Portland’s Stephanie Simek

"Course, I'm mad about animals, but raccoons and cats become a little bit boring. I mean, for too long a time." Little Edie Beale

Back in the day, I owned a small online boutique that I stocked with apparel, accessories and art from small indie businesses from the Pacific Northwest. One of my fave finds was Portland jeweler (artist? genius?), Stephanie Simek, whose false eyelash and real quail’s egg necklaces were some of my inventory.


Simek and I recently reconnected and she sent me a sample of her newest product, a perfume called Grey Garden, redolent with rose, heady with bergamot and the perfect winter scent to transport you to the warmth of a summer garden. Ever the innovator, for a limited time, Grey Garden comes with a set of assorted pressed flower temporary tattoos.

Check out Simek’s other rad products, including her cheeky Spearrings, here.