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while in paris out with some friends, i met katie, a photographer from australia who lives in paris. we really hit it off and she was kind enough to take me around to see a few spots i’d never seen a couple of days later…
we met and had mint tea and pastries at the café de la mosquée de paris, which is a beautiful north african cafe. mosaic tiles, birds fluttering around in the trees…a cute little spot for sure.
we walked through the jardin des plantes to see the roses and then ended up on the most colorful street i’ve seen in paris. each house with it’s own unique pastel color & doorstep decor. it was a happy day.
wishing you a happy weekend! i have my social media workshop tomorrow and then a backyard BBQ with friends. i’ve been on a sort-of-detox since my trip (no alcohol, gluten, sugar or dairy) which is pretty difficult but i’m feeling a lot better. jetlag, dehydration, and two weeks of indulgence can really catch up with ya. maybe i’ll splurge and have a margarita at the BBQ, we’ll see. have a good one! -bri
PS! be one of the 250 people to get this free summer lovin tote that i designed for lucky magazine & maybelline! details here.
photos by: katie mitchell photography
i’m finally home in my own bed. that’s always a good feeling after a trip. this trip was different than most, there was zero work involved. i gave myself two weeks to take in new sights, relax with good friends, and recharge my creativity. i’m excited to do a few posts on what i saw in france…i was blown away by the south. the relaxing energy, the never ending green, the vines crawling up all of the villas, the wine…ohhhh the wine. it was magic.
i’ll be catching up with work for a few days i’m sure (after two weeks of very slow, almost dial-up internet speeds) but i wanted to stop in and say hello! i missed this blog. i hope you’re having a great week so far! -bri
good morning! i woke up verrrrrrry early to catch a plane to france today. i’m slightly nervous considering i’ve never flown abroad by myself, but i’m sure it will be just fine. i’ll still be checking in daily to the blog and obviously posting tons over on instagram.
for the first time ever, i haven’t planned one single thing to do while i’m there. so unlike me. so seriously, if you have something amazing to tell me to do in paris or provence, PLEASE DO! i always love reading your suggestions.
i will be with some people in paris for a week, and then taking the train (so excited about that!) down to provence for the second week. i’ve got a couple of possible new projects in the works while i’m there, which hopefully i can talk about soon!
ok, i keep seeing all these photos of lavender fields in provence. will i seriously be able to see those in person? because that’s like a dream. i can’t wait to just wander around and explore a new place…have a great week everyone, talk soon! - bri
photos 1, 2, 3, 4
it’s a new month. life has been so different for me over the past two months. i’ve been adjusting to living in this house alone, and then my friend just moved in for a month or two while she looks for her own place. i’ve never lived by myself, and i gotta say it’s kind of nice. while i love having people around me, it’s been interesting to explore my time alone. sometimes it makes me very anxious and other times there’s no where i’d rather be.i assume that will even out to a more neutral place soon. i don’t normally handle large changes in my life very well, so i am doing my best to stay focused on the fact that this is just a phase in my life.
everything feels very up in the air right now, which is suppose is exciting. my career, my love life…all of it. i was inspired by my friend james from bleubird and filled out this goals list too! i’ve always loved thinking about the future. goals. dreams. it’s fun!
Eating / Everyday i wake up and say I am going to eat healthier and almost everyday i fail. i need to cook more often and not eat out almost every single meal!
Drinking / My drink of choice right now is a paloma (tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice & salt)
Practicing / Alone time and meditation
Mastering / How to poach an egg
Learning / About myself
Trying / To travel as much as I can
Playing / With my cats
Finishing / The things that I start. I tend to come up with ideas and get too overwhelmed to execute them.
Reading / Was Girl Boss any good?
Remembering / It’s okay to take the weekends off.
Wearing / Striped tee shirts and jean shorts. Easy dresses and pons sandals.
Cooking / I would like to know how to make salads I actually have a desire to eat.
Working / On what makes me happy.
Traveling / Yes please. Just booked a trip to France with some good pals. I’ve never been to the South.
Wanting / To have more dinner parties and to find a therapist. Hey, that’s the truth.
try making your own list, it’s a good brain break. happy friday! -bri
above drawing by wasted rita…and just for fun, more dark & humorous drawings…
you may or may not have noticed i’ve been a little quiet lately. some people have noticed my energy has shifted some. i’ve been going through some personal issues that i haven’t really felt comfortable to share in this space until now.
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