09.02.15

ROBYN KING WALL HANGING / GIVEAWAY

win a wall hanging! | designlovefest

this week you can win a handwoven tapestry by robyn king! her wall hangings are all so unique.

tapestry giveaway | designlovefest
tapestry giveaway | designlovefest

for all the LA locals, she is debuting her collection of hand woven textiles at DOTTER in highland park on september 12, from 6-10pm if you want to stop by for an evening of art, music, drinks and shopping.
tapestry giveaway | designlovefest
tapestry giveaway | designlovefest

i think this blue moon one is really cool. which one would you choose if you won? click through below to enter! 

tapestry giveaway | designlovefest
tapestry giveaway | designlovefest

photos by: lauren moore

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY…

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09.01.15

THE ULTIMATE CRUDITÉ PLATTER

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the art of the perfect appetizer is something to aspire to, i love going over to friend’s homes when they set out just a few simple, beautifully prepared things for you to snack on before your meal (or as your meal!). we really wanted to keep that inspiration in mind when we created this platter, something that can be served at room temperature, and doesn’t take a ton of prep.

the focal point of the entire set up was the produce, we live in california so we are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to produce options. there is an amazing company called farm fresh to you that allows people in california to order produce boxes that are organic and sourced from local farms and then customize what’s in it and it’s delivered directly to your door. basically like a CSA but you don’t have it pick it up and you can swap out items you know you don’t like for ones that work better for you.

we ordered a box that was mostly veggie with a few fruits thrown in so that we could create a spread that worked well with three different dips, basil hummus, cucumber tzatiki (MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! it’s amazing.), and baba ganoush. i go to the farmers market almost weekly here in LA and i was truly blown away by the quality of the produce they sent, everything was fresh, nothing too ripe and it all tasted amazing and was so beautiful. just how stunning is that rainbow chard!?

we made the three dips and also tried our hand at a homemade flat bread which was super simple and delicious. we used a food processor to make the dough and it all came together perfectly. a lot of people shy away from making their own dough but it really is much easier then you’d think.  for the veggies, we kept it mostly raw but roasted the carrots, potatoes and the stems of the chard. we put them all on the same baking sheet, tossed them in a little olive oil and baked them at 400 for about 15 minutes, we removed the chard stems at that point and cooked the carrots and potatoes through, about 10 more minutes. sprinkle them with a little sea salt and you’re set!

for the shishito peppers we blistered them in a hot pan with a little oil and a generous amount of salt, they are the best! it really was about keeping the whole food set up simple and approachable, nothing too fussy or involved. we all enjoyed this at our office after a long work day and it was the best. you gotta try some of those recipes, for real!

if you’d like to give farm fresh to you a try – click here to see if they deliver in your area and then you can sign up using our code (JZAN6581) for $10 off your first order. it really is a great service and something i plan to use on a regular basis.

photos by: ivan solis

(this post was sponsored by farm fresh to you, a company we believe in. thank for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create original content for you!)

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08.31.15

TOP 7 / WORKOUT FINDS

Have you noticed all the cool workout clothing recently emerging from the yoga and wellness trend? I’m really amazed at how trendy activewear is nowadays! These are some of my favorite finds from around the web. What’s your favorite training brand? -stephanie

marbled-workout-550

from free people

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adidas by mary katrantzou

dancing-pants-550

from free people

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mara hoffman

floral-bra-550

 

the upside

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zimmermann

graphic-adidas-outfit-550

from urban outfitters

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08.27.15

AHH! NEW CAR!

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i have wanted a vintage mercedes since high school! i’ve always loved the way they look more than any other new car. my grandma is still rocking her red convertible in her 70’s! so i finally decided to buy one, because…well, just because! i purchased it online the other day for a great deal. i haven’t officially SEEN it yet, but i am so excited for it to arrive!

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as cheesy as it sounds, i can’t wait to rock the style that comes along with this cute car!

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shop this look: mengly hernandez silk scarf, nars bright red lipstick, ban.do hair ties for windy rides, my hot tools curling iron, topshop funky sweater, celine sunglasses, and michael kors gold hoop earrings.

 

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08.27.15

50% OFF BLOGSHOP!

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you may have seen on my instagram yesterday the big news that we are closing down blogshop after 4 awesome years. (read about it here)

if you want to take advantage of the 50% OFF last chance sale, use the code BLOGSHOP150 at checkout here. - xx bri

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