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07.31.17

ITALY PLANNING

justin and i are headed on a longer trip to italy in about 4 weeks so i’ve been heavy in the planning zone over here (which i love to do). we’re doing a mixture of airbnb + hotel. some driving, some planes, a few trains. we want to experience a LOT in the month that we’re there. justin has never been to europe and i’m so freaking excited to show him some of my favorite spots and eat tons of pasta. i’ve pretty much mapped out our month, but would love your advice on sicily (no idea where to start) and any recs you have in these spots! ok, here’s our plan so far…


ROME

we fly from LA to rome and are here for about 4-5 days. remember my post when i went to rome a few years ago? you can see it here.  there was so much i didn’t get to see, so i’m happy to go back!

POSITANO | AMALFI COAST

then we are going to take a train to naples and either take a 1.5 hour car or a bus to our hotel in positano (what do you suggest?) it’s pretty pricey in this area so we are just going for two days before we head to capri.

CAPRI

we’re going to take a ferry to capri and we rented an airbnb in anacapri for two nights. again, more expensive and i don’t think we need tons of time there. but everyone says it’s gorgeous so i’m excited about this one!

SICILY

here’s where i’m a little lost. we are thinking of taking the ferry back to naples from capri and then taking a flight to sicily. i’ve never been there and i have no clue what area to stay in. we have about 5-6 days allotted for sicily so maybe we divide it into two spots? however, we’re moving around so much (and repacking!) it might be nice to just stay put and relax somewhere? thoughts? did you love sicily? do we skip it and go somewhere else?

FLORENCE

then we were going to take a flight to florence and spend 3-4 days there exploring the capital of tuscany. i’ve never been so i would love your fave spots! our airbnb is pretty close to the boboli gardens.

SIENA

i think we are going to rent a car and explore tuscany for a few days after florence. we can enjoy a few wineries and a quieter setting. some friends are on their honeymoon near siena and they’re trying to get us to crash it, which sounds fun.

VENICE

our last stop in italy! we are going to ditch the car in siena and jump on a four hour train (i bet it’s so beautiful out the windows!) to venice. i fell in love with this place the last time i was there and i can’t wait to experience it with my guy. so romantic!

would love to hear your comments, thanks so much everyone!! and wow i hope we can get along for this long! haha. any tips!? xx bri

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07.26.17

BRI’S BAKED EGGS

hi guys, bri here. i’ve been on a baked eggs KICK lately. i can’t stop trying different variations and people are always asking me how to do it…so let’s make some!

we made 4 different kinds, but really the options are endless. you will see how easy it is! these recipes are for 1-2 people. but i would say 2 eggs per person is best. okay, first up…

PROSCIUTTO AND GOAT CHEESE BAKED EGGS

prosciutto and goat cheese baked eggs:
• 2 eggs
• 3 slices of  prosciutto
•2 cubes of unsalted butter
• 2 tablespoons heavy cream
• 2 tablespoons goat cheese
• 1 cup spinach
• fresh sprigs of thyme

preheat oven to 350. in a small saucepan, sauté the prosciutto on medium to low heat for about 3 minutes. remove from heat and set aside. in the same pan with a bit of olive oil or butter sauté the spinach for 3 minutes or until it has cooked down. set aside.

butter your choice of ramekins and begin to layer the ingredients. first with the prosciutto, spinach, egg, goat cheese, garnish of thyme and one tablespoon of heavy cream per ramekin. no need to salt this dish as the meat and cheese will have plenty!

bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the ramekins half way through.

MUSHROOM AND TOMATO BAKED EGGS

SEE ALL 4 RECIPES AFTER THE JUMP…

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07.26.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 82

“a shot from heinui inspired the colors of these words from yayoi kusama.” –maddy

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

07.25.17

CREATIVE JOBS HIRING!

i have so many friends with jobs and great opportunities opening up and i wanted to share with you the details in case you are on the lookout for work. you can always click that link up top in my navigation bar that says “jobs” to check the job listings on a regular basis, we update this often. see if there is a position you might be the perfect fit for!  

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see the list below for job listings near you! keep in mind it is always best to send all appropriate links & materials when submitting for the positions. -bri

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MY FRIENDS HAVE JOBS FOR YOU …

company name: STRIIIKE/ Beverly Hills CA

job title: Part Time Front Desk Associate

description: Beauty Studio in Beverly Hills is seeking a PT Front Desk Specialist committed to growing within the company and with a set schedule of roughly 25 hours per week (including Saturdays.)

Ideal candidate has an interest in the world of beauty, experience with customer service and scheduling systems (please list those you have worked with), and the ability to commit to a set weekly schedule.

tasks include: Responsibilities include (but not limited to) prompt response to client phone calls and emails, client relations and comfort while they are in the studio, funds management at check out, as well as light cleaning to maintain esthetic throughout the work day.

more details: Salon experience preferred, business uses STX for scheduling and payment processing.

contact: If interested, please reach out with cover letter (or simply intro email) & resume to info@striiike.com with the subject line: Front Desk Associate 

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company name: KRISTIN ESS HAIR // LA

job title: DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

description: Haircare brand based in Los Angeles is seeking a full time director of social media for all platforms. Job will require 5 days per week. 

Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience of social media with another brand + portfolio of work. Candidate must have up-to-date knowledge of functionality on all social media platforms. Obsession of the beauty industry is a huge bonus.

tasks include: Responsibilities include creating stories daily for IG, Snapchat, sharing content from Kristin Ess on IG, FB and Twitter, helping to create visual content for all platforms, attending photoshoots to create BTS footage for social media. 

more details: Must live in Los Angeles and must be on time all the time. Dependable transportation required. 

contact: If interested, please email Kristin Ess Hair at info@kristinesshair.com with your resume, some examples of your work, your own social media handles with the subject DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA. 

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company name: Show Me Your Mumu LLC/ Los Angeles CA

job title: Lead Graphic Designer

description: Love working collaboratively with creative, photography and merchandising teams?  Enjoy infusing analog hand drawn typography into digital media like email, web and social?  Value deadlines, organization and teamwork? If the preceding description describes you in a nutshell then you might be the Graphic Designer Show Me Your Mumu has been looking for! The ideal candidate not only needs to possess a strong array of skills with a focus on typography, photo retouching and digital illustration but also should have a strong aesthetic that complements the brand’s vision.  In addition to day-to-day projects with strict deadlines this position will also require a designer that can navigate long-term projects that involve great organization and teamwork.  

tasks include: Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) Design and create all digital creative assets, this includes artwork, photo compositions, banners, email layouts, and typography that appears on Show Me Your Mumu.com and multiple digital marketing channels. Build and create signage for Mumu retail store, this includes window decals, flyers, brand books and press one-sheets. Assist with print lookbook; this involves digitally assembling product details and product photography into lookbook layout that is used to communicate the collection to buyers. Develop visual brand guidelines this includes defining brand color palette, typography and logo usage. Be proactive in suggesting new ways we can use graphic design to elevate the brand. Ensure consistency across all platforms, emails, flyers and print

more details: 3-5 years of of graphic design experience with a emphasis on e-commerce and digital, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from an accredited college, university or design institute in Graphic Design, Digital Design, Required: Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or higher, this includes Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, Experience working with a lifestyle contemporary women’s apparel brand is a plus

contact: If interested, please send resume and portfolio examples to careers@showmeyourmumu.com with the subject line: Lead Graphic Designer

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Company name/city: ZERO GRAVITY / Los Angeles, CA

Job Title: Operations Manager

Tasks Include: Inventory Control: daily monitorization of inventory levels, input purchase orders into inventory system, facilitating purchase order quantities, ensuring product is delivered on time. Strategic Planning and forecasting: acute planning responsibilities, forecasting inventory per quarter, new product launches scheduling. Systematic Development: improvement of operations, initializing new roll out producers, communicating to team and coordinating with production team in HK.

More details: The ideal candidate for this position will lead operations and will be accountable for the development and execution of the strategy that delivers the operational necessary to sustain growth, enhances the predictability of profit, optimizes utilization, drives improvement in all processes, and generates world-class customer satisfaction with quality. This is a full-time position based in downtown LA. The growth potential is endless! We want you to do well and succeed in all you do with us. Benefits include working in a fun and creative workspace with like-minded young individuals and a consistent schedule and flexible time off policy. Compensation is based on experience.

Contact: Please email resume and cover letter to hr@zgla.com

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07.24.17

STYLED \ 21

slip dress | designlovefest

slip dresses are basically all i want to wear these days. simple to throw on, cute with a t-shirt under them, a denim jacket on top, a flannel tied around your waist or worn alone with sneakers or a simple sandal. comfortable for day and slightly sexy for evening. wear them with a pretty lacy trimmed bra underneath as it might peek out from time to time. if you’re curvy you might try a slip dress that’s cut on the bias, it make for a more fluid cut and lays agains the skin highlighting your curves. sometimes slip dresses can hang really straight and than catch at the hips, the bias works to prevent that. i’ve also included a few wrap slip dresses which tie at the waist and flatter curves as well. the thing to watch for in slip dresses is anything that looks too “slip” like, don’t go for short and lacy together, if you want a lace trim look for below the knee so it doesn’t look too much like a nightgown. – joanie
p.s all of the images are shop-able – just click the photo! 

slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest

slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest

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