i had a really good time going through a bunch of blog photos on my laptop yesterday. i might have even teared up. while wearing this. i’ve been trying to take a couple extra days off this week (since spending time with family is cool and all, but i wouldn’t necessarily call it relaxing. in my case at least.) here’s a look at some of my favorite moments & posts in 2013…

my trip to stockholm (and italy with two of my best friends). seriously changed my perspective on a lot of things. and started a martini kick.

my living room got a serious makeover here.

i was able to create some beautiful posts with my best friend. this valentine’s day “single gals party” was a favorite. good bonding action and i’m always learning from jen.

i love doing the style shoots. (like this topshop 60’s shoot above) while they are more work than just shooting an outfit out on the sidewalk, they are just so fun. recreating a time period or a vibe and watching it come to life. good times. or that time i went brunette!

the backyard mixology party was so relaxing and came out just how i imagined it. and the video too!

this guy. he’s always a highlight of my year. i don’t go into a lot of details about our relationship (my dude is the private type) but i really love him. like i said earlier today, freelance life for both of us has been hard. we both probably need to sleep more and spend more dinners not talking about work. but there’s nothing better than watching him working on a cool project he loves. i can’t wait for thailand. adventure awaits us. the photo above is from our trip to barcelona in march.

one of my favorite memories for SURE was the designlovefest palm springs trip. we had a girls getaway and made this video. gosh that was the best.

speaking of girlfriend time. my birthday party this year, when natalie made us all birthday crowns, we rented a limo and went on a photo booth tour. how am i gonna top that this year!?

working with benefit cosmetics! reenacting my four dream jobs: the jazz singer, the florist, the detective and the circus performer. 

getting a studio for designlovefest. moving out of the space with all my guy friends wasn’t easy but i really love having a place to create, shoot, think, and spread out. (here’s photos from my last office, it was pretty tiny!) and yes, the napping tent gets used from time to time after too much travel. hiring my first full-time employee was also a big milestone for me.

it’s always a highlight to watch all of the blogshops happen. i still get a rush before the students arrive, setting everything up perfect for them.

and this was only a few weeks ago, but it was AWESOME! gift wrapping party with close friends here.

thanks for reminiscing with me! xo bri 


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    Meredith says:

    What wonderful moments & memories – thanks for sharing them! Enjoy the rest of 2013!

    maggie says:

    Seems like you had quite the year! I became a huge fan of this blog after going to your combined yard sale with Oh Joy! and I am so glad I happened to stumble upon it! Here’s to a kickass 2014.

    I love the birthday party idea! So original…

    Megan says:

    Those gold shoes in the last shot are Amazing. Any chance you know where to find a pair? I want to tell Santa!

    laura says:

    I hope 2014 is going to be even better 🙂

    Bailey says:

    These photos are all so beautifully done! I’m still new to Design Love Fest – I’ve only been around here for a month or two – but I’m so inspired by your aesthetic and your creativity. Thank you for posting such beautiful content!


    Narine says:

    I love ALL of your photos, but I specifically fell in love with the Stockholm photo. <3 what a beauty!!

    Erin Radler says:

    What an amazing year! And thank you for everything you do. You are a huge inspiration to me, and the reason 2013 has become special, because I started my own blog! Happy holidays, lady! Hope 2014 is just as wonderful for you!

    Veronica says:

    Great year! The photos are beautiful

    JAY says:

    Great images! They all make me wish it was spring! You look amazing in that green dress!

    Erin says:

    I love all of these images! It has been so fun following you this year and I am looking forward to your posts in 2014! Happy Holidays!

    Briiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! you are the most inspirational badass! I’m so thankful that I was able to attend Blogshop SF this autumn – definitely the highlight of my 2013 year! Your energy + enthusiasm is contagious, and I can’t wait to see what you do in 2014. You go homeslice!

    PEARLSPEAK says:

    congratulations on a wonderful year and creating a life you love, dear lady.


    Laura Kay says:

    so sweet!! loved following along with you even though I wish you’d answer my comments,respond to emails…;P

    Sophie says:

    I love this round-up! Looks like it has been an amazing year for you. Love the post idea, might have to borrow it for my own blog!


    so happy to make the highlight reel. definitely one of the best trips of my life. love you! xoxo

    Megan says:

    You are such an inspiration to me and my business partner!! Love what you do, keep it rollin in 2014!!!

    Sally says:

    Such a great blog, and such a great year! Looking forward to what you share in 2014! Happy new year!

    Erin says:

    Love the round up of moments. So many good highlights from your year! Thank you for the reminder to look back at all the good in the year!

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