Gift Guide: Opals & Malachite



To celebrate just how happy I am to see so many beautiful jewels featuring two of my favorite stones lately — malachite and opals — I thought I’d do a little gift guide roundup of some gorgeous designs I’ve noticed. I have a few beautiful antique Taxco Aztec-inspired jewelry pieces from the 1940s made in Mexico with sterling and malachite — you can see my favorite vintage malachite earrings here. I love the malachite with sterling, but these eclipse brass malachite earrings (20% off: GREENDREAM thru 12/18) and these mujer brass malachite earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20 — also seen HERE) are at the top of my list. Oh, that heavenly malachite color swirls together all my favorite shades of green!

Surprisingly, I don’t actually own any opal jewelry yet, but I remember always getting lost in other galaxies while staring into my aunt’s opal jewelry when I was a kid. I’d love any of the beauties above. I also always find drool-worthy antique opal jewels while perusing Erica Weiner and Jean Jean Vintage. These would all be dream gifts for loved ones or yourself!

ABOVE: 1. malachite brass eclipse earrings (20% off: GREENDREAM thru 12/18) 2. opal tiny diviner earrings 3. malachite deco studs 4. opal organic amulet studs 5. opal jardín necklace (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 6. opal gold stud earrings (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 7. malachite sterling deco studs #1 8. opal tacita gold ring (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 9. opal thetis gold ring (20% off: HAPPYHOLIDAYS thru 12/19) 10. malachite brass mujer earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20) 11. opal brass mujer earrings (10% off: SNOWDAY thru 12/20) 12. diamond opal eye gold ring 13. malachite deco ring 14. opal eye stud single earring 15. opal gravitation earrings 16. maya malachite earrings (20% off: HONEYHOLIDAY20 thru 1/1) 17. mother’s little helper opal earrings 18. antique three opal diamond halo ring 19. hexagonal carved malachite box (50% off + make an offer!) 20. malachite circa incense burner and tray

Hank by Henry’s Coconut Tamari Rice + Crispy Kale


Here’s a yummy recipe from Allison at Hank by Henry! Allison and Ed are a Portland design duo making beautiful chopsticks crafted in pairs from untreated hardwoods. After sanding, oiling, and finishing with beeswax, they are painted by hand with amazing little Hank by Henry signature details. All the colors of wood and painted patterns all feel super special individually and all seem to go so well together. I personally think these make a dreamy gift on their own, but they’d also be sweet paired with sushi making tools or a special ramen bowl. Check out Allison’s recipe below for some kitchen inspiration! More HERE.

Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/12/16.

Coconut Tamari Rice and Crispy Kale with Seared Salmon or Tofu
Serves 4

This recipe is really all about the sauce. Mellow coconut oil and salty soy tamari get a kick from the tangy Sriracha. It will keep in your fridge for up to 3 weeks and you can use it on just about everything. Around our house we eat it on leftover veggies, salad greens, sweet potatoes and black lentils. One night we even got crazy and drizzled it over popcorn sprinkled with furikake.

Our version here used pan-seared wild caught local salmon, but you could easily replace with any other protein like tofu, tempeh, seitan, or chicken.

1 cup white rice, uncooked
2 cups water
1 bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed and torn into small pieces
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 salmon fillets, 14oz tofu, or other protein

For the Sauce
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha



Preheat oven to 400° F.

1. Rinse rice, drain and pick out stony pieces. Place in a saucepan or rice cooker with water. Steam until done.

2. Using a mason jar or lidded container, combine coconut oil, sesame oil, tamari, and Sriracha. Shake vigorously to emulsify.

3. Place kale in a wide mixing bowl. Drizzle with a tablespoon of sauce and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Toss to coat. Spread a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake until crispy 10-15min. Watch these carefully so they don’t burn!

4. Using a clean paper towel, pat down the salmon or tofu to remove excess water and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a heavy-bottom skillet over medium high heat. Place tofu or salmon skin-side down. When your protein is cooked halfway through, carefully flip to other side and finish for another minute. Remove from heat and place over steaming rice.

5. Remove kale from oven and let cool. Serve over your protein and finish with one more drizzle of sauce. Pair with your favorite sake, a sauvignon blanc or a crisp beer and enjoy!






Son of a Sailor Giveaway!

YAY! I’m so excited to be having a fun Son of a Sailor giveaway today! Jessica and William are a sweet team in love, life and business, designing their wares and running their ship with a team full of wonderful people out of their Austin, Texas studio and storefront. One lucky winner will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in the amazing Son of a Sailor shop (excludes original artwork and gift sets)! In addition to their house line of handcrafted bags, wallets, jewelry, leather and wood home goods, pet lead and collars, and lots of accessories for women and men, they also carry a lot of other fantastic indie brands. My current shop faves are the leather geometric clutch, the hand painted leather collars and leads, the copper shot glass set, the marbled ceramics, the pastel glass plant triangle, and the custom leather catchall bowl. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 25% off all the Son of a Sailor brand items at Son of a Sailor with code SHOPSMALL now thru 12/7.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley Elrod! She won this prize!

1. Visit Son of a Sailor and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @SonofaSailor and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow both of us — just let me know that, too!









A SWEET DEAL: Get 25% off all the Son of a Sailor brand items at Son of a Sailor with code SHOPSMALL now thru 12/7.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Son of a Sailor. International entries are welcome, but the winner will be responsible for international duties and taxes that might come up.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 7 at 2PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and will get Son of a Sailor shop credit to spend on whatever in-stock items they’d like — excluding all original artwork and gift sets. I’ll email the winner and update this post with their name within a few days!

SON OF A SAILOR AUSTIN STOREFRONT: If you are in Austin, stop by Jessica and William’s awesome Son of a Sailor studio storefront located at 916 Springdale Road, Bldg 3, No. 105. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 1PM to 6PM.

IN PORTLAND: Here in Portland, Oregon, you can find Son of a Sailor goods at Woonwinkel, Red Sail, Porch Light, Tender Loving Empire, Gild and Manifesto.






YAY! Lovely Kiersten from Uni Jewelry created a few new beautiful, sculptural pieces for fall and winter that have been added to her shop full of stunning jewelry. More amazing classic designs — these are total staples! My favorites from the new Uni collection are the Loua Brass + Fresh Pearl Earrings, the Anaya Cast Brass Necklace, the Loua Brass Ring (and the pretty Loua Ring in Sterling!), the Iya Brass Ring and I still love the Whisper Bar Necklace, the Whisper Stud Earrings, and the Pyramid Studs. More HERE.

Get 20% off gorgeous jewelry at Uni with code: UNICHEER now thru 12/5/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood! And you can shop 20% off her other stunning jewelry line Kiersten Crowley with KIERCHEER thru 12/5, too!




Portland + San Francisco friends! Make sure to stop by and visit Kiersten and her jewels at these dreamy holiday shopping events: December 3 at the Grand Holiday Sale in Portland. December 10 & 11 at the San Francisco Remodelista Market at Heath Ceramics. December 17 & 18 at the Portland Remodelista Market at Rejuvenation.










Photography: Anna Caitlin
Styling: Sohaila Adela
Model: Aurora Bodenhamer
Jewelry: Uni
Artistic Direction: Kiersten Crowley

Sweet Deals from Lovely Shops


Hi friends! Here’s my nice big list of holiday shopping codes from 31 wonderful little shops and makers. Get cozy with cups of cheer and treats and shop these amazing small shops and makers. This year, so many of these kind people are also contributing to generously to causes and charities in great need. So good! If you’re in Portland and want to head to some wonderful events — here’s my list of fun PDX holiday markets. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xo Jen

(Check out: HOLIDAY FAVES #1HOLIDAY FAVES #2HOLIDAY FAVES #3 for my shop picks!)

♥ YAY! Get a full-size gift from my favorite skincare company Tata Harper — yours to give or keep! Spend $200 and get the Luminous Glow Kit • Spend $400 and get the Illuminating Moisturizer • Spend $800 and get the Illuminating Moisturizer & Eye Crème — use code: ILLUMINATE on Cyber Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29 for these goodies. 100% natural!

♥ Get 10% off stunning lingerie and loungewear at Jane’s Vanity with code: HK10 now thru 11/28/16. PLUS, get 30% off these pretties on Black Friday with code: BLACKLINGERIE for 11/25 only. Also, free standard shipping on all domestic orders is always offered from these ladies.

♥ Get 25% off all 15 amazing fragrances at OLO with code: OLOHOLIDAY16 now thru 11/26/16.

♥ Get all the beautiful clothes and shoes at Elizabeth Suzann 11/25 thru 11/28: $20 off purchases of $250 or more with code TAKE20$50 off purchases of $500 or more with code TAKE50$100 off purchases of $750 or more with code TAKE100$150 off purchases of $1000 or more with code TAKE150 Plus, free worldwide shipping and at the end of the sale the Elizabeth Suzann team will come together to donate 15% of profits to a charity of the group’s choice.

♥ Get 15% off perfect shirts, tees, and jackets at Tradlands with code: SHOPSMALL now thru 11/28/16. Tradlands is donating 10% of sales to Women Organized Against Rape. Plus, free US shipping and free returns.

♥ Get 15% off lovely jewels at Rebecca Mir Grady with code: HKHOLIDAY now thru 11/28/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

♥ Get 15% off the Kitchen +Table Collection at Woonwinkel with code PRETTYTABLE15 from 11/24 thru 11/28. Portland friends! Stop by Woonwinkel at 935 SW Washington St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 15% off in-store and online at Red Sail with code: SHOPSMALL from 11/25 thru 11/28. Plus, Red Sail will donate 15% of the sales of holiday ornaments to the Oregon Humane Society through 12/24. Portland friends! Stop by Red Sail at 1723 NE Alberta St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 25% off all the Son of a Sailor brand items at Son of a Sailor with code SHOPSMALL from 11/25 thru 11/28.

♥ Get 10% — 50% off beautiful jewelry at Seaworthy from 11/24 thru 11/28 — no code needed. Plus, Seaworthy is donating 5% of sales this month to the ACLU and a different charity for December. Portland friends! Stop by the Seaworthy showroom at 3322 NE Wasco St. on Sat. 11/26 from 11AM to 3PM to shop their holiday sale in person!

♥ Get 25% off cool jewels at BLTN Jewelry with code: GIFTHANDMADE now thru 11/28/16.

♥ Get FREE SHIPPING at Anna Joyce’s Etsy shop now thru 11/28/16. Plus, 20% of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Stop by her studio at 811 E. Burnside on 11/25 & 11/26 for more goodies!

♥ Get 30% off wondrous jewels at Upper Metal Class with code: CHEERS now thru 11/29/16. Plus, 5% of sales go to help women get out of domestic violence with Bradley Angle and another 5% goes to helping provide feminine care packages to local shelters.

♥ Get 15% off everything at Flutter with code SHOPKITTY now thru 11/29. Plus, Flutter will be donating a percentage of sales to Partnership for Safety and Justice and the Boise-Eliot Humbolt neighborhood school. Portland friends! Stop by Flutter at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 30% off hella dreamy jewels at Tiro Tiro with code: LOVEFORALL 11/24 thru 11/30/16. Plus, free domestic shipping! AND Tiro Tiro is sending 10% of their profits to help Standing Rock.

♥ Get 25% off clothing, bags, jewels, shoes, home, and everything else at Shop Boswell with code: FRIENDSANDFAMILY now thru 11/30/16. Shop Boswell will also be donating 10% of all hat sales to Planned Parenthood from 11/30-12/31.

♥ Get 10% off all the beautiful goodness at Meus with code: TENOFFMEUS now thru 11/30/16 (ET).

♥ Get 20% off everything at Charming the Moon with code: REVOLUTION20 now thru 11/30/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood and 10% will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

♥ Get 20% off linen beauties, art prints, and pillows at Windward Made online with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 12/4/16.

♥ Get 20% off amazing ceramic lamps and beautiful home goods and metal hair ties at Caravan Pacific online with code: WINTERGLOW20 now thru 12/4/16. Part of Caravan Pacific sales will go to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

♥ Get 15% off all the things at Betsy & Iya online with code: WELOVEHK now thru 12/4/16. Betsy & Iya is donating 10% of all sales (online/in-store) on 11/30 to Girls Inc. and on 12/7 to Friends of the Children. Portland friends! Make sure to stop by Betsy & Iya at 2403 NW Thurman St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/12/16.

♥ Get 20% off gorgeous jewelry at Uni with code: UNICHEER now thru 12/5/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood! P.S. Get 20% off Kiersten Crowley with KIERCHEER thru 12/5, too!

♥ Get 15% off everything at Tilde with code: TILDEHOLIDAY now thru 12/5/16. Plus, free domestic shipping for orders $100+. Portland friends! Stop by Tilde at 7919 SE 13th Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 15% off beautiful handmade leather bags at Annie Bukhman with code: JOY2016 now thru 12/12/16.

♥ Get 10% off shoes, socks, bags, and accessories at Imelda’s with code MERRY10 now thru 12/16. And free domestic shipping for orders $50+. And on Black Friday, Imelda’s will have 20% off all reg. price jewelry, bags, accessories, and gift cards! Plus, a portion of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Portland friends! Stop by Imelda’s at 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 20% off all the beautiful clothing, shoes, accessories, cool rugs, home goods, and more at Beklina with code: HONEYHOLIDAY20 now thru 1/1/17. PLUS, free shipping on domestic orders over $100! And an extra 50% Off final sale items with code sale50s

Portland friends! Stop by Stars (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.), Stars & Splendid (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.), and Stars Too (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.) for 10% off at the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Portland friends! Stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N. Williams Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Then from 11/28 thru 12/8 get 10% off in the Ink & Peat shop here in Portland when you mention: Honey Kennedy. (not valid with other promos or gift certificates)

♥ Get 15% off the dreamy Tata Harper potions right HERE with promo code: GIFTGREEN AND a 10ml deluxe sample of Clarifying Moisturizer with purchase on Black Friday 11/25 and more generous deals on Cyber Monday! (excludes gift sets and gift cards)

♥ Get 20% off everything for ladies and gents at Bridge & Burn with code: THANKSHONEY20 now thru 11/25/16. Plus, free domestic shipping on orders of $150+. Portland friends! Stop by Bridge & Burn at 1122 SW Morrison St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!