House of Baltic Linen

There’s so much beautiful bedding at House of Baltic Linen right now. Of course, we all know that I’m a bit of a linen hoarder, but I think these are also a great gift idea for wedding season if you know the couple well enough to go rogue from the registry. I’ve personally got my eye on the Charcoal Heavyweight Linen Coverlet, the Grey & White Striped Linen Duvet Cover, the Navy Ticking Heavy Linen Summer Blanket, the Dove Grey Linen Duvet Cover, the Dove Grey Linen Euro Cases, the Natural Striped Linen Pillowcases, the Light Grey Stonewashed Linen Sheets, and the matching Light Grey Linen Cases with Ruffle. That’s my very edited list because everything in the shop is gorgeous. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of House of Baltic Linen.

TOAST

I love the new TOAST summer collections. Every single shot from the lookbook makes me long for some (currently out of reach) languid summer days spent lounging somewhere far away removed from daily routines and responsibilities. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Sigh. My favorites right now are the Ikat Check Apron Dress, the Striped Linen Pinafore Dress, the Duck Egg Linen Cross Back Dress, the Chandini Print Robe, the Grey Embroidered Pleated Skirt, the Striped High Waisted Bikini Bottoms and Top, and the Wide Brimmed Straw Hats. I’m also cuckoo for Toast’s Bed Linens and Tablewares! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of TOAST.

Bernard Boutet de Monvel

I’ve been so taken with the stunning oil portraits by Bernard Boutet de Monvel — particularly from the late 1920s through early 1940s. His colors are a dream and it makes my heart skip a beat that he usually included a floral element especially when it came to ladies and children. His wife Delfina and daughter Sylvie were often his subjects, but he was beloved by the European and American high society sets. Also, his interior design, fashion illustration and eye for the most lavish, yet tasteful, detail was absolutely phenomenal. Oh, the flower studies, too! I can’t wait to read more about his life and the circles who were clamoring for his deft hands when this gorgeous book comes out in September! More HERE.

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Bernard Boutet de Monvel paintings above: 1. Sylvie in bed with her dog. 2. Diane and Actaeon, 1935. 3. Mrs. Warren Pershing (Muriel Bache Richards), 1938. 4. Mrs. Gilbert Kahn (Sara Jane Heliker) and the bouquet, 1938. 5. The Maharajah of Indore, 1929. 6. Delfina playing guitar, 1936. 7. Sylvie, age 19 in 1941. 8. Delfina with baby Sylvie in her cradle, 1922. 9. Self-portrait at the Ritz, 1932. 10. Flower studies.

Shop Visit: Ink & Peat Mother’s Day Sale

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INK & PEAT SALE • Fri, May 6 • 5PM to 8PM • 3808 N. Williams Ave • MORE INFO

I stopped by Ink & Peat the other day and the shop was looking so pretty and full of so many lovely new things. If you are in Portland, you should definitely head over to N. Williams and pop in soon! Pam from Ink & Peat is joining forces with Myoptic, Queen Bee, Workshop Vintage, Yoga Shala, and Barre 3 to have an evening Mother’s Day shopping event. Get 20% off at all these wonderful spots from 5PM to 8PM this Friday, May 6. Plus, there will be treats and festive drinks! Bring a pal and get yourself, your mom, your nana, and your BFF something sweet. Follow @inkandpeat on the ‘gram for more info.

A few months ago Ink & Peat started carrying some dreamy clothing, like breezy tunics and cute embroidered dresses. I’m also crazy for the poufs, the woven pillows, beautiful textiles, the cardamom chocolate, the pretty scarves, the bells, soaps, and the cookbooks. There are some wonderful cards and cute stuff for kiddos too. Check out all the loveliness below…

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Photos by Jen McCabe.

I HEART PDX

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Happy weekend, friends! Here is my big I HEART PDX list! There are some very fun things happening this weekend, including a couple lovely pop-up markets where a long list of massively talented local shops, designers and artists will be participating. You can hit them all and get yourself some pretties or get some for your ma or other inspiring women in your life. Have a blast! You deserve some fun hangs with other wonderful local peeps. xo Jen ♥

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♥ There are LOTS of promo codes for wonderful PDX designers + shops in my SPRING FAVES!

Now thru Sunday, May 8. Stop and shop on Mississippi Ave at Flutter, Emerald Petals or Black Wagon and you’ll receive 10% off at the other two neighboring shops. Flowers, fragrances, jewelry, fun gifts, stuff for the kiddos, nice baby stuff for moms… Flutter is located at 3948 N Mississippi Ave.

Saturday, April 30. 7PM to 10PM. Come to The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Launch Party at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland. There will be Kim Krans’ new Animal Spirit tarot decks and guidebooks as well as limited edition prints of the new artwork. Plus, card readers roaming around the party! FUN!! The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, April 30. 12PM to 5PM. Come to Holocene for Look It’s A Pop-Up! This pop-up event has tons of talented local artists and designers and benefits Dreaming Zebra — a charity that helps make art accessible to kids around the globe. Shop goods from Local Parity, Brennan Young, Ashley Hardy, Piper Dalton, Melanie Moseley, Age of Earth Collective, Jasper Sisco Wines, Essie Day, Pigeon Heart Designs, The Bitter Housewife, Roots & Crowns, Continuall Vintage, Little Feral, Bisa Shop, Vintalier, Teardrop Caramels, Sissy Moon Arts & Crafts, and Hearth and Hue. Holocene is located at 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, May 1. 11AM to 6PM. Come out for the fun at the Sundaze Collective Pop Up! The first Sunday of each month, a wonderful group of Portland designers and shop owners gets together at Ace Hotel Portland’s The Cleaners space for a wonderful group sale of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, ceramics, apothecary, accessories and more. May 1 participants: Seven Sisters, Mazama, Yo Vintage!, Machete, Seaworthy, Johan, Vintalier, The Granite, Lauren Winter, Topaz, Alexa Stark, Fiore Floral Design, Little Feral, Olderbrother, and Michael Green. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO + @sundazecollective on INSTAGRAM.

Sunday, May 1 thru Monday, May 9.. Join Nationale for their fun May Day Sale! Items from home and beauty, including MCMC fragrances, GRAIN design, Iacoli & McAllister, papier d’Armenie, and select art books will be greatly discounted (up to 40% off). Sale items will also include other beauty lines (Jao & Nuxe), select magazines (Tunica & Lapham’s), small press, and one-offs from local makers (Liam Drain, The Granite, Fredrik Averin). For the budding art collector, the sale extends to the backroom gallery with 10% off artworks from past shows — the perfect time to start or add to your collection! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

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Thursday, May 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Vintalier for a fun QUIN CANDY x VINTALIER event as Quin Candy helps Ellen launch her lineup of summer vendors every first Thursday of the month. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 5. 7PM to 9PM. Join The Bitter Housewife Bitters at Carter & Rose for a fun Cocktail Class! You’ll learn how to use some simple ingredients like bitters, syrups, and seasonal ingredients to create perfect cocktails to swill with friends this spring and summer. Carter & Rose is located at 3601 SE Division St. MORE INFO + REGISTRATION.

Friday, May 6. 5PM to 8PM. Get over to N. Williams for a fun Mother’s Day Shopping Event with Ink & Peat, Myoptic, Queen Bee, Workshop Vintage, Yoga Shala and Barre 3. Get 20% off all these wonderful spots AND treats and festive drinks. Get yourself and your mom and your friends some wonderful things. All within the 3800 to 4000 blocks of N. Williams. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

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Friday, May 13. 6PM to 8PM. YAY! It’s the Food with Friends Cookbook Celebration Party with sweet author Leela Cyd at Schoolhouse Electric. Meet the author, get a signed copy of Foods with Friends while enjoying yummy food and drinks from Portland’s Kachka. Plus, you can make and take home your own custom tea blend and get 15% off Schoolhouse Electric goods. Schoolhouse Electric is located at 2181 NW Nicolai St. Limited spaces available! $25 RSVP by May 11 + Reserve Your Spot.

Friday, May 13. 6PM to 9PM. Come to the Shop Boswell shop opening! There will be Brookes’ hats, her new shop full of other wonderful things, a pop-up with The Palatines Shoes and Demetria Chappo, in-store discounts, and refreshments! Plus, enjoy open design studios with Brookes Boswell, BLTN Jewelry, and REIFhaus. Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. 12PM to 5PM. AMAZING SHOES ALERT! Shuffle your feet down to Beam & Anchor for the fun Sabah Shoes Pop-Up Shop! There will be comfy, beautiful Sabahs, live bluegrass, treats and good wine. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.

I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for I HEART PDX consideration, make sure to email me with advanced notice and include all the details: dates, times, social info, and links to: jen at honeykennedy dot com with “Event Submission” in the subject line. Or email through my Contact Page! Individual PDX Event post features are also available.

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IMAGES: The new Animal Spirit Tarot Deck from The Wild Unknown. Fun launch party details for this Saturday listed above!