we arrived in D.C. for blogshop and I was immediately in love with the colorful trees and perfect temperature. apparently october was definitely the time to visit. the second day shifted and we were feeling pretty anxious about the hurricane rolling in. it was amazing to witness our class all coming together to help us get back to LA. looking up flights on our photoshop breaks, offering rides to other states…it was the sweetest. our flight was cancelled and we literally rushed to the airport to catch the last flight out for days that whitney booked for us while we were teaching. we owe her big time. i felt so worried about leaving everyone (even though everyone in class was so calm!) i am just so glad everyone is okay.

I felt really close to all those students, people really come together in moments like those, don’t they? i have been thinking a lot about everyone over on the east coast and hoping you are feeling warmth and neighborliness in this hectic time.

people have been emailing me asking to put together gift guides using our blogshop items. it makes me happy to think people find these links useful. we really only choose items we love and think you would love too…and to see a full list of all the blogshop items, they are on our new website!

1. our friends at bkr helped to hydrate our students with their beautiful bottles once again.
2. one of our blogshop alumni claudia makes these cards under her name fig 2 design.

3. we’re still spreading the minted mini art prints love.

4. the adorable design darling boutique sent our students le pens for some important note-taking.

5. gradient towels from design within reach brightened up our goodie bags big time.

6. cheery floral rifle paper co. coasters from amelia presents (to sit their morning mimosas on)

and a big hug to marie tyler for helping us decorate that studio! funny story – when we arrived it was FULL of halloween decorations from a miscommunication with the space and it was a miracle that it looked like this before the students arrived. haha (hanging skulls, cobwebs, caution tape…it was not good)

see all of the student instagram action on our #blogshopDC hashtag.

and i just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful words about our new website! it has brought me to tears seeing the amount of signups in the last two days. it all feels a little bit surreal. and i hear a few of you have brought this PDF we made to your boss and convinced them to send you to blogshop? so cool.

next stop? atlanta and there is 2 more spots. go on, we’d love to have you.



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  • 1. Samantha Penner  |  November 7th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Love the snapshots. I want to go visit DC in October! I have heard wonderful things about the changing leaf colors. SO sweet that everyone came together to help you get back home.

  • 2. The New Diplomats Wife  |  November 7th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    We had such a great time with you ! Thanks for such an unforgettable class. For those considering taking it, consider no more – it’s well worth it. Looking forward to the next one!

  • 3. Emily // Sparrow Nest Script  |  November 7th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    What an amazing workspace! Looks like DC was fantastic. Swooning over the Rifle coasters, too. xo

  • 4. Bird  |  November 7th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Oh no! How did I miss this class? I’ve been waiting and waiting to have a Blogshop DC. I must know when then next one is. It looks like you all had a blast!

  • 5. Nicole Dao  |  November 7th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    So so bummed that I was unable to make this (but running in a zombie infested 5k is cool enough, right?). Please come back to DC again!

  • 6. Vicki Anne Melo  |  November 7th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I really hope you girls make it back up to Canada soon. Vancouver desperately needs a Blogshop. Hope to see you up here soon!

  • 7. Gia  |  November 7th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    People believe in you. I think you should take some time to believe in yourself. :). It takes one to know one. Xo

  • 8. rachael  |  November 7th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    the towels and coaster are so pretty! wish i was there!

  • 9. Kory  |  November 7th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Really hope I can attend this one day, and hopefully in Tennessee! :)

  • 10. Whitney Porter  |  November 7th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Come back again! I would love to host you when there isn’t a hurricane! :)

  • 11. Jess  |  November 7th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I loved every minute of #blogshopdc – Thank you, Bri and Angela for figuring out how to make a newbie like me feel like a rockstar in less than 48 hours.

  • 12. Trisha Jones  |  November 8th, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Hi Bri,

    beautiful post – so lovely to hear about everyone coming together. Warms my heart :)

    Trisha xxxx

  • 13. Raeanne  |  November 8th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I am so glad you guys made it out on that flight. I was worried for you! Though, I could have used the company on my drive home. I drank way too much coffee and sang tunes until I was horse.
    Congrats on the new blogshop website. It’s awesome. Best of luck to you in the upcoming year! Maybe ill catch you again at a video class. Ting!

  • 14. stilettos  |  November 8th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I LOVED BLOGSHOPDC! It was clear beforehand that you and Angela truly know your stuff, but what I didn’t know was that you are both very gifted teachers. Everything was very clear and I am now beyond obsessed with Photoshop. You’ve created a monster! Thanks again.

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  • 16. Ashley  |  November 8th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    This is so cool! I would have loved to attend! With all of these kinds of workshops, who needs school???

    Will you be coming to Phoenix?

    Check out my blog! Alizabet.com!

  • 17. Serena  |  November 9th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Hey Brii! Isn’t blogshop ever coming to Italy any time soon?! It’d be lovely!!!

  • 18. Carla  |  November 9th, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I wish to attend to one of your BlogShops hopefully soon again in Europe.


  • 19. Jill  |  November 9th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I can’t believe I missed this! When will you be coming back to DC????

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  • 21. Princess  |  November 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Bri & Angela…
    I just want to say yet again what a wonderful weekend I had attending Blogshop! You ladies are absolutely amazing, patient, kind, TALENTED & awesome with sharing your gifts with the rest of the world! What you’re doing makes such a lasting impact on everyone in your class and we appreciate you both and your team!! We hope you ladies come back to DC in the future, natural disaster free!
    Also, I almost PASSED OUT when I saw my french braid in your post :)
    Thanks again,

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  • 25. Sarah  |  June 6th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    What was the venue for this blogshop in DC? nw, se? Hope you come back, i’d LOVE to take a class with my sister :)

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