08.13.14

SUMMER ESSENTIALS GIVEAWAY

we’re so excited to feature a carefully curated group of socially conscious brands for our giveaway today! so many cool people making beautiful products that help support the world we live in. i’m personally obsessed with my pons sandals. i have them in multiple colors and wear them with everything. enter to win below, good luck!

the summer essentials prize package will include:

• gorgeous mamuye leather tote made in ethiopia from fashionABLE
• mehari blanket handwoven in ethiopia from fashionABLE
recycled cotton travel journal from raven + lily
• pair of sunglasses from TOMS
woven sandals from nisolo
• TWO pairs of pons in the style of your choice
• must-have summer body products from the honest company (sunscreen, bug spray, detangler, lip balm, and hand sanitizer)

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER GIVEAWAY & REDEEM DISCOUNT CODE… 

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08.13.14

FLORAL DRINKS

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colorful summer cocktails with flowers?! what could be better. they’d make the perfect start to a dinner party or a sweet addition to a weekend brunch or shower. cheers, friends!floral_drink_selex_55

one note regarding the flowers – we highly recommend that you use organic flowers when using them as edibles or garnish for your food and drink. and, we did not eat these flowers, just used them as pretty accents…

rosewater lemonade

• 2 tbs rosewater water
• 1 tbs simple syrup
• 1/2 cup lemonade
• 2 oz vodka

combine all ingredients over ice and shake. top with rose for garnish. yield 1 serving.

chamomile whiskey

• 1 tbs honey
• 1 chamomile tea bag
• 1.5 oz whiskey
• 1 cup hot water

steep tea bag in hot water. stir in honey and let sit until cool. combine with whiskey over ice. add fresh chamomile for garnish. yield 1 serving.

greyhound

• 1 cup grapefruit juice
• 1.5 oz gin
• 0.5 oz simple syrup

combine all ingredients over ice and mix. add flower (these are diantus) for garnish. yield 1 serving.

into edible flowers? check out this pretty cake idea!

(photos + styling by sheila gim for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here!)

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08.12.14

FAVE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES PT.3

i’ve been sick for a few days now, which means a looooot of couch & netflix time. i could watch documentaries ALL day long, i just love them. here’s a few more of my favorites recently. (see more of my netflix faves here and here) and of course i would be grateful for more of your suggestions!

CLICK THROUGH TO READ ABOUT THEM AND WATCH TRAILERS:

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08.11.14

GIFT IDEA / SHOWER KIT!

i really love gift giving. i like thinking about the perfect gift for that person…picking up on little things they say that give clues about what they would really love to receive. this time i was trying to think of a cool gift for a guy. something unique AND useful. this guy happens to absolutely love showers. i’ve never met anyone who liked them more, actually. so i planned the ultimate shower kit! (because he also loves hotels, so i was trying to make a package that felt like you were staying at a cool hotel.)

now, most guys aren’t gonna go out and buy fancy bath products. but they’d probably really like them if they were given to them. and those are great gifts, right? the ones you enjoy but wouldn’t necessarily splurge on yourself?

this shower kit included:

keihl’s fig & sage body cleanser
keihl’s facial cleanser
• aesop calming shampoo (my favorite! love the smell so much)
aesop classic conditioner
swim club bath salts
birch & goldberry bar soaps
• sea wool natural bath sponge
pumice stone

and…

after shower products:

• keihl’s light-weight lotion
• herbivore botanicals facial serum
• herbivore botanicals body oil
• herbivore botanicals hydrate mist

bonus:

a white robe!

to wrap, i used some baskets and lined them with reusable graphic hand towels. now, this really is the ultimate shower kit! (of course, you could get towels, candles, and much more) but this is already quite a bit. you can easily do more or less depending on how fancy you want the gift to be. but geez, i’d be happy just to get new shampoo!

do you have anyone in your life that would enjoy this gift?? dad, brothers, boyfriends, best friends?

PS. unique ways to wrap presents here!

(photos by sheila gim for designlovefest, art directed by bri emery)

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08.11.14

COLORFEST / 76

Today is a pink lemonade kind of day! I just love this cheery shade of pink, reminds me that summer is not over and that we should definitely enjoy it while it lasts! Would you dare to wear these amazing pink pants? –stephanie

colorfest-lemonade

shop these items: 1. napkin set from leif, 2. miu miu sweater , 3. mason jar tumbler from poketo, 4. juju seven jelly sandals , 5. rodin lip balm , 6. round sunglasses from asos, 7. pink clutch from asos – inspiration pink pants from zara.
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