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10.24.14

SHOP / COATS!

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my favorite time! COAT SEASON. coats are one of those items you splurge on because if you pick the right one it can last you years and years. here are some of my favorite from around the internet right now…what’s YOUR coat style??
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shop above: Lauren Moffatt hooded peacoat, Need Supply navy parka and plaid jacket

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shop above: Topshop pink faux fur coat, Shopbop alice + olivia emerald jacket and Wow varsity jacket.

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shop above: Lefties pink and mint coat, Anthropologie blue tuxedo coat.

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shop above: Madewell quilted satin coat and color block coat, Opening Ceremony pink wool coat.

shop more here! top photo source here.

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10.22.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 13

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“this warholian quote is inspired by the colors backstage at trager delaney.” –maddy

ps, bri here. i LOVE THIS ONE, maddy!

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

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10.20.14

COOL DRINK MIXERS

the month of october has been pretty crazy over here at the studio, lots going on and not a lot of downtime. so we took a rare quiet moment last friday and celebrated the start to the weekend with a little studio happy hour. we aren’t shy about our love for cocktails and mixing up new combinations is something we all enjoy.

we got these cool white whale mixers in the mail the other day and decided to give them a try. our favorites were the old fashioned and the tequila cocktail called the skinny dipper. we made the old fashioned slightly more seasonally appropriate by adding a pumpkin spiced rim. it’s sort of a win-win because it sounds impressive and fancy but it’s really the easiest thing in the world.

to create the rim, we mixed equal parts sugar and pumpkin spice (we bought our spice at trader joes). next, we ran the inside of a cut orange slice around the rim of a glass, flipped it over and rotated the glass back and forth until the edge was fully coated.

what’s your fall/holiday cocktails? we’re always looking for new ideas!

below is the skinny dipper, which wasn’t quite fall flavored but it was definitely refreshing – mango, lemon and tequila garnished with a lemon twist and sage leaf. hit the spot.

(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest)

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10.17.14

HI THERE.

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well hello + happy friday! how was your week? any fun weekend plans?

i just took on a few projects that actually make me VERY nervous, but also very excited. it’s funny that we can so easily tell our friends “you got this!” or “it’s all going to be great.” with such confidence, but when it comes to ourselves it’s much more difficult to be our own cheerleader. but as i’ve learned in the past, confidence comes from just taking those jobs you feel iffy about, learning from them, and figuring it out as you go. we will never be fully ready for every opportunity that comes our way, so we just have to jump in, try it, and do our best. (can you tell i’m trying to pep talk myself here??) so this weekend i am going to get together with friends and have a little brainstorming brunch. casual, easy, no pressure…just trying to think up ideas. and even if nothing comes of it, i still have good company.

also, my friend told me The Galapagos Affair was a super interesting documentary so i want to veg out on the couch and watch it on sunday. any others that you’ve seen recently and loved on netflix? (see a ton of my favorites here, here and here)

have a lovely weekend everyone! hope it’s filled with farmer’s markets, naps, mimosas, pancakes and people you really really like. -bri

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10.14.14

LEARNING PHOTOSHOP IN BROOKLYN

we held our new york blogshop at shio studio. it was our first time teaching there, and we loved it! our decor and florals were done by our friend michelle edgemont who teamed up with patina rentals to provide the room with those awesome tables and chairs and cute seating areas.

ps if you’d like to join one of our upcoming blogshop classes…

los angeles in person (october 25-26 is almost sold out) online classes announced soon, sign up for our mailing list here.

those confetti push pops from thimble press were a major hit. what a genius idea!

we loved these colorful cheers cards from thimble press

our ladies also got these “i love you more than all of the stars” scarves by coveted things and pretty pink mouse pads from think & ink studio.

our goodie bags included fun letterpress cards by iron curtain press and those cool gold tassel necklaces by jill makes.

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we got our water bottles from bkr in feminine citrus colors to go with our decor. and how cool is this rug that patina rentals brought for us? i reeaaaaally wanted to keep that.

our students went home with sea salth spray from captain blankenship and pretty soap from vice & velvet.

malvi sent us these marshmallow treats for us to get our sugar fix. you can microwave them too!

if you’d like to join one of our upcoming blogshop classes…

los angeles in person (october 25-26 is almost sold out)

*** do you want to be an intern in one of the cities listed above? apply here!

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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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