man oh man. what a year. i took some time today to reflect on everything that’s happened this year, and it was pretty emotional. i felt like this year i found myself in work and sort of lost myself in my personal life. you guys watched while i went through two breakups, and definitely didn’t have the easiest time with it. now, i’m luckily and slowly on the mend and finding my place back on solid ground. during that time, i focused my energy into work and tried my best to create content i was proud of. and i really DO feel extremely proud. i was able to work with so many amazing contributors, brands and friends this year and made blog posts that made me happy. i took multiple jobs that scared me to say yes to and made them work. and i even joined tinder!

i’m so grateful for my small team of girls that help me keep this site going and encourage me everyday. now’s that time of year when the internet gets quiet for a while, i usually get into that emo “reevaluating” mode, and we all spend a little more time on the couch with a drink in hand. (and hopefully mashed potatoes on my plate) 2014 kinda turned me upside down a few times, i must admit. i wonder what next year will be like.

THANK YOU ALL. so so much. SERIOUSLY. for coming to this site, engaging with me even if i don’t always have time to respond to everything, i read all of your comments and they totally keep me going. it means so much to me that i could bring a glimmer of inspiration to your day. thank you for visiting this blog. i really appreciate it. enjoy your break and i’ll see you back here in a little while. –bri

here’s some of my favorite posts this year…


i got a bedroom makeover! see post here


tulum was one of the most memorable places i went this year. see post here


earlier this year, we went to thailand! what a crazy experience. see post here


designlovefest was lucky enough to have some amazing food contributors this year. this mint mocha shake with coffee ice cubes was a favorite of mine! see post here


how about those cute raspberry pinwheels?! see post here


simple and easy way to make your water fancy. fruit ice cubes! see post here


the prettiest cake we’ve seen all year. and so fun to shoot! see post here


a breakfast parfait with a whole lot of personality. see post here


we went a little wild with workshops. we loved hosting floral, weaving, basket making, calligraphy, and social media workshops this year! it’s so fun to see the space transform and become filled with eager learners. see post here


i think the citrus floral class was my favorite one of them all! see post here


but weaving was sooooo fun too. see post here


seriously, the coolest looking cheese board i’ve ever put my eyes on. see post here


i remember feeling very happy when this DIY wreath came into my inbox. see post here

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paris and the south of france this summer with friends. loved this so much. see post here


DIY heart pillow anyone? see post here


we went to topenga canyon for a few days and shot these for free people. we also had some strange encounters. see post here


wine, great food and best friends. a night i won’t forget. see post here


i worked on my first music video! meghan trainor “lips are movin” see post here


thought of some random ideas and goofed around in the studio with max. see post here

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a girls vacation down the PCH when i needed it most. see post here


this wreath is NEXT LEVEL. see post here


my favorite post? it might just be this! see post here

see last year’s highlights too…here


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    Mekeesha says:

    I thought you were a gypsy prophet when I read the title of this post. Highlights of 2015! Haha. But! I hope your 2015 is great and thanks for inspiring us all in 2014! Hope you find the happiness you deserve. 🙂

    Erika says:

    Lovely, lovely Bri. I’m sure happy you’re still in blog land, you inspire. XO. Enjoy a fresh New Year!


    I love the mint mocha shake, cake with edible flowers, backyard dinner party, and moon party posts! Thanks for being a constant source of inspiration this entire year I’ve been following you! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Oh yeah, and thanks for sharing your highlights! I just went back to Bloglovin’, scrolled down your feed, and saved those posts 😀

    Anonymous says:

    i think you meant 2014 in your title

    Nora says:

    I still feel so lucky to have been at the citrus floral workshop…it was one of the highlights of my year too. 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

    Merry Christmas, Bri! Thank you for all you do. You bring sunshine to us all. Can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring for us all. 🙂 If we all took the opportunity to shine to our fullest potential for everybody to see, this world would be a much more beautiful place. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. We love you.

    What a beautiful round up of all the wonderful things you’ve accomplished this year with your business! So inspired to go dig through some of my own (although I can’t say they’ll be as colorful and yummy)! Thank you Bri! Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

    Spicy says:

    Hang in there! Things will only go uphill from here. 2015 will be a better year and hope you will meet someone special for all the happiness you truly deserve. Love all your pictures

    What an amazing sounding year! Congrats on so many fabulous projects and travels, and best wishes for next year!

    Meg says:

    Always a wonderful but bittersweet time of year – it’s good to reflect on everything you’ve accomplished, and these posts have definitely been a shining light of creativity, honesty and inspiration for me throughout the year. Thanks for sharing, as always xx

    Aw, fair play! I think you do an amazing job putting out so much colour and love into the world! I feel happy just looking at those balloons! Love your blog, keep up the great work. x

    Giulia says:

    Congrats on all your achievements girl! And thank you for putting color into our world! You seriously rock Bri! xx

    maggie says:

    Bri, you have always been such an inspiration to me. It is so cool to see a woman rise from the ashes and focus on herself. I know 2014 has thrown some curveballs for you, but I have a good feeling 2015 is going to bring you a lot of joy. Thanks again for all of the lovely posts – I hope in 2015 I step up my blogging game and have the ability to work with you!


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    Rach Bryant says:

    Bri, here is to a massively better 2015! Astrologically 2014 was all about bringing up soul stuff we needed to work on. We won’t have a year like that for a long time again. So don’t worry 🙂 As for the beautiful line up of posts, shows what an achievement the year has been. Your crostini station is still my only reference for entertaining. Thanks for a wonderful year. Rach x

    So much stunningness in one year. xoxo

    Emi says:

    I think 2014 was hard with almost everybody… :/ But you were one of my biggest inspirations this year, so I want to wish you a really really happy New Year! 🙂

    Cindy K. says:

    What a beautiful year in pictures! Can’t wait for more in 2015 🙂

    Hannah S says:

    I am pretty new to your blog and was happy that I can use this post to read and browse through your previous stuff.
    Loving your blog and cant wait to read more next year 🙂
    I hope your holidays are going great.

    Ashley says:

    I love your blog, and I love these introspective posts about what everyone has been through this year! Seems like this was a tumultuous year for a lot of folks, and I’m super happy to hear you’re finding your footing again. Looking forward to reading in 2015!

    Jackie Lamas says:

    Tulum is the prettiest beach i have ever seen! I loved it when I went a couple of years ago! 😀

    shelby hkd says:

    you are the cutest, truly such a special unique person!! thank you for sharing so much with us, your readers and admirers. happy new year, and all the best for a happy and healthy 2015!


    Sarah says:

    I missed so many good posts this year. Ugh, this recap just made today even better. xx

    Bailey says:

    2014 was an emotional year for me too, chiefly because I also went through a breakup with my very longterm boyfriend who I thought I’d be marrying. Reading about your ups and downs with your breakup made me feel like – as hard as things are – at least I’m not alone in going through the experience. Not only that, but your blog in general is a bright, creative spot for my day. Wishing you the best things for 2015!

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