08.30.20

15 GETAWAYS IN NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA

I can’t say enough about this place in tucson! we stayed here for our honeymoon and it was truly one of the best design places i’ve ever stayed. this is the saguaro suite here.

and this is the agave suite above. it’s a 5 bedroom hotel, so you have access to the amazing kitchens, hang out areas, lounge pits etc. there is also the ocotillo suite here, the cholla room, and the yucca room. DEFINITELY CHECK THIS PLACE OUT for a romantic weekend away!

this adorable authentic home in santa fe, walking distance to the plaza and a cute little oasis outside.

mid-century decor, a little patio, and cool house details. an apartment in tucson that’s only $94 a night.

a cottage in santa fe with a private garden and a pink fridge 🙂

click through for full round up! 

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08.27.20

10 RETREATS FROM NEW YORK

I had a lot of people write me that they would like more getaways airbnb’s in other cities, so let’s do east coast this time! we are planning on spending a month or two on shelter island this winter. can’t wait for cooking by the fire, and working from a new location while enjoying a slower speed of life in nature. I always hesitate to book places in advance because you never know what can come up, but I am realizing that in a time where we are mostly inside our own home, it really helps to have a getaway to look forward to. and I think we are gonna drive across country!

here’s 10 places that would be fun to book with family or close friends in your quarantine crew this fall or winter…

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a 3 bedroom home in woodstock with stunning architecture & cool details everywhere.

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a two hour drive from new york, this 1970’s A-frame is near skiing and seems like a winter dream.

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

a historic house in hudson with a lot of charm. that kitchen is amazing!

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

this charming 2 bedroom cottage, a short walk to the beach. would love to be here in the fall with that yard!

new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest
new york airbnb round up | designlovefest

SEE ALL 10 HOMES AFTER THE JUMP…

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08.23.20

15 CALIFORNIA GETAWAYS

one of my favorite hobbies is looking at house rentals. i love to find hidden gems, see how they are designed and day dream about weekend getaways. i’m finding it helpful during covid times to put little things to look forward to on the calendar this winter. here’s a sweep of 15 cute places I found on airbnb…

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

this seems like the perfect winter getaway spot for a couple’s or family trip to joshua tree. so relaxing, just looking at the photos.

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

my friend natalie’s big bear cabin is the perfect little mountain getaway. she has great taste, we love staying here!

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

wow, I am in love with this adorable house in pioneertown! the styling is perfect.

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

love the retro vibe in this hillside topanga house!

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

we like taking the short 2 hour drive to idylewild. here’s a cool cabin there!

airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest
airbnb round up | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE ALL 15 PLACES…

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08.23.20

BRI’S RECENT FAVES!

love this lisa says gah linen set for summer lounging and these purple pants!

tetra has the coolest lighters and pipes!

I absolutely love all of the akari light sculptures!! perfect shapes and warm light.

our casetify shop has tons of new phone cases! love the iridescent background option you can add to this rainbow cheetah case.

love the large knobs on this console!

alex proba has amazing designs. this pillow is cool!

i just got this cute lamp for our bedroom. it comes in other colors and patterns too.

nice pattern on these sneakers.

always looking at vintage rugs on etsy. this is a good one!

I adore these female form vases!!

cb2 has pampas grass, adds a lot of cool texture to the room.

I am thinking of getting this awesome Our Place pan. love the colors!

we have been starting to design our back room. our inspiration is 70’s den. on the hunt for pendant lights that create fun shapes on the ceiling. this one is nice!

great colors as always, clare vivier

I have one of these bucket hats in yellow. the moss green sun hat is pretty too!

always thinking of splurging on this adorable dusen dusen dog bed!!

wow, cool floor lamp!

lacausa is one of my favorite brands! this green button up is nice.

pamela love jewelry. sent to justin for future anniversaries 🙂

never get tired of baggu bags. I use them for everything! packing, farmer’s market, beach bag…

cool activewear prints and colors over on nagnata

i guess i’m a sucker for glass fruit and pretty much the whole casa shop,

07.21.20

OUI DIY GLASS POTS

Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest
Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest
Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest

over the past couple of years, my kitchen has become a place of peace and joy for me. i find so much happiness in the process of cooking and creating meals. so when the Oui by Yoplait team reached out and asked if we wanted to create a DIY project with their new limited-edition Oui heritage collection glass pots i knew i wanted it to be something that was useful in our kitchen. the Oui glass pots are already food safe, they have easy to remove labels and they are a perfect 5 ounce size which makes them ideal for our project. they are also 100% recyclable so you can continue to use them over and over again without worrying about quality or purity issues. we wanted to create something that was beautiful for your own home or that you could gift to someone for their kitchen. they launched three new heritage designs and our project focuses on our favorite, the classic stripe. ok, so here is the simple DIY project…homemade spice blends!

Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest
Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest

first things first, eat the yogurt. if you haven’t tried Oui by Yoplait yet, it’s a french style yogurt. each of the glass pots are individually poured, set for 8 hours and are subtly sweet and delicious.

after you’re done eating, wash and dry the pot and remove the labels. the glass pots are easy to clean, and the labels peel off easily. we made three different kitchen spice blends that you can store next to your stove and use on everything from eggs to popcorn. we’ll also walk you through how to make them!

what you’ll need//

• Oui by Yoplait glass pots
• circle with 4″ diameter for tracing
• piece of fabric
• scissor
• pen or pencil
• tacky glue
• drill or something narrow and sharp
• cord
• twine
• a bead
• 2.5″ cork stopper

Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest

how to make //

1. select a fabric you want to cover your lid in, it doesn’t need to be a large amount so you can use a scrap piece you have around the house. lay the fabric bottom side up, place a circle cutter on the fabric and trace around the edge with a pen or pencil.

2. cut around the pen mark to create your circle.

3. take the stopper and using a drill or a thin sharp object, push through the center of the cork to make a small hole, this will be the hole you thread the bead through later.

4. next, take the cork stopper and put tacky glue around the edges of the top.  gently rub with your finger so it covers the top cork surface. now place the glue side face down into the inside of the fabric. press firmly to secure. taking the edge of the scissors, poke through the fabric where the center hole is so that the hole is visible.

5. next take the tacky glue and put a light line all the way around the top edge of the stopper under the fabric. press the fabric into the glue on all edges, secure with a rubber band until it’s dry.

6. string the bead on the cord, make the ends even and push through the top of the cork stopper. once through secure the ends with a double know. trim off any extra cord.

7. remove the rubber band and replace with twine. knot, trim the ends and you’re done!

Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest

next – onto the spice blends:

fancy salts are fun to have around but can be expensive to buy. they are surprisingly easy to make at home. you can create one and keep it next to your stove to sprinkle on eggs, roasted potatoes, or avocado toast. there are tons of variations you can make, so feel free to experiment with flavors you like and enjoy.

ROSEMARY LEMON SALT //

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest
Oui by Yoplait DIY glass pots | designlovefest

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