There are so many lovely pieces in the fall Bridge & Burn collection. They always do such a good job of making cute, versatile pieces that are utilitarian and go with almost everything. The proportions this season are really good and I’m into that stripy wool and linen and those nice waxed cottons. My current B&B faves are that amazing woolly Lily Skirt, the Audie Rust Dress, the Mona White Linen Top, the Reed Moss Waxed Parka, the Somerset Green Plaid Jacket and the Alvord Grey Waxed Jacket. More HERE.
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Get 10% off at Bridge & Burn with code KENNEDY10 now thru 11/5. P.S. Save the date: They’ll also be having a 30% off all sale items from 11/3 thru 11/5 with code EARLY30.
I’ve been really enjoying perusing the Wool and the Gang shop. I love that you can either buy the woolly garments themselves or in kits with everything you’ll need to make your own. I’m not a knitter, but I’m knitter self-identified. Kind of. I see beautiful Peruvian chunky wool yarn in a myriad of perfect colors and I daydream about slowing it all down and making a dozen Wild Spirit Snoods while sipping wine and chatting with my crafty friends. Then I snap out of it and realize I’m just a huge fan of people who can make beautiful knitwear while enduring what I personally find to be mind-numbing boredom. I guess the world needs people who will buy knitwear made by indie makers though, so I’ll just keep doing that. My faves are the River Night Sweater and the 1984 Beanie. More HERE.
Also, the Wool and the Gang feeds feature KITTENS PLAYING WITH TINY BALLS OF YARN.
I love the new Lauren Winter collection for Fall/Winter 2014 from the Savannah-based designer. I think my favorite pieces are her cream hemp terry Olive Pullover turtleneck and the natural Wraparound Cropped Kimono Top. I’m super into Winter’s lovely winter whites! I also love that the Logwood Kimono Top pattern looks like tree rings. More HERE.
HAPPY WEEKEND!! There are a lot of amazing things going on this weekend. Make sure to go bid a fond farewell to my friend Megan’s Summerland storefront (insert cat tears emoji). Plus, my pals Heather and Jonathan are having a really amazing party at their Milk Milk Lemonade shop — go smell that TENOVERSIX x OLO fragrance I’ve been talking about this week, view this pretty string art by Anna Korte and eat some phenomenal treats. Lots of fun times this weekend! xo Jen
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♥ Thurs, Oct 23 thru Sunday, Oct 26. 11AM–6PM each day. Come down for the HUGE Stars Antiques Stars On Sale 4 day vintage sale extravaganza. All 3 shops will have amazing deals on vintage treasures! So many good things. All 3 shops are conveniently on the same block… STARS ANTIQUES: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave, STARS & SPLENDID ANTIQUES: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave and STARS TOO: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Sat, Oct 25. DAILY. Stop by Woonwinkel to see amazing new work and favorite pieces from twelve American designers at their pop-up Design Market. Limited Edition items exclusive to Woonwinkel will be available! Fantastic designs from Grain, By AMT, fruitsuper, Urbancase, Studio Gorm, Piano Nobile, Mimot Studio, Sarah Loertscher, Blk Pine Workshop, Erich Grinder Studio, zanna printed textile, Ladies & Gentleman Studio and more! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO + SHOP THE DESIGN MARKET ONLINE.
♥ Fridays: Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 25, Nov 1. 7PM–10PM each night. Make your way to the Haunted Corn Maize on Sauvie Island at the Pumpkin Patch. The cornfield wildness includes swamp goblins, costumed actors and creepy special effects over 2.5 miles of pathways. It’s fun for adults and kids, but those 6 and under might be freaked out — depends on the kiddo. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Portland at 16511 NW Gillihan Road. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 24. 6PM–9PM. Portland shop, Garnish, is turning 10! To celebrate they are having a fun party and fashion show featuring Erica’s locally made current collection. There will be special cocktails and giveaways! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GARNISH! Garnish is located at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 25. 12PM–4PM. Come to the Summerland Shop Closing Sale with discounts up to 90% off! Plus, Megan will be cleaning out her own closet and bringing vintage and designer items to snap up. Summerland is at 811 E. Burnside St (around back — suite #124). MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 25. 6PM–9PM. Fun party happening at Milk Milk Lemonade!! YAY! Come smell some amazing new OLO fragrances, shop pretty jewels from AK Vintage and see the unveiling of an incredible 10ft string art wall hanging that Anna Korte created for the shop. Plus, the best snacks from Talon at Doe Patisserie. Milk Milk Lemonade is at 1407 SE Belmont. MORE INFO. P.S. Don’t forget to enter my big OLO giveaway!
♥ Sat, Oct 25. AWESOME DOUBLE FEATURE! It Happened One Night is at 4:30PM and Lost Horizon is at 7PM. These are wonderful classics! I know a lot of people have seen It Happened One Night, but it’s always fun. Lost Horizon writer James Hilton is who first coined the term Shangri-La and the film adaptation has some of the most beautiful set designs ever. It’s futuristic (from 1937) and just so much design eye candy — you really get lost in it. Frank Capra’s movies are so good. Whitsell Auditorium is at
1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Friday, Oct 31. 5PM–7PM. The lovely folks at Lowell are hosting an opening for Crag Mountain Coral Ash — a large installation of over twenty ceramic works by Jessica Hans. Hans “specializes in functional sculpture that retains its sense of self by leaving exposed the bare, raw material on the surface of her vessels. Hans will often add foraged rocks and minerals into her clay body and glaze for a more visceral experience, as if the objects themselves literally emerged from the earth”. Lowell is at MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 31. 5PM–9PM cemetery gates. BOO! Come to the Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures! This is such a fun annual event — I LOOOOVE it. Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery. There are mature topics, but I personally think teens would dig it. Lone Fir Cemetery entrance is on SE 26th between SE Stark and SE Morrison. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Saturday, Nov 1 & Friday, Nov 7. YAY! SHOES! Get ready for the launch of The Annex! Tom from Animal Traffic is launching a new ladies’ and gents’ shoe shop on Mississippi Ave. They’ll carry Red Wing Heritage, Woolrich Footwear (the official West Coast launch!), White’s Boots, Danner, Kelsi Dagger, Fortress of Inca, a wide selection of women’s American made boots and lots more. There will also be shoe care, socks and accessories. AAAAND then join The Annex for the official launch party on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 6pm. Music, spirits and shoe giveaways all night long! The Annex is at 4018 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Beautiful images of Anna Korte, in her studio, creating her amazing string art pieces. Come see the unveiling of an epic 10ft AK creation this Saturday, Oct 25 at the fun Milk Milk Lemonade shop party. 6PM–9PM at MML is at 1407 SE Belmont. YAY! More details above!
Portland shop Noun on SE Belmont has maybe the best tag line ever: A person’s place for things. Such lovely things too! Stephanie’s shop is decorated like a beautiful old home. Noun occupies a charming space that once housed a post office and served as a trolley car stop. Now you’ll find new and vintage home goods, modern stationery, and accessories, including jewelry from Barrow, Machete, Baleen, Tiro Tiro, Demimonde and many more. Be sure to allow yourself time to really browse when visiting, as every nook and cranny of Noun’s space is teeming with beautiful ceramics, brightly packaged soaps, fragrant candles and unique objets d’art.
New in for fall, Noun just stocked up on beautiful salvaged Pendleton wool and reclaimed leather totes and clutches from Nan-Made Objects. Nan Allison’s bags are expertly sewn and handmade here in Portland. These sturdy and stylish bags will see you through this fall and winter and many more to come.
Looking to up your dinner party game? I love Jensen & Marineau’s ceramic tableware. Handmade just outside of Portland, the beautiful simplicity of these pieces and their hand-drawn lines are lovely. Even when your party plans are far off, the versatility of these bowls, dishes and salt cellars is almost limitless: use them to create a lovely table top display, as jewelry catch-alls for a dresser dress-up or give your pet friend the ultimate water bowl.
Be sure to stop by Noun when you’re out shopping for the holidays — you’ll find great gifts (for others AND yourself!) as well as sweet cards and wrapping paper.