I love this new collection from Melbourne-based accessories designer Georgie Cummings. I think my favorites from her “Symmetry Collection” are the polka dot and natural totes and the little gold foil ‘fur print’ coin purses and little clutch bags. I love that you can buy three different types of tassels to jazz up a bag and, for almost every design, Georgie offers the option of plain leather or her hand-drawn metallic print. More HERE and shop HERE.
Happy Friday! I know I’ve been spotty about posting this week, but we ended up taking some much needed time off at the coast early in the week. Astoria, Oregon has a bit of magic hovering around it and I’m trying to hold on to some of it and working on getting my sleep schedule on track. Insomnia is such a monster–I hope I can figure out how to keep it at bay with natural remedies. Always open to hearing how others manage this issue if anyone would like to share. Have a wonderful weekend! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
More than 30 sweet shopping codes from lovely little shops and makers!
I’d like to have these cute shoes in ‘nature’.
And these sweet shoes in black, please.
This summer dress is so pretty. It would look great with high clogs.
Love this silky dress with pockets.
I love these striped sandals.
These super simple sandals are nice too.
I want these leather slip-on sneaks.
This plaid linen top is fantastic.
A lovely striped linen sweater—cute beach coverup.
A lovely light pink linen blazer would be nice with dresses, skirts and jeans.
A perfect beach bag or farmers market bag.
Ashley’s amazing banners are back in stock. LOVE THESE.
I loved Anabela’s cute yoga mat bag DIY.
I think Kate’s house looks so beautiful!
➔ SPRING FAVES + SWEET DEALS!
SPRING FAVES #1
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Bridge & Burn, Aster + Bay, Victory, Strumpet, Vaux Vintage, Imelda’s, Favor Jewelry, Fail Jewelry and Porch Light.
Spring Faves #2
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Gift Shop Brooklyn, Lille Boutique, Erica Weiner, Woonwinkel, Rib & Hull, Ay Marieke, Summerland, Tiro Tiro, Betsy & Iya and OLO.
Spring Faves #3
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Shop Adorn, Seaworthy, Upper Metal Class, Flutter, Vuela, Tilde, Noun, Small Earth Vintage and Dalena Vintage.
Spring Faves #4
Sweet sale codes + my picks from Rilla, LoveHate, Uncovet, Fetch Eyewear, Imaginary Authors, LunaSol and Nancybird.
PHOTO: Princess Ira von Fürstenberg by Cecil Beaton, April 1955.
I love this Gelatology booklet from Studio Fludd. This sweet illustration project is part of a study of ice cream and geology that they have been working on at the studio. There was a creative workshop and as the finale they hosted an “edible installation” banquet. More HERE.
“A macrocosm of huge and slow geological explosions, erosions and metamorphosis contains in itself a microcosm of sweet multi-flavour crunchiness and creaminess. You can hold a mountain in your hand and lick an active sundae volcano, learning how to relate the majestic natural events to your daily experiences of transformation.” –Studio Fludd
Images courtesy of Studio Fludd.
Hey friends! Here’s an awesome list I put together of some fine events happening around Portland. Today starts it off with 5 wonderful things to do, people to see, drinks to drink and then the party of the week happens Friday at Betsy & Iya. Those crazy fools have planned to get everyone loaded on locally made hooch, wine, pie and candy while having a dance party, sales on jewels, raffles and more madness. SO GOOD. Have lots of fun out there! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Thurs, May 8 thru Sun, May 11. Mon–Thurs 11AM–6PM , Sun 12PM–5PM. Come to the big Woonwinkel Anniversary Sale! They are turning 3 and offering up to 70% off everything in the store (except custom furniture). They will also have bubbly and treats on Sunday the 11th to celebrate Mother’s Day and you can use code: YAYBIG3 for 20% off online thru Sunday! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, May 8 thru Sun, May 11. Mon–Thurs 10AM–6PM, Sun 12PM–5PM. Tilde is having their big annual Mother’s Day Sale! Everything in the shop will be 20% off during the event and they are stocked up on scads of beautiful jewels, housewares, accessories, candles, soaps, housewares and more. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave (at Lexington). MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, May 8. 5PM–8PM. Flutter will be showing prints by local photographer Debbie Zahler. There will be treats from The Sugar Cube and good Mother’s Day shopping fun. Flutter is at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, May 8. 6PM–9PM. Beam & Anchor will be having an art opening and showing the latest work from local artist April Coppini. Plus, there will be yummy botanical cocktails from Raft and lots of good shopping. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, May 9. 6PM–11PM. Betsy & Iya is having a huge and awesome celebration to celebrate their expansion and 6th Anniversary!!! Prepare yourself for crazy deals on Betsy & Iya jewelry, a big raffle, the unveiling of a special commissioned artwork by Portland makers that’ll hang in their new space, one-of-a-kind jewelry that YOU can have a role in creating, the boarding up of their Time Capsule to capture this moment and lots of REALLY enthusiastic dancing. There will also be a good tunes, New Deal cocktails, Union Wine Co. vino and treats from Pacific Pie Co. and QUIN candy. These babes know how to throw a party! Betsy & Iya is at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, May 9 through Sat, October 11. Museum of Contemporary Craft will be featuring Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo. Come see work by NW designers: Adam Arnold, Michael Cepress, Anna Cohen and Imperial Stock Ranch, Michelle Lesniak, Carole McClellan, The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Liza Rietz and Anna Telcs. “Fashioning Cascadia’s participatory projects look at the ways we engage, use, and re-fashion clothing day-to-day. And conceptual works by nationally-recognized artists illuminate cultural attitudes about fashion through dialogue, storytelling, and hands-on workshops.” MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, May 10. 11AM–6PM. The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is happening at the Convention Center. Also, THERE WILL BE KITTENS. Kittens and crafts! On-site cat adoption will be happening as well as over 200 vendors and the first 200 shoppers will get a sweet goodie bag. All ages + free admission. Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is at 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.
♥ On Sat, May 10. 2PM–6PM. Flora is hosting a Mother’s Day Trunk Show from! Stop by for lovely things from Alima Pure, Alma Chocolate, Favor Jewelry, Flora Bowley and Lynzee Lynx. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, May 11. 10AM–4PM. Portland Flea at The Colony will be taking place. Fantastic vendors! Photo booth, burgers, drinks, cupcakes and fun makeovers, too! The Colony is located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Mon, May 12 thru Weds, May 14. The Portland Mercury’s Open Season: 10th Annual Fashion Show is happening and there will be a mini show each day for all three days. AlexaStark, Crazy Wind, Mag-Big and Portland Garment Factory will be sharing their designs and the Merc has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Craft to celebrate local apparel design and manufacturing. The shows go from 6–8PM each evening at different locations. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Weds, May 14. 4PM–8PM. Come Shop the Block in the Beaumont neighborhood. There will be special deals, trunk shows, and more between 41st and 42nd on Fremont! Visit all six shops for a chance to win $300 in gift certificates—Shop Adorn, Amenity Shoes, Full Circle Resale, Silhouette and The Arrangement. Treats and beverages while you shop. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, May 17. 10AM–4PM. 65% OFF Pendleton: The Portland Collection for ONE DAY ONLY. All sales final and limited to stock on hand. Come early to get the best selection. The sale is at 220 NW Broadway (at Everett). MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, May 18. 10AM–4PM. Come to the Portland Flea Block Party at Union/Pine. In addition to their indoor vendors, they’ll be closing off the street for more vendors, more food carts and more fun! Union/Pine is at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Sat, May 31. Cielo Home is having their Founder’s Day Sale (their founders are their first pups and logo inspiration, Marcus and Sergio)! There is 25% off all furniture and lighting and they have also significantly discounted some items up to 90% to bring in new summer goods. Cielo Home is at 528 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
Although I tend to switch up the Portland galleries I visit each month, there is one that I always attend: Duplex. Having come back to Portland after finishing masters programs and looking to reconnect with Portland’s art community, painter and gallerist, Jessica Breedlove Latham, with painter and designer, Lindsay Jordan Kretchun, founded Duplex Collective early last year. They began with an art and design blog and a gallery space soon followed. So far, my favorite shows have been painter Kristen Flemington’s contemporary take on the Dutch baroque style, and the ‘Bored Girls’ photography series by local photographer Anja Verdugo.
Since its debut last July, Duplex has shown impressive works in diverse mediums such as painting, photography, collage, sculpture, illustration and 3D paper art. Not content to stop there, the Duplex ladies also created an extensive guide to Portland’s art galleries and have been getting involved with other local organizations, such as the Recycled Rain Project and the BCA program. If you’re looking for ways to become involved in Portland’s art scene or opportunities to learn more about what’s going on, Duplex is a great resource. Jessica and Lindsay work to share their passion for art through inclusive art education and promotion.
Whether you’re a seasoned art aficionado or you want to learn about art and don’t know where to start, Portland’s First Thursday gallery walk is a great way to check out Portland’s art scene. This is the evening each month when galleries throughout Downtown, Old Town and the Pearl District hold openings for the month’s new shows. I love the energy from what can often be described as a ‘party atmosphere’, albeit a somewhat intellectual one. Overall, it’s a great opportunity to grab a drink, people watch and keep up on the arts.
CREDITS: Photographs 1 & 4 by Allison Burt-Tilden for Honey Kennedy. Photo 2 of Kristen Flemington’s painting by Allison Burt-Tilden for Votre Grand Soeur. Image 3 is a collage of Anja Verdugo’s photographs from her Bored Girls series.