Aaaannnnd… here is the last of the 2016 Best of Honey Kennedy roundups. I hope you take some time to enjoy lingering over these posts while cozy and enveloped in cheer. Fall down the Honey Kennedy rabbit hole for a good while before we have to get back to the daily grind and the new resistance. You are all in my thoughts and I’ll see you later next week. I’ll be working on my New Year’s intentions and snuggling our sweet dog baby. We’ll have to fight for it, but we will band together to make sure we have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love, Jen xx ♥
This Sunday, December 18, the lovely annual Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée will be taking place from noon until 7PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. This dreamy fête is full of beautiful lingerie, decadent flowers, dazzling jewels, and locally made perfume. Take advantage of personal shopping assistance to help you pick out just the right things and complimentary gift wrapping service makes it even easier. Plus, yummy cocktails and wine, live music, and models showing off stunning lingerie and loungewear styles. All conveniently downtown in Portland’s West End at an amazing space.
The fun soirée will feature current collections in lingerie, loungewear, and accessories from Jane’s Vanity. This is a great time for some self-care and to treat yourself to something special whether it is reserved for yourself or shared with a honey. A beautiful bra and undies, pretty pjs and slinky loungewear always feel so indulgent and good! Other locals joining the party are Spellbound Flowers, who will be at the soirée with their gorgeous bouquets and taking orders for bespoke holiday floral arrangements, Elysium Jewelry will bring their handmade jewelry, and Imaginary Authors will be bringing their full range of fragrances.
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YAY! Today we are so happy to celebrate the season with a Tata Harper Skincare giveaway! One lucky person will win a $300 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Tata’s dreamy shop. My skin has changed so much in the past few years and it has been hard to find things that work. EVERYTHING I have used from Tata Harper feels wonderful, works, and has never irritated my dry, sensitive skin or my mild rosacea issues. These 100% natural, non-toxic potions are an investment in self-care for me that help with my self-esteem and overall sense of well-being. Some of my current standbys are the Very Naughty Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint, the Resurfacing Mask (the honey-infused version smells AMAZING!), the Moisturizing Mask (helps SO MUCH in our very dry house), the Concentrated Brightening Essence (using 2x a day — LOVE), the Boosted Contouring Eye Mask, the Be True Sheer Lip Treatment, the Be Adored Rosy Lip Treatment, and ALL the Aromatherapy Treatments. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get FREE OVERNIGHT U.S. SHIPPING now thru 11AM EST on 12/22 for purchases over $40 at Tata Harper — HERE.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jenny Vorwaller! She won this amazing prize!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Tata Harper Skincare and tell us which potions you want most in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @TataHarper and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!
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A SWEET DEAL: Get FREE OVERNIGHT U.S. SHIPPING now thru 11AM EST on 12/22 for purchases over $40 at Tata Harper — HERE.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Tata Harper. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 21 at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and will get shop credit to spend on whatever in-stock items they’d like. I’ll email the winner and update this post with their name within a few days!
Happy Friday! I hope you’re all staying cozy and staying close to people and pets who make you feel joy. I think about you guys all the time. I wonder if you’re feeling all the things I’m feeling lately. If you’re having a tough time and need to talk — I’m here. Feel free to comment anytime. We have to stick together and a lot of pain and fear is rising to the surface for many of us. Please know you aren’t alone and I hope you can find places to wrap yourself up in care and love. I’d be so happy to be able to be one of those places for you. Love, Jen xo
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY THINGS FOR YOU OR AS GIFTS…
♥ GIVEAWAY #1: Make sure to enter my big Beklina Giveaway!
♥ GIVEAWAY #2: And enter my lovely Shop Boswell Giveaway!
♥ GIFT GUIDE: For Your Best Girls — gifts to encourage self-care.
♥ This amazing moisturizing mask has been saving my face! (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)
♥ This honey blossom mask makes you glow + smells GOOD. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)
♥ I’ve been loving this potion lately. Hoping to emit love vibes! (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)
♥ And this calming treatment is next on my list to try. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)
♥ For very silk lips. (10% off: HONEYKENNEDY10)
♥ I also still love this heavy duty French honey lip balm.
♥ I am really loving my new whipped foundation. Definitely worth the splurge.
♥ Sometimes I lightly dust with this lovely powder, too. It’s pretty glowy!
♥ I can’t stop thinking about these beautiful eclipse earrings. SO GOOD.
♥ Oh, these rings are all so lovely!
♥ YES to boobs and Her rings for all the ladies this year. (benefits women in need, too!)
♥ Oh, my. I love this beautiful lingerie set.
♥ A little lounging in a hand-dyed robe? YES.
♥ Just all these clothes, please. Especially the prints! (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY10)
♥ This is a fantastic party dress — works for winter and spring! (20% off: GIFTING)
♥ I’m loving the look of this simple black mid-length jacket.
♥ A very good charcoal plaid shirt!
♥ I keep thinking about this cozy geometric scarf. (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY10)
♥ I’m in love with this galaxy scarf! (20% off: GIFTING)
♥ The most dazzling party clutch bag. (15% off: JOY2016)
♥ I’d like a few pairs of these cute socks. (10% off: MERRY10)
♥ These are still my very favorite booties.
♥ Oh, how I adore these silver beauties? I’d really like to gift them to myself!
♥ I love all the new ceramics! (20% off: HELLOSHOPBOSWELL)
♥ I really want every single pair in every single color option! (25% off: HANKANDHONEY)
♥ I’m obsessed with my new aromatherapy essential oil diffuser! My current favorite scent combo: Peppermint, Frankincense, and Tangerine.
♥ YAY! Time to stock up on feminist buttons, these feminist tees, the not my president buttons, the keep your laws off my body buttons, the not my president sweatshirts, these feminist sweatshirts, and the feminist totes…
➔ A SWEET DEAL…
♥ Get 10% off at Tata Harper with code: HONEYKENNEDY10 now thru 12/15. (discount excludes gift sets, gift cards & previous purchases)
♥ Get 20% off at Shop Boswell with code: HELLOSHOPBOSWELL thru 12/31! Plus, Brookes is donating 10% of all hat sales to planned parenthood this month.
♥ Get 20% off everything at Beklina with code: HONEYHOLIDAY20 now thru 1/1/17. PLUS, free shipping on domestic orders over $100!
♥ Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/12/16.
♥ Get 15% off beautiful leather bags at Annie Bukhman with code: JOY2016 thru 12/12/16.
♥ Get 20% off lovely things at Vuela with code: GIFTING now thru 12/16.
♥ Get 10% off at Imelda’s with code MERRY10 now thru 12/16. And free domestic shipping for orders $50+.
PHOTOS: 1. Model Gigi wearing Jacques Griffe. By Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1954. 2. Model Gigi wearing Jeanne Lanvin. 1951.
HAPPY WEEKEND, Portland friends and sweet visitors! There are some wonderful, quality holiday shopping events going on in our fair city. 2016 has been rough stuff and I’m finding the only thing that really gets me feeling festive and warmed is to see lovely faces of our talented local makers and shop owners. Hugs, wine, treats, thoughtfully selected goods, and cheerful greetings go an especially long way right now. Have fun! xo Jen
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♥ Friday, December 9 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Stop by for the Shop Williams Late Event and 20% Off Sale! Participating N. Williams shops (from Beech to Skidmore): Ink & Peat, Lark Press, Somethings, Workshop Vintage, Spielwerk Toys, Myoptic, Queen Bee, Sugar Wheel Works, Treehouse Children, Breighela James, and Yoga Shala. There will be drinks and treats, too! MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, December 9 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Join Revive for A Winters Night Shop — an evening of holiday cheer! There will be an amazing gift selection from Revive, Wood & Faulk, Margaret & Beau, Stockpiler, Proper Beast, Hippythread, and more. Revive will also have a selection of items that will have 100% of their proceeds donated to Stand With Standing Rock. Plus, Prince Coffee and Union Wine Co will be there to keep your cups full. Revive Designs & Upholstery is located at 2030 N. Willis Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, Dec 9 from 5PM – 9PM. Saturday, Dec 10 & Sunday, Dec 11 from 11AM to 6PM. It’s coming… the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is almost here. 250+ vendors selling handmade goods. Goodie bags for first 150 shoppers each day. Gift wrapping station. All ages. Free admission. And lots more! The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is at Oregon Convention Center 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 10. 5PM to 9PM. Stop by the Foster Row Open Studio Holiday Sale! Shop Lauren Winter, Wild Poppy Goods, Darling Press, Mercuria Press, and Champagne Room. Music by DJ Big Booty Judy! The studios are located at 5300 SE Foster Rd. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 10. 10AM—7PM. Join ADX for their Gifted Holiday Fair! Gifted is ADX and Portland Made’s annual holiday gift fair, featuring a vast array of local goods for you to give to someone you love. Shop goods from nearly 60 local vendors! ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11AM to 6PM each day. Come by the Pop Up Shop PDX! This temporary pop up market is open again on Alberta for the month December. Each market features a roster of Portland makers and designers. On Saturday shop: Portland Bloem, Thomas and Sons, Bohemian Salt, Sweet Honey Farmacy, Stitch and Loom, Lythe Leather, Indigo Alice, CraftLAB, Hank by Henry, Tiny Adornments, Happy Hour and Co., House//Weaving, Urban Wood Studio, and Grafletics. On Sunday shop: Portland Bloem, Bohemian Salt, Woolly, J Bird, Berlin Skin, Urban Wood Studio, Indigo Alice, Tiny Adornments, Stitch and Loom, Jane Pellicciotto, Oregon Bark, PDX Cards, Pinkleton’s, and CraftLAB. Plus, music, drinks and treats. There are also fun shopping pop ups on 12/17 and 12/18. The Pop Up Shop PDX is located at 1408 N Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 10. Come to an evening of music at Beam & Anchor to benefit ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and Standing Rock. Alela Diane, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper, Denver, and Michael Hurley will be playing. Tickets are on sale at Beam & Anchor at 2710 N Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, December 11. 10AM to 6PM. YAY! Go wild at the huge Give Good Gift holiday market at Union/Pine! This year the wonderful annual event has gotten even bigger with over 40 shops and designers, and the festive party spills into the streets with food carts, a fancy photo booth, carolers, and a canned food drive for Oregon Food Bank. Come shop OLO, Bridge & Burn, AK Studio, Another Feather, Beam & Anchor, Bee Local, Cargo, Chariot, Chicken & Guns, Collectivo, Field Trip, Goodwell, Greenhead Cannabis, Hand-Eye Supply, Jacobsen Salt, Johan, Le Souk Le Souk, MadeHere PDX, Modern Macrame, New Deal Distillery, Nineteen27 Smores, North of West, Olympia Provisions, Pistils, Poler, Poplandia, Primitive Forms, Schoolhouse Electric, Strange Vacation, Stumptown Coffee, Tastebud, The Granite, The Wild Unknown, Wildfang, Work/Shop, Worn Path, Xray.FM, The Yo Store, and more! Give Good Gift is at Union/Pine located at 525 SE Pine St. Free + all ages. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, December 11 from 12PM to 5PM. Stop by the big Tilde Holiday Sale! You will get 15% off everything. Plus, bubbles and cookies while you browse. And they’ll wrap everything up with a bow! Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now through December 24. Stop by PDX Pop-Up Shops that turn downtown Portland’s vacant retail spaces into temporary stores where local designers and artists can set up shop for the holiday season. Via Raiz (a concept store dedicated to modern Mexican craftsmanship), MESO (Mico Enterprise Service OF Oregon – a collective shop offering their handmade, natural and one-of-a-kind products), Fait Hats (reclaimed luxury cashmere sweaters, along with cashmere hats and scarves hand-made from 100% recycled fabrics), Blanchet House of Hospitality (all of the wares for sale are made at the Blanchet Farm in Carlton which offers woodworking training for men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction). Pop-up Shops are open for business at 606 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now through Sunday, January 1. 11AM to 5PM. YAY! Holiday Afternoon Tea at Portland’s Hotel deLuxe is having daily service. Come enjoy special holiday teas, delectable tea sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and preserves, tartlets, dainty pastries, iced gingerbread, holiday-inspired, tea-infused cocktails, a live pianist, and more! Hotel deLuxe and Gracie’s are located at 729 SW 15th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, December 15. 5PM to 8PM. Get over to the Seaworthy studio for the Seaworthy Holiday Party + Witness Collection Launch! Join the Seaworthy ladies and their neighbor, Botanica Floral Design, for a holiday party and open house. As well as the (belated) launch of our newest collection, Witness! There will also be food, music, drinks, and raffle prizes (to benefit local charities)! Seaworthy is located at 3322 NE Wasco St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, December 16 (6PM to 9PM). Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18 (10AM to 5PM). ‘Tis the season! It’s time for The Portland Bazaar! This year the Portland Bazaar will be held at The North Warehouse located at Interstate & Tillamook. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 17 from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday, December 18 from 11AM to 5PM. Come out to the Portland Remodelista Market to shop more than 40 local makers from the NW who will be showcasing their homewares, clothing, jewelry, organic botanicals, food, and more. Caravan Pacific, Tiro Tiro, Kiersten Crowley Jewelry, Notary Ceramics, Alder & Co., Spartan Shop, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Sara Barner, Lisa Golightly, Kati Von Lehman, Pope Valley Pottery, Another Feather, Richard Carter Studio, Woodlot, Bellflower Chocolate, La Fortuna, Les Petits Carreaux, Scout Regalia, Chester Wallace, S/he, Clover Artisans, Modaspia, Dejong & Co, Modern Shibori, Specialty Dry Goods, Domi, Mohinders Shoes, The Good Flock, Flora and Henri, Fruitsuper Design, Non-Perishable Goods, Turnco Wood Goods, Galanter and Jones, Vitrified Studio, Isobel & Cleo, and more. The event takes place at Rejuvenation at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 11AM to 6PM each day. Come by the Pop Up Shop PDX! This temporary pop up market is open again on Alberta for the month December. Each market features a roster of Portland makers and designers. On Saturday shop: Bohemian Salt, Beach Bones Jewelry, Portland Bitters Project, Primitive Forms, Indigo Alice, Cioccodesignco, Wooly Beast, Victoria Buchler, Nested Yellow, April Black, Claire Green, Roots and Crowns, and Eso Esto. On Sunday shop: Bohemian Salt, Beach Bones Jewelry, Indigo Alice, Cioccodesignco, Wooly Beast, Victoria Buchler, Primitive Forms, Portland Bitters Project, Nested Yellow, April Black, Claire Green, and Eso Esto. Plus, music, drinks and treats. The Pop Up Shop PDX is located at 1408 N Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, December 18 from 12PM to 7PM. Make your way to the Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée! Shop the latest collections of Jane’s Vanity lingerie, loungewear and accessories, beautiful bespoke florals from Spellbound Flowers, the full range of Imaginary Authors Fragrances (and the brand there to walk clients through the line), and Elysium Jewelry. As always, they will have wine, cocktails, models, and live music. The Holiday Soirée will take place at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ THE NUTCRACKER. Don’t just sit there — get your tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker! It’s such a beautiful production every year.
♥ CHRISTMAS TREES. If you want to wander in the mountains and pick out a beautiful tree for your home this year — I still can’t recommend Christmas Mountain Trees enough. This will be our fifth year and you can’t help but feel relaxed and happy the whole time. Just make sure you go all the way to the right place — there are a couple farms place along the way that don’t even compare. Just follow the signs!
♥ I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for consideration, then just email me!
PHOTOS: Top: The Yo Store will be at Give Good Gift with these wonderful items. Event listing above! And the next two images are from Wild Poppy Goods — go see Taylor at the Foster Row Holiday Open Studio event listed above.