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we held our new york blogshop at shio studio. it was our first time teaching there, and we loved it! our decor and florals were done by our friend michelle edgemont who teamed up with patina rentals to provide the room with those awesome tables and chairs and cute seating areas.

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those confetti push pops from thimble press were a major hit. what a genius idea!

we loved these colorful cheers cards from thimble press

our ladies also got these “i love you more than all of the stars” scarves by coveted things and pretty pink mouse pads from think & ink studio.

our goodie bags included fun letterpress cards by iron curtain press and those cool gold tassel necklaces by jill makes.


we got our water bottles from bkr in feminine citrus colors to go with our decor. and how cool is this rug that patina rentals brought for us? i reeaaaaally wanted to keep that.

our students went home with sea salth spray from captain blankenship and pretty soap from vice & velvet.

malvi sent us these marshmallow treats for us to get our sugar fix. you can microwave them too!

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los angeles in person (october 25-26 is almost sold out)

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each time i come back to the city i fall just a little more in love with the sights, the sounds…everything. but this time, something happened. i actually thought to myself, “i could live here.”  and really meant it. between riding the subway on my own, meeting friends for amazing meals, and wandering around brooklyn…this was one of all-time favorite trips to the big apple. of course having one really awesome group of students in our NY blogshop class didn’t hurt, either.

patina vintage rentals’ studio is just one of those magical places. it is bursting with cool stuff (all available for rent, new yorkers!) and always proves to be the perfect place to hold class. i love mixing and matching their pieces to create our classroom.

glitter and rye created these floral arrangements with protea! they have such an interesting and unique shape, you can barely believe they are real.

most of us here at blogshop are pretty big confetti fans, so we had to give each student a pack of this silver & gold party confetti from knot & bow.

i think it would be fun to wrap a gift in these maptote bandanas. they make them for several different cities and they’re a fun memento.

and you know how much we love bkr bottles. they are definitely a part of the blogshop brand now.

i think these line posters are so cool. they make art out of mass transit routes in major cities, and we thought it was fitting to give each student the new york city poster to hang. simple, clean design.


mishel valenton makes and sells these gorgeous and colorful prints in her online shop, aeropagita.


the type a press line fox + anchor paper makes these sweet mini bow-covered coasters that i like in black and white.


these art-deco style hair pins are by r-ki-tekt, and i’m a sucker for gold and sea foam.

one thing i look forward to in NYC: eating radish! they never fail to bring a beautiful presentation. this time we enjoyed strawberry ricotta flatbreads as a snack.

a while back truffle sent me this travel document pouch and i thought it would be a great thing to give our blogshoppers for when they travel, or to hold important things. they made us custom notepads and tucked in a red le pen to write down important thoughts.

those custom arrow framed and hanging pieces on the wall were handmade by our stellar decor team, glitter and rye!

and this iridescent rainbow house…well come on, look at it. 2of2 on etsy makes these tiny guys. we gave one as a prize to a student, but i would love to have one on my vanity.


thank you NYC, and really, i can’t wait to come back in august.

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weekend LA (sold out) | weekday LA(1 spot left!) | nashville | new york

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i’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes me happy. i tend to be hard on myself and go into months that feel more negative…but it’s so amazing when you can pull yourself out of a dark time like that and see the light on the other side. we all have very simple things that make us happy. today i had one of the best days i’ve had in a long time, and for no particular reason. it was just filled with simple pleasures. sometimes all it takes is one really good DAY OFF.


it may sound cheesy but i find endless inspiration in capturing photos on my phone. i spend a great deal of time looking around to find the perfect way to tell a story and editing photos in different fun apps. it’s just one of those things i love so much. i spent all day walking around looking for beautiful things, instagramming along the way.

while i LOVE exploring new cities…there’s something so special about going back to a city and visiting those same restaurants you’ve been to a handful of times. don’t you agree? it feels sort of rebellious, like you should be trying something new, but don’t have the self restraint. but i’m sentimental. today i ate at FOUR of my favorite new york restaurants and loved every minute of it.

today was a really good day. -bri

visiting new york? here’s what we saw. thanks for showing us around, shoko!

1. pies ‘n thighs for chicken biscuits. AMAZING.
2. brook farm general store. think beautiful tea towels & white enamel pots.
3. marlow & sons for ice cream & looking at their pretty notebooks. (love their brunch too)
4. catbird, beautiful dreamers & mociun. all three are great shops to stop into! pricey, but fun to look.
4. the wythe hotel in brooklyn…stylish, rooftop bar, amazing design details.
5. wandering around williamsburg, people watching. (i love bedford ave)
6. maison premiere has a gorgeous garden, champagne juleps & $1 oysters for happy hour! go early.
7. mary’s fish camp. i go here EVERY time. lobster rolls & beers on a humid evening in the west village.



we always love returning to new york, and we switched it up and taught in brooklyn this time. we were blown away by patina studios, where we hosted the classes this trip. a vintage furniture rental house, you can imagine the awesome props and pieces we got to use while we were there…

also, you can get updates & more photos over on our facebook!

bring on the sherbet-colored bkrs. this is one of my favorite color combinations yet.

i highly recommend these paper back instagram photo books by artifact uprising as reminders of special events or trips.

it’s no secret i have an obsession with pouches, so i thought it was necessary to have these striped guys from splendid to hold some of our goodies.

this clean and modern NYC skyline greeting card by hello lucky is totally frame-able.

i like to keep a lot of tea towels like this one around not only to clean up after dinner but also to use as backgrounds for instagram photos. fog linen makes some with really great simple patterns. the cobalt one is my favorite.

the decor this time around was just stellar. how cool is this photo backdrop installation by michelle edgemont? we had a lot of fun taking pictures in front of it. and those flowers? perfection.

i’m a big fan of delicate rings these days, and these colorful stackable square ones are from by boe.

keeping along the delicate theme and adding my love for hearts we have these bracelets from fresh tangerine (photo by @techlovedesign)

really digging the triangle glitter stickers in this craft kit by inkkit. there were twig pencils and doilies and more tucked away in a glassine bag.

artist jen garrido’s shop jenny pennywood makes small journals that look like watercolor paintings and each student got a pair (they retail at anthropologie along with some of her other work.)

this striped hair tie by emi jay for splendid is actually in my hair right now. you’ll usually find a few of these on my wrist or holding my hair back.

hello lucky also makes these letterpress cards with a illustrated new york scene that we gave to our students.

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april & may:

VANCOUVER  |  SAN FRAN (email for waitlist!) SF VIDEO |  PHILLY  |  NEW YORK


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a cozy kitchen cake | designlovefest
 strawberry sheet cake from a cozy kitchen! 

how are you? it’s getting really warm here in los angeles, starting to feel like summer. it has been fun to watch the seasons change while being mostly inside. southern california doesn’t have drastic seasons as it is but, i’ve found it comforting to watch and notices the changes that have happened. the flowers blooming that weren’t there two days ago, trees that are sprouting green. warmer nights, longer days, all signs of time passing. i’ve stopped gauging time as much in minutes, hours and days because they seem to mix together but i like noticing the passing of this period of time, these 6+ weeks that we’ve been inside. and i guess i must be feeling in the summer spirit because i included a round up of strawberry dessert images in this post, nothing says summer like fresh, juicy berries.  – joanie 

what are you making this weekend? i’m going to make another round of homemade pasta because my husband is making linguine with fresh clams, and i can’t wait. he is also making this brisket which might be poorly timed due to the intense heat and the hours of cooking time required but we’re going to go for it. and we’re also making alice waters fried sole (from the art of simple food which is an excellent cookbook). a seafood heavy weekend!

if you’re burning more candles than normal (i definitely am!) brooklyn candle studio is a great place to buy, the candles are wonderful and they are a small team who has been hard hit by the closures in NYC. they are offering 15% off with code STAYWELL. i love this trio. 

cake by izzy hossack | designlovefest
 strawberry lemon cake by izzy hossack

my aunt and i were debating the merits of different cookware. i think my #1 go-to is still the le creuset dutch oven which i basically use daily but i’m planning to add a great jones pieces to my collection soon. i love the colors and the price point is reasonable. bri has the dutchess which i’ve cooked with and liked. i also love dansk, i think it’s the most beautiful of them all, i have several pieces but the butter warmer size really gets used a lot.

our friends over at lacausa launched the cutest los angeles sweatshirts and tees. i love this one.

is it just me or have you been noticing the resurgence of crocs? i like the printed ones, the strawberry is cute and so is this floral.

i’ve been enjoying listening to taryn toomey playlists on spotify. you can look her up and follow. she is the creator of The Class and i like her taste in music.

before the heat wave, i was taking lots of baths in the evening. i love these lavender epsom salts  and  the milk bath from cuccio.

strawberry tarts | designlovefest

i hope you’re able to relax a bit this weekend! i just started reading, “such a fun age” and i’m excited to dig in. sending you all love!

strawberry tarts | designlovefest