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Hello, friends! Spring is definitely in the air and none of us are mad about it. The fun local events are slowly starting to ramp back up and we’re all peeping our heads out for the new season. Lots to get out there and do and I’ve also included some recent favorite things below. Have all fun out there! xo Jen P.S. PUPPY!!!

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NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH: Heather Sielaff (of OLO Fragrance) is launching a stunning new line of fragrances called Siela and the first fragrance, Delphi, is a collaborative formula by Heather and Jonathan Sielaff. Delphi has main notes of laurel, bergamot, and a warm coastal breeze. Currently available at Milk Milk Lemonade located at 1407 SE Belmont St. MORE INFO.

FARM SHARE TIME. Support women in agriculture! Join Helsing Junction Farms for a ridiculously amazing farm share experience starting late spring to early fall. So many delicious options and amazing people! We have the small share and the fruit share and take advantage of sweet offers throughout the summer. They even offer a home delivery option from Portland to Seattle. Love these ladies! MORE INFO.

YUM: I stopped by the new XLB spot on N. Williams and had the Mushroom + Chive Buns and the Garlic Eggplant with Tofu + Peas — they were both so good! I’m looking forward to going back and trying the Sesame Noodle Salad and a few other dishes. XLB is located at 4090 N. Williams. SEE A PHOTO I snapped +SEE THE MENU.

GREAT MOVIES: Now thru March 23. If you love film noir or want to experience some wonderful classic films from the genre for the first time, Cinema 21 is running a great series that includes movies like Kiss Me Deadly, Detour, The Manchurian Candidate, The Killing, Black Angel, and lots more. MORE INFO.

Friday, March 17 from 10AM to 6PM. Only today! Swing by Red Sail for Stacy’s big Luck of the Draw Sale! Today only you can get 15-50% off all full price merchandise in the shop or get 15% off online with code: IRISH for the entire online shop selection. Red Sail is located at 1723 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, March 18 from 11AM to 4PM. Get over to WM Goods for a wonderful sample sale with the ladies from WM Goods, Shop Boswell, and Le Souk Le Souk! There will be crazy deals on lovely things from all three shops for up to 90% off. Plus, sips and snacks while you peruse. WM Goods is located at 1136 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19 from 10AM to 4PM. Stop by the Spring Studio Sale with Portland Garment Factory, Howard, and The Granite! Beautify your wardrobe and home with an abundance of samples, one-offs, and new and past season pieces. The Portland Garment Factory Studio is located at 408 SE 79th Ave. MORE INFO.

Now thru Sunday, March 19 (Fri & Sat 10AM to 6PM + Sun 11AM to 5PM). Dominga and Lynne are celebrating their one year anniversary at Perican Bing! There will be 20% off in the shop and online with code: celebrate. Perican Bing is located at 1620 SE Claybourne St. MORE INFO.

Tuesday, March 21 through Monday, May 1. Stop by Woonwinkel for a lovely ceramics pop-up shop featuring the colorful works of Brian Giniewski, Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe, Ashley Hardy, Mary Carroll, and Sarah Wertzberger. The pop up shop coincides with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Portland conference and also with the city-wide Design Week Portland (DWP). A rainbow of ceramics will be available for purchase. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Wednesday, March 23 from 4PM to 8PM. Stockings, wine and dance — Legs on Broadway is happening! Stop by Oregon Wines for pretty hosiery from Jane’s Vanity. Sip wine and champagne, shop spring hosiery from Falke and Gerbe, and see hourly choreographed routines. Oregon Wines is located to 515 SW Broadway. MORE INFO.

Thursday, March 23 from 5PM to 9PM. Stop by Salvage Works for the NCECA’s 51st Annual Conference event: Reclaim: Using the Past to Forge the Future. Artists Victoria Christen and Kowkie Durst will be displaying their ceramic work in an exhibit focused on the reclamation of past materials, images, and ideas to forge a new future. Plus, there will be ppetizers and drinks. Free admission — kids welcome. Salvage Works is located at 2024 N Argyle Street. MORE INFO.

Thursday, March 30 from 6PM to 8PM. Make a plan to come to Schoolhouse Electric for the wonderful Egg Press Write_On Event! A wonderful community event celebrating design, local businesses, and writing letters! RSVP includes: A Write_On Letter-Writing Kit (6 letterpress printed cards, 6 envelopes and a Sakura Of America Gelly Roll pen), complimentary postage for TWO letters – one to someone, and one to your future self (we’ll mail it to you one year from the event!), appetizers from Artemis Foods, beverages from Union Wine and Occidental beer (ID required), sweets from Quin Candy, music by DJ Aquaman, giveaways from Egg Press and Schoolhouse Electric, and a 15% off storewide discount offered to attendees. Schoolhouse Electric is located at 2181 NW Nicolai St. PLEASE NOTE: The event is free to attend, but you must RSVP because space is limited. MORE INFO + RSVP.

Sunday, April 2 from 11AM to 6PM. Make sure to stop by and shop the fun Sundaze Collective Market this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be 16 AMAZING designers and little shops selling their beautiful goods. The perfect place to shop for dreamy things for yourself, your friends, your family, and your sweethearts. Beautiful clothing, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, home goods, art, wall hangings, stuff for the kiddos, vintage, flowers, tarot, and delicious sweets! Participating Shops + Designers: Sweetheart Bakery, Alexa Stark, Le Souk Le Souk, Laurs Kemp, Work/Shop, Upper Metal Class, The Yo! Store, Michael Green, REIFhaus, Vía Raíz, Tarot: Onyx Marie, Polaris Jewelry, Hillockburn Farm, Continuall Vintage, AK Studio, and Pursuit of Happiness. The Sundaze Collective is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! I highly recommend taking one of Chelsea’s amazing workshops to learn fun skills and meet wonderful folks.

I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for consideration, then just email me!

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PHOTOS: Pretty shots from the new WM Goods lookbook. Stop by their event listed above!

Eatable of Many Orders

I love the new pasta-inspired collection for spring from Japanese label Eatable of Many Orders. For Portland friends, I recently saw this collection at Odessa downtown and it’s BEAUTIFUL. I honestly don’t think the photos for the lookbook do the collection much justice — the pieces in person hang beautifully and the details are wonderful. I haven’t seen the Pasta Collection available online yet, but I suggest contacting Odessa if you’re interested in specific pieces. You can also find the amazing Eatable of Many Orders bags at Beklina.

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Images courtesy of Eatable of Many Orders.

Sartoria Vico

This new collection for spring by Sartoria Vico, from Milan, is making me really happy. The colors, pleated knitwear, geometric shapes, lines, and glimmer all remind me of some of my favorite 1930s-inspired designs from the 1970s, but with shapes that are current. I have a soft spot for pleated knitwear midi skirts — I just love that they cling a bit (in the best way) and flare out a little at the bottom when you walk. Some of my favorites are the Mosaic Dress, the Mosaic Top, the Dress, the Bluebell Dress, the Pleated Dress, the Pleated Midi Skirt, the Jumpsuit, the Oversize Jumpsuit, the Jacket, More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Sartoria Vico.

Friday!

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m off to run around and prepare for a small, furry new family member who we weren’t expecting to meet or welcome for a much longer time. She’s very cute and I will be posting some photos on instagram this weekend! Puppy whirlwind! Eeeeeep! Wish me luck! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

♥ I really want a pink moon and a lightning bolt.

♥ I like these high-rise jeans very much.

♥ And I LOOOOOVE these cute cropped sailor jeans.

♥ I think this button-back cashmere sweater would be adorable with jeans.

♥ It is decided. I’m definitely getting this dress in navy.

♥ I also love this dotty bell-sleeve dress in marine salt!

♥ Aaannnnd… this simple dress is giving me happy spring feelings.

♥ YES. I definitely need a simple pebble silvery moon cross-body bag.

♥ I own and love these lovely mary jane shoes.

♥ It’s hard to find them, but these are all good lookin’ vegan shoes.

♥ Is it too early to think about beach bags? I love this one.

♥ How about amazingly beautiful handmade hand fans?

♥ I kind of love these funny earrings. They look like cat toys!

♥ One of these gorgeous necklaces would make me smile daily – a perfect droplet.

♥ Swooning over this ring in brass and turquoise.

♥ All these rings are absolute stunners.

♥ Time to restock my favorite cedar rose hair tonic! Smells amazing.

♥ Oh, my word. THIS RUG IS TOTALLY AMAZING.

♥ Holy mother. I’d like to eat all these chocolate bars, please.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

♥ Get 25% off all shoes at Beklina with code: highandlow25 for a limited time.

♥ Get 30% off this sweet ring of the month from Rebecca with MARCHRING.

♥ Sadie’s sale section is wildly amazing right now!

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PHOTOS: Phenomenal Mary McFadden designs from the late 1970s.

PDX Event: Spring Seconds Sale

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SPRING SECONDS SALESun, March 12 • 11AM to 3PM • 403 SW 10th Ave • MORE INFO

YAY! It’s the 4th Annual Spring Seconds Sale this Sunday, March 12, and it’s going to be amazing! Make your way to The Cleaners at Ace Hotel to shop the wares of eight wonderful local designers who are selling their slightly imperfect, but beautiful goods for up to 50% off. Plus, there are always perfectly perfect things! Look for clothes (ladies AND gents!), jewelry, bags, lighting, art, textiles, housewares, planters, ceramics & lots more. As always, make sure to come early for the best scores!! 11AM to 3PM at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO

SPRING SECONDS PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS: CARAVAN PACIFICBRIDGE & BURNBARROW JEWELRYANOTHER FEATHERTHE GRANITEMINOUX JEWELRYPRIME CUTSCOUT & WHISTLE HOSTED BY CARAVAN PACIFIC ♥

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IMAGES: 1. Another Feather 2. The Granite 3. Scout & Whistle 4. Prime Cut 5. Barrow Jewelry 6. Another Feather 7. The Granite 8. Barrow Jewelry 9. Bridge & Burn 10. Minoux Jewelry 11. Caravan Pacific