10.20.20

PALOMA WOOL

inspired by paloma wool’s new line and a collab with photographer jp bonino.  checkers, crop circles, aliens, psychadelic imagery…count me in.

10.19.20

20 SONOMA COAST GETAWAYS

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

we spent some time up in northern california this past week and WOW was it pretty! the drive up the sonoma coast is incredible, the redwood trees are giant and amazing, and the architecture in sea ranch is just plain cool. I would say my favorite getaway has a fire place, lots of cooking, music, relaxing, wine, and nature. we took the 9 hour drive up, and stayed at this lodge about half way and then ended up at the cabin in sea ranch shown above (airbnb here)

i rounded up 20 adorable airbnbs to stay along the coast if you and your family are looking for some time in nature. some are surrounded by trees and some have ocean views…take your pick!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

2. love this little beauty with the green trim and the stunning view from the porch!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

3. the views! the fireplace! the hot tub! this house looks like the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and taking in the ocean view.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

4. this stunning cabin is the perfect spot if you’re looking to be tucked in the trees.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

5. this house is the perfect mix of woodsy with the tress and ocean with those views. and they allow dogs which can be hard to find in rentals!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

6. if you’re looking for a spot for a group trip, this is it. sleeps 10, is right on the russian river and has stellar reviews.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

7. the perfect fall escape. the reviews make me want to book right now and they have high speed internet which makes it an ideal work from home spot.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

8. WOW. a bucket list spot. the views are breathtaking and the pool on the cliff puts this one over the top.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

9. this one and the one above are both in Jenner which is a very cute town about 1.5 hours outside San Fran. very charming and scenic!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

10. we could all probably use a few days to step away from the news and back into nature. this little spot will do the trick.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

11. find 5 friends and head to this gorgeous spot for your next milestone birthday! a big celebratory dinner on that patio would be a dream.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

12. are you overwhelmed with options yet?! i love all the wood detailing in this place and those cozy built in benches by the fire.

SEE ALL OF THE HOUSES AFTER THE JUMP…. (more…)

10.02.20

A COZY SALE

it has been a bit of a stressful week so i distracted myself today by checking out the mango 30% off sale. i’m drawn to all the big knits and cozy jackets. everything is 30% off with code SALE30.  hope you had a good week and a relaxing weekend. xx- joanie

i have a version of the jacket above and i wear it all the time, even in california, it’s the perfect weight. and i love the deep red color of the floral skirt.

 

10.01.20

10 MICHIGAN AIRBNB GETAWAYS

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

we’re back with another round up of our favorite airbnbs! i’m a michigan girl, born and raised and moved to california when i was 18 for college. as much as i love california, a piece of me will always belong to michigan. there is something about the midwest that you can’t find anywhere else. michigan is a magical place to visit, summer is a wonderful time to visit (all the lakes!) but fall is absolutely beautiful, the colors are incredible. i love the winter too, the blanket of soft snow, staying inside by the fire, venturing out for a cross-country sky, it’s a great vacation. i found some gems on airbnb (like the cozy Aframe cabin above that’s right on a river!) and highly encourage you to book a trip to the midwest! Xx – joanie

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

lake leelanau is one of my favorite places to visit and i love how warm and open this house is, perfect for a summer or winter visit. look at that cozy outdoor fire place!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

south haven is another great town to visit and not a far drive from chicago! this home sleeps 8 and is on lake michigan. i’m sold on that screened in porch and gorgeous wood ceilings in the house.

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this farmhouse in northport has incredible reviews and looks like the perfect city escape. there are a surprising amount of amazing food and wine options in northern michigan!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

another northern michigan gem! this modern house has stunning views and a kitchen i would kill to cook in. book this for the perfect fall color adventure!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this incredible home is in my hometown of grand rapids! it was designed by frank lloyd wright and you can stay in this historical beauty. feels like a must do!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this lakeside cabin sleeps 4 for $150 a night. you’ll find me in that bathtub!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

no need to go to france for you dose of lavender fields, you can book this pretty house!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

i’m about to head back to michigan RIGHT NOW with all these cool new places to stay! love the fireplace and the porch and the fact that they have their own pickle-ball court!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

wow, this home is stunning! i’d like to leave here for a month in the fall.

AND make sure to check out…

15 california getaways here

15 new mexico & arizona airbnbs here

10 retreats from new york here

10.01.20

WHERE MY HEAD’S AT LATELY

colors and patterns in nature, physics, energy, plant medicine, egypt, neuroscience, shamanism, outer space…you know, the usual!

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