Friday!

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Happy Friday! Yay. I’m really looking forward to taking a rose care workshop (HELLO! WHEN DID I TURN 80?!) this weekend with my good friend, Sarai, at Portland Nursery. Since I only started growing roses last spring, I’ve never done winter rose pruning. I’m terrified that I will kill all the roses I worked so hard to grow! We’ll also be taking care of our niece all weekend — which always makes me happy. And Valentine’s Day, of course. Fancy dinner out with my husband and this year we actually planned in advance so everything wasn’t booked when we said “Oh! It’s Valentine’s Day!”. Not that Vietnamese takeout in your jammies isn’t romantic — there just might be a big slice of red velvet cake involved this year. Anyways, have a good weekend — Valentine’s, Galentine’s or rolling your eyes at all of the crazy. ♥ xo Jen

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♥ Wade through a sea of diamonds… enter my Erica Weiner Jewelry Giveaway!

♥ A sweet grey striped linen dress. (extra 60% OFF: SAVE60)

♥ A perfect dress for now with tights and for spring and summer!

♥ This indigo stripe dress is super versatile as well.

♥ Such beautiful grey Irish linen pants! (30% OFF!)

♥ Such a great little bag with glamorous bracelets for a handle. (15% OFF: IHEARTGSB16)

♥ I love my black and gold pouch for evenings out. (15% OFF: IHEARTGSB16)

♥ So hard to pick a color! All so good.

♥ I have my eye on this beautiful slouchy leather tote.

♥ ALL these silk linen blend big scarves are so beautiful. (20% OFF: VDAY)

♥ These lace-up rain booties are pretty cute.

♥ GIMME ALL THESE SHOES! Especially these. (20% OFF)

♥ I love these scalloped flats in both buff and black.

♥ I love all these pretty blush hues — especially apple blossom and mimosa.

♥ These silver hoops are heaven. (over 30% OFF)

♥ I’m in love with these cloudbreak earrings.

♥ These bold cosmic chandelier earrings are perfect.

♥ Ooooh… a floating crescent moon ring.

♥ I still have my eye on this amazing necklace. (20% OFF: UNIFIED)

♥ Gimme all the dreamy handmade ceramics! (40% OFF: BIGWINTERSALE)

♥ A cute and silly Valentine’s Day card.

♥ What’s more romantic than safety, blinking and cuteness? Not much.

♥ Making and owning beautiful loungewear is all about you.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

♥ Get an extra 60% off Bridge & Burn sale items with code: SAVE60 thru 2/15!

♥ Get 20% off everything at Tilde with code VDAY thru 2/14!
*Portland peeps — in-store too! 7919 SE 13th Ave

♥ Take 20% off all Elizabeth Suzann shoes now thru 2/14! No code needed.

♥ Take 15% off amazing bags from Gift Shop Brooklyn with: IHEARTGSB16 thru 2/14!

♥ Get these gorgeous Tiro Tiro sale items before they are gone!

♥ The Seaworthy jewelry sale section is AAAAAMAAAAZING right now.

♥ Get 20% off at Uni Jewelry with code: UNIFIED thru 2/14!

♥ Get 40% off everything at Rilla with code BIGWINTERSALE. Limited time!

♥ Get an extra 20% off Seven Sisters sale items with code SALEONSALE. Limited time!

♥ Get an extra 15% off Wood & Faulk sale items with code: extra15 for a limited time!

♥ Get free domestic shipping on Alima Pure cosmetic orders over $35! No code needed.

♥ Get 25% off orders of $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource.

➔ I HEART PDX

Now through Sunday, February 14. Stop by Tilde for their huge annual 20% Off Storewide Valentine’s Day Sale! You can also shop online with code: VDAY. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave in Sellwood. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12. 6PM to 9PM. HURRAY! Come to this party! The wonders at WildCraft Studio are opening an amazing new space for workshops and events here in the city! Come celebrate with treats, drinks, photos, flowers, new catalogs and lots of fun WildCraft instructors in attendance. Check the calendar for upcoming classes in both Portland and in White Salmon. The new WildCraft Portland Studio is located at 601 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 12 thru Sunday, February 14. Stop by Mississippi Ave for the Small Shops, Big Hearts event from February 12th through the 14th! There will be complimentary treats, chocolates, lots of discounts, brunch and menu specials, romantic gifts for yourself and loved ones, and lots more fun up and down Mississippi Ave! Some participating businesses: Flutter, Pistils Nursery, Oregon Deli Co., Fettle Botanic Supply & Counsel-Mississippi Ave, She Bop, Salty’s Pet Supply, Half Pint, Land Gallery, Radar Restaurant, Jennyfer’s Boutique, Manifesto Shoes, The Rambler and Blue Sky Wellness Studio! MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS: Carole Lombard — one of the greatest actors of all-time.

Shop Visit: Milk Milk Lemonade

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Located in lower SE Belmont, Milk Milk Lemonade is the tongue-in-cheek moniker of the OLO Fragrance flagship shop and outpost for an array of clever, thoughtfully chosen wares. Meticulously curated to compliment the full OLO line, you’ll also find skincare, art objects, magazines, jewelry, feminist accoutrements and accessories that perfectly represent co-owner and self-taught perfumer Heather Sielaff’s wit and keen eye.

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I had the occasion to spend a few hours at Milk Milk Lemonade during a special artist workshop in December and felt so cozy, at home, and inspired by the bright art and plant-filled space. After accepting some divine tea in a lovely ceramic mug, I chatted with Heather and Jonathan Sielaff, perused all the goodies and, honestly, kind of wanted to stay forever.

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Not only does Milk Milk Lemonade carry the entire line of heavenly OLO Fragrance, they have items not available on the OLO website, including: room sprays, incense, body oil, facial serums, floral waters, bar soaps, mood lifters, and so much more. After picking up a bottle of Valens to join my already treasured bottle of Cedar + Rose, I’ve added OLO’s Violet / Leather to my must-purchase list with just about everything else Heather has cooked up.

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Adding to my must-purchase list, and being the natural skincare addict I am, I am coveting MML’s selection of Binchotan charcoal soaps and face puffs, Sasawashi scrub mitts, and Jao moisturizers. I can’t help but imagine stocking up on more OLO goodness, those scrub mitts, a locally made Cocanu chocolate bar, a copy of The Gentlewoman, and staying in for what I am convinced would be the best evening of self-care I could indulge in. Other items of note include ‘boob’ print textiles from Gravel & Gold, jewelry from Better Late Than Never, Hazel Cox & Ming Yu Wang, silk embroidered Thank You shopping bags, and stunning hand-thrown porcelain vessels from Lillith Rockett. Milk Milk Lemonade is definitely an amazing place to pick up dreamy gifts for friends and loved ones!

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Milk Milk Lemonade is located at 1407 SE Belmont Street in Portland and they are open Thursday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM and Sundays from 11AM to 4PM. You can also shop OLO Fragrance online for an abbreviated selection. Follow @milkmilklemonade on Instagram and @olofragrance on Instagram to keep up on new items and fun events.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Erica Weiner Jewelry Giveaway!

YAY! Today I’m having a sparkling giveaway with dreamy Erica Weiner Jewelry! One super lucky person, chosen at random, will get a $500 gift card to spend on whatever they’d like in Erica’s dazzling shop. Valentine’s. Galentine’s. YOLO. Just ’cause. Whatever — roll the dice and get your name in for some phenomenal jewels. It’s really hard to pick my favorites, so I rounded up a bunch of them below. I think I’d probably use the gift card towards a gorgeous antique diamond ring, but the black diamonds from the 1909 Collection are still calling my name, too. This is one of my favorite places to fall down the glittering rabbit hole for long periods of time. Amazing. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!! ♥

UPDATE: Congratulations to Morgan Siggard! She won this amazing prize!

TO ENTER:
1. Visit Erica Weiner and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @ericaweiner and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!

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THE ERICA WEINER NY SHOPS: Make sure to stop by Erica’s stunning shops in New York! So many beautiful things to be found at Erica Weiner Nolita at 173 Elizabeth St. and Erica Weiner Boerum Hill at 360 Atlantic Ave. HOURS + SHOP INFO.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Erica Weiner. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, Feb 17, at 12PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with their name within a few days.

➔ FOLLOW ERICA WEINER + CREW:
SHOPFACEBOOKTWITTERTUMBLRPINTERESTINSTAGRAM

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Sessùn

The new Sessùn collection for Spring/Summer 2016 by Emma François is so sweet. The early 1980s vibe, pants, shorts, and cotton button-up tops are my favorite things happening here. Sessùn is also coming out with a pretty new bridal collection come mid-March. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Sessùn.

Shop Visit: Stand Up Comedy

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Located in the downtown Portland’s historic Morgan’s Alley, Stand Up Comedy is an internationally-renowned shop helmed by Diana Kim. Formerly a curatorial assistant of performing arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Diana uses her artistic eye and sensibilities to create this lifestyle boutique that embraces high fashion as much as it likes to poke a little fun at it.

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Stand Up Comedy’s space is just as unique as its wonderful offerings. A jewelry store in its past life, the original displays remain intact inside and out. Outside, large windows meant to house jewels instead show off rotating art installations made exclusively for Stand Up Comedy by the designers they stock. A lighted ‘Applause’ sign is the indicator that you’ve arrived. Once inside, clothing racks run down the center of the space while brightly lit display cases line both walls to house amazing accessories, including: shoes, hosiery and jewelry, as well as a great selection of books, cosmetics, fragrance and skincare potions. Stocking a little bit of everything, Diana considers Stand Up Comedy to be a micro-department store.

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Conceptual and hard to find brands such as Germany’s Bless and Japan’s Cosmic Wonder are stocked alongside favorites like Base Range, Dieppa Restrepo and local designers like Alexa Stark and Howard Woman. Diana’s eclectic mix of goods is a breath of fresh air — or dare I say, a sweet chuckle. Other items of note: natural luxury skincare from Kypris and Butter Elixir, jewelry from Kat Seale, FAUX/Real and Saskia Diez, socks from Strathcona, and too many great art books to name. With knowledgable and friendly staff ready to answer questions and explain concepts, an afternoon spent shopping at Stand Up Comedy is an afternoon well-spent.

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Stand Up Comedy is located at 511 SW Broadway in Portland. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM or shop Stand Up Comedy online. Follow @standupcomedytoo on Instagram and like Stand Up Comedy Too on Facebook to keep up on new arrivals and sales.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur