Holiday at Red Sail


There are so many good gift options at Red Sail right now and, like most shops, their shipping deadline for Christmas is coming up, so I thought I’d do a roundup of some of my current picks. Portland locals and visitors are lucky enough to be able to pop in to Red Sail with time to spare, so go visit Stacy and the Red Sail crew at 1723 NE Alberta St! More HERE.

Get 15% off everything at Red Sail with code: HONEY15 now thru 12/17. (Last day for U.S. shipping for Christmas!)

MY RED SAIL PICKS: 1. paris map letterpress print 2. juniper alberta table lamp 3. bronze double bar earrings 4. smile now cry later earrings 5. presence cuff bracelet 6. bronze nama hoop earrings 7. gem coasters 8. large dove grey mug 9. parallels clutch 10. herringbone board 11. couleur tea set 12. basic black leather tote 13. fabi vegan backpack 14. fox newborn keepsake set

Kate Towers

I was so happy to hear from Kate Towers that she launched a new online shop that showcases a beautiful collection produced outside of her custom design work. Kate is such an integral part of the Portland fashion and design story — it’s wonderful news that her pieces will be more accessible. That said, they are still being made in small quantities from her SE Portland studio. I absolutely LOVE the black Zip Up Smock Coat and my other favorites are the Deep Green Dress with Stripe and Oversized Checked Dress. More HERE.









Images courtesy of Kate Towers.

Shop Visit: North of West



Those seeking elevated design and craftsmanship will be delighted to find North of West in Portland’s West End shopping district. Opened a year ago by the founders of revered Portland-based brands Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Nell & Mary and Make It Good, you’ll find all of their beautiful handmade wares displayed amongst a well-thought-out selection of many other design heavy hitters. The result is a flagship store melded with harmoniously beautiful goods ranging from modern jewelry by Fail and Young Frankk to dream looks from Ali Golden to a fantastic selection of home goods and much more HERE.

This just in: there’s a 20% off North of West promo code: HOLIDAY20 through 12/18.




What I first noticed about North of West was their large, railroad apartment style space. The shop is bright and open with a lot of windows, high ceilings (featuring Pigeon Toe light fixtures, naturally) and warm wood floors. The NoW homewares, including sophisticated textiles, hand-carved wooden utensils from Board & Bread, copper standing bowls from Fort Standard, and small batch Woodlot candles, greet you at the front of the shop. More apothecary goods and covetable accessories pull you further into the space and then a large selection of clothing is waiting to be discovered at the back of the shop. North of West’s sweet manager, April, was manning the shop when I stopped by. Her sunny personality and the good tunes on the stereo made me wish I could stay all day!




Other notables in stock include elegantly rustic jewelry from Portland’s Dea Dia, super cute footwear from Osborn, heavenly soaking salts made locally by Midnight Collective, quality leather bags from Cuero & Mor, fun stationery from Frances Lab, modern planters from NYC’s Bower, and even handmade chopsticks from HANK by Henry. After lingering amid everything for a while, the apparel was calling me. Freshly stocked with Make It Good’s superb new collection, I found myself wanting it all! My favorites were the Sideways Rain dresses in beautiful silk, the cozy Pebble Knit dress in winter white, and the Grid Canvas Knit sweatshirt in moody smoke.




As you plan your holiday table this year and look for the perfect hostess gifts, Pigeon Toe and Nell & Mary both offer a great variety of choices. Make it easy and pick up Nell & Mary’s wonderful tea towels and napkin sets in organic cotton and cotton chambray. You should also consider the elegant woven porcelain napkin rings and plethora of heirloom-quality serving pieces from Pigeon Toe. Dress yourself and your space!

North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Avenue in Portland and is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 6:30PM and Sundays from 12PM to 6PM. Follow @shopnorthofwest on Instagram and like North of West on Facebook to keep up on their latest news. You can also now shop online anytime!




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



Hello! Happy Monday! The weeks are just zipping by and the clock is counting down to Christmas. I have quite a bit of shopping left to do before my plan kicks in to luxuriate on the sofa with some yummy Bûche de Nöel and Champagne with records spinning and books open. I imagine most of us do, so here are some links below: holiday hair ideas, hot chocolate and cake recipes, and sweet shopping codes. I’ve also included some of the last of the Portland events besides likely last minute shop sales. Have a wonderful week! ♥ Jen


⟁ YES! Make sure to enter my $300 Seven Sisters giveaway for lovely clothing & more.

⟁ My VERY GOOD HAIR Giveaway. Stunning handmade hair adornments + promo codes.

⟁ YUM. My big roundup of good hot chocolate recipes.

⟁ CAKE FOR DAYS. I pulled together a bunch of dreamy cake recipes.

⟁ This Winter Shandy Punch recipe sounds SO GOOD.

⟁ Need party hairstyle ideas? Check out my roundup of pretty hairdos.

⟁ Also, buy this book for wonderful hair tutorials. (28% off)

⟁ A festive little metallic clutch for holiday parties. (10% off code: 2015CHEER)

⟁ So many wonderful things! My Woonwinkel picks for the holidays. (15% off: HK15OFF!)

⟁ I love these moon wall pockets for your plants! (25% off code: knowyoursource)

⟁ A very simple and cute casual dress for the holidays. (free shipping for orders $150+)

⟁ A new collection sneak peek full of beautiful pieces. (20% off code COLENIMOJEN)

⟁ Portland friends — here are a bunch of fun local events worth leaving the house for!

⟁ Yes, WHISKEY WILL DO and for him, too. (free shipping for orders $150+)

⟁ We stopped by lovely little West End Select Shop visit and found amazing things!

⟁ I love this shop lookbook full of beautiful designs from truly great Brits.

⟁ This marble coffee table looks perfect.


❆ Get 25% off your orders at Bashful Garter with code BASHFULXMAS thru 12/16.

❆ Get 15% off purchases from Wild Poppy Goods with code: lastsale thru 12/16.

❆ Get 15% off everything at Red Sail with code: HONEY15 now thru 12/17.

❆ Get 10% off everything at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: 2015CHEER thru 12/18.

❆ Get 25% off + FREE SHIPPING on orders $100+ at Zady with code: knowyoursource

❆ Get free worldwide shipping at Seaworthy with code SHIPFREE thru 12/19.

❆ Get free shipping at Tiro Tiro with code SENDMEFREE thru 12/19.

❆ Get 15% off at Seven Sisters with promo code HONEYMAGIC15 now through 12/19.

❆ Get 20% off everything at Christina Nicole with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 12/20.

❆ Get 20% off everything at Colenimo with code COLENIMOJEN now thru 12/24.

❆ Get 15% off everything at Woonwinkel with code HK15OFF! now thru 12/24.

❆ Get free U.S. shipping at Pine & Boon with code SHOPSMALL on 1/1/16.

❆ Get free U.S. shipping at Imelda’s for orders over $50.

❆ Get free U.S. shipping on Alima Pure Cosmetics purchases of $35+ — no code needed.


Tuesday, December 15. 5PM to 9PM. Come by Brookes Boswell’s studio to shop the Holiday Open House with Brookes, Sara Barner, REIFhaus, Martina Thornholl and Object. Nab some beautiful hats (for cold days or warm getaways), handbags and other leather goods, clothing and ceramics. PLUS, there will be punch, wine, beer, treats and cute dogs dressed in costumes. Brookes Boswell’s studio is at 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite #230 (upstairs and left). MORE INFO.

Thursday, December 17. 6PM to 8PM. Come to the Frances May Holiday Pop-Up for an evening of holiday punch, gifts and cheer. Meet the designers and shop select clothing from Howard, jewelry from Faris and objects from Haley Ann Robinson. Plus, you can take 10% off Frances May stock during event hours. Frances May is located at 1013 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Thursday, December 17. 10AM to 7PM. Stop by the Zelda’s Shoe Bar Holiday Open House for a jewelry trunk show and sip some wine while you shop. Zelda’s Shoe Bar is located at 717 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

Friday, December 18. 5PM to 8PM. Come by Amelia for their Holiday Party! 20% off the whole shop (party dresses + silky shrugs!), treats, drinks and really good company. Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, December 20. 12PM to 7PM. Pop in to the decadent Jane’s Vanity Holiday Soirée at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. Lots of beautiful lingerie and more for both women and men. Models will showcase Jane’s Vanity looks throughout the day and help shoppers find their perfect pieces. The new holiday lookbook by George Berbers will be projected, there will be a live a cappella performance, a DJ, Spellbound Flowers for bouquets, a floral photobooth & more. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.


ABOVE PHOTOGRAPHS: 1. Mary Martin decorating a Christmas tree. 2. Joan Crawford checking out the wreath.

The Art of Hair Giveaway!


Ahoy! Today I’m having a seriously treasure-filled giveaway to celebrate The Art of Hair book written and styled by extraordinary hairdresser and very lovely lady Rubi Jones. The fun DIY hair tutorials in her book are easy to follow and really inspiring to try new looks and forms of personal expression. Plus, holiday parties are happening and New Year’s Eve is coming up! I also wanted celebrate and include some other women who are extraordinarily clever and talented designers: Tiro Tiro, Seaworthy, Christina Nicole and Katie Armour. They made the stunning hair adornments for the big prize. There will be 3 winners — 1 person will get a copy of The Art of Hair and ALL of these hair dazzlers and 2 more people will get a copy of Rubi’s dreamy book. Great gifts for so many age groups! GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ♥

1. Tell us what your dream hair would be like or a personal hair goal in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow @HoneyKennedy on Instagram, then leave a comment below. If you already follow me — just let me know that, too!

HAIR ADORNMENTS:Moon Hair StickLong Helios HairpinShort Helios HairpinArcos HairpinPalmae HairpinSyte Mini HairpinsSawtooth CombThe Art of Hair

▴ Get 20% off everything at Christina Nicole with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 12/20.
▴ Get free worldwide shipping at Seaworthy with code SHIPFREE thru 12/19.
▴ Get free shipping at Tiro Tiro with code SENDMEFREE thru 12/19.
▴ Get 28% off on The Art of Hair right now, right HERE.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Megan Lovall, Sarah Bottom Sturgill & Abby Hall!




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

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Friday, December 18 at end of day. The winners will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with names within a few days!

THANKS! to all these wonderful ladies and to my dear friend Sarai who let me come take advantage of the nice light in her pretty design studio and snapped these photos for me. ♥