11.12.20

GUCCI BLOOM

I was really excited to share our gucci bloom campaign we worked on recently. I shared a bunch of behind the scenes from the day here too! here are some of my favorite shots of the day. thank you heather for the beautiful photos and natalie for her awesome styling skills. it was a great day being creative with friends in the backyard.

they let us run free and create with no restraints which is always a treat!

we played around with a bunch of different setups to see what we were most drawn to. love this dark and moody look too…

but there was magic happening with all the rainbows and reflections on this one. we were pretty happy shooting this one.

client: gucci beauty
photos: heather gildroy

creative direction: bri emery
styling: natalie shriver

11.12.20

10 HAWAIIAN RENTAL HOUSES

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

we just got back from a week in hawaii on the big island. we were able to skip the 2 week quarantine by doing the testing in one of their trusted locations right before, and then they test you when you arrive. we felt really safe and were able to do activities outside, drive all around the island, spent time at our rental, and just relax. i’ve included a few airbnb rental options below as people often ask for suggestions on where to stay. maybe plan a trip for next year or bookmark one of these for when covid calms down. it’s important to be respectful of their land and to support the small businesses right now! xx

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

a few favorites from the big island: sushi takeout from you make the roll (call before), outdoor seating at this delicious indian spot kamana kitchen, cool art space & little gallery to walk through over at donkey mill art center, a beach with lots of shady trees and not a ton of people: beach 69, free & safe outdoor coffee farm tour at greenwell farm, grab a coffee with an insane view at the coffee shack, hold an octopus at kanaloa octopus farm! drive up to the mauna key observatory at sunset and be above the clouds! check out the farmer’s market in hilo on wed or sat, walk through liliʻuokalani park and japanese gardens, carlsmith beach park has a super cool swimming hole! akaka falls state park has a quick easy hike to a waterfall, we got takeout bbq in waimea at the fish and the hog, fish and chips on the patio at keoki’s ono fish and chips, poke at da poke shack, and see the petroglyphs at waikoloa petroglyph reserve!

here are 6 houses from kona and 4 from kauai…

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

love this little oasis near keauhou bay (on the big island). it’s two separate units so perfect for a family or couple’s trip.

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

ok this treehouse in kona is COOL! great view to wake up to.

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

we just stayed in this spot on the big island and really loved it!! we spent so much time there and loved the open air layout.

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

it’s called the onion house, and i’m intrigued! love the stained glass and tropical pool area.

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

I love all the wood and windows in this captain cook area home (we really liked that area when we were driving around).

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

a bungalow with a japanese style in pāhoa on the big island. that area is pretty quaint, it would feel like a real escape to nature.

Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest
Hawaii rentals | designlovefest

okay, now we are switching islands and here are a few from kauai. it’s a much smaller island with a real tropical rainforest vibe! this is the house we stayed in before and it was so cute and serene.

a few favorites on kauai: morning coffee & burrito from hanalei bread company, def get a drink at tahiti nui or tiki iniki! grab some tapas at bar acudawishing well shave ice

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11.12.20

EMBRACE THE WEIRD

recent pins that make me feel happy!

10.20.20

PALOMA WOOL

inspired by paloma wool’s new line and a collab with photographer jp bonino.  checkers, crop circles, aliens, psychadelic imagery…count me in.

10.19.20

20 SONOMA COAST GETAWAYS

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

we spent some time up in northern california this past week and WOW was it pretty! the drive up the sonoma coast is incredible, the redwood trees are giant and amazing, and the architecture in sea ranch is just plain cool. I would say my favorite getaway has a fire place, lots of cooking, music, relaxing, wine, and nature. we took the 9 hour drive up, and stayed at this lodge about half way and then ended up at the cabin in sea ranch shown above (airbnb here)

i rounded up 20 adorable airbnbs to stay along the coast if you and your family are looking for some time in nature. some are surrounded by trees and some have ocean views…take your pick!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

2. love this little beauty with the green trim and the stunning view from the porch!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

3. the views! the fireplace! the hot tub! this house looks like the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and taking in the ocean view.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

4. this stunning cabin is the perfect spot if you’re looking to be tucked in the trees.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

5. this house is the perfect mix of woodsy with the tress and ocean with those views. and they allow dogs which can be hard to find in rentals!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

6. if you’re looking for a spot for a group trip, this is it. sleeps 10, is right on the russian river and has stellar reviews.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

7. the perfect fall escape. the reviews make me want to book right now and they have high speed internet which makes it an ideal work from home spot.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

8. WOW. a bucket list spot. the views are breathtaking and the pool on the cliff puts this one over the top.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

9. this one and the one above are both in Jenner which is a very cute town about 1.5 hours outside San Fran. very charming and scenic!

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

10. we could all probably use a few days to step away from the news and back into nature. this little spot will do the trick.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

11. find 5 friends and head to this gorgeous spot for your next milestone birthday! a big celebratory dinner on that patio would be a dream.

sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest
sonoma coast airbnbs | designlovefest

12. are you overwhelmed with options yet?! i love all the wood detailing in this place and those cozy built in benches by the fire.

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