02.05.19

LITTLE TIENDA!

i’ve been loving following lately, em (the owner and designer!)  just launched a new collection and it’s full of the prettiest easy breezy silhouettes that i want to jump into. i love how imaginative she gets with the cuts of the clothes. she designed everything to be comfortable, flattering and extremely wearable. you can layer them up or wear them on their own. it’s also all fair trade and slow fashion, each pieces is created with love and care! here are a few of my faves. – joanie

bri has and i feel just a little jealous every time i see her wearing it.

the blue dress above has the coolest pleating on the sides and i’m loving that she’s designing in hot pink. it’s such a flattering and fun color, you basically can’t be in a bad mood wearing fuchsia!

and these glowy shots in all white! how cute is that ?! you can shop her whole line !

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

FAVORITE T-SHIRT!

my is 40% off today only with code TOP40! ethically made, 100% cotton, the perfect length to wear tucked or untucked with a slightly worn-in vintage feeling. i’m between a 2-4 and i wear a size small which isn’t too fitted and drapes nicely across the waist. i have it in 4 colors and want more, not joking when i say my dream tee!

so many colors!

01.30.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 117

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

(photo and hand drawn type by for designlovefest)

01.30.19

RED CURRY!

red curry | designlovefest

okay, okay you’re in for a real treat today! this curry is out of this world delicious and so easy (no joke!). the secret is in which is a 100% must for this recipe. i started using a couple of years ago but it wasn’t until my friend katherine made her curry that was 10x better than mine and shared the secret that she puts in an equal amount of fish sauce to paste. and that my friends is the key! for every one can of coconut milk you use you’re going to put two tablespoons each of the curry paste, fish sauce and coconut sugar.  we made this with shredded beef but i’ve also made it which chicken thighs and it’s just as good! and bri just made it with ground pork and added pineapple which is really taking this to the next level! so many ways to make it, just do it and tell us you’re not obsessed! – joanie

red curry | designlovefest
red curry | designlovefest
red curry | designlovefest

now, for what you’ll need. i split my shopping between my local thai market and trader joe’s. you can make this recipe fully vegetarian by upping the veggies and you also can sub in different ones that what i used, mushrooms, squash, carrots, onion, etc. i like to try and pack this with vegetables for the health kick and to help keep you full. i also like this with a big handful of kale if you feel so inclined.

red curry//
serves 6-8
• 1 can coconut cream
• 1 can coconut milk
• 1/2 cup – 1 cup water
• 4 tablespoons fish sauce
• 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
• 4 tablespoons
• 1.5 lbs shredded beef (can be more or less meat depending on your preference)
• lime makrut leaves
• 2 cups chopped bell peppers
• 2 cups broccoli
• to garnish, limes, red onion, cilantro, bird’s eye chilis

red curry | designlovefest

• combine the fish sauce, curry paste and coconut sugar into a small bowl and mix well.

• heat your pan until hot, once hot add a tiny bit of oil, just to coat the bottom. too much oil and your curry sauce will separate! add your meat, searing until brown, don’t over crowd the pan, you might have to do this in two batches. once cooked remove and set aside. keeping the heat at medium, add the fish sauce, curry paste and sugar mixture into the pan and mix with the meat juices for about 30 seconds. then add one can of coconut milk. stir, scraping up all the bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, and mix well. it should be smooth. no lumps! add the coconut cream and the water and mix again. add the meat back in, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

red curry | designlovefest

• i like to blanch my broccoli in salted water, this is an optional step but somehow i think it makes a difference in flavor, up to you. so you can either put the veggies in raw or, heat a pan of salted water, bring to a boil, put broccoli in and cook until bright green around 1-2 minutes. drain, chop and put into the curry!

red curry | designlovefest

• add the peppers or any other veggie you want and then put in about 5 lime makrut leaves. rip them slightly and mix them in. i think ripping them brings out some of the flavor, but up to you! i like to use the frozen peppers from trader joe’s they are already chopped so it cuts down on prep time.

red curry | designlovefest
red curry | designlovefest

• for the rice, follow the directions on the bag or do what we did, rinse two cups of jasmine rice. heat a small sauce pan on medium heat with 1 tablespoon coconut oil and a pinch of salt. once hot, add the rice, and let it toast, stirring constantly. once it’s slightly fragrant add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, reduce to a very low simmer and cover. cook for 12 minutes. turn heat off and don’t uncover!! let it sit for 5ish minutes. remove lid, fluff and serve!

red curry | designlovefest
red curry | designlovefest

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styling by joanie cusack 

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