hi there. how’s your friday going? i like this sunburned toast.
i’m on a plane to atlanta for one of my high school best friend’s wedding. i haven’t seen some of my friends in years, so i’m excited to dress up and have some fun with everyone!
my birthday is next week (aquarius, holla). 29 seems like such a strange age. but maybe it’s because i’m not a fan of odd numbers. but i’m just going to embrace it. i know i’ve talked a little bit about single life here on the blog. i gotta say, i finally feel like i’m adjusting to it and enjoying it. for a few months there, i felt a little anxious for all those stupid cliche reasons…”what if i don’t find someone? is every good guy taken? what if i’m single for years! everyone is married with kids except me.” i know, it’s pretty silly to write it out, but that IS what i thought for a while. i’d like to think i don’t feel very pressured to have kids and get married right away, but the older you get, it’s like someone shoves those thoughts in your brain whether you want them or not.
but now, i feel comfortable living alone. i go on dates and if there’s chemistry, awesome, and if not, oh well. i’ve been putting way less weight on it and feeling a lot better. i figure if i do meet someone special, this is my only time to live it up and be single. so i might as well make it enjoyable. do tell, what made you single transition easier? as a relationship kinda gal, it was definitely something i had to learn to like…
anyway, i’m going to be in new york with friends this month art directing this proctor & gamble beauty event. i’m excited to see this 3 month project actually come to life and spend some time in that awesome city. we rented a big house in brooklyn for us to all stay/work in. can’t wait!
PS. for those of you interested in the JOBS at designlovefest and blogshop, a little update… we hired a blogshop social media manager for blogshop, found a photographer for a designlovefest weekly column, and hired a few interns in NYC for that beauty event. we are STILL on the hunt for our new managing editor (runs 2 columns on DLF, handles emails and submissions, takes part of the creative process, helps with workshops etc.) see the job listing here. give us a shout if you’re interested. we’ll be hiring in february!
a habit of mine in january is looking back at my old goals and seeing how many of them came true. it’s fun to see how i’ve grown in business and as a person. it’s also fun to see how we stay the same. i go back and read my old posts and smile as i think to myself “gosh, you sounded so young.” and other times “man, nothing has changed there.”
back in 2010 i was very stoked on life with this list. i’m proud to say i made a lot of these 2013 goals happen. and these too. (i guess i looooved goal making in 2013. but i was also realistic here.) last year, i got very real here. and admitted to working too much here. (something i’ve gotten much better at!) and now it’s time for my 2015 list.
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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…
i got a bedroom makeover! see post here
tulum was one of the most memorable places i went this year. see post here
earlier this year, we went to thailand! what a crazy experience. see post here
designlovefest was lucky enough to have some amazing food contributors this year. this mint mocha shake with coffee ice cubes was a favorite of mine! see post here
how about those cute raspberry pinwheels?! see post here
simple and easy way to make your water fancy. fruit ice cubes! see post here
the prettiest cake we’ve seen all year. and so fun to shoot! see post here
a breakfast parfait with a whole lot of personality. see post here
we went a little wild with workshops. we loved hosting floral, weaving, basket making, calligraphy, and social media workshops this year! it’s so fun to see the space transform and become filled with eager learners. see post here
i think the citrus floral class was my favorite one of them all! see post here
but weaving was sooooo fun too. see post here
seriously, the coolest looking cheese board i’ve ever put my eyes on. see post here
i remember feeling very happy when this DIY wreath came into my inbox. see post here
paris and the south of france this summer with friends. loved this so much. see post here
DIY heart pillow anyone? see post here
we went to topenga canyon for a few days and shot these for free people. we also had some strange encounters. see post here
wine, great food and best friends. a night i won’t forget. see post here
i worked on my first music video! meghan trainor “lips are movin” see post here
thought of some random ideas and goofed around in the studio with max. see post here
a girls vacation down the PCH when i needed it most. see post here
this wreath is NEXT LEVEL. see post here
my favorite post? it might just be this! see post here
see last year’s highlights too…here
hi there. how’s your december been treating you so far? i spent my thanksgiving sitting around with friends for 3 days, eating and drinking…it was a much needed break. now i’m feeling ready to jump back into december and finish a bunch of projects before we go off the grid at the end of the year. there’s been a couple of fun press things happening this week:
• i’ve been getting cute texts and emails from people that spotted me in this TV commercial.
• i did a little video with nordstrom
on gift giving.
• there is a full page loloi rug
with my home in elle decor, domino, and house beautiful. yay!
• you can spot me in this MTV interview
on the personal side of life…i’ve been going out on dates here and there. just for fun and to TRY it. even though i haven’t been on any dates that made me fall head over heels for some guy, they have all actually been really fun and easy. brunch, coffee, matinees…it’s kind of a good social exercise! speaking of movies, i saw birdman
and really enjoyed it. i’ve also been (trying) to get back into working out. i’m testing out pop physique now, which i like…but boy is it hard to get motivated to go sometimes! but i always feel so good when i go, it relieves my stress and gives me a good mental break.
i hope you all have a great week back to reality. lots of love. -bri
(photo: UK Vogue 1965, Anna Karina)
hi everyone. happy hump day. i’m going to pop-up magazine tonight at the ace hotel and looking forward to it. i’ve heard great things! have you been? i also went on a tinder lunch date today. it’s so interesting meeting new people, hearing their stories, watching how different everyone is. who knows what will come out of this new dating thing, but i must say, it’s kinda fun!
i hope the rest of your week involves giant cinnamon rolls and red lipstick…xo bri