Shop Visit: Darling Distraction


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, 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!)




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!



This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Ink & Peat



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.




This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur



Hello! Happy Friday! For this post I wanted to highlight the amazing Spring Faves shop codes that are still going strong. A few of them end today or by Sunday, so make sure to open a bunch of tabs to peruse these beautiful shops with an extra perk while you can. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m going to start tackling our basement and will be trying to get organized so we can have a massive yard sale this summer. I also hope to fit some brunching in to make it less exhausting. Have a fun one!! xo Jen

P.S. Make sure to enter my dreamy Colenimo clothing giveaway!


Today through Sunday is the big Erica Weiner online sample sale! Tons of amazing jewels.

Get 10% off the SS15 collection at Elizabeth Suzann with code: ESSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 15% off at Olive with code: OLIVEHONEY now thru 5/8/15.

Get 20% off all lighting and accessories at Caravan Pacific with code: CARAVANSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 15% off at Red Sail with code: HONEY15 now thru 5/8/15.

Get 25% off at Paper & Chain with code: PAPERHONEY now thru 5/8/15.

Get 35% off at Yo Vintage! with code: YOSPRING now thru 5/8/15.

Get 25% off at LOVEHATE with code: HKLOVE now thru 5/9/15.

Get 15% off jewelry from Minoux with code: HONEYMINOUX now thru 5/9/15.

Get 10% off lovely things at Anomie with code: HONEY10 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 25% off orders of $75+ at RILLA with code: HKRILLA25 and 15% off orders under $75 with code: HKRILLA15 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 20% off beautiful jewels at Upper Metal Class with code: HONEY20 now thru 5/10/15.

Get 20% off at Porch Light with code: SPRINGLIGHT now thru 5/10/15.

Get 15% off at Woonwinkel with code: HAPPYSPRING15! now thru 5/10/15.

Get 15% off jewelry from Tiro Tiro with code: MAYFLOWERS now thru 5/10/15.

Get 10% off at Alima Pure with code: ALIMAHONEY now thru 5/10/15 + free U.S. shipping on orders $65+

Get 10% off at Imelda’s with code: HONEY10 now thru 5/10/15. Plus, 20% off jewelry sale going on on through 5/10.

Get 25% off jewels at Uni with code: UNISPRING now thru 5/11/15.

Get 15% off beautiful jewelry at Fail with code: HONEYPLEASE now thru 5/11/15.

Get 30% off regularly priced items at Egg Press and 25% off at Social Preparedness Kits with code: HONEYSPRING now thru 5/11/15.

Get 20% off dreamy things at Wild Poppy Goods with code: POPPYSPRING now thru 5/12/15.

Get 15% off at Wood & Faulk with code: HKSPRING15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 10% off at Pine & Boon with code: HONEYPINE now thru 5/15/15.

Get 10% off at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: SPRINGHONEY15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 15% off at Flutter with code: HONEY15 now thru 5/15/15.

Get 25% off at Colenimo with code: COLENIMOHONEY now thru 5/16/15.

Get 20% off at Topaz with code: TOPAZHK20 now thru 5/18/15.

Get 50% off sale items at Bashful Garter with code: BASHFULSPRING now thru 5/24 and use code AUTUMNCHILL for 20% off everything new or old stock.



PHOTOS: Horst P. Horst, “Fashion Analysis” editorial for Vogue, 1953. Clothing by Clare Potter, Mollie Parnis, Talmack, Pierre Balmain and Eisenberg. Settings by Marcel Vertes.

Spring Faves #4

Hello! Here are the final eight SPRING FAVES roundups for the week along with 6 more special shopping codes. Have fun getting to know these lovely shops and designers — they really do such a good job at their crafts. So, I leave you with 152 spring picks and 35 sweet deals. Have fun perusing and thanks for supporting small businesses. ♥


Get 25% off orders of $75+ at RILLA with code: HKRILLA25 and 15% off orders under $75 with code: HKRILLA15 now thru 5/10/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. canyon bag 2. the mimi bra 3. silk desert parallel top 4. black maps tank top}

Get 15% off at Woonwinkel with code: HAPPYSPRING15! now thru 5/10/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. aura double ring chime 2. crochet hanging planter 3. large modo hoop earrings 4. salty nut toffee bar}

Portland friends and visitors — stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N Williams Ave for 10% off with code: SPRINGINK now thru 5/7/15. (Not valid with any other promotion or coupon. 1 time use. Valid in store only.)

Get 15% off at Red Sail with code: HONEY15 now thru 5/8/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. crescent zipper pouch 2. 64 oz black growler 3. triangle clutch 4. grey teapot set}

Get 25% off at LOVEHATE with code: HKLOVE now thru 5/9/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. tropical top 2. round planters 3. hanging crescent earrings 4. ogee tile scarf}

Get 30% off regularly priced items at Egg Press and 25% off at Social Preparedness Kits with code: HONEYSPRING now thru 5/11/15.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. pistachio card set 2. mother’s day card 3. thoughtful as hell pouch 4. best pal card}

{I ♥ ➝ 1. tuyo y mia ring set 2. pyrite and quarts pieces 3. juntos bangles 4. lavender eucalyptus soap}

{I ♥ ➝ 1. crescent moon + diamond stars earrings 2. fossilized shell ring 3. gold moon + stars pendant 4. victorian charm bracelet}



Happy Friday! Here are a bunch of fun things happening around Portland from now into April — including wonderful events tonight, Saturday and Sunday. With spring here, there’s so much going on now and I’m personally happy to have a little hustle back in the week. Have a good time wandering — it’s so beautiful out there right now! xo Jen

BRUNCH: herbed french toast with maple syrup at RadarNEW FLAVORS: the sesame loaf from Roman Candle (w/ Saifan olive oil from World Foods that I mentioned last week!) ♥ SIT AND SIP: Absinthe at Secret SocietyRECENT PURCHASES: my dream English roses from Dennis’ 7 DeesBEAUTIFUL PLACES: pretty much the entire city of Portland — we’re in bloom! ♥ NOW OPEN: The beautiful new Löyly Sauna NE and they have specials


♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 22. I’m having a sweet Betsy & Iya Instagram only jewelry giveaway and the comments have been warming my heart big time. Enter HERE.

♥ Saturday, March 21. 11AM-5PM. RADIANT HUMAN, MINOUX JEWELRY & YO VINTAGE! POP UP SHOP. Stop by Mojave for a fun pop up shop with Radiant Human’s amazing aura photographs, beautiful jewels from Minoux and lovely clothing and accessories from Yo! There will also be some delicious “beermosas” being served up while you shop. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.


♥ Thursday, March 26. 5PM-8PM. MARLA AARON JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW. The lovelies at Alder & Co. are having a little gathering to celebrate Marla Aaron’s collection for a special showing of her signature locks, chains and ear cuffs. We are so excited to feature some of her showcase pieces that have not been available at the shop until now. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 29. 11AM-4PM. Sunday Emporium! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Sunday Emporium is at Rejuvenation at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.


♥ Thursay, April 2. 6PM. THE BETSY & IYA 7th ANNIVERSARY PARTY! The lovely people at Betsy & Iya are celebrating 7 years in business with a fun party that benefits local nonprofit, Friends of the Children. There will be amazing artwork from talented local ladies, % of ALL sales from 6PM-9M going to charity and a separate donation jar — such a sweet idea! Bring your friends — B&I always puts on a wonderful get together! MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 2. 6PM-9PM. SEAWORTHY SPRING COLLECTION LAUNCH. Marisa and the other wonderful ladies at Seaworthy are having a party to celebrate the launch of the new spring jewelry collection. Peruse the dreamy jewels while sipping drinks and hanging out with really lovely people. Seaworthy is located at the Boxlift Building at 333 NE Hancock #8. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.


♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

♥ Monday, April 20. 7:30PM. The English Dept.: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW! Come out and celebrate the magic of The English Dept. at their big bridal fashion show event. Tickets are now on sale at The English Dept. and at Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique and proceeds benefit Basic Rights Oregon. The show will be at First Presbyterian Church at 1200 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.


Images: The new Altar Houseline for Spring/Summer. Photography by Briana Morrison Photography.