I love the new Favor Jewelry collection! Portland-based designer, Monika Reed, decided to get back into stones after taking some time off from using them until she could find some ethically-sourced stones and I’m over the moon that she found them. My Favor faves for F/W 2015 are the Apex Earrings, Black Spike Earrings, the Clear Spike Ring (stack with Black Spike Rings!) and the Perimeter Necklace. There is even a dreamy bronze option for many designs and, as always, they have such amazing prices for her pieces. Also, Favor is having two jewelry giveaways and anyone who buys jewels between now and midnight this Friday with the discount code (below) gets their name in the hat for even more jewels! More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL
Get 20% OFF on all jewelry orders at Favor with code: ALLTHEJEWELS now thru 9/25!
I’m typically not much of a bridal girl, but creations by Elizabeth Dye always seem to sway the pendulum more in that direction for me. I love her references and nods to strong female characters, eras and independent personalities — it adds another layer of depth and magnetism to the moment for me. Elizabeth’s Painted Desert Collection is a stunner and it’s wonderful to see the designer creating without being encumbered by also running a popular retail bridal shop — she has more room to unfurl her magic. My current faves are the Silvermine Caftan, Dune Gown (that strappy back!), the Mojave Gown (those sleeves!), the blush Paloma Gown and, most emphatically, the Dunaway wedding gown. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Elizabeth Dye.
YAY! I’m having a sweet jewelry giveaway with REBECCA MIR GRADY today and one lucky winner will get a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Rebecca’s amazing shop! Rebecca’s designs are so special and I love that she uses recycled sterling silver and 14k gold and ethically-sourced stones. My current favorites from the Chicago-based designer are the 3mm Opal Ring, the Maestro Ring, the Small Em Ring, the Lightning Cuff, the Maestro Earrings, the Lightning Earrings and I still love the Ponente Necklace. Plus, the stacking possibilities with her rings are EPIC! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HK2015 now thru 8/26!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Elizabeth “Lizzie” M.! She won the sweet prize!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Rebecca Mir Grady and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @rebeccamirgrady on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off at Rebecca Mir Grady with code HK2015 now thru 8/26!
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Rebecca Mir Grady. International entries are welcome, but the winner is responsible for any international duties and taxes that might come up.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, August 19, at 11AM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.
Images courtesy of Rebecca Mir Grady.
One of the newest and most adorable additions to the NE Alberta shopping district is stationery and gift shop, Darling Distraction. While not exactly on Alberta Street proper, the entrance is easily found just around the corner on NE 16th. Stepping inside for the first time, I was immediately taken by the bright and fun interior (that wallpaper!) which houses an extensive collection of rainbow-hued stationery (including owner Karina Lopez’s own line), gift wrap, party supplies, art prints, fun accessories, vintage tchotchkes, and tons more.
Karina Lopez is from the Napa Valley, but has been taken with Portland for some time. After traveling here often over the years, a move just made sense and she took the plunge last year. With a fabulous eye for color and decor, Darling Distraction followed soon after. And thank goodness, because it’s the perfect pop of fun and color for all of your party, gift giving, and correspondence needs.
Also stocking harder to find items like accessories from Ban.do, lapel pins from Little Arrow Studio and Rosehound Apparel, and cheeky nail decals from Sara M. Lyons, I’m thrilled to no longer have to order these items online and pay extra shipping costs. Karina also saves you the work of scouring thrift shops for perfect-condition vintage tchotchkes. Expect to find gorgeous flamingos, playful pandas, and regal chinoiserie dogs among others. Snag one for yourself along with colorful pencils, notepads adorned with playful pink kittens, and apple macaron lip balm to dress up your desk or just brighten your day.
(Editor’s note: My current shop faves are the Anemone Wrapping Paper, the Geometric Honeycomb Garland, Copper Metallic Ribbon, Brass Fox Letter Opener, Letterpress Patterned Copper Foil Card Set, the Minty Eye Wax Seals and the Florabunda Agenda!)
DARLING DISTRACTION STATIONERY LAUNCH PARTY
If you are in Portland, stop by the Karina’s stationery launch party this Friday, July 31, from 5 to 8PM! Come enjoy cupcakes, drinks and take advantage of 20% off your purchase. INFO.
Darling Distraction is located in Portland, Oregon at 4936 NE 16th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and on Sundays from 10AM to 5PM. You can also shop Darling Distraction online. Make sure to follow @darlingdistraction on Instagram and Darling Distraction on Facebook to keep up on new items as they hit the shop and upcoming events!
Home and floral boutique Ink & Peat is situated on North Williams and bears the tagline ‘Organically Inspired’. A visit to the bright and airy shop proves that correct right away. Owner and floral designer, Pam Zsori, puts together beautiful collections of high design items for the home — many of which incorporate natural motifs and themes such as flowers, leaves, minerals, and sweet animals. The floral counter at the back of the shop provides the perfect balance with fresh stunning bouquets, custom floral arrangements and live plants.
A highly popular shopping destination, Ink & Peat is the sort of store that makes your friends exclaim, “I love that place!”, whenever you mention it. In fact, I arrived for my visit just before opening and found that I wasn’t the only person waiting to get inside. Within twenty minutes, the store was packed with people admiring the jewelry, ceramics, cookbooks, skincare and fragrances, pillows, throws, children’s books and toys, stationary, original art, totes, and more. Ink & Peat has long been a personal favorite and my go-to whenever I need a sure to please gift for friends or family.
Some of my favorites in the shop right now include amazing fragrances from Sage Lifestyle (you must stop in and smell the Onyx blend!), a gorgeous selection of crystals and geodes in pretty pastel shades, air plants, vegetarian cookbooks, and brightly colored necklaces from Australian line Elk.
Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N Williams Avenue here in Portland, Oregon. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM, Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. You can also follow @inkandpeat on Instagram and find them on Facebook and Pinterest.