Shop Visit: Milk Milk Lemonade

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Located in lower SE Belmont, Milk Milk Lemonade is the tongue-in-cheek moniker of the OLO Fragrance flagship shop and outpost for an array of clever, thoughtfully chosen wares. Meticulously curated to compliment the full OLO line, you’ll also find skincare, art objects, magazines, jewelry, feminist accoutrements and accessories that perfectly represent co-owner and self-taught perfumer Heather Sielaff’s wit and keen eye.

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I had the occasion to spend a few hours at Milk Milk Lemonade during a special artist workshop in December and felt so cozy, at home, and inspired by the bright art and plant-filled space. After accepting some divine tea in a lovely ceramic mug, I chatted with Heather and Jonathan Sielaff, perused all the goodies and, honestly, kind of wanted to stay forever.

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Not only does Milk Milk Lemonade carry the entire line of heavenly OLO Fragrance, they have items not available on the OLO website, including: room sprays, incense, body oil, facial serums, floral waters, bar soaps, mood lifters, and so much more. After picking up a bottle of Valens to join my already treasured bottle of Cedar + Rose, I’ve added OLO’s Violet / Leather to my must-purchase list with just about everything else Heather has cooked up.

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Adding to my must-purchase list, and being the natural skincare addict I am, I am coveting MML’s selection of Binchotan charcoal soaps and face puffs, Sasawashi scrub mitts, and Jao moisturizers. I can’t help but imagine stocking up on more OLO goodness, those scrub mitts, a locally made Cocanu chocolate bar, a copy of The Gentlewoman, and staying in for what I am convinced would be the best evening of self-care I could indulge in. Other items of note include ‘boob’ print textiles from Gravel & Gold, jewelry from Better Late Than Never, Hazel Cox & Ming Yu Wang, silk embroidered Thank You shopping bags, and stunning hand-thrown porcelain vessels from Lillith Rockett. Milk Milk Lemonade is definitely an amazing place to pick up dreamy gifts for friends and loved ones!

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Milk Milk Lemonade is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street in Portland and they are open Thursday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM and Sundays from 11AM to 4PM. You can also shop OLO Fragrance online for an abbreviated selection. Follow @milkmilklemonade on Instagram and @olofragrance on Instagram to keep up on new items and fun events.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Erica Weiner Jewelry Giveaway!

YAY! Today I’m having a sparkling giveaway with dreamy Erica Weiner Jewelry! One super lucky person, chosen at random, will get a $500 gift card to spend on whatever they’d like in Erica’s dazzling shop. Valentine’s. Galentine’s. YOLO. Just ’cause. Whatever — roll the dice and get your name in for some phenomenal jewels. It’s really hard to pick my favorites, so I rounded up a bunch of them below. I think I’d probably use the gift card towards a gorgeous antique diamond ring, but the black diamonds from the 1909 Collection are still calling my name, too. This is one of my favorite places to fall down the glittering rabbit hole for long periods of time. Amazing. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!! ♥

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Erica Weiner and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @ericaweiner and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!

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THE ERICA WEINER NY SHOPS: Make sure to stop by Erica’s stunning shops in New York! So many beautiful things to be found at Erica Weiner Nolita at 173 Elizabeth St. and Erica Weiner Boerum Hill at 360 Atlantic Ave. HOURS + SHOP INFO.

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

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, Feb 17, at 12PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with their name within a few days.

➔ FOLLOW ERICA WEINER + CREW:
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Sessùn

The new Sessùn collection for Spring/Summer 2016 by Emma François is so sweet. The early 1980s vibe, pants, shorts, and cotton button-up tops are my favorite things happening here. Sessùn is also coming out with a pretty new bridal collection come mid-March. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Sessùn.

Shop Visit: Stand Up Comedy

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Located in the downtown Portland’s historic Morgan’s Alley, Stand Up Comedy is an internationally-renowned shop helmed by Diana Kim. Formerly a curatorial assistant of performing arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Diana uses her artistic eye and sensibilities to create this lifestyle boutique that embraces high fashion as much as it likes to poke a little fun at it.

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Stand Up Comedy’s space is just as unique as its wonderful offerings. A jewelry store in its past life, the original displays remain intact inside and out. Outside, large windows meant to house jewels instead show off rotating art installations made exclusively for Stand Up Comedy by the designers they stock. A lighted ‘Applause’ sign is the indicator that you’ve arrived. Once inside, clothing racks run down the center of the space while brightly lit display cases line both walls to house amazing accessories, including: shoes, hosiery and jewelry, as well as a great selection of books, cosmetics, fragrance and skincare potions. Stocking a little bit of everything, Diana considers Stand Up Comedy to be a micro-department store.

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Conceptual and hard to find brands such as Germany’s Bless and Japan’s Cosmic Wonder are stocked alongside favorites like Base Range, Dieppa Restrepo and local designers like Alexa Stark and Howard Woman. Diana’s eclectic mix of goods is a breath of fresh air — or dare I say, a sweet chuckle. Other items of note: natural luxury skincare from Kypris and Butter Elixir, jewelry from Kat Seale, FAUX/Real and Saskia Diez, socks from Strathcona, and too many great art books to name. With knowledgable and friendly staff ready to answer questions and explain concepts, an afternoon spent shopping at Stand Up Comedy is an afternoon well-spent.

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Stand Up Comedy is located at 511 SW Broadway in Portland. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM or shop Stand Up Comedy online. Follow @standupcomedytoo on Instagram and like Stand Up Comedy Too on Facebook to keep up on new arrivals and sales.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

I HEART PDX

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HELLO! Here is my fun list of things coming up in our fair city this weekend and a few weeks ahead. SO MANY GOOD EVENTS HAPPENING. Have a wonderful time out there. Portland will be your Valentine every time – – so many sweethearts doing amazing things. Have fun! xo Jen

P.S. If you’d like to submit events for I HEART PDX consideration, make sure to email me with advance notice and all the details, dates, times and links at jen at honeykennedy dot com with “Event Submission” in the subject line. ♥

➔ I HEART PDX

Thursday, February 4. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Tannerann Pop-Up Shop at West End Select Shop tonight! Have some sips and treats and discounts while perusing Hillary and Andi’s wonderful new and vintage collections. The party is tonight, but Tannerann will be popping up through Feb 14! West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 5. 5PM to 8PM. Come shop some pretty Jane’s Vanity lingerie at the A Celebration of Suits & Lingerie event at Wildwood & Company. Shop Valentine’s Day gifts, see the cool new Wildwood space, lingerie and lots of beautiful things for fellas. There will be bubbles and beer and a Mint & Mirth special cocktail for the event. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 6. 11AM to 2PM. YESSSSSS. Stop by WM Goods for free boba and matcha tea drinks served up by Tea Bar. I’m so addicted to matcha — definitely my current buzz of choice. WM Goods is located at 1136 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 6. 4PM to 7PM. Join the fine folk at Beam & Anchor for the Valentine’s Fiesta — a Thicket Pop-Up and Zach Hixson Art Opening with Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails by Roots & Crowns. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 6. 3PM to 6PM. Come by Nationale for their new group art exhibition STUDIES and opening reception party. See gallery contributions from artists Ty Ennis, Jaik Faulk, and Elizabeth Malaska, as well as Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Fredrik Averin, Justyn Hegreberg, Oriana Lewton-Leopold, and Ním Wunnan. The show will be up from February 3 through February 29 and features a diverse collection of how the individual artists responsed to the idea of a “study”. Plus, there are lots of beautiful things to shop right now! Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

Sunday, February 7. 11AM to 4PM. YAY! Shop eight wonderful designers at the 3rd annual Spring Seconds Sale at The Cleaners! Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Another Feather, The Granite, Barrow Jewelry, Hank by Henry, Meadow Designs & Revolution Design House will all be selling their slightly imperfect, but fantastic goods for up to 70% off. Shop great deals on clothing (ladies AND lads!), jewels, accessories, lighting, home goods, planters, ceramics, chopsticks, candles & more. Early birds always get the best scores!! 11AM to 4PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Sunday, February 7. NOON to 5PM. Get over to the Femme Valentine’s Pop-Up at Holocene! There will be a bunch of local lovelies including: Menagerie, Seaworthy, Taiga Press, High Society Collection, Bisa Shop, Julia Barbee, Pursuits of Happiness, Rue Anafel, Adored Vintage, Byline Supply Co, Mica Demarquez, Ashley Hardy, The Dark Exact, Löyly Sauna, CH Goble Salt Co, Laurs Kemp, Lane Walkup, Little Feral, Woodblock Chocolate, Age of Earth, Hillockburn Farm, Helioterra Wines and Zoe Cope Jewelry. PLUS, pie from Random Order and coffee from The Coffee Bus! Treat yourself and your loved ones to some goods from local makers: ceramics, jewelry, chocolate, wearables, vintage, fiber art, and apothecary. 10% of profits go to helping women in need through Rose Haven. Everything is happening at Holocene at 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

Tuesday, February 9. Doors 7PM. Show at 8PM. 21+ Get your tickets to the 4th annual Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition at Doug Fir! Featuring new collections from: Altar HouseLine, Chubby Cartwheels, Katastrophic, Lille Boutique, Piper Dalton, Purrfect Pineapples, Serpent & Bow, Smith River, Sock it to Me, VAVA Lingerie and WhiskeyDog Wares. You can also shop Missionary Chocolates, DartHeart Jewelry, Altar Boutique, Sock It To Me, Bramble Floral and Time Warrior Valentines at the show! The fun will be at Doug Fir located at 830 E Burnside St. TICKETS + MORE INFO.

Thursday, February 11. 4PM to 8PM. Come to the Minoux Trunk Show at Woonwinkel! There will be bubbles, treats, a fun raffle and, of course, absolutely stunning jewels from Minoux. Mingle with lovely people at the party and stop by Woonwinkel through 2/28 to shop Kristen’s jewelry. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12. 6PM to 9PM. HURRAY! Come to this party! The wonders at WildCraft Studio are opening an amazing new space for workshops and events here in the city! Come celebrate with treats, drinks, photos, flowers, new catalogs and lots of fun WildCraft instructors in attendance. Check the calendar for upcoming classes in both Portland and in White Salmon. The new WildCraft Portland Studio is located at 601 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12 thru Sunday, February 14. Stop by Mississippi Ave for the Small Shops, Big Hearts event from February 12th through the 14th! There will be complimentary treats, chocolates, lots of discounts, brunch and menu specials, romantic gifts for yourself and loved ones, and lots more fun up and down Mississippi Ave! Some participating businesses: Pistils Nursery, Oregon Deli Co., Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel-Mississippi Ave, She Bop, Salty’s Pet Supply, Flutter, Half Pint, Land Gallery, Radar Restaurant, Jennyfer’s Boutique, Manifesto Shoes, The Rambler and Blue Sky Wellness Studio! MORE INFO.

Wednesday, February 24. Doors 6:30PM. Show 8PM. Come out for Fade To Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom! See new collections on the runway from Portland’s own: Altar PDX, Laurs Kemp, Ms. Wood, Rogue Minx, Stephanie D. Couture, Tiffany Bean Designs, Wendy Ohlendorf, and West Daily, with music and Visuals by DJ Gregarious. Hair + makeup will be by Beau Monde College of Hair Design. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Camp KC to help kids suffering the affects of HIV. Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 W Burnside St. TICKETS + MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS: Some lovely things at Portland’s WM Goods. Get some nice treats from Tea Bar while shopping there this Saturday. Details above!