Hello! It was my birthday this past Friday and I didn’t get a chance to post, so I decided to do a Friday! post on a Monday. For my birthday, I bought myself more rose plants (shocker!), had brunch with a couple good friends, a manicure/pedicure with our niece and a mellow hang in the backyard. We extended the fun the day after by going to the ocean. It was so fun to spend the day on the Oregon coast with our niece, jumping in the waves and enjoying the whole stretch of beach. Of course, the news Friday that everyone in this country can now marry who they love was the happiest part. It’s a beautiful thing and makes all unions more meaningful when we can all choose to participate. It has taken far too long to get here. I hope this means we can move more quickly through narrow-mindedness and bigotry and get on the right track so everyone can have the happiest life possible — it goes by so quickly. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, FRIENDS! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
I really want to eat these right now.
I’m still cuckoo for this polka dot linen dress.
A lovely floral summer dress.
I love this futuristic flowers linen dress!
This embroidered dress is perfect for the 4th of July.
Gimme ALL THE THINGS.
A very sweet linen jumpstuit.
This striped top with pockets is so good.
This lounge bra pattern is beautiful! Looks so comfy to come home to.
It would be fun to play with this Magic Jar Dye Kit — love all the possibilities.
Coco Rose Body Polish??? Yes, please.
This cotton candy video makes me really happy to watch.
Get some fun sparklers for this weekend!
I think I need a moon nest wall pocket.
I’d love to stay at this beautiful hotel next I’m in Seattle!
Let’s all find a way to drink a Blueberry Crush Cocktail this week.
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PHOTOS ABOVE: 1. Pola Negri on the beach in Santa Monica by Margaret Chute in 1925. 2. Beachwear in 1925 photographed by Edward Steichen. THOSE SHOES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
I LOVE roses for their beauty, scent and flavor, so I was excited to see this DIY Rose Petal Ice Cubes tutorial using Cardinal de Richelieu garden roses. I just need to figure out if my garden roses are safe to use. I imagine they’re probably fine because I don’t think the plants were ever grown with pesticides. A rose with smaller blooms than I currently grow would be easier to use to make this work, so I might try it with dried rosebuds and petals first. I also love that the classic sturdy steel ice cube trays are still available and that you can even get an ice cube tray stand to conserve space and hold up to three trays. These trays would be a nice gift for a classic cocktail enthusiast or anyone who loves those little vintage details. This Rose Petal Honey recipe looks great too! Rose everything, please.
Photos by Michelle Slatalla for Gardenista.
I’ve been really admiring the artwork of Zinaida Serebriakova lately. In particular, I love her portraits of herself, her children, artists, society and royalty. She has an interesting story of being born into privilege in an esteemed Russian (now Ukraine) family of artists, but fell into poverty after the revolution in 1917. Her husband died shortly after and she was left to take care of their four children and other family members. Zinaida left for Paris in 1924 to work on a mural she’d been commissioned to do, but was not allowed back into her country. Only her two youngest children were allowed to be sent to her and she wasn’t able to see her two older children for over twenty years. Her work varies a lot with different techniques, traveling, means to buy supplies and just maturity, I think. Such a strong and interesting lady — she seems to have lived several lives in one. Here are some of my favorite works — everyone has such kind eyes, don’t they? Read more about Zinaida Serebriakova HERE.
All paintings by Zinaida Serebriakova.
HAPPY FRIDAY! We’re going to be experiencing a heatwave this weekend here in Portland, so our main plan is trying to stay cool and creating an elaborate system of fans since we have no air conditioning in our house. Our BLACK house. I anticipate a lot of time sipping cold brew and spritzers in the backyard while finally getting a chance to catch up on some magazines. Stay cool out there wherever you are and have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen
P.S. NW friends — make sure to enter my wonderful organic farm share giveaway!!
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Yes. I do want some Negroni lip balm.
All the lovely DIY hairdos! Rubi’s new book looks amazing.
I stare at simple black d’Orsay flats every summer — maybe I should pull the trigger.
This simple tassel scarf dress is lovely for the beach, summer road trips and vacations.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this cute striped summer dress. (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
I love the black dress, but all colors are great! (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
Adorable vintage polka dot dress — with pockets!
A beautiful black linen maxi dress — love the high slits! (30% off code SHOPNOW thru 6/6)
A perfect white cotton tunic for hot summer days. (25% off)
I love this oversized plaid top for summer. (25% off)
DIY! This beautiful, versatile shirt pattern is making me want try my hand at sewing again.
I LOVE this big straw beach tote. It could hold so much!
A colorful linen clutch for summer would be nice to have.
This hopscotch clutch is SO GOOD. I love the pattern.
I love this gold-plated brass and chrysoprase cuff! (25% off code: knowyoursource)
This hair elixir sounds wonderful!
All of these lip tints look beautiful. (25% off code: knowyoursource)
I love this article — I was saying things wrong and didn’t know it.
Such a beautiful adventure!
How to grow a black garden — SO DREAMY!
Cacao cold brew this summer?? Yep, I want to try this recipe!
➔ A SWEET DEAL
PHOTOS: 1. Tania Mallet photographed by Vernier in Cannes, July 1960. 2. Joan Olsen and friends on the Island of Ischia by Regina Relang, 1953.
Hello! There is a lot going on the next few days, but you should be able to hit everything before the crazy heat this weekend melts us all to puddles. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! Spread the word! xo Jen
♥ Now thru Tuesday, June 9. For everyone from Portland up to Seattle and many towns in-between — make sure to enter my amazing Helsing Junction Farm Share Giveaway! These wonderful ladies have the best farm around and one lucky person will win a delicious farm share for 8 weeks! There’s also a promo code for $10 off your share if you join between now and July 15: HONEYFARM15 — SO MANY OPTIONS! We have the small share, fruit share, flower share, mushroom share and cheese share this year and we’re SO EXCITED. There are a lot more options to tailor your weekly delivery too! Read more about Helsing Junction Farm + ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. Spread the word to your Pacific NW friends!
♥ Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 9PM. Come out to the Betsy & Iya Retirement Party Sale! Some jewelry needs to get cut to make room for even more new designs, so Betsy & Iya are having a fun sale. Get 20% off some beautiful designs and your last chance to nab them before they’re gone gone gone. Plus, these guys always do it up right at their crazy awesome parties. Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 4. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Backtalk West Grand Opening Party! The beloved N. Mississippi shop, Backtalk, is opening a second shop in downtown’s west end. Look for clothing, accessories, housewares and art objects by Laurs Kemp, RillRill, Jessie Weitzel, Claire Green, Metalepsis, The Pursuits of Happiness, Saint Karen, Lindsey Lewis, Julia Gabriel Studio, Formation Design, Sarah Bergman, Weft + Hide. Backtalk West is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 4. 6PM to 9PM. My pals at Needmore Designs are having their 11th Anniversary Party + Open House. Come listen to tunes, sip some vino by Elk Cove Vineyards, nibble Steve’s Cheese, shop Pine Fort Press prints and raise a glass to this wonderful crew of website designers. Needmore Designs is located at 70 NW Couch St., Suite #405. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. YAY! Michelle Kline’s XOBRUNO Studio + Shop has moved in at 811 E. Burnside and they are having a little party. Music, food, drinks and 20% off beautiful xobruno leather goods all day. XOBRUNO is located at 811 E. Burnside #119. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 5. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Haunt for the Color, Summer & Go! Group Art Show with Michelle Erickson, Jeannie Helzer and Jennifer Finn. See some lovely artwork, meet the artists and have a colorful cocktail to celebrate summer. Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside #113. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, June 6. 12PM to 4PM. Come shop the closets of some local designers, stylists and shop owners at the Privates Pop Up Sale. Shop for castoffs from Jen Goff from Takara, Sarah Radcliffe from Yo Vintage!, Gretchen Jones from Pendleton, Linsey Reif from REIF, Noel from 100 Year Party, Emily Katz from Modern Macrame and Anna Branch. The sale takes place at the Takara Studio at 911 N. Monroe. MORE INFO.