Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! I’m wrapping up the last few days of 2014 with a look back at some popular Honey Kennedy posts from the past year. Maybe you’ll discover something wonderful for the first time or maybe you’ll get to revisit posts you enjoyed the first time around. Sit back, relax and get a cup of something nice to sip. Thank you all so much for hanging out with me day after day. I really look forward to spending 2015 with you. HAPPIEST NEW YEAR TO YOU!! xx Jen
I love this beautiful new summer lookbook from Bridge & Burn. I love the road trips that these guys take for their lookbooks — it’s fun to discover new places to go check out now after living here for six years. They always find the perfect spot and really represent life in the Pacific NW well — at least for me and a lot of my friends. My favorite pieces right now are the blue warbler hooded jacket, the fleer indigo dress, audrey navy linen shorts, axson dobby polkadot shirt and hawley navy crosshatch sleeveless top. More HERE.
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Photography: Cara Denison
Styling: Casey Keasler
Hair + Makeup: Patty Harding
Models: Margaret from Q6 + Zachary Jones
Clothing: Bridge & Burn
Mugs: Mazama Wares
Location: Battleground Lake, Washington
I’ve been ogling the new Mod cases from This Is Ground — they all look fantastic. I got an iPad mini last spring and still haven’t found a case that I really like, but I think a few of these Mod styles might just be perfect for me. My track record for execution isn’t that great, but I do always get a bit of thrill with the idea of becoming more organized. I could see traveling much more easily with these and even just toting everything in a nice bundle to the coffee shop would be lovely. I especially like the Designer and Illustrator designs. More HERE.
Images courtesy of This Is Ground.
I love this new Mödernaked lookbook for their MöHeap Summer 2014 backpack collection. I’m typically not much of a backpack person, but I think these are really sweet. I love the ditsy florals and splash prints with the natural cotton canvas and tan leather straps. I always have a weakness for natural or white canvas paired with cognac-colored leather! The Mödernaked backpacks in blue stripes and red stripes are both lovely as well. More HERE and they also have a Mödernaked Etsy shop.
I LOVE HAVING THIS STUFF WHEN I TRAVEL: 1. block shop dolly scarf 2. frends layla headphones 3. tata harper bedtime treatment + tata harper stress treatment 4. wilfred cashemere socks 5. nuxe huile prodigieuse 6. burt’s bees white tea cleansing towlettes 7. nuxe reve de miel ultra nourishing lip balm 8. aesop resurrection aromatique hand balm 9. hard candy 10. clark’s rose ballet flats 11. sara barner tan toiletry case
If you are ever seated on a plane next to a girl who huffs little aromatherapy tubes, pops hard candy and listens to her shoegaze tunes just a little too loud on her headphones–that’s me! The nutter who frequently moisturizes her hands and gives herself a mini facial before covering her face with a giant scarf before whispering, “oh god. this is it…” at the smallest rattle of turbulence–that’s me! Hi AND I apologize in advance. Trying to make some loose travel plans to visit friends in other states and countries started me thinking about my odd in-flight coping rituals and personal “travel essentials”. So, here we are.
FUN FACT: For many people, a fear of flying can be triggered by a traumatic personal event shortly before or shortly after a flight–not the flight itself. This is why the phobia can come on suddenly and seems unexplained. I grew up traveling by airplane fairly often and was always totally unfazed by it until I was eighteen. I’d taken a late night flight home to Seattle after a two week visit with my grandparents while my grandmother was ill and woke up to my step-father knocking on my apartment door to come tell me that she had passed. I was devastated that she was gone and that I wasn’t there. Months later, I was going on another trip and was terrified to get on the airplane for the first time in my life. I only found out a few years ago that these two events were related. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
➔ SOME THINGS I LOVE TO TRAVEL WITH…
1. DOLLY SCARF: I love so many of the amazing prints from Block Shop Textiles. A giant scarf comes in handy when you’re traveling for many reasons: scrunched into a pillow, draped as a phobia shroud, defense for unpleasant scents, a makeshift sleep mask, and for basic chills. I love my Dolly and I’d also love to have the Light Indigo Herringbone print.
2. LAYLA HEADPHONES: These rose gold beauties were a Christmas gift to myself last year and I love them. I’m not a big fan of earbuds (don’t really like how they feel), but I’ve always just sucked it up and used whatever came with whatever device besides some GIANT white ones I’d wear around the house. These sound fantastic, feel good and are easy on the eyes. I listen to a lot of music and audiobooks on these when I fly or take the train.
3. AROMATIC STRESS TREATMENTS + AROMATIC BEDTIME TREATMENT: These little bottles of potions are pricey, but they last a long time and help keep me from pacing the aisles. They are in a rollerball form, so I can sniff them without applying them to my skin and potentially bothering other passengers’ allergies or fragrance sensitivities. I’m particularly fond of the Stress Treatment–it really does calm me down in a lot of different situations.
4. CASHMERE SOCKS: I like to have a pair in my handbag in case my feet get cold or if I just want to slip off my ballet flats. These aren’t the brand I own–I can’t remember where mine came from, but you can get a cotton or wool cashmere blend without breaking the bank and they feel nice.
5. HUILE PRODIGIEUSE (20% off code SUM20 thru 6/2): I’ve mentioned how much I love this dry oil a few times before. I have a little bottle that I can take on the plane with me and it’s lovely to be able to moisturize your face after freshening up and cleaning your skin with cleansing towelettes (see below). It’s also wonderful if your hair is frizzing up. (P.S. If you are in Portland, you can go get your Nuxe products at Nationale at 811 E. Burnside!)
6. WHITE TEA CLEANSING TOWELETTES: A lot of cleansing towelettes bother my sensitive skin, but these have never given me a problem even when I’m having a rosacea breakout.
7. REVE DE MIEL ULTRA NOURISHING LIP BALM (20% off code SUM20 thru 6/2): This wonderful stuff really hydrates and exfoliates a little bit. I get dehydrated fast when I fly and this lip balm always keeps me from getting chapped lips. I’m a compulsive lip balmer. This also makes a lovely little gift for friends and loved ones.
8. RESURRECTION AROMATIQUE HAND BALM: Hands down (cymbal crash) the best hand moisturizer I’ve ever used–I can never run out. Ever. And this is another beauty product that I love to give as a gift to friends and family.
9. HARD CANDY: Just so I get all five senses occupied to get my mind overwhelmed and distracted–I carry hard candy with me in my bag, like a proper septuagenarian. My poison is Atomic Fireballs, Lemonheads, Jolly Ranchers and lollies.
10. ROSE BALLET FLATS: I only wear comfy ballet flats when I travel. Not shown are the absolutely necessary pair of skimmer socks, so you can go through airport security without being barefoot (horrors!). I like that they are barely there and you can slip them on and off easily. I bought these sweet pink ones recently and they are great.
11. TAN LEATHER TOILETRY CASE: I don’t actually own this beautiful cosmetics case from Sara Barner yet, but I really want it to neatly store all my little travel tools. I also want all of Sara’s other amazing bags.
12. MAGAZINES (not shown): For me, plane trips are a time for trashy mags. I’m always too distracted with my flight phobic thoughts (“We’re in a metal bird!”) to read something I really want to enjoy. I just want some dumb gossip and fashion rags to flip through and leave in the seat pocket when we land. I keep my good import mags to read at home!