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04.22.14

TULUM TRAVEL GUIDE

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tulum? WOW. seriously, wow. i have been to mexico quite a few times but this time was really special. a few months ago, 3 friends and I decided to take a girls only trip. we all find so much inspiration from travel, and wanted to just take a few days to recharge and feed off of each other’s creative energy. it was one of those hilarious & memorable short trips that i probably will never forget. here’s what we were able to do in the three days we were there, in case you are planning a trip… (ps, the ruins are supposed to be amazing, we just didn’t make it due to time)

LOVE YOU JEN, JESSE & PAIGE!

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SEE ALL OF THE TRIP PHOTOS & DETAILS AFTER THE JUMP…

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01.11.17

THE NOW SPA PARTY

the now spa in LA | designlovefest

last night i had a party with 10 of my girlfriends at the now spa at their new silver lake location (they have 3 in LA now). they have definitely found a way to basically transport you to a relaxing day in tulum mexico for a massage on the beach. all the details of the spa are spot on, a crystal mandala mirror, the best smelling candles, fuzzy throws on the massage beds, simple and chic furniture…the now has got a special charm for sure. and did i mention the 50 min massages are $60!? such a good deal.

the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest

love their relaxation stations! and how cute are those cactus all lined up??

the now spa in LA | designlovefest
the now spa in LA | designlovefest

that crystal mirror was my favorite part.

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the now spa in LA | designlovefest

the sound of waves, fuzzy blankets, and a calm environment.

the now spa in LA | designlovefest

visit the now HERE! they open the silver lake location in about a week, definitely go check it out. xx bri

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12.14.16

10 DREAMY HOTELS

i’m always dreaming of new hotels to visit. i just love the whole experience of a well designed hotel…from the room keys, to the decor, to the restaurant, to the robes, to the bathrooms. they make me so happy! expedia asked me to share 10 hotels i’m dreaming of staying at and here are the ones currently at the top of my list…

what’s your current favorite hotel? i’d love to know!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

hotel covell | los angeles, CA

i’ve been to events here but never had the chance to stay the night. the location is perfect and all of the room details are cozy and modern. there is also a killer wine bar right down stairs which is an added bonus to staying the night!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

la dimora di metello | matera, italy

there are so many beautiful hotels in italy! the neutral colors, exposed stone walls, and that bath tub have me wanting to stay here. just look at those ceilings!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

rosas and xocolate | merida, yuk

pink hotel, with an outdoor bathtub!? not overly priced and breakfast is included in their room rates! mexico is always on my bucket list, so many different places to explore and visit. it never gets old. remember this trip i took to tulum and also mexico city?

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

amangiri | canyon point, utah

this one has been on my list for a really long time! i think it’s time i take a road trip out to utah. i’ve had friends visit and they say it’s amazing.  i love traveling abroad but there are also many places in the states that i still want to visit. like the grand canyon, can’t believe i’ve never been there!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

katikies hotel | santorini, greece

so beautiful and so simple! the white washed city of santorini and this hotel are on my dream list. have you been to greece? is it as pretty as it looks? which island was your favorite?

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

the serai | jaisalmer, india

just look at that awesome safari tent you get to sleep in!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

post ranch inn | big sur california

i’ve only ever driven through big sur but it’s one of the most beautiful places i’ve ever been and this hotel has stunning 360 degree views. i’d love to stay in one of their treehouse style rooms and soak in their infinity pool. i’d also like to visit the hot springs at the esalen institute which is not far from the inn.

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

ett hem | stockholm, sweden

the swedes really do have such great style and taste. i love the traditional style of the rooms mixed with pops of modern colors. the hotel is housed in an old townhouse which gives it a very comfortable and relaxed feeling.

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

casa cook | rhodes, greece

can you tell i’m wanting to go to greece? there are just too many pretty places to stay and explore!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

tierra patagonia | torres de paine, chile

joanie went here on her honeymoon and said it was amazing. i love how it’s built into its surrounding so it barely stands out or takes away from the natural beauty of the area. how about those hanging chairs?!

 

this post was made in collaboration with expedia. all opinions and hotel selections are my own. 

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08.17.16

DIY COCKTAIL BAR

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

a couple of Saturdays ago i attended a summer evening soirée with Cointreau that was both beautiful and fun! they served all different types of cocktails and food based off of different destinations – Tulum, Croatia, Marrakesh (remember this photo?), etc. one of the stations was a DIY cocktail bar (featuring Cointreau Rickeys) that i wanted to re-create for you to show how you can bring artful twist on entertaining at your own soirées with delicious cocktails. it’s a super simple recipe of fresh lime juice, club soda and Cointreau and can be personalized by guests with fresh fruits and herbs. i also love that the set up can double as decor because of all the pretty produce!

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

what you’ll need for the cocktail portion:
• Cointreau
• limes
• club soda

for the DIY bar: 
• herbs  (basil, mint, rosemary)
• strawberries
• dragon fruit
• blackberries
• mango
• apricot
• cucumber
• jalapeño
• limes

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

creating the bar:
• wash and cut all of your produce. arrange all of the items in different sized bowls and platters. set out a jigger, muddler, bucket of ice, glasses and a bottle of Cointreau. you can either have guests juice their own limes or you can do that before hand but make sure it’s fresh lime juice, that part makes a big difference. the only liquor you need is the Cointreau as it’s 80 proof and can stand alone for a balanced and refreshing cocktail.

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

• to assemble have guests select their desired ingredients and place them in the bottom of their glass, muddle everything together and top with 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 2 ounces Cointreau, add ice and top with club soda.

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

• we went all out on the produce selections because it’s summer and there are so many beautiful things in season (especially the berries)! feel free to scale it back to whatever you have on hand. a few combinations we loved – blackberry + mint, cucumber +mango + jalapeño and dragon fruit + basil + strawberry.

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

cheers, everyone! we hope you have fun creating your DIY cocktail bar. xx

DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest
DIY cocktail bar | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

(this post was sponsored by Cointreau, all opinions are my own). 

07.22.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 25

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

switching up wall art is always fun. i love how something simple like adding a few colors to your wall can really open up the space. the best part? there’s a ton of options: an abstract watercolor, fun phrase, beautiful landscape photography… spruce up your walls with these cool prints! erika

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

smoke bomb print from a house in the hills

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

olive branch print from baba souk

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

gather print from kara rosenlund

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

watermelon art print from anna dorfman

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

tulum print from max wanger

cool prints for your wall | designlovefest

baby clouds print from castle and things

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