Ahoy! Here is my big list of fun stuff happening around Portland. It’s another AMAZING weekend of holiday markets with a cast of truly phenomenal local characters. Have a wonderful time out there! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ If you still need to get a beautiful tree for your home this year (see pics) — I can’t recommend this place enough. This was our third year and you can’t help but smile the whole time. Just make sure you go all the way to the right place — there are a couple imposter farms along the way. Just follow the signs!
♥ Friday, Dec 12. 5PM—8PM. Stop by for Amelia’s Annual Holiday Party. Come sip some drinks, eat some snacks, chat with lovely people and, of course, tell Bambi the dog how pretty she looks in her party dress. Amelia is at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, Dec 12. 6:30PM–10PM. Lovely ladies, Roddellee from Adored Vintage ad Christine from Camillia Heirloom are throwing a little holiday potluck fête for ladies in Portland to gather with other local lovelies. At the Starlight Winter Evening Gathering they will also be collecting donations for Dressember Foundation who raise funds to help women rescued from sex trafficking. Camillia Heirloom Studio is located at 215 SE Morrison on the 6th Floor. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM—7PM. More collaborative holiday sale amazingness! The Makery Winter Market this year features 2 dozen of our wonderful Portland makers! Come shop the fantastic wares from Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Caravan Pacific, Studio Olivine, Anna Joyce, Reif, BLTN Jewelry, Sara Barner, Red Onion Woodworks, Espe Floral, Vitreluxe, Tiro Tiro, Demimonde, Syrk Tableware, Studio ERG, Non Perishable Goods, Coatt, Nell & Mary, Make it Good, Zanna Printed Textiles, Grey Goods Portland, The Granite and Hank by Henry. The Makery Winter Market is happening at Holocene this year — 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM–4PM. Pop by Pistils Nursery for a lovely Ay Marieke Jewelry Trunk Show! Marika will be bringing beautiful new Ay Marieke collection pieces and there will be treats, a raffle and good company. Pistils is at 3811 North Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM—9PM. Join ADX for their 4th Annual Gifted Holiday Fair! Shop goods from Sacha Knives, Walnut Studiolo, Revolution Design House, Haus Leather, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Milk and Honey, Amy Fields, Cipriano Designs, Elizabeth Rohloff Designs, Matchbox Studio, Fieldworks Supply, Handforge, Jake Wasson, Handforge, North St. Bags, Torrain, Hand Eye Supply, Port Rhombus Design, Schuttenworks, Made Here, Finex, Marty Hogan Jewelry, Bowie & Francesca, The Bitter Housewife, Crowd Supply, House Spirits, Tique Box, Chapter, Ooak Forge, The Beebe Company, Jake Wasson, Red Duck Foods, Hot Winter Hot Sauce and Olympia Oyster Bar. There will be drinks, snacks, live music, a gift wrapping station, and a photobooth. ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Dec 13 & Sunday, Dec 14. 11AM–6PM. It’s coming… the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is this weekend. 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.
♥ Sunday, Dec 14. YAY! It’s the fun 4th annual Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-Up at Union/Pine this Sunday! Come shop wonderful wares from AK Vintage, Another Feather, Aspen Summit, Branch Birdie, Bridge & Burn, Hand-Eye Supply, hunt//gather jewelry, Jacobsen Salt Co., Kinfolk, MadeHere PDX, Mag-Big, Make It Good, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Masala Pop, Matto Photo Booth, Nell and Mary, Olympic Provisions, Ouur, Portland Apothecary, Red Clouds, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Summerland, Tastebud, The Wild Unknown, Union Wine Company and WORN PATH. Plus, an art drive and The Green Dandelion will deck the halls and Santa Booth for p:ear! There will be some hot spiked winter cheer from Stumptown, treats, wine and lots of lovely people. Give back and help some great kids by donating any new/lightly enjoyed art supply item to p:ear at the event! Union/Pine is located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, Dec 14. Come to the big fun party annual sale thing at Palace! All regular items will be 20% off. Sale items will be 40–75% off. Lovely Better Late Than Never jewels will be dazzling up the shop and free makeup demos from Alima Pure (from 2PM–5PM). There will also be music, Prosecco and yummy treats from Sweedeedee. Palace is at 2205 East Burnside St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, Dec 14. 12PM–6PM. Ace Hotel is hosting The 6th Annual Publication Fair at The Cleaners this Sunday and some of the city’s best publishers and booksellers will be in attendance. This year’s participants: Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Anthology Booksellers, Big Big Wednesday, Container Corps, Couch Press, Cumbersome Multiples, Division Leap, Floating World Comics, Front, Future Tense Books, gobshite quarterly/reprobate books, Know Your City, Monograph Bookwerks, Nationale, New Herring Press, Octopus Books, PNCA Artist Publications / Personal Libraries Library, Passages Bookshop, Perfect Day Publishing, Publication Studio, Scout Books, Sidebrow, Tin House, Two Plum Press and Whitewall of Sound Publication. The Cleaners is at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, Dec 18. 5PM-8:30PM. Stop by West End Select Shop for a lovely ARA Handbags Trunk Show. Meet ARA designer Amber Arambul and shop her beautiful handmade leather backpacks, clutches and toes — with a 10% discount at the show. Wine. Treats. Meet. Greet. West End Select Shop is at 927 SW Oak Street. MORE INFO
♥ Now thru Wednesday, Dec 24. Una is offering 10% off purchases with the donation of the new or gently used adult hat/gloves/mittens, sheets, blankets, dishes, cookware and personal care items to be donated to the amazing charity, Bradley Angle House — they help and house women and children escape abusive relationships. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru the end of the year. Sadly, Winn Perry is closing their brick-and-mortar store again — this time after only 1 year. The temporary upswing is that they are having big sales in the shop and online as they closeout their shop inventory to prepare to be online only. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm. All close out items will be final sale. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Christmas tree hunting this year. Snapped by me, Jen McCabe.
YAY! I’m so psyched to be having a sweet Frances May giveaway today. One lucky person will get a $250 gift card to spend on whatever they’d like from the wonderful Frances May shop. I’m crazy for all the shoes and everything from the FM x Church + State collaboration right now. A few more faves are the obsidian chalet dress, the seed cardigan, alabaster hat, poet dress and ALL the jewels. They also have a fantastic selection for men. If you’re visiting or live in Portland, make sure to stop by the beautiful new FM shop at 1003 SW Washington St. in downtown Portland. More HERE. GOOD LUCK & HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 15% off purchases at Frances May with code: FMHKHOLIDAY now thru 12/17/14.
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Frances May and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @FrancesMayShop and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% off purchases at Frances May with code: FMHKHOLIDAY now thru 12/17/14.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Frances May. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, Dec 17, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, Dec 19.
Taking over Nationale’s former space at 811 E. Burnside, Seven Sisters is a delightful addition to the popular and established shopping complex. Having formerly sold at the beloved Portland Flea, owner Jillian Punska-Harn has used her background working for art museums, including PAM, to put together a truly lovely space. Seven Sisters features both new and vintage clothing with an emphasis on natural fibers and domestic production (the West Coast in particular), housewares and accessories. There’s even a flower stand out front courtesy of Ladybird + Paloma Floral whose flowers are mostly grown in Oregon. (Side note: I took home a sweet bouquet and it lasted far longer than anything I’ve ever bought at a super market and is still brightening up my space as I type — more than a full week later.)
I visited Seven Sisters on their second day of business and was immediately won over by the friendly and inviting vibe. First, I went straight for the vintage clothing and found so many must-haves that I was almost afraid of single-handedly depleting their stock, but, luckily, there were a few things not in my size. Nestled in with the vintage, I found a handful of carefully selected new pieces from brands like San Francisco-based Way Way who offers easy, modern and versatile pieces in luxe fabrics such as silk and linen. Per Jillian, there are more new brands on the way from some exciting designers. Currently, mum’s the word on just who, but I can say they are some good ones that, as far as I know, are not available anywhere else locally.
The shop also features handmade pieces from in-house jeweler Nicolette Peterson’s line, Beach Bones Jewelry, who use silver, brass and semi-precious stones to create designs that are both edgy and bohemian. Alongside Beach Bones, you’ll also find modern brass hair ties from Caravan Pacific, clog boots from Sven’s Clogs, vintage eyeglass frames, leather bags, L’Aromatica natural perfumes and skincare and room sprays from Wolf’s Apothecary.
Not content to just dress you, Seven Sisters also offers a mix of new and vintage housewares including no fuss linens and beautiful mango wood utensils from Fog Linen Work, pillows made with gorgeous African indigo dyed textiles from England’s Ethical Life Store, and a variety of acacia wood cutting boards. You’ll find vintage Chemex coffee makers, ceramics from local line Covet + Ginger, stationary from Evermore Paper Co. and My Dear Fellow. There are even treats from local chocolate-maker Alma Chocolate.
There’s definitely something for everyone and with more and more items coming in all the time, including candles, unique holiday decor, and calendars set to hit the floor soon, Seven Sisters will be my go-to for holiday shopping this year. As their motto states, ‘Share Something Beautiful’.
Seven Sisters is located at 811 E. Burnside. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 12PM–6PM. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11AM–5PM. You can also shop Seven Sisters online (more products coming soon!) and follow Seven Sisters on Facebook and @sevensisterspdx on Instagram.
There are so many things at Woonwinkel that I have my eye on — it’s getting ridiculous. Here is a collection of my current faves below and now that I’ve put it together, I realize that there is a distinct blush pink, white and brass thing going on. They carry so many timeless, lovely, versatile designs — it’s hard to narrow down my shopping list. I have one of the large strappy leather baskets and it’s beautiful — I use it for magazines, but I think it would be sweet for linens or firewood too. I’d love to bring a few more dreamy things home to decorate our new house. So good! If you’re in Portland — make sure to check out Erica and Kristin’s wonderful downtown PDX shop! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% OFF at WOONWINKEL with code: SAVE15 now thru 12/24/14.
MY WOONWINKEL FAVES: 1. pink moon coasters 2. black wire arrow 3. pink marbled pillow 4. white pig bank 5. triangle cuff 6. vanderbilt table lamp 7. blush twist throw + black and linen blanket 8. brass hexagon pots 9. leather strap basket 10. dashes and moons tea towels 11. white sailing ship kite
I’ve been admiring a lot of things at Imelda’s lately, so here’s a little roundup of some of my faves. It’s so nice to be able to snap up classics from Woolrich, Wolverine, Red Wing, Frye, Corso Como, Hunter and others from an independent retailer. They’ve got great shoes and accessories for men too! More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL
Get 10% off regular priced items at Imelda’s with promo code HOLIDAZE10 now thru 12/14. Plus, free US shipping on orders $50+ Here are my faves:
MY IMELDA’S FAVES: 1. wolverine bonny bootie 2. woolrich deadeye boots 3. status anxiety eli wallet 4. carson oxfords 5. miz mooz cherub heels 6. will leather goods dopp kit 7. status anxiety canvas backpack 8. frye carson boots 9. frye drawstring bag 10. corso como mirage pointy flats 11. hunter boots 12. roost crescent shield earrings 13. tokyo bay gable watch 14. will leather goods getaway tote
If you’re in Portland, make sure to visit the Imelda’s and Louie’s brick-and-mortar shop at 3426 SE Hawthorne and take advantage of their Loyalty Reward Program!