i think i can safely say i’ve always been an impatient person. it’s something i’ve been thinking more and more about recently. the past year or two of my life, i’ve learned to be alone. the past 6 months i even got pretty good at it. i’ve focused on self-love and independence and i’ve seen such wonderful benefits from it. but my work doesn’t stop here.
i’m not happy with my need for immediate distraction and convenience (checking social media, ordering dinner on postmates, texting with friends etc). it’s something i really want to work on. just patience in general. i wrote a comment on this photo yesterday about the amount of information we are taking in on social media and it sparked a lot of conversation that still has my head turning today about it.
i decided it’s time to start using my time more wisely. slowly cooking dinner and listening to new music by myself. reading the news in the morning before i start working. taking a walk. reading more books on my patio in the sunshine. driving around at sunset. just sitting and thinking. it may sound silly or cliche, but it’s something that’s become really important to me. prioritizing my time. pushing through uncomfortable silence or even boredom and teaching myself how to enjoy it. regaining my attention span. fighting against overstimulation.
i figure the only way to start…is to just start. last night i laid on my couch, resisted the tv, listened to hours of music and didn’t touch my phone. every few minutes i would get kinda antsy, or the urge to do something else. by the end of it, i was relaxed and ready for bed. it made me realize how much i need this to happen.
sooooo. got any good summer book recommendations for me? any tips on how you worked on a similar issue? always appreciate your thoughts. xx bri
if i had the option of throwing a party every single week, i think i would! it’s always a ton of prep but always so worth it. we hosted a brunch at my house several weekends ago to celebrate the designlovefest for cheeky target collection and it turned out beautifully. the party really forced me to finish my patio and having all of my friends hanging out on there was the perfect way to celebrate!
the color scheme for the brunch was pale pinks, grey, white, black and pops of fuchsia. i had custom pink cushions made for the patio (which were finished just in time for the event!) and we completed the look with tons of pillows from found rentals. we had whoa nelly create the menu of waffles with fresh fruit, berry parfaits, egg soufflé and a killer bloody mary bar. and kristen made stunning florals that felt like a feminine tropical dream!
julia perfectly captured the day for us. it was such a good mix of old and new friends, sitting around sipping mimosas in the sun. and gotta love a bloody mary bar!
we made frozen berry screwers for the drinks to keep them cold but not diluted by ice. note: if you make them at home make sure to sprinkle water on them before placing in the freezer to give them that pretty icy look.
the party was a really fun way to celebrate my collection with cheeky for target. i absolutely loved every part of the collection and it has been so much fun to see how so many of you use the items in your every day life. i’m going to be super sad when it leaves stores soon! but keep your eyes peeled for new things cominnnng.
it’s a BIG DAY! the wine project we’ve been working on is finally available!! we started the collaboration with winc back in february and went through the whole process this year…from designing the label, tasting and creating the taste of the wine, choosing the design on the top of the cork, naming it, choosing the wine bottle shape…it’s been so much fun and such a new experience! introducing WILDEST DREAMS, a $13 white wine blend that’s available for a limited time (take $25 off your first order using this link right here.)
we knew the wine was going to be realeased in the summer, so i wanted to create a white wine that felt perfect for warm sunset evenings on the patio with friends. after tasting two lots from the central coast, a fruity sauvignon blanc from santa barbara and an aromatic viognier with hints of honeysuckle from paso robles, i decided a 50/50 blend of the two would be my ideal white wine.
wildest dreams is crisp, with refreshing notes of grapefruit and peach and finishes with hints of apricot, white raspberry, and lemon. drink it chilled with your loved ones, and pair it with grilled peaches or a lighter pizza.
hope you liked the dreamy photoshoot we did for the wine, with some of our friends at mumu. thanks sarah for helping make it beautiful!
our exclusive wine will only be available online for a short while, so grab a bottle or two for your next party. take $25 off your first order using THIS LINK and your discount will be applied automatically.
thank you for supporting my projects, this was a true dream come true and i’m so happy i get to share it with all of you. i hope you enjoy the wine, get a little tipsy and have a blast. lots of love. xx bri
i’ve been working on a few projects that i am DYING to share, but can’t just yet. but i CAN talk a little bit about my inspiration for one of them. remember this post on holographic iridescence that we wrote back in january?! well, i’m still obsessed with it. i think mermaid fashion trends are going to start popping up everywhere, and i can’t wait. this morning i fell down a rabbit hole of inspiration and seashell research and thought i would share with ya…
i love seeing how the seashell was used in 1920’s art deco designs…everything from ornate ceilings, flapper’s shiny clutches, velvet club chairs, and even seashell beds!
now, especially on the sunny west coast we are starting to see the whole mermaid holographic phenomenon come to life.
i even got my nails done with iridescent film the other day because i can’t get enough.