Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to having some good friends from Seattle come stay with us for the weekend. Hopefully the weather will hold up and we can have a nice picnic at the park near our house on Saturday and maybe a little day trip to the falls or the lilac gardens. Have fun! I hope it’s sunny skies where you are.
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Make sure to enter my wonderful Nancybird giveaway!
Tanner Goods is releasing their new capsule collection of leather good for ladies tomorrow! (my pretty saddle bag in the photo above is one of the 6 new designs)
A pretty silk jumpsuit.
This striped linen dress is perfect.
So sweet! Charlotte is taking custom dress-making to a new level.
This simple summer dress is so good.
I love this easy polka dot shirt.
A lovely pink swimsuit. Mendl’s pink!
I LOVE the trailer for this film. Just missed the Portland screening–hope it comes back.
Smoked cardamom ice cream recipe? Yes, PLEASE.
➔ A SWEET DEAL:
Get 10% off online at Victory with code: SPRINGCLEAN now thru 4/12/14. (You can also mention code to receive the discount in-store at the Portland shop! 729 E. Burnside St)
Get 10% off Nancybird’s ‘vintage range‘ (lovely goods from previous seasons) with code: HKAPRIL10 now thru 4/23/14.
PHOTOS: 1. I took a little break yesterday just to sit and read in a coffee shop. I feel like I never do that anymore–it was nice. The bag is from the new Tanner Goods collection for ladies that launches Saturday. 2. I picked up some spring blooms from Hilary’s flower shop at Alder & Co. yesterday. LILACS!
My friend, Eden Batki, is making the yummy new Eden’s Savory SAP organic herbal syrups. I’ve been sipping on her Turmeric Almond Rose mixed with lemon mineral water for the last few weeks and it’s SO GOOD and not too sweet. You can pour her 13 syrups over ice cream, put them in cocktails, drizzle on fruit salads, mix into frosting and baked goods–and about a zillion other ideas. I’ve got my eye on Espresso Tears, Espresso Cardamom Cocoa, Orange Shiso and I’d love to try a fun Mystery concoction. I’m also looking forward to Earl Grey Rose (!!!) and Thyme Grapefruit once they’re available online. More HERE.
I haven’t done one of these big posts in a while, so I thought I’d share the mountain of things I’ve been admiring lately. I’m not sure I really see a strong theme coming through in this Cavalcade! post… maybe just the colors and some muted geometric shapes–if that makes sense. They seem less bold and contrasted in these pieces. Anyway–here are a bunch of beauties for you to peruse! I hope you enjoy them, too.
This magical photo of pigeons on a Brooklyn rooftop is by Gina Vasquez.
I love these peachy watercolor trays by Susan.
I’d really like one of these lovely 2014 planners by Julia Kostreva.
This lounge chair is SO AMAZING. SOOOOO AMAZING.
I love this Trotski & Ash tea towel with Sarah Trotter’s sweet illustrations.
This is such a pretty little arrow knuckle ring.
Loving this wonderful moon phases dress.
YUM! This Vanilla Bean Spice Cake with cardamom coffee icing sounds delicious.
Helen’s ocean bowl is so perfect for pasta, big salads, fruit and lots more.
I love the colors and details in this ring photograph. Also, I want a Lumiere light switch.
I’m thinking of picking up one of these candles at the I+W Portland shop this weekend.
This sculpture from Casey Curran’s Piaculum project is stunning.
I just love how sweet and cheery this coffee date photo from 1959 is. Photo by John Dominis.
Such a beautiful bracelet that my pal Sarah makes. It can change your eye color! (untrue)
A pretty, loose and comfy silk kimono for epic lounging.
SO GOOD. A recipe for baked feta with honey as a bed for roasted tomatoes. CHEESE BED.
A very pretty pale pink look from Wren for spring.
I wish I could get in a time machine and go back to this party! BB, Dali and Gunter. WHAT??!
These phases of the moon shelves and boxes are such a nice way to display little treasures.
I love the patterns and gold on this White Noise dishware by Alyson!
One of the most fantastic church keys that I’ve ever seen! SO GOOD.
I’m not usually big on foosball, but this set is phenomenal.
Tick tock. Hurry up and get here opening day of the new Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Pleeeeeeeaaaase…. March 7–come quick!
Hello again! I’ve rounded up more of my favorite and most popular posts from 2013. These are from April, May and June. It’s fun to see these posts all over again! It’s a great refresher for me too–I love seeing all those beautiful designs and ideas all over again. I love working on my blog and meeting so many amazingly talented people throughout the years. So many posts and so very many hours spent here putting them all together–it always feels good to revisit them. Thanks again for reading–it means so much to me. Happy New Year!
P.P.S. See New Year’s Eve Hair Ideas.
Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday–I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends. I thought I’d wrap up these last couple days of 2013 with a look back at some popular posts from the past year. Maybe these posts are new for you or fun reminders for readers who have been hanging out with me all year. Thanks so much for reading, you guys. I’m really looking forward to spending 2014 with you! HAPPY NEW YEAR! xo