Friday!

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Have a wonderful weekend!! I’ve caught some kind of awful flu and it sounds like a car driving on a gravel road when I breathe. I had so many fun plans for the weekend, but they have quickly devolved to tea and juice chugging while sleeping or watching Game of Thrones. I hope you all evade this beast — it really does a number on you. Have fun! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

This ballet pink leather jacket is so good. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

A cute, super versatile dress in white and navy. (40% off code EXTRA40)

A sweet striped dress — so simple.

This floral dress is STUNNING.

I like how these jeans fit. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Such a good jumpsuit!

These denim overalls are such a sweet shape!

These black denim overalls look comfy too. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Lovely French stripes. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

A beautiful blush top perfect for sunny days ahead. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

Thinking about ordering my favorite top in this pretty blue color.

I also LOVE my black silk backwards sailor top.

A perfect coat for walking along the coast and in forests!

I love this giant leather satchel. (40% off code EXTRA40)

Give me ALL these earrings, please.

Drooling over the moonstone eclipse earrings.

This fragrance sounds amazing — rose, sandalwood and warm spices.

This sounds good too — jasmine, neroli, rose, sandalwood. I love a good jasmine scent!

I LOVE THIS MAKEUP BAG. It’s even prettier in person.

Handy tips on how to care for black jeans — keep the black black.

I definitely need this spell kit!

I still think this is the dreamiest tarot deck.

WTF is happening!!? BANANAS.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Get 25% off designer collections at Rilla with code LAST25 now thru 3/8.

Take 30% off everything at Heritage Mercantile with code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1.

Take $25 off purchases at Zady of $100+ with code: knowyoursource

Take 40% off everything (including sale!) at Saturday with code EXTRA40

Take 30% off intimates at Anomie with FEBRUARY thru 2/28. $150+ = free US shipping

Get an extra 25% off Anthro Sale Items with code: EXTRAEXTRA for a limited time.

➔ I HEART PDX

Saturday, Feb 28. Join Pigeon Toe, Nell & Mary and Make It Good for their big semi-annual seconds sale for ceramics, apparel and textiles at North of West. Shop 11AM to 3PM. North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, Feb 28 & Sunday, March 1. The huge PDX Collective Sale is happening this weekend! Don’t miss it — 11 wonderful local shops selling their wares for a song to make room for spring. The PDX Collective Sale is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS ABOVE: Beautiful dresses by Madeleine Vionnet photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene in 1931.

Shop Visit: Lowell

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Equal parts museum, gallery, and shop, Lowell is one of my favorite spots in town. Located just off the south end of North Mississippi and up the street from Beam & Anchor, Lowell’s small, colorful exterior belies the large and open interior where owners Maya and Dino have put together a wholly fun and reverent collection of objects. The shop showcases items from many world cultures, a special Southwest bent and goods from local artists. You’ll find ceramics, paper goods, vintage clothing, jewelry, rugs, and wood carvings in stock, displayed lovingly and with true curatorial flair.

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I was lucky enough to visit Lowell on a surprisingly sunny winter day, which filled the space with warm, golden light. A steady stream of shoppers came and went, all on a first name basis with Maya and Dino, and it was lovely to be able to overhear their conversations about art and travel as I took in the beauty of the shop. Truthfully, I spent a little more time on my visit than usual as each corner pulled me in over and over, highlighting a gem I missed on my first look or just enticing me to take a closer look at something I had only glanced at before.

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My shop favorites include Lowell’s custom candles that are handmade in very small batches (recent shop additions include candles poured into exclusive ceramic vessels made by local potter, Liam Drain), concrete fruit planters by New York’s Chen & Kai, vintage turquoise rings, cassette tape releases from Eggy Records, and illustrated calendars from Clay & Wiley Hickson. Maya and Dino just returned from the Southwest and have lots of new items from the trip hitting the shop now.

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Lowell is located at 819 North Russell in Portland. Stop by 12 to 7 Wednesday through Sunday and follow them on Lowell on Facebook and @lowellshopgallery 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

Chris Earl: The Framework Collection

So, I’ve just been sitting here for days staring at The Framework Collection made by Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chris Earl. THAT BED. THAT BAR CART. THE LITTLE X TABLES. Walnut, brass, tempered glass — I love every single piece. To top it off, I am officially obsessed with a Tic-Tac-Toe Set. And let’s not forget Mr. Earl’s stunning Danish Candlesticks, Business Card Holders and ceramics collection. It’s all so beautiful. I want so many of his designs for our new home that other housewares just pale in comparison. More HERE.

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“Furniture is more than a mere object in a room. The items that we fill our dwellings with uniquely speak to who we are, what we cherish, and the legacy we leave. Furniture should be functional, graceful and timeless, for it has the power to create a lasting and meaningful impression. Not only does it fill our living spaces, it fills purpose. It hosts conversation and laughter; creating new relationships and strengthening the ones we have. It bears the weight of deep thought and is a marker of our heritage. It moves stories from one generation to the next. Together, let’s build what lasts.” — Chris Earl

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Images courtesy of Chris Earl.

Shelter

My friend Karie from Shelter has just released a very sweet dress in 3 colors and a cute ombré bag. Her relaxed Soleri dress is so perfect for hot summer days spent by the river or lounging at home. I love that is all cotton, but looks like linen. And it looks amazing with all her beautiful handbag designs. More HERE.

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Social Preparedness Giveaway!

Hello! Today I’m having two big Social Preparedness Kit giveaways from the wonderful folks at Egg Press. In an age of too much screen time, they’re making these lovely ways to remind yourself to make room for magic in your days and simple ways to communicate and connect with others in a tangible way. It’s so thoughtful and such a breath of fresh air! It always feels SO GOOD to get a note in the mail and just as good to send one. TWO lucky winners will each get amazing sets from SPK: 3 styles of pouches, 3 planning & plotting pads, 1 card set, 1 tear-away notes and 1 write-on-velope. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥

P.S. Get 20% off your Social Preparedness purchases with code: honeykennedy thru 2/24!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Margaret Baxter and Lizzie M.! They won the prizes!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit the Social Preparedness shop and tell us your favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @EggPress and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off your Social Preparedness purchases with code: honeykennedy now thru 2/24/15.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winners’ shipping will be covered by Egg Press. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tues, Feb 24, at 11PM PST. The winners will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the names on Friday, Feb 27.

➔ FOLLOW THE EGG PRESS TEAM:
SPK SHOPEGG PRESS SHOPBLOGFACEBOOKTWITTERPINTERESTWRITE-ONINSTAGRAM

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