Can you feel it? The calm before the storm? There are a few fun things happening this weekend, but the holiday markets are rumbling. Next weekend is going to be totally crazy and totally amazing, so take a little time to center yourself before you are frenzied in the fray. Here’s my big list of wonderful things happening around town and some photos I snapped at the new Palace location on E. Burnside during their grand re-opening party. More about that soon. Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Rachael — she’s having a lovely celebration at her beautiful shop, Demimonde, tomorrow. Details below. xo Jen


♥ Friday, Nov 21. 6PM—8PM. Make your way to the new Nationale location on Division for the opening reception for Elizabeth Malaska’s solo paintings exhibition When We Dead Awaken. May says, “Elizabeth Malaska weaves a critical yarn through the patriarchal lineage of modern art. Her paintings, with their dramatic juxtaposition of subject, material, and technique dispel normative readings, while also warning against the impending apocalypse of global complacency.” Nationale is at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Nov 22. 11AM—7PM. Demimonde, is having their 2nd anniversary and it’s also owner/designer Rachael’s birthday, so she is having a big 22% OFF BIRTHDAY SALE all day in-store and online. Come by to shop this wonderful Portland boutique and celebrate this lovely lady. Come check out some of the new designers added to the shop like Anna Joyce, Caravan Pacific, Acanthus Jewlery, Virginia Sin Ceramics, and more. Use code BIRTHDAY22 in the online shop all day on November 22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHAEL!! xoxo MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, Nov 30. Bundle up! Una is having a 20% off sale on all coats, scarves and hats now thru Weds, Nov 26. Then from Friday, Nov 28 thru Sunday, Nov 30 they will be offering 25% off everything in the shop. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, Nov 23. 2PM—5PM. Come to Palace for the debut of the Ace & Jig Home Goods Collection Bazaar. Meet Jenna Wilson, sip bubbly, eat Sweedeedee treats and 20% off Ace & Jig items. Palace is at 2205 E. Burnside St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, Nov 30. Save 15% on Smartwool at Imelda’s when you buy 3 pairs or more. Imelda’s is located at 3426 SE Hawthorne. MORE INFO.


♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. 11AM—6PM each day. Black Friday shopping radness — BLACK MAGIC is back! 15 amazing makers will be selling their beautiful wares this year! Come shop BLTN Jewelry, Tiro Tiro, OLO, Yo Vintage!, Reifhaus, Sara Barner, Portland Apothecary, Rill Rill, Dina No, Primecut, AK Vintage, Wildcraft Studio School, Winnow, Crazy Wind and Made on the Moon. SOOOOO GOOD. Get all the things for yourself and your loved ones. Black Magic is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. IT’S COMING!!! Yep — Little Boxes is happening again! City-wide there are dozens and dozens of small businesses participating in this fun holiday sale throughout Portland all day on Black Friday AND on Small Business Saturday. Save your dollars for the little shops that make our city so incredible. There is also an iPhone app to make the hunt for filling up your sale passport AND tracking amazing deals all over town even easier. There will also be fantastic raffles and prizes and secret details. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 — Saturday, Nov 29. YAY! North of West will be opening their doors on Black Friday! North of West is the dreamy new mercantile downtown that Lisa and Krista are opening and it will be full of a roster of from over forty independent makers. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, visitors will be treated to custom cocktails from local micro-distillery Stone Barn Brandyworks and a festive upstairs lounge to watch Die Hard 1 on VHS and drink Hot Toddies for those who need a break from holiday crowds. North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.


♥ Friday, Nov 28. 6PM—9PM. Lovely new boutique West End Select Shop is having a fun Black Friday event with new local brand Olderbrother. It will be an evening of deals, drinks, snacks and fun people! Meet the designer and shop their versatile, unisex collection. Free gift with purchase and 10% discount off Olderbrother products will be available on the night of the party! West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. The English Dept is having their big Elizabeth Dye Bridal Trunk Show! Make an appointment to be able to try Elizabeth’s stunning new 2015 collection! Call 503-224-0724 to get your appointment scheduled. The English Dept is at 1128 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28. 11AM. The new Stand Up Comedy location opens their doors at 511 SW Broadway in the Morgan’s Alley building. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Nov 29. 11AM—4PM. Stop by the Radish Underground trunk show for Loop Jewelry. There will be treats, drink, music and discounts. Radish Underground is located at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 29 thru Sunday, Nov 30. Yay! NW Film Center is having a little Film Noir fest with The Stranger (1946), Niagra (1953), I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Dark Passage (1947) and Thieves’ Highway (1950). Whitsell Auditorium is located at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sunday, Nov 30. Come by the Rejuvenation Sunday Emporium Holiday Edition! There will be the same beloved vendors, PLUS the second floor will be full of amazing food vendors focused on local foods you can gift. Get wonderful things and treats from Adirondack in a Box, Annie Beedy, Brace & Bit, Combed Thunder, Fabius Grange, Fieldwork Flowers, Frankie & Coco, Gary Bodker Designs, Golden Rule Design, Kiriko, Madge & Co., Melissa Jean Made, Modern Artifact, non-perishable goods, Podasca Shop, Portland Apothecary, Relm Studios, Revive Designs, Revolution Design House, Scout & Whistle, Steve Kelly, Theresa Arrison, Trust Co, Type A Press, Albina City Nuts, Alma Chocolate, Bee Local, Jacobsen Salt, Olympic Provisions, Pinkeltons, Sweetheart Bakery, Three Little Figs Jam and T-Project. Plus, Fieldwork Flowers will be creating wreaths. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.


♥ Monday, Dec 1 thru Wednesday, Dec 31. New E. Burnside shop, Seven Sisters, is having a sale the entire month of December. 10% off all purchases of $100+ and 20% off all purchases of $200+. Seven Sisters is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, Dec 4. 6:30PM. Stop by the Adorn Division location for the launch event for new denim collection from Portland label Karl vonBuck by Kate Troedsson and Barbara Seipp. The party starts at 6:30PM and a fashion show at 7:30 — then shopping. There will also be music by Elizabeth Mollo, bites and a beer and wine cash bar. Adorn is located at 3366 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5 (opening preview party 5PM—9PM + $10). Saturday, Dec 6. Sunday, Dec 7. 9AM—4PM on Sat & Sun. Three days of fun at The Portland Bazaar! Vendors have yet to be announced, but no doubt that they are fantastic. Some new merchants this year are Portland Apothecary, Mazama, Hazel Cox, Andy Paiko, Havstad Hat Co. and Sanborn Canoe. This year the Portland Bazaar will take place at Splash Studios, located at 419 NE 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 10AM—4PM. Make your way to the Leisure Craft Fair at Leisure Public House for a little holiday market. Jesseca Anne Jewelry, Keiran Best Pottery & Ceramics, Brehan Todd Jewelry, Toast Knits, Aspen Summit, Smith River Apparel, Erin/Umbrella Collective and Modern Artifacts. Leisure Public House is located at 8002 N. Lombard St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. Come celebrate at Flora’s 8th Anniversary Party. Alima Pure cosmetics will be doing a special in-store with advice on how to choose and wear their lovely mineral makeup and there will be a raffle with prizes from Alima Pure, Nikki Jacoby, From the Reliquary, Polaris Jewelry, Covet & Ginger, Elysium Jewelry & more. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. 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.


IMAGES: Some photos I snapped at the Palace opening for their new E. Burnside location.

Upper Metal Class Giveaway!

Hello! Today I’m having a HUGE giveaway from Upper Metal Class Jewelry! We’re celebrating T’s three lovely new collections and one lucky winner will receive a $300 shopping spree to spend on whatever they’d like from her wonderful shop. The beloved Upper Metal Class classics (horseshoe necklace + moons and stars 4 ever!) are still available, but make sure to check out T’s amazing new Waves, Arc and Grace collections. So many layering options! My shop faves are the long wave earrings, large wave hoop earrings, large arc necklace and the long grace tag bracelet with custom engraving. More HERE. GOOD LUCK! ♥

P.S. Get 20% off lovely jewels from Upper Metal Class with code HONEY20 now thru Dec 2.

1. Visit UPPER METAL CLASS and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @UpperMetalClass and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us, just let me know that, too!






A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off lovely jewels from Upper Metal Class with code HONEY20 now thru Dec 2.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, November 26, at 8PM PST. The winner is chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Monday, Dec 1.

SHIPPING, ETC: International entries are welcome and Upper Metal Class will pay the shipping, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!



Images courtesy of Upper Metal Class.

Orn Hansen

I’ve been admiring a lot of things at Orn Hansen lately. The new Portlanders, Rob and Rodellee, stock lovely things for ladies, gents and sweet stuff for your home. Some of my favorites are the camel wool coat, cream cardigan, the mossy green cardigan, wide-brimmed hat, Fair Isle socks, these classic boots and their cute denim. I’d also love to try that Juniper Rose Syrup — probably on and in everything! I’m really looking forward to their PDX brick-and-mortar coming in Spring 2015 — stay tuned. More HERE.
















Images courtesy of Orn Hansen.

Shop Visit: Pistils Nursery



Located on Portland’s North Mississippi Avenue, Pistils Nursery is an unexpected oasis of flora and home accessories. From the outside, Pistils looks small and unassuming, but once you enter you’ll find it very difficult to leave behind the expertly crafted displays of plants, aeriums and terrariums, issues of Kinfolk magazine, bath soaks, ceramics, locally made jewelry, and so much more.



As if that weren’t enough, head out back and you’ll find a variety of trees, shrubs, ground covers, herbs, lettuces, and chickens all hanging out together in the relaxing garden. In fact, the staff at Pistils advised that it’s a perfect time to plant new trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Overall though, now is the time to focus on indoor plants. Just imagine how awesome an indoor herb and lettuce garden would be this winter!



Back inside, you’ll find a large assortment of air plants, succulents, cacti, ferns, and all other manner of house plants. How to pot or display your new plants? Pistils has you covered and then some with their extensive collection of planters, ceramics, aeriums, and Kokedama. Kokedama, you ask? A form of bonsai, it’s essentially using moss and string to make a self-contained spherical planter and it looks amazing. You can purchase pre-made Kokedama or take a DIY Kokedama Workshop. They also have a terrarium workshops coming up!




I’m all set to make Pistils my go-to when I can’t stand the gloomy, drab weather any more. The verdant green interior will be a sure pick-me-up and I’m sure that bringing home a new plant buddy will impart some cheer to my home too.

Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N Mississippi Avenue and is open 11AM–7PM every day or shop online. You can also follow Pistils on Facebook and @pistilsnursery on Instagram.




This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur



Happy Friday, friends! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I’m planning to do a lot of snoozing and a little antiquing for Art Deco housewares on the coast. I’ve been in total insomnia mode, but I personally believe that you can catch up and refresh by hitting pause on the craziness and sleeping a lot. Lots of chocolatey warm drinks help too, of course! Have a wonderful time — whatever you’re up to. xo Jen


Perfect plaid pajamas. (25% off code SHOPNOW thru 11/17)

I want to climb inside these snuggly slippers, like Thumbelina, and take a snooze.

I’m madly in love with this cozy plaid dreamboat.

Helllooo, perfect winter sweater.

A nice oversized, but not too long cowl sweater. (40% off code BRFORTY thru 11/15)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilted pink silk top.

A beautiful silk skirt in shades of blue — with pockets!

I love these easy cozy scarves. (40% off code BRFORTY thru 11/15)

A perfect black leather clutch.

Hi. I’ll just be here, staring at these amazing black booties.

I adore these rain boots in all three colors.

These short rain boots look like they’d be really comfortable to run around town in.

I love that these classic oxfords look like soft shoe tap shoes.

Super festive stockings for holiday parties and dolled up outfits.

I need these earrings.


I still love this amazing necklace. The braided chain options!

A beautiful saffron rose perfume.

I love this black mineral mascara.

Currently addicted to this tinted lip balm. (PDX peeps — I got it at Palace on E. Burnside)

I love these simple beeswax pyramid candles. Good gifts!

I LOVE these limited edition astrological prints!

So cute — kitty heads wrapping paper.

The indigo kitty wrapping paper is sweet too.


Check out the Erica Weiner Sample Sale! Starts at 9AM EST thru TUES NOV 18 at 5PM EST.

Take 20% off all dresses at Strumpet with code: DRESSME20 thru 11/21.

Get 20% off new and vintage at YO VINTAGE! with code: HONEY20 thru 11/15/14.

Take an extra 20% off select Saturday sale items with code: CHILLY20 thru 11/16.

Get 25% off at J.Crew with code: SHOPNOW thru 11/17.

Get an extra 25% off Madewell sale items with code: FALLBACK thru 11/17.

Take 25% off at Kate Spade with code: BEMERRY thru 11/17,

Take an extra 50% off Lille Boutique sale items with code FALLCLEARANCE50 thru 11/18.

Get 20% off lovely potions from Wolf’s Apothecary with code HOWL20 now thru 11/19/14.

Get 25% off all dresses and jewelry at Anthropologie for a short time.


PHOTOS: The incomparable Pola Negri in an amazing metallic turban. Photographed by Edward Steichen in 1925. She was so cool!