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08.01.18

WILLIAMS SONOMA KNIFE GIVEAWAY!

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

one of the most important elements in a kitchen is your knives. they are probably the most used item and there are few things more frustrating with cooking than trying to cut things with a dull knife. both joanie and i use Wüsthof Crafter knives in our home, justin introduced me to them when we started cooking together and joanie registered for them for her wedding. so when williams sonoma asked if we wanted to team up with them and offer a Wüsthof Crafter knife giveaway we were a 1000% yes! they just redesigned the knives and they now have a smoked oak handle with brass rivets which are gorgeous. i’m so excited to be able to give this set away. they are truly knives that with proper care will last a lifetime (psss… it’s more than $1,000+ worth of knives!)

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

we had lunch at the beverly hills hotel last week and tried their chopped cobb salad which was delicious. we decided to re-make it because what better way to break in new beautifully shape knives than with tons of chopping! this recipe is time intensive in the sense that we wanted everything to be in perfect cubes but it turned out perfectly and we’d highly recommend giving it a go.

Beverly Hills Hotel Chopped Cobb Salad
(taken from Parade.com)
serves: 2-3 as an entree or 3-4 as a side 

what you’ll need: 
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 garlic glove
• 12 oz iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
• 12 oz hearts of romaine, finely chopped
• 2 oz watercress, finely chopped
• 1/2 lb red beets, roasted and finely diced
• 1/2 lb aged cheddar cheese, finely diced
• 1/2 lb applewood-smoked bacon, cooked and finely chopped
• 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
•  1/2 lb cooked chicken breasts, diced
• 1 large tomato, peeled and diced
• 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

• we started by prepping all the ingredients that need to be cooked, you can prep each thing how you prefer but this is what we did: with the eggs, put them in a pan with water over medium high heat, when it starts to boil, remove from the heat and let them sit covered for 10 minutes, put in ice waterfor the beets, wash and pat dry, place on tin foil with a little oil and salt and bake at 450 degrees for 45minutes- 1 hour. once cool, peel the skin off with your hands and set aside. we seasoned the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and cooked it at 375 for about 20 minutes. and the bacon we cooked until it was reallllly crispy so that it would add a nice crunch to the salad.

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

then mix your dressing, add the oil, balsamic, mustard, and garlic (we used this garlic press) together in a bowl and whisk until smooth, season with about 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper. once you have everything prepped, it’s time to start chopping! chop the beets, cheese, chicken, and tomatoes into as cubes as much as possible. for the lettuce and egg, just chop really finely.

we also used these measuring spoons and cups, copper mixing bowls and this chopping block!

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest
williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

and now for the Wüsthof Crafter giveaway! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT ENTRIES, WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

here is what you’ll win! the value of the this giveaway is over $1,000!
7 piece block set that includes:
• 8″ chef knife
• 9″double serrated bread knife
• 3 1/2″ pairing knife
• 5″ serrated utility knife
• honing steel
• shears
• Wood block with brass rivets

also, these! 
6″ chef knife
7″ hollow edge santoku knife
6″ utility knife
10″ super slicer knife
Set of 4 steak knives

williams sonoma knife giveaway | designlovefest

and here’s how to win…

1) visit Williams Sonoma and take a look around!

2) leave a comment below with your favorite summer meal/recipe!

one winner will receive all of the knives listed above, a value of $1,000+. one winner will be chosen at random on august 8, 2018. one entry per person, double entries will disqualify you from winning. giveaway subject to designlovefest’s rules and regulations. giveaway open to readers in North America only. we reserve the right to change, alter or cancel at anytime. 

this post was sponsored by williams sonoma

05.16.18

$1000 ARTICLE FURNITURE GIVEAWAY!

so excited about this BIG furniture giveaway and to show you inside our studio space! i’ve been wanting to finish our office for awhile and haven’t gotten around to it but we finally pulled the trigger and got it done with the help of our friends at Article! and to celebrate, one lucky winner will receive a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR shopping spree to spend on anything on article! you can get a few chairs, a table, or even a sofa. click through below to enter and to get a coupon code! we’ve been using their furniture for a few years now and they have tons of cool pieces.

now for a little update on our studio cottage! the goal was really to create a cohesive space that flowed together and felt cozy, relaxed and finished. we worked to complete not only the big pieces but the details as well, everything from the plants to candles and to have the furniture and colors all make sense together. our office isn’t traditional by any means (which we love!) so we went with pieces that have more of a relaxed feeling that fits our work place. you can see some of our article furniture in action below! we started the furniture picks with those two rose velvet chairs because they’re so good and they really set the overall vibe of the studio, and we added the geome sideboard, the fuzzy grey sheepskin rug, and the black floor lamp

 

we also created a mood board! i have been collecting pieces of inspiration from all of the world during my travels but most of it just lives in my drawers at home so it’s really fun to finally have a place to display some of it! to create the board we covered a foam core board with white linen (stapled it to the back with a staple gun and then just nailed the board to the wall). the total cost of the project is under $50, foam core, linen (which you can buy by the yard at your local fabric store), staples, nails and pins for hanging. here we can collect inspiration, memories, and document past projects!

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER GIVEAWAY AND SEE THE WHOLE SPACE!…

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01.17.18

MOROCCAN RUG GIVEAWAY!

enter to win a rug (up to $800!) from the gardener’s house! they have so many vintage moroccan rugs with unique designs. love these graphic patterns on these. click through below to enter, good luck everyone!

 

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY…(CLOSED)

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12.06.17

ATELJÉ NORD GIVEAWAY!

exiting GIVEAWAY today! enter to win $500 to spend at ateljé nord. they have so many well-designed items for your home. i have their afteroom bench in my entryway.

we love the scandinavian designs of their home decor! what are your favorite pieces? click through below the enter and let us know! good luck everyone!

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY…

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10.04.17

SÉZANE + GIVEAWAY

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

sézane has quickly become one of my favorite clothing brands so i was over the moon to work with them recently. i love being able to share brands with you that i truly admire. i visited their main store in paris (they also just opened an NY store) and was completely WOWed with the level of love and attention to detail put into that space. we are also doing a big $500 giveaway over on instagram that you can enter right here.

let me show you around the store…

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

shop this wine colored sweater here. it’s my new staple for fall. their knitwear is amazing, trust.

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

you walk in and it truly feels like a hip museum of clothing. everything is displayed by color, it smells amazing, the shelves are perfectly styled, it gives off such a good vibe in there.

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

i love that they have a cinema downstairs where they play artsy films while you sit on plush vintage furniture (they said the husbands love waiting down there while their wives shop ha). and next door there is a cafe where you can shop their bags and have a free coffee and madeleine cookie. you seriously don’t want to leave!

and they don’t only sell clothing in the store…they have art prints, home goods, and perfect little gifts.

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST
SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

they even have a free photobooth! talk about instagram moments everywhere in there.

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

shop this floral jumper here

SÉZANE | DESIGNLOVEFEST

i think my favorite is the yellow coat (it’s the perfect color) and their sneakers are so cool and comfortable as well.

i’m such a huge fan of sézane, and i hope you will be too! check out their site here and enter our $500 giveaway here and let me know if you entered!

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