Merry Christmas!

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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…

If you love classic Sherlock Holmes, this complete Sherlock set is AMAZING.

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!

I made a bunch of mixtapes and you can listen HERE.

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.

A SWEET DEAL

Get 15% off everything at Woonwinkel with code HK15OFF! now thru 12/24.

Get 20% off everything at Colenimo with code COLENIMOJEN now thru 12/24.

Get free U.S. shipping at Pine & Boon with code SHOPSMALL on 1/1/16.

PHOTO ABOVE: Elizabeth Allan in Christmas Parcels.

Gift Ideas: Wonderful Books

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5. A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends
A little walk down denim memory lane.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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12. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
My friend, Carrie, wrote a book and it’s really, really good.
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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.
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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!
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15. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion
Too bawdy to not want to read, obviously.
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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!
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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?
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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.
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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??
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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24. Seamwork Annual 2015 from Seamwork Magazine
An inspiring collection of articles, sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, recipes & more from the team at Colette patterns.
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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!
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Holiday at Woonwinkel

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There’s so much fun stuff at Woonwinkel right now that I thought I’d round up some of my current holiday picks from the shop. So many perfect gifts! If you’re in Portland, Woonwinkel is part of the big West End Hop shopping event downtown this Thursday, December 10 from 5PM to 8PM. The ladies will be serving wine and snacks, hosting a cute Roxy Marj pop up and doing a raffle/giveaway. Stop by! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. More HERE.

A SWEET DEAL
Get 15% off wonderful things at Woonwinkel with code: HK15OFF! now thru 12/24.

MY WOONWINKEL PICKS: 1. hobby horse 2. dip-dye leather coasters 3. alberta table lamp 4. ceramic wall clock 5. beechwood + brass candleholder 6. twist a twill wool throw 7. outline tea towel 8. brass salad servers 9. moon coasters 10. reverse black + linen cotton throw 11. bracelet 02 12. wrap bracelet 13. infinite tree 14. color twist wool 15. bank in the form of a pig 16. log haus candle 17. ladder pillow

Sweet Deals from Lovely Shops

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Hi friends! I’ve compiled a nice big list of holiday shopping codes from wonderful little shops and makers. Make yourself cozy with treats and drinks and shop to your heart’s content. If you’re in Portland and want to head to some wonderful events — here’s my list of fun holiday markets. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xo Jen

A SWEET DEAL:

Make sure to get your name in for my $1,000 Elizabeth Suzann giveaway! Ends 12/1!

Get $25 off your purchase at Elizabeth Suzann with code HOLIDAYHONEY25 thru 12/1.

Get 20% off everything at Wild Poppy Goods with code: HOLLYJOLLY thru 12/1.

Get an extra 20% off Nancybird sale items with code HKXMAS thru 12/1.

Get 20% off your purchases at Favor Jewelry with code XOHOLIDAY thru 12/1.

Get 20% off online orders at Porch Light with code HOHOHOLIDAY thru 12/2.

Get 20% off everything at VAUX with code: HONEYHOLIDAY thru 12/5.

Get 20% off your purchases at Tilde with code HONEYWINTER15 thru 12/4.

Get 10% off all Red Sail U.S. orders with code: HONEYHOLIDAY thru 12/4.

Get 15% off everything at Caravan Pacific with code: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/6.

Get 25% off your purchases at Alisha Louise with code BEMERRY thru 12/8.

Get 10% off your purchases at Flutter with code HONEY on 12/10.

Get 15% off everything at Betsy & Iya with code HONEYHOLIDAY15 thru 12/11.

Get 25% off your orders at Bashful Garter with code BASHFULXMAS thru 12/16.

Get 10% off everything at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: 2015CHEER thru 12/18.

Get 15% off everything at Woonwinkel with code HK15OFF! now thru 12/24.

Get free U.S. shipping at Pine & Boon with code SHOPSMALL on 1/1/16.

Get free U.S. shipping at Imelda’s for orders over $50.

Get free U.S. shipping on Alima Pure purchases of $35+ — no code needed.

Get 20% off your purchases at Anomie with code BLACK20 on 11/27.

Get 20% off all Bridge & Burn items with code: HONEY20 now thru 11/30.

Get 45% off all Emerson Fry purchases with code DISCOBALL now thru 11/30.

Get 30% off jewels from Seaworthy with code: MAJORPOINTS thru 11/30.

Take 20% off everything at Wood & Faulk with code BFCM 11/27 thru 11/30.

Get 30% off your purchases at Upper Metal Class with code YAYHOLIDAY thru 11/30.

Get 25% off your purchases at Colenimo with code Colenimojen thru 11/30.

Get 10% off everything at Seven Sisters with code: HOLIDAYCHEER thru 11/30.

Get 15% off everything at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: HOLIDAYSPARKLE thru 11/30.

Get 20% off pretties from Rebecca Mir Grady with code: HKHOLIDAY thru 11/30.

Get 20% off beautiful Uni jewelry with code: UNICHEER thru 11/30.

Get 40% off your purchase at Rilla with code HOLIDAY40 11/27 thru 11/29.

Get 30% off all the pretties at Tiro Tiro with code GIVEGOOD thru 11/30. Plus, 10% of all sales this week will go to Planned Parenthood!

U.S. free shipping on Erica Weiner purchases with code HKFREESHIP 11/25 thru 11/30. Plus, 10% of all Erica’s Black Friday sales will be donated to the ASPCA!

Take 20% off your purchases at LunaSol with code GKHOLIDAY20 thru 11/30. Plus, 10% of all LunaSol holiday orders will be donated to The Toolbox Initiative to get tools to jewelry makers in West Africa who have little to no access to commercial tools.

Get 15% off your purchases at Anomie with code WANNACYBER on 11/30.

Get 40% off your purchases at Egg Press and Social Preparedness Kits with code FLIPPIN40 on 11/30.

Get 30% off your purchase at Rilla with code HOLIDAY30 on 11/30.

Holiday Faves #3

Hello! I hope you’re all gearing up for a lovely Thanksgiving break! I’ve rounded up a bunch more of my HOLIDAY FAVES from great little shops and designers, so kick back with your wine or morning coffee or tea and check out all 35 of the amazing small businesses I’ve featured so far. Make use of those generous promo codes and get some special things that also support amazing little businesses — most of them are women-owned and operated. So many awesome people. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! STAY COZY! ♥

MORE HOLIDAY FUN: Check out HOLIDAY FAVES #1 + HOLIDAY FAVES #2 + $1,000 Elizabeth Suzann Giveaway! Portland friends — check out my picks for good local shopping events! I’ll be adding even more gift ideas and events soon!

ANOMIE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off your purchases at Anomie with code BLACK20 on 11/27.
Get 15% off your purchases at Anomie with code WANNACYBER on 11/30.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. black eastwood hat 2. babe ring 3. beatrice kimono 4. private parts bath mat}

FLUTTER
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off your purchases at Flutter with code HONEY on 12/10.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. mitra perfume 2. serpent ring 3. the wild unknown tarot deck + guidebook 4. flask funnel}

PINE & BOON
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get free U.S. shipping at Pine & Boon with code SHOPSMALL on 1/1/16.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. black smudge clutch 2. dot tote 3. natural knotted crossbody bag 4. black knotted crossbody bag}

EGG PRESS & SOCIAL PREPAREDNESS KIT
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 40% off your purchases at Egg Press and Social Preparedness Kits with code FLIPPIN40 on 11/30.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. bow tie + biscuit card set 2. staples canvas pouch 3. tag along gift tags 4. gift wrap}

PORCH LIGHT
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off online orders at Porch Light with code HOHOHOLIDAY thru 12/2.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. celebration day candle 2. moonstone triangle earrings 3. green swirl glass 4. palmistry matches}

LUNASOL
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off your purchases at LunaSol with code GKHOLIDAY20 thru 11/30.
Plus, 10% of all LunaSol holiday orders will be donated to The Toolbox Initiative to get tools to jewelry makers in West Africa who have little to no access to commercial tools.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. yuma earrings 2. caborca necklace + tonopah necklace 3. cortez necklace 4. catalina necklace}

UPPER METAL CLASS
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 30% off your purchases at Upper Metal Class with code YAYHOLIDAY thru 11/30.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. smile now cry later earrings 2. serpent earrings 3. semi oval earrings 4. moon + star earrings}

FAVOR
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off your purchases at Favor Jewelry with code XOHOLIDAY thru 12/1.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. apex earrings 2. turquoise circa ring 3. perimeter necklace + shard necklace 4. round fragment rings + black circa ring + black spike ring}

TILDE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off your purchases at Tilde with code HONEYWINTER15 thru 12/4.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. moon letterpress print 2. kensington rose gold watch 3. eva floral print 4. 7 heartbreaks perfume}

ALISHA LOUISE
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 25% off your purchases at Alisha Louise with code BEMERRY thru 12/8.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. path necklace 2. crossed arrows crest necklace 3. segment earrings 4. laurel wreath crest necklace}

IMELDA’S
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get free U.S. shipping at Imelda’s for orders over $50.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. woolrich boots 2. black azi boots 3. minnetonka tan slippers 4. black dirty dancing flats}