Ditch the roses and chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and check out Portland’s two classiest festivals this month, the Portland Jazz Festival
and the Northwest Film Center’s International Film Festival
. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite events, and created a style guide with items from the store so your V-day will be a no brainer this year.
Our Film Pick: Kon-Tiki
is the ultimate adventure flick on the high-seas without any eyeliner wearing pirates. The film follows ethnographer and rookie seamen, Thor Heyerdah, on his 4,000 mile journey across the Pacific on a wooden raft to prove his theory that the Polynesian Islands were settled by South Americans. Based on Heyerdahl’s own documentary and book about his real-life adventure, the movie’s cinematic grandeur and edge-of-your-seat suspense will keep you and your date’s hearts racing. Catch a screening of Kon-Tiki at Whitsell Auditorium
on February 17th at 7:30pm or Regal Lloyd Center 4
on February 19th at 6:00pm.
Valentine's Day Look for Her
Portland's International Film Festival only comes once a year, so it's the perfect opportunity to dress up for the movies. Layer a floral silk dress with a military inspired wool sweater for the perfect mix of sweet and bold. Add a pair of nude heels and matching shaped jewelry for the finishing touches.
QSW Blue Stone Floral Dress, Maison Scotch Boxy Sweater, Nau Shroud of Purrin Trench, Swedish Hasbeens Grandma Boots, Sahlia Michelle Earrings, Julie Nolan Bracelet, Melange Roll-On Perfume, Seaecho Clutch
Our Music Pick: ACS
The triple threat jazz group, ACS
(Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding), combines three of the best female jazz musicians today, and is a must see at this year’s Portland Jazz Festival. Grammy Award winners and masters at their craft, ACS pushes the boundaries in the contemporary jazz realm. Catch their performance at Newmark Theater on February 24th at 7:00pm.
Valentine's Day Look for Him
Dress to impress at the Portland Jazz Fest with a fitted button-down, wool vest, cable-knit sweater and slick black boots. Opt for colored jeans instead of regular blue, and don't forget the finishing touches with some pomade and a touch of cologne for a polished look.
LVC Shawl Collar Cardigan, What Goes Around Comes Around Jacoba Vest, Nau Interwoven Shirt, West Third Brand Marche De Tabac Cologne, Imperial Gel Pomade, Nixon Chronicle SS Watch, Wolverine Addison Boots, Baldwin Denim - The Reed Duck Canvas, Billykirk 12" Carry All