and noise pop. Interviews with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and more. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Thurs, Oct 23. 6PM–8PM. Stop by Winn Perry for a fun and educational evening all about fine footwear — including the latest Alden x Winn Perry edition. Learn some tricks on how to properly take care of your shoes at the “How To Maintain Your Footwear” talk with Alden Shoe Co. and JD’s Shoe Repair. There will also be a 10% discount and a fun giveaway. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Fri, Oct 24. 6PM–9PM. Portland shop, Garnish, is turning 10! To celebrate they are having a fun party and fashion show featuring Erica’s locally made current collection. There will be special cocktails and giveaways! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GARNISH! Garnish is located at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Oct 25. 12PM–4PM. Come to the Summerland Shop Closing Sale with discounts up to 90% off! Plus, Megan will be cleaning out her own closet and bringing vintage and designer items to snap up. Summerland is at 811 E. Burnside St (around back — suite #124). You can also get 20% OFF everything online from 10/17 thru 10/21 with code: FUNFETTI MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Oct 31. 5PM–7PM. The lovely folks at Lowell are hosting an opening for Crag Mountain Coral Ash — a large installation of over twenty ceramic works by Jessica Hans. Hans “specializes in functional sculpture that retains its sense of self by leaving exposed the bare, raw material on the surface of her vessels. Hans will often add foraged rocks and minerals into her clay body and glaze for a more visceral experience, as if the objects themselves literally emerged from the earth”. Lowell is at MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, Oct 31. 5PM–9PM cemetery gates. BOO! Come to the Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures! This is such a fun annual event — I LOOOOVE it. Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery. There are mature topics, but I personally think teens would dig it. Lone Fir Cemetery entrance is on SE 26th between SE Stark and SE Morrison. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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PHOTOS: Some amazing loot available at Beam & Anchor. Found on @beamandanchor on Instagram!

Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk Recipe

Honey Kennedy recipe: Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk

I’d just been daydreaming about how to make this recipe, until we got a fancy new blender and I was finally more inspired to experiment in the kitchen. Now I feel like those months were wasted in… total darkness (OK — just ever so slightly dramatic, but you guys this is MAGICAL ROSE MILK). I’ve only been making my orange flower almond milk occasionally due to laziness or absence of a few ingredients. In contrast, I’ve been totally obsessive about this new concoction and make sure to always have all ingredients on hand. It’s crazy good.

Make yourself a treat with your Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk right away and then chill the rest — it will taste even better the next day (shake it up!). So far, it’s been absolutely wonderful in hot coffee, over iced cold brew coffee or shots of espresso, over ice cream and over blueberries and peaches. I also recently made the most AMAAAAAAAAZING smoothie with my cashew milk, frozen berries, pea protein powder and chia seeds. You’ll feel like a cat having cream for the first time — it’s such a decadent vegan creamer. I hope you love it! ♥

Creamy Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk Recipe
by Jen McCabe

What you’ll need:
1 cup raw cashews (covered in water and soaked overnight)
3 cups water (or 2 1/2 if you want it extra creamy)
3 Tablespoons rose water (start with 2 if you’re unsure of your fleur threshold)
2 large Medjool dates (pitted)
1 whole vanilla pod
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 small pinches of sea salt (I like this Vanilla Sea Salt)
A blender (I have this wonderful beast, but most blenders should be fine!)
1 nut milk bag (I like this sturdy brand — find at Whole Foods, New Season, Amazon, etc)
A mixing bowl or pitcher with a wide opening
A funnel
A mason jar, a Weck bottle or glass pitcher (I love this cute set, also sold individually)

Instructions:
Measure 1 cup of raw cashews and place in a bowl or jar. Cover with water and let soak overnight (8 hours-ish). Rinse soaked cashews and put in your blender. Chop a whole vanilla bean pod (the whole thing – don’t bother trying to get seeds out) and put in the blender. Pit and quarter 2 large Medjool dates and put in the blender. Measure 3 Tablespoons food grade rose water (usually near the baking section of the grocery store or the ‘ethnic’ foods section) — pour into the blender. Put 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom in the blender. Add a couple pinches of sea salt. Pour in 3 cups water (2 1/2 if you’d prefer it to be creamier). Put the lid on the blender and blend everything together for about 1 minute on high — maybe more if your blender isn’t very powerful. We now have a Vitamix and it’s perfectly blended in a flash.

Please note: Most nut milk recipes call for 3 to 4 cups of water, but your blender may not have that capacity. If you want to make a less creamy batch by adding more water–you may need to blend it in batches depending on your machine’s capacity.

Once it’s all blended, get your nut milk bag out and hold it open inside a mixing bowl or a pitcher with one hand and slowly pour the nut milk and pulp into the mesh bag. Be careful not to let the bag fold on itself–just pour slowly, hold bag firmly open with your fingers and adjust as you go. Pour half of it in at a time to make it easier on yourself.

Cinch bag at the top with one hand and gently squeeze as much milk from the pulp as possible into your bowl. Go slowly, so you don’t burst the nut milk bag seams. My recipe is creamier than the standard recipes, so it might take a bit more effort to milk the bag. It’s like milking a tiny cow. You can save the pulp for baking, add to smoothies or compost.

Now that all your milk is squeezed out, transfer to a mason jar, Weck bottle or glass refrigerator pitcher (I LOVE this cute set). I use a funnel because I tend to spill, but if you don’t have one — you can pour the milk back into the rinsed out blender carafe to make it easier to transfer to your refrigerator container. Make a yummy coffee for yourself. Let me know how you like it!

Honey Kennedy recipe: Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk

Photos by Jen McCabe / Honey Kennedy.

Portland Apothecary Giveaway!

My first birthday week giveaway is from the lovely people at Portland Apothecary! I love all the potions these ladies make–they always help me feel soothed and more beautiful inside and out. One lucky person will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Elie and Kristen’s amazing apothecary shop. This is timely with summer solstice and this year’s Summer Share just posted: Lemon Verbena + Rose Tea, Summer Solstice Mister, Calendula + Lavender Repair Balm, Lemongrass Sugar Scrub and assorted soaps. I bought the Ocotillo Rose Quartz Essence and Hawthorne Peony Rose Elixir recently and they’re wonderful — I’d love to try the new Rose Geranium Balancing Toner next. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 10% off at Portland Apothecary with code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Laura Merton! She won this sweet prize! Thank you!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit the Portland Apothecary shop and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both Honey Kennedy on Facebook and Portland Apothecary on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us, just let me know that, too!

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter my other lovely giveaways:
EVENS GIVEAWAY + JEN AMENT PRINT GIVEAWAY

A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off purchases at PORTLAND APOTHECARY with special code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Sunday, July 6, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Wednesday, July 9.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Portland Apothecary. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!

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