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01.31.19

A LIGHTBOX PARTY (AND AN LA EVENT)!

lightbox | designlovefest

i feel like i’ve said this a couple of times already but this year is off to such a great start. things feel positive, light and fun and i’m going to lean into that, enjoy it while it last. one of my favorite partnerships from last year was with and i’m so excited to be working with them again. they create lab-grown diamonds and the company is built around the idea of celebrating female friendship and changing the idea that diamonds have to be given only as romantic gifts. with valentine’s day right around the corner we wanted to throw a party that was a celebration of girls, a Galentine’s day of sorts! it came at the perfect time as it was the week of my birthday so we added that into the list of things to celebrate and the party ended up being such a blast. in keeping with the idea of jewels, the theme was sparkle from the sparkly vintage shirt i wore, to glitter in the cocktails. we really glitzed it up.

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

also, i’m going to be with them on saturday, february 9 that you are invited to! all the details are at the bottom but come and hang out with us! it’s free and we’re going to be decorating cookies to give your girls for valentine’s day and it’s going to be fun and chill!  you can if you’re coming!

they will be similar to this cookies by  that we handed out at the party! except they’ll be blank and you can decorate them any way you want. gonna be fun, come!

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

i got to gift everyone these , they are the perfect thing to wear 24/7 and layer with all your other pieces. our new friendship necklaces! i love that it’s a little tie we all have together.

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

i definitely don’t take it for granted that i am surrounded by some many amazing women who have seen me at my best and worst. i feel truly lucky to have these friendships, they are like family to me. and as you can see, were a big hit!

lightbox | designlovefest

for the party, i got to work with to create the arrangements and installations and it was a dream! she’s so talented (and my wedding florist) and everything turned out just as i’d hoped. i love the textures she uses in her arrangements and how she’ll create something dramatic that’s rooted in a tiny vase.

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

we were lucky enough to host the party at the cutest little mezcal bar that’s close to our studio, . it’s such a special spot, it’s small but high impact. from the colors to the skylights in the ceiling and the painting on the wall, it’s a great hangout. if you’re ever in echo park, stop in for a drink. my favorite is the solano!

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

look at the cool “placemats” she made with acrylic over her floral magic. and i LOVE how this arrangement looked very mermaid…

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

hope you can make it to , let’s make cookies!! xx bri

lightbox | designlovefest
lightbox | designlovefest

when: saturday february 9th 12 – 2pm!
who: anyone is welcome! click to RSVP, the event is free!
location: Westfield century city mall: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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01.30.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 117

a style inspired these colors — rest in poetry mary oliver. –

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01.29.19

MY SELF LOVE STORY

i have felt a huge shift in myself lately, especially in the past 6 months. i’ve put in a lot of work on my mental health and personal happiness and have found really meaningful results. as someone who has dealt with anxiety since childhood, i feel like i have truly been untangling my issues and finding peace. i guess i just wanted to write down some thoughts and some things that have helped me…

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01.23.19

OUR NEW WORKSHOP!

it has been such a busy and rewarding start to 2019! i feel really energized and excited about everything that’s going on both personally and professionally! last week we launched our new workshop, the business of social media, and the responses and been so positive, you have joanie and i smiling ear to ear. thank you to everyone who has already watched it and who has shared feedback, we love hearing from you and it makes us so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. this was a serious labor of love and something that we’ve been wanting to create for over a year.

we get so many questions from readers asking for tips and advice on running their own business and we wanted to compile that information into one place. originally the thought was to do more small business consulting but that’s not affordable or accessible for so many and so this workshop was born and we’re really proud of what we created. it took us a really long time to work out the content and how to best share it and we hope you find it inspiring and insightful.

it’s broken down into two parts...the first is with me where i go over what it looks like to be a creative working with big brands like target and keds, how i stay motivated, coming up with new ideas, my process, mood boards, sponsors, collaboration, constantly evolving…i lay it all out there!

and the second part is with joanie! she covers the business side of things, how we negotiate our rates, how much to pay out, how we pay our bills, creating budgets, invoicing, quickbooks, reaching out to new clients, big things to look for in contracts, etc. the class is 1.5 hours and we highly recommend watching it one time through without taking notes and then a second time and take notes and really let it soak in. we tried to cram as much as we could into the class without making it completely overwhelming.

and it goes without saying that there are SO many different ways to be a small business owner and there isn’t a one size fits all, we try and be as transparent as possible because we think that’s where the real growth happens and that a lot of times in business there is a wall where people don’t want to talk about numbers or percentages, etc and it just becomes a guessing game. there was a moment where we looked at each other and said, “are we giving away too much?!” and then we decided it’s okay to give them away because everyone deserves to succeed and one person’s success and growth doesn’t diminish another person’s potential. and everyone has their own voice and vision to share and there is room for everyone!

it felt appropriate to launch this around the 10th birthday of designlovefest (and joanie’s 6th year with me!). thank you to everyone who has supported me and my evolution, who has visited the blog and left comments and encouraged me to keep going when i wasn’t feeling inspired. it has been a real honor to share so much of my life with you and i feel so lucky that i get to call this my job. i hope you love the workshop and i’d love to hear from you once you’ve watched it! and if you’re interested, you can sign up here!

01.18.19

COOKING SCHOOL UPDATE

cooking update | designlovefest

it’s hard to believe but we’re more than half way through our 20 week pro cooking class at ! it has been an amazingly eye opening experience on so many levels. it has changed the way i cook and truly given me the techniques and skills to take on almost anything. when they tell you at the start of each week what the class will be focused it always feels a little intimidating (pork chops! handmade pasta! deboning a fish! lobster bisque! braised chicken!) we’re going to do that?! and then by the end i always feel like that wasn’t that hard and i feel excited to try and make it again at home.

i feel so much more empowered in the kitchen! one of the most important things that i’m taking away from my time in is that time and effort leads to serious reward. there are so many things in life that feel out of reach out or not part of my skillset and i realize that if i can put focus on something for an extended period of time i will get better and that accomplishment feels amazing. seems obvious but i forget how rewarding it is to grow and learn at something new. i still share lots of cooking stories on monday on if you’re interested in following along!

cooking update | designlovefest

here are some LESSONS i’ve learned along the way, probably more than this but it’s a start!

PATIENCE IS EVERYTHING. learning to enjoy the whole process of cooking, preparing, and staying organized is what’s kept me in the game. i think it’s important to cook when you aren’t hungry, so you don’t rush the process. you watch the soup grow in flavor while it simmers. you wait for the pan to get piping hot for the perfect sear instead of just rushing into it. keep roasting the carrots longer until they are ready. making something from scratch is so satisfying and sometimes we want to speed up the process. but i promise it’s worth it to take your time and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

cooking update | designlovefest

MISE EN PLACE: i am not really a neat person, but i am learning to be. having a clean space is so helpful for my mood so i have been trying to be less avoidant when it comes to cleaning up. i know a lot of people think that when you have all these little bowls it can add up and be so many dishes. but incorporating mise en place (a french culinary phrase which means “putting in place” or “everything in its place”) really helps you keep tidy and makes cooking way less stressful.

cooking update | designlovefest

• i have that i put all my ingredients in before i start cooking. you can place all the ingredient bowls on a baking tray so you can easily carry the entire tray to the oven, and then to the sink after. rinse the whole tray and all the bowls right away and you will see how much easier the process is. no stuck on food. also having for larger ingredients and you can use one as your “scrap bowl” that sits right next to your chopping station and all of the extra pieces and ends go in there and then directly into a freezer bag for stock. (or compost, or trash, up to you. i just get giddy about not wasting food.).  will help you easily scoop up all of your chopped veggies to put in a bowl or into a pot. it’s also how i clean my cutting boards so quickly. remember how i talked about the patience portion before? if you are like me and don’t like to just stand around in the kitchen, you can take those extra minutes where your sauce needs more time and do a quick cleanup so that when your food is ready, you feel calm and relaxed.

cooking update | designlovefest

KITCHEN TOOLS! i remember when i first started cooking for real (prob about 2 years ago) before justin moved in i had really sad dull knives from ikea, i had just gotten my  for christmas from my parents, and i was lacking a lot of kitchen tools. while having all the gadgets is exciting, it’s also really not that necessary. i know for me it was overwhelming to think of all the things i still needed in the kitchen. take it slow. learn to cook and make a list of things you really want to purchase next. but as long as you have a heavy duty cutting board (s is cool), a sharp knife ( and ) a , a for eggs, a pot (love but they are pricier. i really like. i think the white inside is important so you can really see the browning happening on the bottom), and , that is a wonderful start. once you get some momentum, is a great next step. and a is awesome for zesting, grating garlic, and adding touches of cheese to your final plates.

BRI’S RECOMMENDED KITCHEN TOOLS:

oh! and , good time to get something you need!

 

cooking update | designlovefest
cooking update | designlovefest

FOOD SHOPPING: groceries and constant meal ideas. also overwhelming! i get it. i use a variety of things that work for us. once a week i go to grocery store. if i don’t have time or just feeling lazy, i use and that saves me a ton of time and the delivery fee is only $5. i also find that i spend less money when i use because i am not strolling through the aisles just adding a bunch of stuff we don’t need. it saves your favorites in a list…

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