04.15.16

GIRLS SPA NIGHT

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

since i’ve moved in i haven’t had as many get togethers as i would like. i’m leaving town for a few weeks and thought it would be a good time to get a small group together for a little girls night fun at my house. just a few girls doing face masks, catching up, eating healthy, sipping champagne, and loungin’ around in white robes. i much prefer hangouts like this to going out! quality time…

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

we worked with one of our partners, botanics, who supplied us with all of the goods we need for the night, shine away ionic clay masks, face mists, oils and more. all of the guests were greeted with white robes, a small bundles of flowers, a turkish towel and some palo santo as a take home gift.

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

we wanted to keep the spa vibes alive so we created a tea station with fruit infused water and a salad bar with all of the toppings you could dream of, and a big bowl of chips and guacamole for good measure.

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

once everyone was cozy in their robes we started the night by all applying the shine away ionic clay mask and then laying around with cucumber slices on our eyes while it dried.

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

as you can see, we really took the spa relaxation part verrry seriously. after we took the masks off, we put on their organic facial oil and then curled up on the couch for girl talk (and wine). i planned to watch movies, but we ended up just talking the whole night instead!

girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest
girls spa night | designlovefest

it ended up being such a fun and laid back night. definitely going to start hosting these more often. do you ever host girls nights like this? sometimes it’s fun to stay in and put your feet up, huh?

girls spa night | designlovefest

 

photos by: jesse chamberlin  

(this post was sponsored by botanics. thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create original content for you.)

04.15.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 11

give your bathroom a face lift this weekend with a new shower curtain! a shower curtain can set the tone of the rest of the space. whether you go for texture, color or a bold pattern, a new shower curtain a great place to start to give your bathroom a new look. kick off your bathroom makeover with a new shower curtain, and then add other elements from there to give your bathroom a refresh. don’t forget to check out the bath mats post to finish off your bathroom look. let us know your favorites in the comments! erika

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crochet shower curtain from urban outfitters

shower curtains | designlovefest

blue ombre shower curtain from cb2

shower curtains | designlovefest

embroidered shower curtain DIY

shower curtains | designlovefest

i’m really into the palm tree shower curtain. wouldn’t it be a great way to feel like you’re on vacation every morning?

palm shower curtain from urban outfitters

shower curtains | designlovefest

twisted shower curtain from cb2

shower curtains | designlovefest

half moon shower curtain from dwell

shower curtains | designlovefest

floral shower curtain from anthropologie

shower curtains | designlovefest

waffle weave shower curtain from pottery barn

want more interior inspiration for your weekend projects? check out these links…
pots for small plants
thrifted wall art
put a sheepskin on it
plants in baskets

image credit: 1, 2

04.14.16

DRESS YOUR TECH / 139

dress your tech downloads | designlovefest

elizabeth atlas made these desktops for us! lots of fun patterns in these. we all love the blue florals! what are your favorites?

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download the desktops below! and don’t forget to download all of the desktop downloads from the past here

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

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04.13.16

OFF TO COLOMBIA!

cartagena | designlovefest

this month is about to be full of travel. my best friend cammy is getting married and having her bachelorette party in cartagena, colombia! cartagena is a city on the northern coast of colombia in the caribbean coast region. 19 girls (!!) head there tomorrow for a few days of adventure and to celebrate our dear friend. remember this trip i went on last year to nicaragua?? she came on that trip, and the same company is planning her bachelorette trip. i’m really looking forward to it!

cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest

beach time, volcano mud baths, salsa lessons, and this cute hotel. it’s gonna be a fun weekend to a new place!! have you been? what did you think??

cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest
cartagena | designlovefest

04.13.16

MAGIC 8 BALL PREDICTS: TIE A BOW

tie a bow | designlovefest

i’m sure you’ve noticed the sweeeeeeping trend of the bandana ’round the neck. but there’s so much more to this one! let us show ya…

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there is something so effortless chic about adding a scarf or tie around your neck. loop it around once or twice, tie it in a bow or an open knot and your set. it’s part western, part YSL in the 70’s and 100% cool. it also reminds us of one of our all time favorite fashion icons, bianca jagger and many of her 70’s ensembles that were utterly perfect but more on that later.

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one of the best parts about it is that it takes almost no effort, you can can use items that you already have in your closet, fabric belts, printed scarves, ribbon, etc. the prints can be mixed, the colors don’t need to perfectly align, it’s in the layered effect we’re looking for! vintage scarves are also an inexpensive investment to make in your wardrobe, etsy is filled with them a few of our favorites like this oscar de la renta one, red, white and blue, shades of pink, orange or this super simple black tie.

tie a bow | designlovefest

what do ya say? are you gonna start wearing the scarves more often?

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