I’ve had my eye on these beautiful Plant Planet prints from Los Angeles-based artist Claire Nereim. I’m especially enamored with the Night Garden print, the Poisonous Plants print, and the Matilija Poppy print. I also love that you can find her work on some Baggu bags now (see Anthrurium and Cherry). Portland friends — contact or stop by Neapolitan to find some of Claire’s prints locally. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Plant Planet.
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’m planning to continue some major purging, cleaning, and organizing. I’m going to look into finding some local charities to donate to where the goods go directly to people living on the street or in shelters. I’m also working on streamlining some self-care rituals so that I am consistent with doing them — so far it’s about aromatherapy, citrus, and hydration. I’ll share once I get it together! I’d love to hear about your own rituals, if you’d like to share. Have a good weekend! xo Jen
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Hello, friends! It’s been a while and I’m happy to back and ready to focus on all the wonderful things to do in our very wonderful city. Group hug, guys. Times are definitely rough right now and I am reminded many times a day how lucky I am to live here in Portland. Seeking out and sharing some of those things and many of the folks that make our community such a good place to be — is a joy. Anyways, I love you — have some fun out there. xo Jen
P.S. Get in on my fancy lingerie giveaway from a lovely Portland company!
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♥ Thursday, February 2 thru Sunday, February 5. Pop on over to the Baby & Company Winter Warehouse Sale Pop Up! The wonderful Seattle boutique is coming to our town to offer us some sweet deals (40-80% off) on clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Baby & Co. pop up is at 618 NW Glisan Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, February 2 from 6PM to 9PM. Get over to Bridge & Burn tonight for the fun launch party for the Bridge & Burn x Kiriko Collection collaboration — a first for the two beloved Portland brands. Hang with some wonderful folks and be the first to see the new limited edition apparel collection for women and men designed by Bridge & Burn and made with heritage Japanese fabrics sourced by Kiriko. There will be door prizes, wine, and a special Japanese treat. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, February 3 from 5PM to 7PM. If you miss the launch party Thursday, you can head to Kiriko on Friday to shop the Bridge & Burn x Kiriko Collection! American workwear, a minimalist Japanese aesthetic, and beautiful heritage Japanese textiles make up this wonderful collection for women and men. Kiriko is located at 325 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, February 5 from 11AM to 5PM. My fellow ladies with a D+ up top! For busty ladies by busty ladies — stop by Busty Girl Apparel Pop Up Shop with Exclusively Kristen: Chic Fashions for Larger Bosoms at The Pencil Test — a D+ lingerie boutique. They are teaming up to bring busty women style and proper fit. The Pencil Test is a lovely lingerie boutique that specializes in D+ cup bras and expert bra fittings. Exclusively Kristen offers high quality, made in the USA apparel designed to flatter, fit, and complement DD+ women, sizes 4-20. The Pencil Test provides an inclusive environment where everyone can feel sexy and welcomed. All Exclusively Kristen items purchased at the event will be 10% off. The Pencil Test is located at 2407 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO + EVENT RSVP
♥ Sunday, February 5 from 3PM-5PM. Stop by Nationale this Sunday for the opening reception of Text means Tissue — the solo exhibition and publication release from visual artist and poet Francesca Capone. You’ll see Capone’s woven textiles as well as a collaborative sculpture with LikeMindedObjects. The publication itself, which will have its own release party on February 26, is centered on women’s relationships with cloth and comprises of writings and textiles from over thirty artists. Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, February 9 thru Saturday, February 25. Get out to the 40th Annual Portland International Film Festival! Float away to many other worlds and broaden your perspective with over 100 films. FILM SCHEDULE + TICKETS
♥ Friday, February 10 from 4PM to 8PM. Stop by Woonwinkel for a fun Valentine’s Event with Natalie Joy. Natalie Joy will be debuting her new collection and there will be delicious Alma chocolate, bubbly, a raffle, and free gift wrapping. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 12PM to 4PM. Stop by Mantel to shop while you sample wines from Lange Estates Winery and nibble mini cupcakes from Posie’s. Shop for Valentine’s Day… Galentine’s… Palentine’s… or just some much needed self-care and self-love. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, February 11 from 7PM-10PM. Hey Valentines, come downtown for A Celebration of Romance with Jane’s Vanity! It will be a fun, decadent evening with the latest collections of luxurious European lingerie and loungewear. There will be a fashion show, jewels, floral crowns, champagne, local wine, and more. SO MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS. GET TICKETS + ENTER LINGERIE GIVEAWAY! (P.S. 20% off code: HONEYK20 thru 2/10)
♥ Tuesday, February 14. 11AM to 6PM. Mantel will be hosting a pop-up with Work/Shop, offering beautiful floral bouquets, and pouring complimentary bubbly all day. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, February 22. Doors at 6:30PM. Show at 8PM. Get your tickets for Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom! You’ll see new collections from Andres Pinedo, COLTY, Fräulein Couture, Geeks in Amsterdam, MOORE, One Imaginary Girl, and Wendy Ohlendorf. Fade to Light showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community in a dynamic fashion show that encourages designers to think outside the box with their runway presentations. Designed in Portland and 100% of the manufacturing is done ethically and sustainably. Plus, DJ Gregarious will provide music and visuals. Happy 5th Anniversary, Elizabeth and Fade to Light! A portion of the show proceeds will go to benefit the ACLU. All ages. Bar with ID. The Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 West Burnside St. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS
♥ Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30PM. Stop by the Salvage Works showroom for Fisher Poets: An evening of sea stories and poems from people who love and earn a living on the water. Salvage Works is located in Kenton at 2024 N. Argyle Street. MORE INFO.
♥ Vía Raíz Pop-Up Goes Online. Hey! Remember our little Vía Raíz Portland Shop Visit from over the holidays? Well, hopefully someday Jennifer will have a brick and mortar storefront, but for now we can shop Vía Raíz online! So good.
♥ Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! There are dozens of classes, including several with indigo dye and Shibori, but there are a few really catching my eye: Wooden Spoon Carving, Traditional Japanese Natural Dyes, Marbled Textiles, Block Printed Textiles, Folklore of Flowers, Botanical Drawing: Columbia Gorge Wildflowers, Herbal Wines, Cordials, & Elixirs, and Columbia Plateau Plant Fiber Basketry. See more classes HERE.
PHOTO: Awesome pieces from the new Bridge & Burn x Kiriko Collection — see fun launch party details above.
Hello! I hope you were able to have a relaxing holiday weekend and that this week provides some rest! I’m looking back at 2016 over the next few days before the new year, and I’ve rounded up some of the most popular Honey Kennedy blog posts! It’s good to look back and revisit these posts because I am reminded of how many talented, clever, and lovely people I’ve been able to discover, get to know and try to help shine a light on. Get comfy and sit back so you can enjoy discovering or rediscovering some truly inspiring people, nice moments, and perspectives. Thank you so much for being here with me this year, years past, and in 2017. The new year is looking to be quite difficult, but I’m glad we get to spend it together and lift each other up at every turn. HAPPY NEW YEAR! xo Jen ♥
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
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
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 Irish Garden by Jane Powers
Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson
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