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12.18.14

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014!

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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…

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i got a bedroom makeover! see post here

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tulum was one of the most memorable places i went this year. see post here

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earlier this year, we went to thailand! what a crazy experience. see post here

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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

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how about those cute raspberry pinwheels?! see post here

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simple and easy way to make your water fancy. fruit ice cubes! see post here

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the prettiest cake we’ve seen all year. and so fun to shoot! see post here

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a breakfast parfait with a whole lot of personality. see post here

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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

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i think the citrus floral class was my favorite one of them all! see post here

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but weaving was sooooo fun too. see post here

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seriously, the coolest looking cheese board i’ve ever put my eyes on. see post here

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i remember feeling very happy when this DIY wreath came into my inbox. see post here

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paris and the south of france this summer with friends. loved this so much. see post here

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DIY heart pillow anyone? see post here

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we went to topenga canyon for a few days and shot these for free people. we also had some strange encounters. see post here

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wine, great food and best friends. a night i won’t forget. see post here

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i worked on my first music video! meghan trainor “lips are movin” see post here

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thought of some random ideas and goofed around in the studio with max. see post here

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a girls vacation down the PCH when i needed it most. see post here

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this wreath is NEXT LEVEL. see post here

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my favorite post? it might just be this! see post here

see last year’s highlights too…here

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12.03.14

HELLO THERE

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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 ad (here) with my home in elle decor, domino, and house beautiful. yay!
• you can spot me in this MTV interview on air.
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)
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11.19.14

JUST SAYING HELLO

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

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11.19.14

MEGHAN TRAINOR VIDEO PROJECT

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last week was such a blur! i was brought on to the meghan trainor “lips are movin” video to help with the set designs and art direction of the video. honestly, this was one of those projects that i wasn’t sure i was ready for. it was a huge production, i was excited about it, but also nervous! after some thought, i decided to just go for it and make it work. you can see a bunch of behind the scenes and the actual music video after the jump!

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i met with director philip andelman & production designer maxwell orgell (both these guys have worked on such amazing projects!) and got a feel for the concept of the video. from there, i came up with a bunch of mood boards and ideas for the sets. we wanted to keep it very colorful, playful and fun (luckily, right up my alley) then, maxwell and his team made some of those ideas become a reality. it was really great collaborating with them!

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE WHOLE POST & VIDEO!…

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11.14.14

WHAT’S BEEN GOIN ON

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it’s been a while since i just talked to you guys…told you what’s been happening with me behind the scenes. so here we go…

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