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11.15.17

A CUTE GIFT

i’m very sentimental, so i love the idea of this star map for a gift this year. you type in your location and a special date and it gives you a map of the stars on that night. very cute!

11.10.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 89

with fall underway and the holidays around the corner, i’ve got my eye on this orange hue. think clay-colored linens, luxe leathers, and rustic burnt-orange textiles. i’m loving this color pop for fall decor. it makes me want to add a little extra orange to my space with some deep orange throws, or throw pillows. shop my favorites below! what do you think about this look? – erika

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11.02.17

ROASTED BEET SALAD

roasted beet salad | designlovefest

it’s finally feeling like fall around here and we’re capitalizing on it by eating all of our favorite fall foods! my love for roasted vegetables knows no end and that includes roasted beets. i think the beet is often misunderstood or overlooked but i love them. especially when roasted with a bit of oil and salt and paired with caramelized nuts, creamy cheese and a slightly spicy green like arugula! this salad comes together quickly and is satisfying and hearty enough to be an entree. hope you like it! – joanie

roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest

what you’ll need:
• 6 beets (red or golden) – peeled and cut into quarters.
• 4-6 cups arugula – washed and dried
• 1/2 cup goat cheese
• 1/2 candied nuts (pecans or walnuts).
• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup
• 1/4 cup avocado oil

roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest

• preheat your oven to 400 degrees. put chopped beets on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt. toss until evenly coated and bake for 35-40 minutes; or until tender when poked with a fork. you want them tender! do not undercook them.

roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest

• to make the dressing, mix together the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and avocado oil. salt to taste. put in a container and shake really well before serving so it doesn’t separate.

•put the arugula in a bowl, top with the beets, cheese and candied nuts. serve with a side of toasted bread and a few slices of pair as a garnish. put the dressing on right before your ready to serve, enjoy!

roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest
roasted beet salad | designlovefest

images by: ivan solis
styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

11.01.17

ISRAEL TRAVEL GUIDE

Israel travel guide | designlovefest

we went to israel back in august and had THE BEST TIME. i’ve been really wanting to share our favorite spots with you guys, so here we go! i was going for a work trip but was luckily able to bring justin along with me! it was only a 6 day trip which felt short but we packed a lot in! to be honest, i hadn’t really had israel at the top of my travel list, but when the opportunity came up i definitely was excited. i think those trips usually end up being some of the better ones. less build up and more surprises. and it ended up being so cool!

the food was incredible, i felt very inspired by the decor and things we saw, the bar scene was really fun, we felt safe, it felt hip and lively. i loved how people would be singing and smiling at restaurants in tel aviv with full confidence and happiness. i could see myself living in tel aviv for a while for sure!

TRAVEL PLANS

we flew into tel aviv, rented a car, drove to jerusalem for 3 days and 2 nights (which we felt was a good amount of time), drove to the dead sea, and then drove to tel aviv for 4 days and 3 nights.

we rented a car for this trip, and we were glad that we did. we wouldn’t really have needed it if we were just doing jerusalem and tel aviv. but it made it a lot easier for us to do those two plus the dead sea on our own timing. i don’t think i would have liked doing the dead sea in a group tour. it’s pretty easy to drive (except it’s a bit tricky when you are in jerusalem, but not too bad) so i would recommend it!

our jetlag was pretty intense. try to avoid those afternoon naps and stay on their sleep schedule. it’s pretty hard but the naps messed us up for days! also, everyone said it was too hot to go at that time of year, but it was fine. yes, hot in the afternoons but the evenings were wonderful.

Israel travel guide | designlovefest
Israel travel guide | designlovefest

above: we were staying at mamilla hotel, we checked in and i loved the patterned rugs in the lobby! the hotel was very comfortable, stylish, accommodating and so close to the old city making the location perfect if you only have a few days there. i also heard this hotel is nice.

Israel travel guide | designlovefest
Israel travel guide | designlovefest
Israel travel guide | designlovefest
Israel travel guide | designlovefest

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10.30.17

HOLIDAY TASTING PARTY!

holiday tasting party | designlovefest
holiday tasting party | designlovefest

hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner! i can already feel the anticipation starting to build. one of the biggest (and best!) elements of the holiday season is the food and drinks that go with all of the parties with family and friends. there is always a plethora of functions to attend and justin and i also want to do our own hosting at our house. Samsung (the company behind my amazing refrigerator i got earlier this year) asked if we’d want to host a holiday tasting party where we could invite friends to try out festive food and drinks in preparation for the season. the idea was that we’d share appetizers and drinks that people could taste and get inspired by for their own holiday cooking.

holiday tasting party | designlovefest
holiday tasting party | designlovefest
holiday tasting party | designlovefest
holiday tasting party | designlovefest

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