04.10.20

A FRIDAY CHECK IN

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happy friday! how are you doing? i think this is the close of week 4 of shelter in place. today was the first day i woke up and couldn’t remember what day it was. hope your week went okay. have you made anything delicious? i’m always looking for recipe recommendations. i made this pasta recipe on wednesday (pictured above!)  and it exceeded my expectations. i hadn’t attempted homemade pasta since we were in cooking school last year. it really is so easy and so rewarding. i felt proud of myself for how it turned out, we all need those little accomplishments right now. i plan on making it again soon. my juicer (that i love and use almost daily) also doubles as a pasta cutter. and i appreciate that the attachments come when you buy it, not as an add on.

we launched our new collection of phone cases with casetify today. it’s a very happy collection and a culmination of work from so many different artists. we’re proud of how it turned out. block shop textiles and bliss & mischief are two of the new artists we’ve added which is fun because we’ve been fans of their clothing and textiles for a long time. it’s cool to see it translate to cases.

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image via naturally ella

if you’re looking for comfortable clothes to relax in but that don’t look like sweats i highly recommend these lola trousers by LACAUSA. they are an ethical local to LA, female owned brand that makes amazing clothes. vince is offering 25% off everything, which still means their clothing is out of my price range but i love the blue monochrome of this outfit and the pants are so chic. i’ve been wearing lots of monochrome outfits lately, it’s fun to play with tones. Beklina is a great small business to support and they are doing 25% off everything but shoes.

need supply which is home to tons of great independent designers is also offering 25% off their entire site. rachel comey, annie costello brown, and ganni are a few of my favorite brands to shop on their site. annie’s earrings are some of bri’s and my favorites and basically all of her designs are majorly on sale right now. she’s another rad LA designer.

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image via gimme some oven

 

04.10.20

CASETIFY 2020 COLLECTION (AND DISCOUNT CODE)!

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we’ve had a curated shop on casetify for the last five years and every year or so we work with a talented group of artists on launching a new set of designs and this year it’s better than ever. we have been working on this series since january and we’re really excited that we can finally share it with you. every single artist in the collection is an independent artist, they work in a variety of mediums from block printing to ceramics, they are all female with the exception of mike (the talented artist that created my wedding invite art!) and we’re really proud of what everyone created. each of the cases can be purchased in any phone size and there are lots of ways to customize by adding glitter or colored edges so have fun clicking around the case exactly as you want it!  use code designlovefest15 for 15% off the entire collection! 

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casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

the above designs are all by megan galante. we love her colorful and fun work. how pretty is this matching case and watch strap?! her cheetah case was one of our best selling designs last time around and she did an updated version here!

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casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

i’m super excited to be adding my friend Hillary to the Casetify collection. she is the talented designer behind bliss & mischief and i love her vibe. her cases feel very 70’s and happy, i love the wildflower case with the glitter option, there are several different color options for the glitter, the silver is also very cool.

casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

these block shop cases (1, 2, 3 , and 5) are so cool and i’m thrilled they are part of our collection! i reached out to them on whim and with my fingers crossed. i have been a long time fan of their work but didn’t know if they’d be open to putting their beautiful creations on cases, but they were! and i really really love how they turned out. they  nail the color and print combos. they have coordinating watch straps (in tartan, and sidewinder )! their cases also look super cool with glitter like this one and this.  if you’re curious, you can learn more about block shop on their site.

casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

mike created my wedding invitations that justin and i both loved and i’m excited to add his work to our shop! he is incredibly talented and i think is pieces translate perfectly to cases and watch strap. this star on star combo is so fun. and the star design is also available on AirPod cases!

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ivy is the sweetest and an incredible ceramic artist! it makes me happy to mix so many mediums of art into this collection. i love ivy’s work. joanie is currently rocking this case (which is also cute with the pink edges) and i love how her watch straps and cases look together. and she has airpod cases too (here and here) ! coming from a home with two people with AirPods having cases to set them apart is a win.

casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

Ohmeed created these beautiful cases for us, i love that they have a desert vibe. they’re very calming. the pink and green tile ones are very chic.

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casetify | designlovefest
casetify | designlovefest

and katy smail! we first featured katy’s designs years ago on dress your tech and we’re very happy to have her on Casetify. she kills the floral game and how about this cute pink cat case?! also love the tulip case and the punchy colors on this happy flower case.

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everyone was a big fan of the jessalyn cases at our last launch and we’re excited to bring two more of her abstract designs to this collection, this one and this.

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last but certainly not least is this gorgeous case by la tinta! she contributed two designs to this collection and they are both a favorite of ours. the colors are really pretty.

that sums it’s up! thank you for all of the love and support and excitement you have already shared with us about the launch! it means so much to us.

p.s. don’t forget to use designlovefest15 for 15% the entire collection! 

04.03.20

RECIPES FOR THE WEEKEND

recipes | designlovefest

we made it through another week! if you’re like us and find a lot of comfort being in the kitchen here are a few things we’ve cooked recently and have loved. bri made breakfast sandwiches on presently this morning and now i can’t stop thinking about how much i want bacon.

the best chocolate chip cookies. i’ve made a lot of cookie recipes and this is my favorite.

this lemon chicken soup with tons and tons of dill is comforting but still light. i used white rice instead of orzo.

refried beans(recipe is half way down the post), it’s my mom’s recipe and it feeds an army. i didn’t have taco seasoning so i used a mixture of onion salt, garlic salt, chili flakes, smoked paprika, oregano and chili powder and they turned out great.

i’m making this red curry this weekend for the millionth time and i’m so excited. it’s the best and so versatile, just make it with what you have on hand for veggies and protein.

recipes | designlovefest

making your own pizza dough is easy and a family pizza party is a great way to use up produce that is about to go bad. you can set out toppings and let people dress their pizza as they please.

04.03.20

PRETTY DRESS

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i saw this pretty 80’s inspired dress on free people and it made me happy. i love the puff sleeve. they offering 50% off all dresses right now. my work from home uniform is mostly long dresses right now, they feel like a nightgown but looks like you put some effort in. crushing on this one (the back is so pretty!), this one, i love a long sleeve and this which actually basically is a nightgown.

04.01.20

LOCAL

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i know these are very difficult times for every business and i’m really wanting to highlight and focus on businesses that are taking care of their employees during this period of unknown. there are many that are going the extra mile and our dollars that we spend on shopping can help to support their efforts. i was really encouraged to read a statement from blu dot yesterday, a furniture company that we love here at dlf, that they are continuing to pay their entire team even though their retail stores are closed.  i know things are changing on a daily basis and it feels scary and unknown. i’m trying to think small on the little things i can do to help. i’m proud of all of us for navigating this time, it isn’t easy and however you’re getting through is just fine. xo, joanie 

a few more local businesses that i want to highlight and also re-mention that are continuing their efforts:

shout and about which is a great gift and card shop near our office is closed but offering free online shipping on all orders. a great time to stock up on cards for upcoming mother’s and father’s day.

my friend alyssa owns a beautiful online home store called hoppe shoppe that is a curated mix of new and vintage. she also does a great job of sourcing independent designers. she has amazing taste! i loveeee both of these sets of bookends, 1 and 2.

lykke wullf makes the coolest two piece outfits. bri has one and it’s seriously rad. they’re having a sale. this bright orange jacket is so cool. i find myself drawn to wearing more bright colors during this time, brightens the day.

i mentioned before but the left bank, which is my favorite second hand store, is doing virtual shopping through their instagram stories. they are committed to paying their employees during this time and could use our support through purchasing their cool pieces (that are all very reasonably priced!). 

heirloom LA is doing incredible work supporting local farmers and offering pick up and delivery. you can order through their site.

i’ve picked up to-go from proof bakery several times and they are allowing other artisans who don’t have store fronts to sell their goods in there which is amazing.

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lunya is a great local to los angeles shop that sells beautiful lounge wear. i’ve had these joggers for a couple of years and still wear them daily.

parachute home is another female owned local business that we’ve used and loved for years. they are currently having a sale on many pieces. i have my eye on this flannel quilt.

maru coffee which is in our neighborhood and is delicious is now selling their beans online with free shipping over $40. their coffee is top notch.

our friend hillary who is the owner and designer of bliss & mischief is having a sale and free shipping.

and of course, keep supporting your favorite restaurants! and if possible, instead of ordering through one of the apps, order directly through the restaurant as the apps take a portion of their sales and every penny counts!

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