Red Sail Giveaway!

YAY! Today I’m having a wonderful giveaway with Red Sail — an amazing online shop and brick and mortar here in Portland. One lucky winner will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from Stacy’s Red Sail shop! She does a fantastic job stocking things that you want for yourself and there’s a great variety of sweet things at all price points to gift. The Portland shop also has a lovely selection of cards! My current favorites are all the beautiful cotton and linen blankets, the Sullivan Table Lamp, the Moon and Solar System letterpress prints, the Cotton Rope Planter and the Ceramic and Leather Planter, the Moon Zipper Pouch and the leather Triangle Clutch. More HERE. BEST OF LUCK, EVERYONE!! ♥

P.S. Get 10% off at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Red Sail and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, like both Red Sail on Facebook and Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off at Red Sail with code: HKSPECIAL now thru Aug 6.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Red Sail. Currently, Red Sail only ships within the United States.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday August 5, at 11AM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post within a few days.

THE PORTLAND SHOP + UPCOMING EVENTS
If you’re in Portland, stop by the fun Red Sail brick and mortar in the wonderful Alberta Arts shopping district. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. Red Sail is located at 1723 NE Alberta Street.

➔ The Alberta Street Fair is coming up on Saturday August 8 and Red Sail is one of the sponsors this year! They will have a huge sale section, as well as a storewide discount. More Red Sail festivity details available in the days ahead on the Red Sail Facebook Page. More about the Alberta Street Fair can be found HERE.

Retail Happy Hour is an ongoing weekly event on Alberta St., with nearly 40 shops participating. Every Wednesday from 3PM to 6PM Red Sail offers an in-store special, that they post on the Red Sail Facebook Page earlier in the day. Read more about RHH.

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Shop Visit: Darling Distraction

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One of the newest and most adorable additions to the NE Alberta shopping district is stationery and gift shop, Darling Distraction. While not exactly on Alberta Street proper, the entrance is easily found just around the corner on NE 16th. Stepping inside for the first time, I was immediately taken by the bright and fun interior (that wallpaper!) which houses an extensive collection of rainbow-hued stationery (including owner Karina Lopez’s own line), gift wrap, party supplies, art prints, fun accessories, vintage tchotchkes, and tons more.

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Karina Lopez is from the Napa Valley, but has been taken with Portland for some time. After traveling here often over the years, a move just made sense and she took the plunge last year. With a fabulous eye for color and decor, Darling Distraction followed soon after. And thank goodness, because it’s the perfect pop of fun and color for all of your party, gift giving, and correspondence needs.

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Also stocking harder to find items like accessories from Ban.do, lapel pins from Little Arrow Studio and Rosehound Apparel, and cheeky nail decals from Sara M. Lyons, I’m thrilled to no longer have to order these items online and pay extra shipping costs. Karina also saves you the work of scouring thrift shops for perfect-condition vintage tchotchkes. Expect to find gorgeous flamingos, playful pandas, and regal chinoiserie dogs among others. Snag one for yourself along with colorful pencils, notepads adorned with playful pink kittens, and apple macaron lip balm to dress up your desk or just brighten your day.

(Editor’s note: My current shop faves are the Anemone Wrapping Paper, the Geometric Honeycomb Garland, Copper Metallic Ribbon, Brass Fox Letter Opener, Letterpress Patterned Copper Foil Card Set, the Minty Eye Wax Seals and the Florabunda Agenda!)

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DARLING DISTRACTION STATIONERY LAUNCH PARTY
If you are in Portland, stop by the Karina’s stationery launch party this Friday, July 31, from 5 to 8PM! Come enjoy cupcakes, drinks and take advantage of 20% off your purchase. INFO.

Darling Distraction is located in Portland, Oregon at 4936 NE 16th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and on Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. You can also shop Darling Distraction online. Make sure to follow @darlingdistraction on Instagram and Darling Distraction on Facebook to keep up on new items as they hit the shop and upcoming events!

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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

PDX Event: Renegade Craft Fair

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RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR • Sat July 25 + Sun July 26 • 11am-6pm • 1100 SE Grand Ave • DETAILS

YAY! Renegade Craft Fair is returning to Portland this weekend and the roster of makers this year is EPIC. I gathered some of my favorite designs from the 200 designers here in this post (it was REALLY difficult to edit!), but the level of talent selling their wares at the handmade market this weekend is remarkable. There is a lovely list of local favorites in attendance along with more independent makers from near and far. Plus, there will be DIY workshops, installations and activities to explore, delicious food and drinks, and more!

Admission to the Renegade Craft Fair is free and the event takes place from 11am to 6pm this Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at Rejuvenation at the corner of Grand Ave and Taylor st. at 1100 Southeast Grand Avenue. Visitors are encouraged walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation! You can find route directions to the event HERE. See you there!

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GOOD FAIR VIBES
There will be a large-scale installation to help invigorate the space with an artistic energy by Artist Angela Eastman and Radiant Human will be at the event snapping their phenomenal aura photographs!

RAD VINTAGE SCORES
Vintage savvy shoppers can explore the Lost Girls Vintage trailer for some amazing treasures found all around the country.

YUMMY FAIR FOOD
Nibble treats from wonderful food vendors, like Cowboy Toffee Co, Chocolate Makers Studio, p.o.p. Candy Co., Sage and Sea Farms, Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters, Strongwater Craft Spirits & Botanicals, Wei Kitchen, T-We Tea and more. Try delicious samples at Bear Naked Granola!

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RAIN OR SHINE
Portland’s Renegade event will be held outside at Rejuvenation come rain-or-shine! And even more wonderful news is that you can bring the furry members of your clan for shopping fun — as long as you keep them on a leash!

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CATCH A RIDE
If you need a ride, Uber is sponsoring rides for the summer 2015 Renegade fairs. New users can get up to $20 off their first Uber ride using the code RCF2015. To sign up, download the Uber app or go to uber.com/go/RCF2015.

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Katie Armour

This week, I’ve been admiring these amazing Idle Flight modern “taxidermy” bird sculptures made by Portland-based artist Katie Armour. I can’t believe how their paper feathers look so soft and downy and their wings look like they are really taking flight. Such a beautiful and thoughtful depiction of our feathered friends. I know I want to buy one to go in our dining room where we have a loose flora, fauna and apothecary theme, but I can’t decide which one! They’re all such a dream and have their own personalities. I can’t wait to see more from Katie in the future — these are such a joy to take in. I recommend following Katie on Instagram as well — her process is fascinating to see. More HERE.

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Photos courtesy of Katie Armour.

Zinaida Serebriakova

I’ve been really admiring the artwork of Zinaida Serebriakova lately. In particular, I love her portraits of herself, her children, artists, society and royalty. She has an interesting story of being born into privilege in an esteemed Russian (now Ukraine) family of artists, but fell into poverty after the revolution in 1917. Her husband died shortly after and she was left to take care of their four children and other family members. Zinaida left for Paris in 1924 to work on a mural she’d been commissioned to do, but was not allowed back into her country. Only her two youngest children were allowed to be sent to her and she wasn’t able to see her two older children for over twenty years. Her work varies a lot with different techniques, traveling, means to buy supplies and just maturity, I think. Such a strong and interesting lady — she seems to have lived several lives in one. Here are some of my favorite works — everyone has such kind eyes, don’t they? Read more about Zinaida Serebriakova HERE.

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All paintings by Zinaida Serebriakova.