Fine Life Co.

There are so many lovely things at Fine Life Co. — a wonderful new-to-me little shop run by Emily Benziger in Tucson, Arizona. Emily stocks some of my faves like Elizabeth Suzann, Hackwith, First Rite, Favor and Aster & Bay. I love the Georgie Tee, Georgia Dress, Colette tank, Woven Tote, Drip Ring, Brightening Toner, the sweet macramé plant hangers from Portland-based maker Emily Katz and all the found pottery. Lots of goodness! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Fine Life Co.

Ambatalia + more

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Hello and a happy Tuesday to you! Since we recently invested in a Vitamix (said in a whisper like a lunatic because I still haven’t come to terms with the fact that we spent more on a countertop appliance than I did on my first car — even though it was totally worth it) and we started back up with our rad farm share, I’ve been spending more time and having a lot of fun experimenting in the kitchen. I love these sweet Modern Aprons from Ambatalia by Molly de Vries that I found here in Portland at Beam & Anchor. I’m always spilling random ingredients and leaning into muck on the counter while I reach for something and these look perfect for cooking and other projects. More HERE and HERE.

P.S. Today is the last day to enter my Gift Shop Brooklyn Giveaway for beautiful bags!! Get your name in the hat right HERE.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

♥ Get 10% off at Portland Apothecary with code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.

♥ Get 15% off all orders at Favor Jewelry with code: SUMMERHONEY now thru 7/31/14!

♥ Get 15% off all orders at Dalena Vintage with promo code: DALENA15 now thru 7/31/14.

♥ Get FREE SHIPPING at Betina Lou with code: HAPPYJULY now thru 7/31/14.

♥ Get 15% off your purchases at Strumpet with code: HONEYHONEY now thru 8/1/14.

♥ Get 10% off beautiful bags at GIFT SHOP BROOKLYN & GSB on Etsy with code: SUMMERHONEY thru 8/5/14. Plus, free U.S. shipping! Plus, a GIVEAWAY.

♥ Wonderful Woonwinkel is having their big SUMMER SALE with up to 70% off thru 8/18.

♥ The sale section at Lille Boutique is AMAZING right now. Lingerie, swim, errrrything.

♥ Lovely Victory is having a BIG SALE.

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Images courtesy of Beam & Anchor.

I HEART PDX

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Woooah. There is A LOT of fun stuff happening around town. I’m pretty sure that with some determination, coffee and maybe some naps — you could make it to all of these if you really wanted to. You could maybe even still have a picnic and go pick fruit on Sauvie Island. And bake a clafoutis. And take your bicycle for a country ride. Or maaaybe I need to figure out how many things I will actually be able to do. HAPPY SUMMER, YOU GUYS!! xo Jen

➔ I HEART PDX

♥ Thurs, July 24. 4PM—9PM. Stop by the Mazama studio for a BBQ and fun release party for their beautiful new 40 oz serving pitcher. Buy a dreamy Mazama vessel and enjoy bottomless beer and sangria with purchase. Fun times! Mazama is at 216 N. Tillamook St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, July 24 thru Thursday, August 28. Doors at 7PM, music at 8PM and films start at dusk each Thursday. The 10th annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema event on the top of the Hotel deLuxe parking structure is going on! The music stars at 8PM and the films start when the sun goes down. This year the films are Notorious, Bottle Rocket, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Vanishing Point, Edward Scissorhands and The King of Comedy. I suggest buying your tickets in advance because some of the shows will be really popular. Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is at SW 15th & Yamhill. MORE FILM INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Showings on Fri, Sat & Sun evenings thru Aug 31. It’s been going for a couple weeks, but NW Film Center is screening the films of Wes Anderson and films that have influenced his work in their series WES’S WORLD: WES ANDERSON AND HIS INFLUENCES! So many good films from now through the end of August. The Royal Tenenbaums, Brewster McCloud, Bottle Rocket, The Last Detail, The 400 Blows, Voyage to the Edge of the World, The Life Aquatic, Fitzcarraldo, The River, The Darjeeling Limited, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Tale of the Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox, King Kong, Moonrise Kingdom, Black Jack and Small Change are all coming up. SOOO FUN! NW Film Center is screening these at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. TICKETS + MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, July 26. 11AM—6PM. Come by Xtabay Vintage for a BIG SALE this weekend during 22nd Annual Division/Clinton Street Fair madness! They will be having a discounts in-store and a wild sidewalk sale as well! Vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, knick-knacks, art and an awe-inspiring collection of $5 hats — all could be yours. Snap up all the pretty pretty dresses! There will also be cupcakes and bubbly, of course. Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique is at 2515 SE Clinton St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, July 26. Doors 6PM. Show 7PM. The Alley 33 Fashion Event will be happening again for the 4th year! Come to the outdoor summer fashion show with ready-to-wear designs by local lovelies: KD Designs, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Big Brown Eyes for Union Rose, Eve SkyWalker, Alicia Wood, Amelia, Carolyn Hart, Lizz Basinger , Mag-Big, Sara Bergman Apparel, Copper Union, J. Calderon, Addie Miller, Volacious, Machine Apparel, Tiffany Bean for Mabel and Zora, Quick Study and more listed soon. The show is at the 33rd Ave alley and SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, July 26. 7PM—10PM. Come to the fun Grand Opening party for Foster Row — a new small business retail collective of local makers in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Their storefront will feature their wares, other local makers, gallery shows, community gatherings and workshops. Come celebrate with Darling Press & Stationers, Kello, Peter Zangrillo Pottery, Menagerie Furniture, Shrewd Woodworks and Terranova Handwovens. Also, save the date for Aug 1 for a pop-up with the ladies of Delicate Doilies! Foster Row is at 5300 Foster Road. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, July 27. 11AM—5PM. Rejuvenation + FLEA Sunday Emporium! A market for local handcrafted wares, vintage finds and really good food the last Sunday of every month. The lineup is RAD! Demimonde, Nell & Mary, Portland Apothecary, Caravan Pacific, Pigeon Toe, Revive Designs, Mazama, Frazier + Wing, The Good Mod, Revolution Design House, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Walnut Studiolo, Remnant, Kelly Pottery, Ethan Ollie, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, non-perishable goods, Gretel’s Headdress, Combed Thunder, Brace & Bit, Trust Co, Violet’s Juice & Pops, Taco Pedlar, Sweetheart Bakery, Kuzu Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.

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♥ Fri, Aug 1 & Sat, Aug 2. Doors 7PM + Show at 8PM each night. The Style in The Pearl 2014 Fashion Show & Shopping Event will feature fall 2014 styles from some lovely local boutiques for 2 nights! Opening night, Friday, August 1, will featuring looks from FlairWalk, Silkwood, EG Page, Garnish, Vintalier, and Lexi Dog. On Saturday, looks from Mabel & Zora, Leanna NYC, Folly, Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion, Parallel, and Physical Element will be featured. There will be a pop up shop to nab your favorites from the runway right after the show. Plus, raffles and more! All ages. Located at Really Big Video Studios at 525 NW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Aug 2 & Sun, Aug 3. 11AM—6PM each day. RSVP HERE to attend. The popular SF outdoor, sustainable Urban Air Market is coming to Portland with a big pop-up marketplace at Zidell Yards. The two-day event features makers and brands that were selected based on their method of sustainability in design, quality and originality. There will be 100+ vendors, live music, art installations, food vendors and a beer garden. Come out and see BOET, Liza Rietz, Beckel Canvas, Indie Ella, Amira Jewelry, ADX, IPRC and lots of other fine folks. Urban Air Market is at Zidell Yards at 3030 SW Moody Ave. MORE INFO + RSVP.

♥ Thurs, Aug 7 thru Fri, Aug 15. 6PM—9PM party on Aug 7. Lovely Pearl District shop, Vintalier, will be hosting a week-long pop up for Maven Collective! The fun starts with an opening party on First Thursday, Aug 7 from 6PM—9PM. Come shop for the beautiful vintage housewares that the Maven Collective ladies are known for at their Montavilla location. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Fri, Aug 8 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, Aug 9 (10AM—4PM). Come by the Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Aug 9. NOON—5PM. Come to TWIST for a wonderful jewelry trunk show with designer Pippa Small! Pippa will be bringing her dazzling new collection as well as beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to the NW 23rd shop. TWIST is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, August 9. 11AM—6PM. The 17th Annual Alberta Street Fair is coming up. There will be over 300 vendors of products, crafts and food lining NE Alberta Street between 11th and 30th Avenues. Plus, music, beer gardens and fun for the kids. It’s a biggie! MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, August 17. 10AM—4PM. The next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of awesome vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, September 14. 10AM—4PM. The Portland Flea at The Colony is happening. Fantastic vendors! Located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS ABOVE: Some pretty Xtabay Vintage summer lookbook photos. Modeled by Jade at the Portland International Rose Test Garden. Make sure to stop by the big Xtabay sale this Saturday — info above! Photography by Jade Sheldon + Cory Burnsed.

Liza Rietz

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Tucked behind Oko in the Thurman Street Studios building, you’ll find the showroom of Liza Rietz. Liza is a veteran of Portland’s fashion scene and has been producing clothing since 2001. I feel that her unique sculptural style and superb craftsmanship truly set her apart.

While enjoying the curatorial tour of the Fashioning Cascadia exhibit (currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through October 11) local designer, Adam Arnold, remarked that Liza’s clothing “gives the illusion of defying gravity”. Liza explained that it’s no accident — highly inspired by architecture and art sculpture, she has experimented with a variety of fabrics, including upholstery fabrics, in order to achieve her signature style. Don’t let that intimidate you — Liza’s designs are also feminine and highly wearable. While she primarily works on custom projects, there are some wonderful ready-to-wear items available in her showroom so be sure to stop by and take a peek.

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The Liza Rietz showroom is located at 2774 NW Thurman St in Portland, OR and is open 11AM-6PM Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment only on Sundays and Mondays. You can also find Liza on Facebook and @lizarietz on Instagram.

If you aren’t in Portland, you can shop some of Liza’s work HERE in her Etsy shop!

This post and photographs (1 & 3) are by Honey Kennedy contributor, Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog, Votre Grande Soeur

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Gift Shop Brooklyn Giveaway!

YAY! Today I’m having a sweet Gift Shop Brooklyn giveaway! One winner will receive a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from Annie Olean’s very dreamy shop. I LOVE Annie’s bags and am very happy to own a few pieces made by her busy, talented hands. The Prism Collection from GSB is stunning. For S/S 2014 she was inspired during evening walks with her husband, evening sky color combinations and “the prism that is the evening sky”. I love Annie’s lovely clutches and pouches — my faves are the prism pink maya fold clutch, ceramic white pouch, prism pool silk clutch and I love having the hand dyed French lavender silk sachets to tuck in drawers (or my bag!) More HERE. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥

P.S. Get 10% off at GIFT SHOP BROOKLYN & GSB on Etsy with code: SUMMERHONEY thru 8/5/14. Plus, free U.S. shipping!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Gift Shop Brooklyn and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both GSB on Facebook and Honey Kennedy on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off at GIFT SHOP BROOKLYN or GSB on Etsy with code: SUMMERHONEY now thru 8/5/14. Plus, free U.S. shipping!

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Gift Shop Brooklyn. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, July 29, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Thursday, July 31.

➔ FOLLOW ANNIE + GIFT SHOP BROOKLYN:
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CREDITS
Photography: Justyna Fijalska
Model: Falcon Griffith
Leather ties: Grove Lane Ties
Bags + accessories: Gift Shop Brooklyn