05.13.15

MULLEIN AND SPARROW / GIVEAWAY

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mullein & sparrow was founded in 2012 in brooklyn as the life work of herbalist and holistic esthetician anit hora. she’s curated an awesome package of their products for one lucky reader to indulge themselves with.

the prize will include:

1 Detox Bath Salts
1 Pink Himalayan Bath Salts
1 Facial Mask
1 Facial Serum
1 Lip & Cheek Tint
1 Healing Salve
1 Eye Serum
1 Dry Shampoo
1 Body Exfoliant
1 French Lavender Body Oil
1 Facial Steam

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all of their items are lovingly made in small batches with the hopes of keeping alive a time honored tradition of simple remedies that have worked for centuries. they are a 100% natural and fully plant-based apothecary line.

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isn’t their packaging just so pretty and classic?

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05.13.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 27

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“today’s design, a simon & garfunkel snippet, is inspired by this photo from a refinery 29 story.” –maddy

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(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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05.12.15

HONEY CITRUS MINI BUNDT CAKES

i’ve always loved the way candied rose petals look, and i was surprised to learn how easy they are to make! it’s the extra touch that would turn a normal dessert into something special for a shower or birthday. they add the prettiest punch of color!

honey citrus mini bundt cakes
inspiration from martha stewart

Ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup butter room temperature
• 1/3 cup honey room temperature
• 3 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
• 1/2 cup yogurt
• 1 cup confectioner sugar
• 1/2 cup superfine sugar
• 4 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites
• 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

How to make sugared flower garnishes: We followed this tutorial from bon appetit. Cut one large rose from the garden, also known as “Strawberry Ice Rose”. It has a delicate fushia ombre effect on the petals (make sure you know the source of your flowers, ours is local and organic, important if you will be consuming them). Pluck each petal and pat any moisture. To be on the safer side, we used 4 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites and beat it slightly, set aside. Brush each rose petal on both sides with egg whites and dip into 1/2 cup superfine sugar. Lay rose petals on a cooling rack and let dry for at least two hours.

How to make honey citrus mini bundt cakes: In a medium bowl whisk 3 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons lemon zest, 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In a stand mixer whisk 3/4 cups butter and 1/3 cup honey at room temperature on medium speed till it is mixed well, about 2 minutes. Drop in 3 eggs whisking one at a time ensuring it is integrated in the mixture. Add 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup orange juice. With the stand mixer on low speed slowly add in the dry flour mixture with 1/2 cup yogurt for about 1 to 2 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. We used a six mini bundt cake pan that were non-stick (others might require that you butter and flour your bundt pan).  Spoon batter to your desired pan shape and smooth over with a spatula. Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the mini bundt cakes before laying them out to cool completely in a cooling rack. Entire cooling could take around 1 to 2 hours.

How to make lemon glaze: In a small bowl bring 1 cup confectioner sugar and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice to a thick glaze. Pour over the center of each mini bundt cake until you have a desired effect and coating. Once hardened place mini bundt cakes to a serving platter. Garnish with sugared rose petals.

photos and styling by: Ivan Solis

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05.11.15

MIX & MATCH / 03

It must be because of my graphic design background, but when I pick an outfit I’m always tempted by stripes and items with graphic details like these sandals. I love mixing black & white with bright colors that pop. Where do you start when you put together an outfit? stephanie

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shop these items: 1. stella mccartney bra, 2. ban.do bobbi set, 3. cropped top form zara, 4. the row sunglasses, 5. iphone case from ban.do, 6. Skirt by tibi, 7. sandals by sophia webster.
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05.07.15

OUT AND ABOUT / STYLE GRID 01

we’re testing out a new column today with brooklyn based kira corbin. i always love to peek into other people’s closets and routines…see what’s in their purse or hear what their essentials are. i thought we could bring the visuals to you and let you shop them if you were drawn to some of them! let me know what you think and if you’d like to see more! - bri

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“This product roundup is inspired by a typical prep day for me. Being a prop stylist in NYC means running around the city gathering all kinds of different things for upcoming photo shoots, from handmade ceramics to furniture to flowers. I’ve got to be fast and efficient to accomplish all I need in the day. My winning combo to getting the job done right? Comfortable clothing that can take some abuse, the right accessories so I don’t have to slow down, and a very big bag. Here are some things that help me check off those never ending to-do lists.” – kira

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shop these items: 1. chemex coffee maker 2. speck + stone mug, 3. sol republic jax headphones 4. laut iphone case, 5. mophie powerstation  (ps, that mophie charger is a favorite of mine too, i used it on my trip all the time! -bri)…

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6. everlane sleeveless shirt, 7. areaware bell key ring, 8. poppin and muji pens, 9. j.crew cat pouch, 10. pretty streets flowers…

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11. mizu bottle, 12. everlane tote, 13. toms sunglasses, 14. LVX nail polish, 15. argan black mascara, 16.  blank NYC boyfriend jeans, 17. herbivore lip butter 18. mode de vie journal 19. giles & brother gold cuff and 20. avarcas sandals. 

styling by: kira corbin
photography by: scott rounds photographs

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