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05.27.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 17

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have extra books and knick-knacks lying around with nowhere to go? i’ve got a solution: wall shelves. they’re great for storing odds and ends while adding some flare to an empty wall. add extra storage to any room, conceal the clutter on your bathroom sink with organized shelves, store kitchen spices and glassware on shelves instead of the counter top, or clean up your desk space with a shelf of desktop necessities.

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shelves | designlovefest
shelves | designlovefest

shelf styling quick tips: layer for depth, less is more, and top it off with a little plant. lots of shelf styling inspiration for every room here! i personally love the leaning wall art along a shelf look, it’s a great way to have a gallery wall you can change anytime. which are your favorite shelf solutions? let us know in the comments! erika

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diamond shelf from urban outfitters

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marble wall shelf from cb2

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floating wall shelf from target

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round wall shelf from ferm living

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mid-century display shelf from west elm

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wall shelf from IKEA

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geo shelf from urban outfitters

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04.20.16

ABOUT TOWN / INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES

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los angeles is known as a shopping destination and for good reason. not only are we home to all of the major shopping retailers you might expect but we also have a great independent shopping scene. local designers and independent shop owners creating really well curated selections for everything from home goods to handbags. if you’re looking for great gifts, or to support local here are some of our favorite shops!

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Alchemy Works: situated in the arts district downtown this shop has friendly staff who can help direct you to a great gift or a new pair of shoes for yourself. it’s proximity to our office is a problem because we can’t visit without wanting at least a thing or two!

Broome St. General Store: this place is part cafe, part gift shop. they have a great selection of home items everything from cooking staples, coffee table books, kitchen linens, etc. they have an extended location which is across the street and is definitely worth a visit as well!

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SEE ALL OF OUR FAVES AFTER THE JUMP…

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02.10.16

ABOUT TOWN | 10 LA COCKTAIL BARS

we’re picky when it comes to our drinking establishments, especially if we’re going to spend $12+ on a cocktail. and that’s why we solicited the los angeles cocktail king, talmadge, for his recommendations on the best bars for making out. talmadge owns the cocktail operation pharmacie so we know he won’t lead us astray.

about town cocktail bars | designlovefest

THE NORMANDIE CLUBkoreatown
Just look for the Bar sign on 6th in Koreatown. Sophisticated, yet unpretentious cocktails, big, cozy leather banquettes and a little side alley for sneaking in kisses.

SONNY’S HIDEAWAY | highland park
It’s easy to miss this gem on busy York Blvd, but well worth the U turn, when you drive past it. It has a vaguely 60’s feel with Tiki Inspired cocktails and dark corner booths to get lost in…

about town cocktail bars | designlovefest

THE WALKER INNkoreatown
The speakeasy located inside The Normandie Club. You’ll need reservations, an open mind and an adventurous palate. But you won’t be disappointed. The cocktails and service will make you feel swanky and romantic.

SEE ALL 10 AFTER THE JUMP…

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02.01.16

ABOUT TOWN / DATE SPOTS LA

eating out at restaurants. can we call this a hobby? it’s definitely a huge part of our lives over in the designlovefest office. we get these two questions a lot, so we figured we would answer them here in our new LA column. and please answer below in the comments with YOUR two faves so we can try some new spots!

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WHAT’S A RESTAURANT YOU WOULD TAKE YOUR FRIEND FROM OUT OF TOWN?

joanie: brunch at the commissary at the line hotel. i love that you get to sit inside the greenhouse and that it’s right next to the pool. feels like a mini – vacation

bri: for dinner, i would say speranza for pasta and wine and a patio full of plants. i’ve had many looooong friend conversations on that patio. they make their own pasta there too! i love the linguini with clams. ps, make sure you get the free almond cookies at the end.

date spots LA | designlovefest

erika: the rooftop bar at the ace hotel. it’s a great way to show them the city with a good view. plus, there’s live music from time to time.

wendy: chado tea room, cute place to experience a fun tea tasting where you’ll select your favorite tea flavor as you pair it with their delightful sandwiches, scones and dessert. perfect for a party of two!

natalie: the edendale, they have food if you feel like you need to eat without having to do a sit down dinner (but they have that option too) and there are lots of different areas to post up and have a conversation.

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date spots LA | designlovefest

WHAT’S ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE DATE SPOTS?

bri: little beast. this is my NEW favorite date spot. it’s in eagle rock, the food is great and it feels like you’re dining in someone’s cozy house. mushroom risotto, whole chicken, beets and burrata. good for the soul.

joanie: put your name in at silver lake ramen, walk next door to thirsty crow for happy hour cocktails (the old fashioned and the fizz are my favorites).

wendy: maru santa monica. ideal location to go for amazing french and japanese inspired dishes, their dimly lit atmosphere creates the romantic mood while the scrumptious desserts complete the night. highly recommend the chocolate bread pudding, order two, you won’t regret it!

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natalie: eat at the taco truck or pizza at two boots and then work it off on the dance floor at funky soul at the echo.

erika: mohawk bend. it’s a restored 100-year-old movie theatre and they have a TON of beer taps that are all $6.50. good beer = happy guy.

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01.13.15

SWEATER WEATHER

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saturdays in my neighborhood are my favorite. a lazy morning followed by brunch and walking to some of my favorite little shops. silverlake has some seriously good brunch spots, sqirl and cafe stella are two of my all time faves, i’ve been to them way more times than i’d like to admit…

jesse took these photos on our breakfast date. i’m wearing a cozy open cardigan from the gap and a skort from topshop.  i love the ice blue color of the sweater and the cuffed sleeves. it’s a great in-between option when the weather is cool but not cold enough for a jacket.

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