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12.18.14

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014!

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man oh man. what a year. i took some time today to reflect on everything that’s happened this year, and it was pretty emotional. i felt like this year i found myself in work and sort of lost myself in my personal life. you guys watched while i went through two breakups, and definitely didn’t have the easiest time with it. now, i’m luckily and slowly on the mend and finding my place back on solid ground. during that time, i focused my energy into work and tried my best to create content i was proud of. and i really DO feel extremely proud. i was able to work with so many amazing contributors, brands and friends this year and made blog posts that made me happy. i took multiple jobs that scared me to say yes to and made them work. and i even joined tinder!

i’m so grateful for my small team of girls that help me keep this site going and encourage me everyday. now’s that time of year when the internet gets quiet for a while, i usually get into that emo “reevaluating” mode, and we all spend a little more time on the couch with a drink in hand. (and hopefully mashed potatoes on my plate) 2014 kinda turned me upside down a few times, i must admit. i wonder what next year will be like.

THANK YOU ALL. so so much. SERIOUSLY. for coming to this site, engaging with me even if i don’t always have time to respond to everything, i read all of your comments and they totally keep me going. it means so much to me that i could bring a glimmer of inspiration to your day. thank you for visiting this blog. i really appreciate it. enjoy your break and i’ll see you back here in a little while. -bri

here’s some of my favorite posts this year…

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i got a bedroom makeover! see post here

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tulum was one of the most memorable places i went this year. see post here

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earlier this year, we went to thailand! what a crazy experience. see post here

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SEE ALL OF MY FAVORITES AFTER THE JUMP…

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12.18.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 17

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“guidance from jim morrison: ‘take it as it comes — specialize in havin’ fun.’ this color palette is inspired by quentin jones’ ‘resort flash’ animation for another magazine.” –maddy

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(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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12.09.14

CURATED GIFT BOXES

i love these beautiful boxes so much. i’d been eyeing them on instagram for awhile so i invited barrett, the owner of valleybrink road who makes these beauties, to bring a few by the studio so that we could shoot them. enjoy the eye candy below!

she creates a variety of boxes fit for every occasion from food, home, parenting and beauty. the beauty box above had so many amazing scents and products that i’d never tried and LOVE now (especially the lavender lotion.)

the boxes are hand delivered all over los angeles but she also ships out of state. you can email vbr.assistant@gmail.com for ordering inquires.

i like the idea of sending someone a sweets/beauty combo box. they get the indulgence of both worlds and the chance to try products that you normally wouldn’t stumble upon.

the home box with linens, candles and chocolate would make anyone feel less stressed.

the local LA deliveries come with a sweet arrangement of flowers and the others are sealed with a holiday garnish and bow. thanks for the gorgeous photos, brittany! they’re making my day.

gift boxes by: valleybrink road
photography by: brittany wood

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12.02.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 16

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“today’s design is inspired by leta sobierajski‘s collaboration with the cool garment producer print all over me.” –maddy

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(photo sources 1 + 2 and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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11.25.14

A SUPER HELPFUL TIP

i’ve always been really terrible at going to the grocery store. i don’t know why, i just always procrastinate or get busy and end up either eating out or cooking canned beans and brown rice for every meal. so when a friend of mine told me that WHOLE FOODS DELIVERS…my eyes lit up. i’ve already done it a few times and it’s amazing. pick what you want online and it’s at your front door in 1-2 hours. (seriously, this is not a sponsored post, it just saves me tons of time and figured you should know! especially with the holidays coming up.) the first time it’s free and then it’s a super low minimum after that. very worth it! and they save your order so that the next time you can easily re-order your items.

they even have recipes where you can just buy everything from the list. genius. check it out here!

(photo: cookie + kate)

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Why hello there designlovefest readers! Welcome to my place of inspiration + creation. Thanks for stopping by. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, so if at any time you see work that is improperly recognized, please send me quick note and I’ll gladly update the information.

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