Happy Friday, friends! What are you up to this weekend? I’m looking forward to a lunch date today with Teresa and her wee babe, a yummy brunch with friends, a little baking, iced tea sipping, staring at my roses some more and major backyard sessions to try to get it to a relaxing lounge-y state. I’m also planting a bunch of herbs that I got at Portland Nursery — I’ve always wanted a little herb garden. Also, I’m SO EXCITED that our amazing farm share is starting back up (NW peeps — there’s a discount from our farm below!), so I’m looking through books for good, healthy summer recipes. Have a lovely weekend! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Not all of us can be Beyoncé.
I love my new Poppy lipstick! A cheery, bright swoosh.
I’m cracking out one of my favorite summer scents this week.
A polka dot linen sundress that’s SO GOOD.
This silk blush dress is sweet for summer weddings and other parties.
A striped linen top that’s perfect for summer — and the rest of the year.
This tailored linen romper is so cute — in both colors.
Pretty in the front, sexy in the back.
This silk and linen work jacket is just so beautiful.
I don’t love a lot of sandals, but I love these sandals.
I’d love to try this new eyeliner shade.
I love this handy cosmetics bag.
This vegan leather duffle would be fantastic for weekend getaways.
I love these metallic leather clutches for hot summer nights.
I need one of these pretty hair adornments for summer hairdos.
Ummm… an opal and NATURAL DIAMOND STARDUST ring. YES, please.
This stunning bangle would look amazing alone or with other simple bracelets.
This amazing bronze cuff is so versatile — pretty for casual outfits and dressy affairs.
These sweet signet rings would make lovely gifts for loved ones!
Sweet Eye Love You earrings!
A rose gold and grey watch? Yes, please.
I love this rose gold and pink leather watch too.
I could really use a shield of love and compassion right now.
A healthy dose of courage and radiance wouldn’t hurt either!
A perfect tea set for one — nice to keep at your desk!
I LOOOVE this cream Turkish kilim pillow.
YUM! A recipe for blueberry lavender muffins.
➔ A SWEET DEAL
Get 30% off at Gap with code HAPPY now thru 5/29.
This Loeffler Randall shoe sale is pretty awesome!
PHOTOS: Shot by Eugene Verier for British Vogue, July 1966.
There are so many beautiful things at Couverture & The Garbstore right now! I’d love to visit this Notting Hill-based boutique someday because their selection for women, men, home and children is just fantastic. My current favorites are the Hana Tricot Dress by Mina Perhonen, the Acanto Dress by Momoni, the Osa Dress by Colenimo, the Warboel Kaftan Dress by Humanoid, the Hortensia Dress by Laurence Dolige (actually everything by Laurence Dolige!), the Farn Top by A Detacher and pink shoes by Lika Mimika. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Couverture & The Garbstore.
Home and floral boutique Ink & Peat is situated on North Williams and bears the tagline ‘Organically Inspired’. A visit to the bright and airy shop proves that correct right away. Owner and floral designer, Pam Zsori, puts together beautiful collections of high design items for the home — many of which incorporate natural motifs and themes such as flowers, leaves, minerals, and sweet animals. The floral counter at the back of the shop provides the perfect balance with fresh stunning bouquets, custom floral arrangements and live plants.
A highly popular shopping destination, Ink & Peat is the sort of store that makes your friends exclaim, “I love that place!”, whenever you mention it. In fact, I arrived for my visit just before opening and found that I wasn’t the only person waiting to get inside. Within twenty minutes, the store was packed with people admiring the jewelry, ceramics, cookbooks, skincare and fragrances, pillows, throws, children’s books and toys, stationary, original art, totes, and more. Ink & Peat has long been a personal favorite and my go-to whenever I need a sure to please gift for friends or family.
Some of my favorites in the shop right now include amazing fragrances from Sage Lifestyle (you must stop in and smell the Onyx blend!), a gorgeous selection of crystals and geodes in pretty pastel shades, air plants, vegetarian cookbooks, and brightly colored necklaces from Australian line Elk.
Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N Williams Avenue here in Portland, Oregon. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM, Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. You can also follow @inkandpeat on Instagram and find them on Facebook and Pinterest.
The new Fail jewelry collection for spring by Austin-based designer Christine Fail is stunning. My favorite thing about this collection is that a lot of the pieces have a texture to them that looks like when you see something shiny glistening underwater on a sunny day — maybe a lost coin you find while swimming in a lake or a chest of buried treasure in the sea. I have to agree with her that the stars of the show are the shale bracelets — the beauty of the stacking possibilities is endless. My other favorites from Christine’s new collection are the shale collar necklace, the shale long necklace, the basalt necklace, the large shale earrings and the shale rings. I’m also still in love with Fail’s classic elongated bastet hoop earrings and her one-of-a-kind custom ceremony rings are phenomenal. More HERE.
It’s no surprise to me that I love almost everything at Baby & Co. right now. When I was a kid, growing up in Seattle, I used to frequent the downtown boutique with one of my aunts. I’d sit and watch chic, fashion forward ladies of all ages come out of the dressing room, twirl, stick their hands in their pockets, strike a pose and then encourage each other to buy the garments making them feel so hot. I’d wait patiently again while my aunt chatted — for what seemed like hours — with original shop co-owner, Baby Burstyn, at the register. So many cool, formative memories! It’s amazing to see the new incarnation, owned by Jill and Wayne Donnelly, and their beautiful online shop. My current faves are the striped Ele Tunic, simple white Round Collar Top, versatile Imperial Tunic, pretty Fringe Skirt, linen Sola coat, the classic Halo coat, all the sweet skirts and ALL the dresses. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Baby & Co.