Since opening their doors in 2011, charming and homey boutique Red Sail has been a wonderful addition to Portland’s Northeast Alberta Street. Owner Stacy Maiano stocks an excellent selection of housewares, gifts, accessories and paper goods, including a host of items produced by local makers. I love walking into Red Sail and seeing the rainbow of glossy ceramics, illustrated tea towels, candy-hued Baggu bags and art prints on display. I stopped by recently to find out which items Stacy suggests for the upcoming season transition and here’s what she recommended…
The modern geometric vessels from Portland-based makers Caravan Pacific are available in white and a cheery robin’s egg blue that’s exclusive to Red Sail. Use it as a vase for flowers, a planter once the weather turns cold, a pen catchall or use it to store kitchen utensils. Any use will add a happy pop to your space!
I also love the handcrafted, and appropriately named, Alberta Table Lamp from Caravan Pacific. The design is modern and sophisticated and I think the ceramic base and wood accents compliment each other beautifully. I can’t help but imagine it’s warm glow as the days grow shorter and the dreary winter months set in. Red Sail has the Alberta table lamp in black with red oak, white with walnut and turquoise with cherry wood. I’m eyeing the white version for myself.
At the top of my own wish list are the cotton herringbone throws made in Maine by Brahms Mount. They’re so soft and pretty, I want to use them for picnics now and for cuddling into once the cold nights arrive. Late season campers and beach walkers would do well to throw one over their shoulders for some truly indulgent comfort. Now I just need to decide which one to get — there’s so many colors.
The laser engraved leather triangle clutch from local makers Sons & Daughters are another of Stacy’s current favorites. Red Sail has both the cognac and dark brown versions in stock. I love this design which is a perfect hybrid of modern and bohemian styles and would make an excellent back to school gift.
I love the pretty new hand painted and printed collection from Anna Joyce. I especially like Anna’s bags and accessories, but she also makes some very sweet housewares. It’s fun to see her having so much fun coming up with new ways to create lovely textiles. My current faves are the soft cotton indigo chelsea stripe scarves, black ikat scarves, the indigo stripe tote with leather bottom and the broken lines tote. Plus, the photography and styling by my friends Lisa and Megan is stellar — just gorgeous as their work always is. More HERE.
Hello! I’m so happy to be having an amazing Sol del Sur jewelry giveaway with Brooklyn-based Chilean designer Soledad Proaño! One lucky person will get $150 shop credit to spend on any of her dreamy handmade jewelry pieces. Sol’s beautiful work is inspired by the landscapes she saw during hitchhiking trips made around Chile as a teenager. My faves are the crescent sun necklace, the diamond earrings, the modulated earrings and the nebula bangles. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥
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UPDATE: Congratulations to Alexis H.! She won this lovely prize!
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DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, Sept 16 at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, Sept 19.
I love the new Seaworthy jewelry collection for Fall/Winter 2014! Marisa’s Meta collection includes fine metal options, a broad spectrum of silhouettes and some really versatile pieces that can be worn a variety of ways. Of course, I always love seeing everything layered together — stunning! And the new rings are going to be REALLY fun to add to stacks. My faves are the leilas cuff, oleria earrings, leilas ring, lanata necklace and saurita necklace.
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Happy Friday! We’ve come to the end of a short week. The week after the long Labor Day weekend always feels like a you’re in a slow-motion haze. I’ve been so busy that I’ve had a hard time decompressing at all, but I’m looking forward to sneaking in a little baking this weekend while we work on house stuff. I’m looking at tweaking this tomato tart recipe and thinking about making some blueberry and apple hand pies. I’ll post some instagram pics with my results… and some other fun things happening! Have a fun weekend, friends. xo Jen
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Seriously, laughing SO HARD.
I’m obsessed with this pretty blush, but the shops were all sold out yesterday.
I bought some rose gold nail polish named after my dog instead.
I love this amazing dress.
Madly in love with these sunglasses.
Totally into this stunning dress too.
A cozy little dress for cooler days.
I love this cute, short car coat.
A great classic duffle coat. Both colors are cute!
A sweet plaid hooded jacket.
It’s pricey, but this coat is beautiful.
My current favorite instagram feed.
You know you’re a grownup when you find the compost bin of your dreams.
YUM. I made this Garlicky Kale and Egg Cups recipe — it was GREAT!
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PHOTO: Models, Janet Stevenson and Sabine wearing Clare Potter and Dorothy Cox in Bermuda in 1947. Photo by Genevieve Naylor.