I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! I’ve been taking care of our 5 year old niece and we’ve been running around all week. We’ve got Cinderella movie plans tomorrow and her swells of enthusiasm are pretty infectious (I bought her a new pink dress), plus I love pretty much anything Helena Bonham Carter is in. We’re also preparing the garden to finally plant our blueberries and roses. As a former plant assassin, I’m a little nervous about this prospect — I hope I can keep them alive and thriving! Any pointers are greatly appreciated! Have fun out there. xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Lately, I’ve been wearing this lipstick in Fascinante all the time.
I really love this jacket in both colors. (use code FLASH for 35-45% off today)
I’m a little obsessed with this cocoon trench coat.
I love this striped dress! SO GOOD.
And this floral dress.
LOVE this sweet plaid linen dress for all seasons.
A drop waist dress full of summer leaves.
A lovely and super simple chambray dress.
Such a dreamy dress for a garden party or something involving a hookah.
I adore this beautiful striped linen top.
I love this versatile natural knit tank top.
Sweet blush linen shorts.
Very simple leather slide sandals.
I think these shoes would be nice for summer bike rides.
A super cute grey backpack with leather straps. Great colors!
Join the Write On movement with Egg Press and get a lovely free letter writing kit!
An adorable record player that also helps you turn your records into digital files.
I’d like to try this recipe soon. Extra cardamom, please!
I love the new things rolling in for spring at Alder & Co. Some of my spring faves are the white cotton slip (so perfect for hot summer nights to come!), the indigo wood block dress, the navy sleeveless dress, the black denim jeans, the sweet Japanese overalls and the white nightshirt. I’m also still very much in love my bday bottle of Cardinal perfume and all the linen things. If you’re in Portland, stop by Alder & Co. at 616 SW 12th Ave. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Alder & Co.
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 Radar ♥ NEW 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 Society ♥ RECENT PURCHASES: my dream English roses from Dennis’ 7 Dees ♥ BEAUTIFUL PLACES: pretty much the entire city of Portland — we’re in bloom! ♥ NOW OPEN: The beautiful new Löyly Sauna NE and they have specials
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ 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. 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.
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
Hello, friends! The amazing SPRING SECONDS SALE is happening this Sunday, March 22!! Make sure to head over to The Cleaners at Ace Hotel to shop a bunch of wonderful designers who are selling their ever so slightly imperfect, beautiful wares for up to 70% off. YES. Clothing, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, lighting, housewares, planters, glass, ceramics, candles, letterpress & more. 11AM to 4PM at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO
SPRING SECONDS PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS: • CARAVAN PACIFIC • BRIDGE & BURN • SARA BARNER • STUDIO OLIVINE • BARROW JEWELRY • THE GRANITE • HANK BY HENRY • R+R CERAMICS • REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE • STUDIO ERG • VITRELUXE
Hello! I’m so happy to be having a giveaway with Rilla today! Courtney has a bunch of lovely new clothing and accessories for spring and one lucky winner will nab a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from the sweet San Francisco-based shop. I admire Courtney’s ability to mix new with versatile vintage clothing and accessories as well as beautiful handmade jewelry and housewares. There are dreamy wares from Osei-Duro, Leah Goren, Ilana Kohn, Dace, LunaSol, The FFs, Toru & Naoku and more. Here are my current shop faves — more HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 15% off your purchases at Rilla with code: HONEY15 now thru 3/24/15.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Sarah Barth! She won this prize!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit RILLA and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @rillastore on Instagram and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% off at Rilla with code: HONEY15 now thru 3/24/15.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Rilla. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, March 24, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, March 27.