the month of october has been pretty crazy over here at the studio, lots going on and not a lot of downtime. so we took a rare quiet moment last friday and celebrated the start to the weekend with a little studio happy hour. we aren’t shy about our love for cocktails and mixing up new combinations is something we all enjoy.
we got these cool white whale mixers in the mail the other day and decided to give them a try. our favorites were the old fashioned and the tequila cocktail called the skinny dipper. we made the old fashioned slightly more seasonally appropriate by adding a pumpkin spiced rim. it’s sort of a win-win because it sounds impressive and fancy but it’s really the easiest thing in the world.
to create the rim, we mixed equal parts sugar and pumpkin spice (we bought our spice at trader joes). next, we ran the inside of a cut orange slice around the rim of a glass, flipped it over and rotated the glass back and forth until the edge was fully coated.
what’s your fall/holiday cocktails? we’re always looking for new ideas!
below is the skinny dipper, which wasn’t quite fall flavored but it was definitely refreshing – mango, lemon and tequila garnished with a lemon twist and sage leaf. hit the spot.
(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest)
This beautiful crate from Terrain filled with gourds, moss and white pumpkins feels like such a fresh alternative to traditional pumpkins, it inspired this green board. Oh, and that mohair knit looks so comfy! -stephanie
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)
well hello + happy friday! how was your week? any fun weekend plans?
i just took on a few projects that actually make me VERY nervous, but also very excited. it’s funny that we can so easily tell our friends “you got this!” or “it’s all going to be great.” with such confidence, but when it comes to ourselves it’s much more difficult to be our own cheerleader. but as i’ve learned in the past, confidence comes from just taking those jobs you feel iffy about, learning from them, and figuring it out as you go. we will never be fully ready for every opportunity that comes our way, so we just have to jump in, try it, and do our best. (can you tell i’m trying to pep talk myself here??) so this weekend i am going to get together with friends and have a little brainstorming brunch. casual, easy, no pressure…just trying to think up ideas. and even if nothing comes of it, i still have good company.
also, my friend told me The Galapagos Affair was a super interesting documentary so i want to veg out on the couch and watch it on sunday. any others that you’ve seen recently and loved on netflix? (see a ton of my favorites here, here and here)
have a lovely weekend everyone! hope it’s filled with farmer’s markets, naps, mimosas, pancakes and people you really really like. -bri
i was scrolling through alllll of the desktop downloads that we’ve featured over the years and thought i’d share with you some of my favorites. i absolutely love sharing these with you guys and showcasing new artists each week. i really hope they bring a little light to your day…
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which one is on your desktop now?? any new designs you’ve been wanting?
today we have these 5 cool designs from natala of ma and grandy. you can check out her shop here! go ahead, brighten up your desktop…
which one is YOUR favorite??
CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE DESIGNS THIS WEEK!…