2017 Holiday Faves #2

YAY! Here are another eight dreamy Holiday Faves roundups from more of my favorite independent shops and designers! As I mentioned yesterday, these lovely businesses have become so dear to me over the years and I could not be more proud to get to work with such big-hearted, kind, and talented humans. I hope you get to discover some awesome new folks and find lots of beautiful things for yourself and your loved ones. Plus, there are a lot more sweet deals! HAPPY HOLIDAYS, friends! ♥

MORE HOLIDAY FAVES DEALS: Check out HOLIDAY FAVES #1 and HOLIDAY FAVES #3

ELIZABETH SUZANN
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get a gift with purchase at Elizabeth Suzann Black Friday 11/24 thru Cyber Monday 11/27. The gift will be announced via their newsletter on Friday, so sign up for the ES newsletter! Also, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on every purchase.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. georgia midi dress 2. harper tunic 3.structured mules 4. clyde jacket}

SHOP BOSWELL
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off everything at Shop Boswell with code: XXSHOPFALL from 11/23 thru 11/27. In PDX: Get over to Shop Boswell for a fun kid-focused event with great designers on Sunday, 11/26 from 12PM to 4PM. Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. jackson hat w/leather band 2. porcelain cups 3. ballerin bra + nudie undies 4. lady vases}

WILD POPPY GOODS
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off your order at Wild Poppy Goods with code HOLIDAYCHEER now thru 12/4. Plus, a stick of palo santo and matches with every order! In PDX: Stop by the beautiful new Wild Poppy Goods shop located at 5713 Northeast Fremont St. — open on Saturdays from 11AM to 4PM and Weds thru Friday by appointment.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. the boob mug 2. gold foil party dress 3. incienso sahumerio incense 4. kilim pillows}

EGG PRESS
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get free U.S. shipping on orders of $100+ at Egg Press.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. holiday cards 2. rainbow shape study 3. purr gold 4. coil shape study}

BETSY & IYA
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get free USPS First Class Shipping on orders $90+ at Betsy & Iya now thru 1/3/18. No code needed. In PDX: Visit Betsy & Iya at 2403 NW Thurman St! Make sure to stop by Betsy & Iya during Little Boxes 11/24-11/26 for 10% off everything (except fine jewelry and gift cards), treats, raffles, and more fun!
{I ♥ ➝ 1. all the big earrings 2. coro earrings 3. canto cuff bracelet 4. neva earrings}

UNI
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off at Uni with code MORECHEER from 11/24 thru 11/30.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. fragment cuff 2. ani ring 3. lu pearl drop earrings 4. lu stack rings}

LIAM OF YORK
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 25% off at Liam of York and free U.S. shipping with code TURKEY now thru 11/27.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. flower print dress 2. batwing shirt 3. gaucho jumpsuit 4. red silk dress}

STARS ANTIQUES
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A SWEET DEAL:
In PDX: Stop by Stars Antiques for the huge STARS BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALE! Mention the sale coupon at the register and get 10% off on full price vintage goods that are priced $20+ from hundreds of dealers for TWO whole days of shopping fun. Stars Antiques has 2 locations on the same block. STARS ANTIQUES: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave and STARS & SPLENDID ANTIQUES: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.

2017 Holiday Faves #1

Oh, yeeeeah… here we go… it’s the first post for my annual Holiday Faves roundups! I love working with these wonderfully kind and clever designers and shop owners throughout the year — it’s an absolute joy. They work so hard to create and offer goods that are thoughtful, special, and will stand the test of time — our forever favorites. I’ll be sharing some of my shop favorites over the next few days and many of these lovely people are including nice shop codes to go along with these roundups. I hope you find all sorts of great gifts for yourself, your friends, and your family. Thanks for supporting all our small businesses and thank you for supporting women doing their thing. It means the world to all of us. ♥

MORE HOLIDAY FAVES DEALS: Check out HOLIDAY FAVES #2 and HOLIDAY FAVES #3

FRAZIER + WING
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off at Frazier + Wing with code: HK15OFF now thru 11/27/17.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. elliot dress 2. claire dress 3. rue dress 4. parker dress}

WOONWINKEL
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get a 10% off code to Woonwinkel sent to you immediately when you subscribe to the Woonwinkel newsletter between now and Sunday 11/26. The code will be good from Black Friday 11/24 thru Cyber Monday 11/27. In PDX: Visit Woonwinkel at 935 SW Washington St! Make sure to stop by during Little Boxes 11/24-11/26 for treats, raffles, and more fun!
{I ♥ ➝ 1. curved planter 2. bubblegum beet cup 3. dusen dusen blankets 4. pink dustpan}

PROJECT OBJECT
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off at Project Object with code: THANKYOU now thru 11/27/17. In PDX: Visit Project Object’s brick and mortar shop at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd! Also, a participating Little Boxes shop for the citywide holiday shopping event 11/24-11/27!
{I ♥ ➝ 1. nudes by kay blegvad 2. prince mirror 3. musing lapel pin 4. geopipes}

REBECCA MIR GRADY
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 15% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code: THANKYOU now thru 11/27/17. Deadline for the made-to-order pieces is 12/1 for the holidays! Deadline for ready to ship designs is 12/15!
{I ♥ ➝ 1. all the stud earrings 2. stacks of bracelets 3. all the opal rings 4. pretty bands}

CHARMING THE MOON
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 30% off jewelry and sale items at Charming the Moon with: CTM30 thru 12/3/17.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. brass phases of the moon garland 2. quantum 5 earrings 3. gold dust candle 4. amethyst altar stones}

UPPER METAL CLASS
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off everything at Upper Metal Class with code: THANKYOU now thru 11/27/17. In PDX: Visit the UMC flagship at Project Object at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. the girls ring necklace 2. eye & winking eye studs 3. the rings 4. linear square studs}

ORU JEWELRY
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A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% off purchases at ORU with code: HOLIDAYHONEY now thru 11/26/17.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. mobile er nb earrings 2. selene necklace 3. mobile nk necklace 4. chloe earrings}

INK & PEAT
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In PDX: Stop by Ink & Peat for a 10% discount when you mention Little Boxes on Black Friday 11/24, Small Biz Saturday 11/25, and Sunday 11/26. Plus, enter raffles! Come to the Shop Late Williams holiday party on Friday, December 8 from 5PM to 9PM and get 20% off everything in the Portland shop. Not valid with any other offers. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Avenue – Suite 126. Follow @inkandpeat on Instagram for shop updates!

Gift Guide: (Mostly) Portland Faves

Hi there! Honey Kennedy contributor Allison here! Jen asked me to put together some of my favorite Portland gift picks, so here are some things I’m loving lately from our talented Portland makers and a few other things I’m just really into right now. HAPPY SOLSTICE!

BARROW PDX
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Good friends and fine artists Lindsay Kretchun and Rachel Warkentin founded Barrow PDX in 2013 and have been designing and producing beautiful and unique porcelain and fiber jewelry by hand since. With styles ranging from delicate to statement making, you’re guaranteed to find something perfect for that special person on your list who seems to have everything, except perhaps a gorgeous pair of black porcelain stud earrings with gold leaf accent. Shop online or in person at their many local Portland stockists.

Bonus: Barrow will be donating 20% of all their holiday show profits to Boys and Girls Club of America, check @barrowpdx on Instagram for upcoming holiday show announcements.

LITTLE GARAGE SHOP
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One of my favorite up-and-coming housewares lines is Portland’s Little Garage Shop. The range includes hand-printed textiles made into napkins, cushions and dog beds, hand-thrown ceramics with gorgeous glazes, room sprays, candles, and prints – all which make for special, one-of-a-kind gifts. On rare occasions, owners Noel and Thomas open up shop in their NE Portland garage (hence their name) but more often you can catch them at Portland Flea. Shop online and follow @littlegarage_shop on Instagram to see fun updates.

DEA DIA
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Jewelry designer and maker Jessica Lawson recently opened a brick and mortar for her Dea Dia jewelry line as well as apparel, home goods, body care, stationary, and lots more from some of her favorite indie designers. So far, it’s been one of my favorite new shops to hit the scene this year and I suggest making a visit to her beautiful storefront at 4523 N Albina or shop online for great gifts including Black Dash mugs from Zola, Dea Dia’s Realm of Chaos and Night earrings or a cactus incense holder that doubles as a ring holder.

TAROT OF COCKTAILS
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Tarot has been all the rage of late and I love designer Katy Siebel’s extra chic mixologist-themed Tarot of Cocktails deck. The perfect gift for those who like to consult the cards and imbibe alike, Katy’s deck pairs gorgeous tarot-inspired illustrations with creative drink recipes like the ‘Root of All’ which combines tequila, root beer, cynar and bitters for a one-of-a-kind drink that will tickle any budding mixologist’s fancy. You can shop online and follow @tarotofcocktails on Instagram! (Editor’s Note: You can also find Tarot of Cocktails at Portland’s Tender Loving Empire shops!).

WILDCARE
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Wildcare is a small-batch apothecary based in California expertly mixing hydrosols, clay masks, heavenly face oils and a gorgeous golden mica infused body oil. Founder Cortney Herrera knows her stuff and mixes magical potions that my skin regularly thanks me for. Pass on the beauty to that special someone in need of some self-care this holiday season. You can shop online or, in Portland, find Wildcare at Menagerie and Stand Up Comedy.

Follow @shop_wildcare on Instagram to see when Cortney periodically announces sales with portions of their proceeds going to causes like the Protectors of Standing Rock.

THE SALT EMPIRE
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Portland based jewelry line The Salt Empire is a good source for minimalist pieces, but the item I’m really enamored with right now is their Safe Space Safety Pin ring. Offering large and small size options in brass, gold fill, and silver — I love how their affordable designs are. Shop Safe Space rings here and all other Salt Empire jewelry here.

Bonus: The Salt Empire is donating 50% of proceeds from all Safe Space rings sold to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU so there’s no reason not to stuff one in everyone’s stocking this season!

COCANÚ
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Handmade in Portland, Cocanú Chocolates uses some of the highest quality chocolate as well as some pretty inventive flavors. My favorite is their Moonwalk bar which features dark chocolate with cocoa nibs and pop rocks. Admittedly, I was terrified of pop rocks as a child, but Cocanú uses them sparingly to achieve a sparkling effect that makes this amazing bar, well, POP. Other flavors include Holy Wood (editor’s note: this is my fave!) which uses palo santo wood to subtly flavor dark chocolate, the Picasso bar which features cayenne, ginger, pimentón and coconut for a spicy dark chocolate treat, and Othello which mixes white chocolate with cacao nibs and chocolate. Perfect for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, chocolate lovers will also appreciate an assortment. Buy Cocanú chocolates online or at Portland stockist Milk Milk Lemonade at 1407 SE Belmont.

VITRUVI
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Essential oils have spiked in popularity in the last few years and whether or not you by into all the hype, it’s hard to argue with the calming beautiful scents created by diffusing oils. My favorite way to do just that is with Vitruvi’s porcelain diffuser. Made in Japan, this diffuser is truly an object of beauty and quality that surpasses the mostly plastic diffusers available elsewhere. Make your loved one’s days so much nicer with a white or black porcelain diffuser and a few oils to get them started. Plus, for US shoppers, once the Canadian to US dollar conversion kicks in — it’s a quite a bit less expensive. Some of my favorite oils are Peppermint, Lavender, Geranium, and Spruce. They are all lovely. (Editor’s Note: I dash a few drops of these aromatherapy treatments when I’m super stressed, but most often, I make a combo of Tangerine, Peppermint, and Frankincense that I LOOOOOVE. Local friends — you can also pick up oils locally at Clary Sage Herbarium 2841 NE Alberta St.!)

The Vitruvi diffusers and oils sell out are then are restocked regularly, so if they are out — just keep checking back.

AGE OF EARTH COLLECTIVE
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Speaking of aromatherapy, if Vitruvi’s diffuser is more than you can spend, but you want to delight someone with some amazing smells, definitely consider Portland’s own Age of Earth Collective. Owner Roxanne Caparelli expertly blends essential oils by hand to create some heavenly scents in the form of perfume oils, incense cones and room sprays. I never considered myself an “incense person” until I tried Age of Earth’s Thoreau and Ignatius blends, but now I’m hooked and can’t wait to spread the love! You can shop Age of Earth Collective online or at various Portland stockists.

FRANKIE & COCO
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Lady run biz, Frankie & Coco has been providing Portlanders with stylish, handmade handbags and pouches since 2013. With a variety of sizes, styles and prints to choose from, it’s not hard to find a fun gift for just about anyone on your list. Frankie & Coco’s polished denim and black Pendleton wool clutch is a nice gift for a fave lady and everyone can get their toiletries organized for their next getaway with a sophisticated neutral grey canvas toiletry bag. For a super great gift, stuff a Frankie & Coco pouch with treats like Cocanú chocolates, Age of Earth Co. incense, Barrow Pdx studs, and some Vitruvi oils! You can shop Frankie & Coco online or in person at one of their many Portland stockists.

Bonus: Frankie & Coco is a WOC owned business and they are donating 10% of all online sales to the ACLU!

Gift Guide: Good Books

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
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Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party by Julia Rothmans
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Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World by Yee-Lum Mak and Kelsey Garrity-Riley
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John Derian Picture Book by John Derian
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Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba
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The Art of Hair: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Braids, Buns, Curls, and More by Rubi Jones
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Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home by Rachel Atwood
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Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home by Lucinda Hawksley
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The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom
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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman
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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar
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Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley
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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden by Vita Sackville West and Sarah Raven
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The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by Mary Miers
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The Irish Garden by Jane Powers
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A Modern Way to Cook: 150+ Vegetarian Recipes for Quick, Flavor-Packed Meals by Anna Jones
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Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson
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Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen
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Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole-Food Recipes Made Deliciously Simple by McKel Hill
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Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman
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Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz
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Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
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A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
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Gift Guide: Opals & Malachite

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DREAMY GIFTS OF OPALS & MALACHITE:

To celebrate just how happy I am to see so many beautiful jewels featuring two of my favorite stones lately — malachite and opals — I thought I’d do a little gift guide roundup of some gorgeous designs I’ve noticed. I have a few beautiful antique Taxco Aztec-inspired jewelry pieces from the 1940s made in Mexico with sterling and malachite — you can see my favorite vintage malachite earrings here. I love the malachite with sterling, but these eclipse brass malachite earrings (20% off: GREENDREAM thru 12/18) and these mujer brass malachite earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20 — also seen HERE) are at the top of my list. Oh, that heavenly malachite color swirls together all my favorite shades of green!

Surprisingly, I don’t actually own any opal jewelry yet, but I remember always getting lost in other galaxies while staring into my aunt’s opal jewelry when I was a kid. I’d love any of the beauties above. I also always find drool-worthy antique opal jewels while perusing Erica Weiner and Jean Jean Vintage. These would all be dream gifts for loved ones or yourself!

ABOVE: 1. malachite brass eclipse earrings (20% off: GREENDREAM thru 12/18) 2. opal tiny diviner earrings 3. malachite deco studs 4. opal organic amulet studs 5. opal jardín necklace (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 6. opal gold stud earrings (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 7. malachite sterling deco studs #1 8. opal tacita gold ring (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 9. opal thetis gold ring (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 10. malachite brass mujer earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20) 11. opal brass mujer earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20) 12. diamond opal eye gold ring 13. malachite deco ring 14. opal eye stud single earring 15. opal gravitation earrings 16. maya malachite earrings (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY20 thru 1/1) 17. mother’s little helper opal earrings 18. antique three opal diamond halo ring 19. hexagonal carved malachite box (50% off + make an offer!) 20. malachite circa incense burner and tray