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.
YAY! I’m super psyched to be having a fragrance giveaway with OLO today! We’re celebrating the launch of the new shop signature scent for TENOVERSIX that Heather worked on for months to get just right. With notes of sage, incense and amber, the stunning new fragrance vibe is all about “the elevation of self and spirit”. THREE lucky winners will each get a bottle AND another bottle of their choice from the OLO line. AMAZING! The TENOVERSIX scent will be available in the L.A. shop (launch party info below!) and the Dallas shop. It will also be at Heather’s shop this Saturday (see fun details below) and online soon. BEST OF LUCK! ♥
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit OLO and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @OLOfragrance and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!
▲ COME TO THE L.A. LAUNCH PARTY! THURSDAY!
If you’re in LA — come to the fun fragrance launch party!! It’s from 5PM—8PM this Thursday, October 23 at TENOVERSIX at 8425 Melrose Ave. There will also be a Tome SS15 trunk show, If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now art opening and a new collection of books from The Librarian. Lovely people, lovely scents, lovely fashion, lovely design, lovely art! MORE INFO.
▲ COME TO THE PORTLAND PARTY! SATURDAY!
Stop by Heather and Jonathan’s amazing shop Milk Milk Lemonade this Saturday from 6PM–9PM! There will be fragrances to sniff, amazing things to peruse, string art, jewelry, objects, lovely folks and more! The new OLO x TENOVERSIX fragrance will be available and Anna Korte will be having a sweet trunk show for her Temple Collection and amazing art opening. Milk Milk Lemonade is at 1407 SE Belmont St.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tues, Oct 28, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, Oct 31.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winners’ shipping will be covered by OLO. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
I’ve been a bit scarf-obsessed with the new season, so I was really happy to find Coulee by Seattle-based designer Lindsey Bender. These beauties are all made of thin wool gauze, so you can either bundle up with the 50″x50″ square in the fall and winter or drape over your shoulders on summer evenings. Also, Lindsey uses non-toxic dyes to paint each scarf by hand without a template, so no two scarves are the same. So lovely! The problem is — which one to get? I love that the smoke dot scarf looks like tumbling moons! I’m also enamored with the smoke stripe and rust stripe scarves and all the rest, actually. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Coulee.
HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! I’m so happy that fall has really seemed to set in now — I was not into that extended summer heat thing. This is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons and it’s fun to have it start as we’re settling into our new home. Bring on the grey and rain and wet auburn leaves! Perfect. It’s also my favorite season for clothing and there are so many beautiful things out there right now — here are a bunch of cozy things, shoes, jewels and housewares I’ve been admiring. Have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
I need all these insanely beautiful new scarves! Hard to choose!
I’d also love these perfect grey booties. (20% off sitewide code IMAFRIEND thru 10/19)
And another black pair… SIGH. (20% off sitewide code IMAFRIEND thru 10/19)
I LOOOOOVE this plaid coat.
THIS CAPE! THIS CAPE! THIS CAPE!!!
SO GOOD. In all 3 colors.
This quilted motorcycle jacket is pretty amazing — in both colors.
I’d like this versatile coat in both colors too. (30% off code SHOPFALL thru 10/19)
This cozy sweater looks insanely comfy. (30% off code SHOPFALL thru 10/19)
I want a cashmere sweatshirt in every color. (30% off code SHOPFALL thru 10/19)
Woah. This black dress is so freaking cute.
A very lovely dress.
Super dreamy — blush beaded party dress.
I love this hemlock green plaid top. So cute paired with jeans.
I have the cognac, but I think I need the black one as well!
I’m very in love with this brass half moon ring.
Drooling over this ring.
Obviously this bracelet is made of magic.
Black diamond triangle studs? YES, please.
Such a sweet way to display your rings on your dresser or vanity.
A perfect brass and marble jewelry stand.
Maybe I need to burn a few of these candles to cardamom bomb my house.
A rose marbled pillow? Uh huh… need.
SUPER excited about this. Can’t wait!
➔ A SWEET DEAL
Get 20% off stunning jewels from Uni with code UNIHONEY now thru 10/18/14
Take 20% off all the pretty things at Summerland with code FUNFETTI now thru 10/21/14
➔ I HEART PDX
PHOTOS: 1. Marguerite Churchill 2. Clara Bow (in The Wild Party) 3. Bette Davis — all looking AMAZING in their pretty scarves.
Hello! I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA on the I HEART PDX posts with all my moving madness. This edition is pretty epic though, so maybe that will make up for it a little bit. When the leaves turn and pumpkins replace peaches — it’s officially the season of non-stop amazing events around town. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! I’m still consumed with getting our new home repaired, but maybe I’ll see you at a few of these — SO GOOD. xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–10PM. The 6th Annual Modified Style Portland Fashion Show & Fundraiser featuring fashions fashioned from recycled fabrics is happening! More than 35 designers of varying skill levels from teen to adult have transformed donated and re-purposed fabric into wearable works of art, which will be showcased during a one-of-a-kind runway show at Ambridge Event Center. There will also be a raffle and you can receive one free raffle ticket at the door with your donation of school supplies and/or non-perishable food items for Community Transitional School. Funds raised at this runway show and auction will benefit two local non-profits dedicated to providing assistance and encouragement to Portland’s homeless youth: Community Transitional School and p:ear. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. Come to Nationale for their grand opening celebration at their new location on Division! There will be raffles, art, retail, snacks, candy and booze and really lovely people. Nationale is now at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. You can also stop by the Adorn grand opening party at their new Division location! There will be cocktails, treats, raffles, giveaways, trunk shows, clothing and accessories. Adorn is at 3366 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Thurs, 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.
♥ Fri, Oct 17 (1PM–7PM), Sat, Oct 18 (10AM–7PM) & Sun, Oct 19 (10AM–5PM). The 32nd Annual Hood River Harvest Festival is happening! APPLES! PEARS! PUMPKINS! There are special gift booths with lots of arts and crafts, live music and kid-friendly stuff, but I really think of this particular festival being more about apple hoarding and sampling and finishing it off with a caramel apple or elephant ear. SO FUN. All the crates of apples and pears are so beautiful and it is really interesting to learn about different varieties. Hood River Harvest Festival is located at the Hood River Waterfront. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 17, Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. Stop by Portland Nursery for the 27th Annual Apple Tasting Event — rain or shine! They’ll have tons of apples and pears to try and purchase — about 60 different varieties. There will also be raffles and giveaways. Please note that Friday morning and early afternoon will be swamped with hundreds of kids while the nursery hosts field trips from a bunch of local schools. Portland Nursery is at 5050 SE Stark. MORE INFO.
♥ Fridays: Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 18, 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.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. Stop by TWIST for the Jamie Joseph Trunk Show this Saturday! Beloved Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph will be bringing her striking, colorful jewels to TWIST. Joseph is known for her focus on incredible stones, including: opal, tourmaline, moonstone, natural sapphire, lapis and other stunning gems. Jamie will also be bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. TWIST is at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. YAY! The big Beam & Anchor Warehouse Sale is happening! There will be deeply discounted items from their storage, men’s and women’s clothing (up to 75% off), selveged denim, Brooklyn Tailors, Pamela Love, Opening Ceremony and lots more! Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 2PM. This film at NW Film Center looks fun — Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. The substantial contributions of woman to jazz music have been largely ignored by history, but their significant role is one that can no longer be denied. LADY BE GOOD reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians and innovators from the early 1920s to the 1970s. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 5PM–10PM. Stop by Content 2014 at Ace Hotel to see amazing hotel room installations from a slew of talented local makers. This year’s designers and artists include Liza Rietz + BOET, Fieldwork Flowers, Bridge & Burn, Dehen 1920, Kayla Mattes, Bean Goods, Alexa Stark, Brady Lange, Rill Rill, Primecut Bags, Portland Garment Factory, Holly Stalder, Emily Katz, Betsy & Iya, Imaginary Authors, REIF, Shwood, Older Brother, Caesy Oney, Mazama, Caravan Pacific, Trust Co., Duchess Clothier, Ancliffe Collection, WWWJD Design, Kirikomade, Doberman Menswear and Primal Haunt. There will also be a pop-up shop at The Cleaners with local designers and goods curated by Sarah from Yo Vintage! Ace Hotel is at 1022 Stark St. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. This weekend is the last 2 days of Portland Open Studios. Choose from 96 local artists’ studios to stop by for a self-guided tour. See their work, learn about their processes, see their spaces and a little of what it means to be an artist in the Portland metro area. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, Oct 19. 5PM–8PM. Come to the fun Radish Underground 6th Birthday Party! There will be karaoke, pin the stem on the radish and mason jar ping pong. You can also play and sing for discounts and free gifts and there will be libations and snacks and CAKE! Radish Underground is at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Mon, Oct 20. 7PM. I’m psyched about Beautiful Noise by Eric Green and Sarah Ogletree at NW Film Center! It’s a long overdue film about some of the most brilliant bands in shoegaze and noise pop. Interviews with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and more. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Thurs, Oct 23. 6PM–8PM. Stop by Winn Perry for a fun and educational evening all about fine footwear — including the latest Alden x Winn Perry edition. Learn some tricks on how to properly take care of your shoes at the “How To Maintain Your Footwear” talk with Alden Shoe Co. and JD’s Shoe Repair. There will also be a 10% discount and a fun giveaway. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. 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. 10AM–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). You can also get 20% OFF everything online from 10/17 thru 10/21 with code: FUNFETTI MORE INFO.
♥ 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.