04.21.16

DRESS YOUR TECH / 140

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lizzy doyle made these bright desktops! there’s a pattern for every style. what’s your favorite? we say palms all the way!

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click through below to download the desktops! and check out our past downloads here

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

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04.20.16

ABOUT TOWN / INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES

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los angeles is known as a shopping destination and for good reason. not only are we home to all of the major shopping retailers you might expect but we also have a great independent shopping scene. local designers and independent shop owners creating really well curated selections for everything from home goods to handbags. if you’re looking for great gifts, or to support local here are some of our favorite shops!

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Alchemy Works: situated in the arts district downtown this shop has friendly staff who can help direct you to a great gift or a new pair of shoes for yourself. it’s proximity to our office is a problem because we can’t visit without wanting at least a thing or two!

Broome St. General Store: this place is part cafe, part gift shop. they have a great selection of home items everything from cooking staples, coffee table books, kitchen linens, etc. they have an extended location which is across the street and is definitely worth a visit as well!

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SEE ALL OF OUR FAVES AFTER THE JUMP…

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04.20.16

STYLE ICON / MARIANNE FAITHFUL

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she sure does make me want to cut bangs again. marianne faithful looking oh so cool all the time back in the day! and gimme those tiny heart sunglasses please.

marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest
marianne faithful |designlovefest

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04.20.16

TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

hi guys! i just got home late last night from colombia. man, what a trip! 5 jam packed days full of exploring, dancing, eating, shopping, adventuring for my best friend’s bachelorette trip. we went to cartagena in the old city and it was seriously beautiful. it feels like a latin american new orleans with all of the bright colors and gorgeous balconies everywhere! i felt completely safe and would definitely recommend visiting. we flew into panama and then took a 1 hour flight to cartagena…

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

we rented a villa to hold all 18 of us (can you believe we somehow didn’t have any drama with that many girls?!) i loved having a home base where we could hang out in the pool and lounge areas late at night. (probably way too late a couple of nights) we ordered pizza and did a lingerie shower one night for cammy and it was really fun. we also took a salsa class there!

traveling to colombia | designlovefest
traveling to colombia | designlovefest

SEE ALL THE PICS BELOW!…

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04.19.16

PIZZA ROLLS

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i stopped by a friend’s house a couple of months ago, we were sipping wine, wanting a snack and she pulled out of the freezer and cooked up pizza rolls. the real deal packaged frozen ones i used to eat when i was a kid and hadn’t had in ages. i forgot how delicious they actually are and decided to re-make them, with more wholesome ingredients, for the office. they were a hit, and so simple! – joaniepizza rolls | designlovefestpizza rolls | designlovefestpizza rolls | designlovefest
we made a veggie and meat version but you could easily simplify and make all the same kind.

what you’ll need:
• whole wheat pre-made pizza dough (we got our at trader joe’s!)
• marinara sauce
• pepperoni sliced into bite size pieces
• mozzarella cheese
• 2 zucchini chopped and sautéed until they release their juices, about 4-5 minutes, sprinkle with a little salt.
• red onion, very finely chopped
• basil
• parmesan cheese
• olive oil
• pesto (we made our own, but buying it is also great!)
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• preheat your oven to 450 degrees and start by rolling out your dough, trying to make it as thin as possible without creating holes. i did this on the cookie sheet so i wouldn’t need to transfer. once you have it rolled out you can start topping! we used an olive oil base for our veggie option and marinara for the pepperoni.
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• add your toppings as desired but be warned, don’t over do it! i made this mistake and had to pull some off so that i could make a proper roll without everything coming out of the sides. after topping, i cut the pizza dough into squares and then folded two sides of the square into each other and pinched the edges up. places the roll seam side down on the cookie sheet. it might take you a minute to get the swing of the roll making but don’t worry about it being perfect. pizza rolls | designlovefest
• before baking, brush the top of the rolls with a little olive oil and place in the oven to cook for 8-10 minutes. we sprinkled parmesan on top about half way through baking but that’s an added bonus.

• remove from the oven, let cool, sprinkle with more cheese, freshly chopping basil and serve with pesto and marinara for dipping.

enjoy, they’ll be gone in a flash!

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styling by: joanie cusack
photos by: 
ivan solis

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