05.04.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 111

there’s something about summer being right around the corner that has me thinking of adding a little slice of  sunshine to my space with bright colors like yellow, pink, and aqua. think citruslemon yellows, oranges, and limes. i’m loving the summer vibes in these spaces, and i think a bright piece of artwork or chair is calling my name. here are some of my favorite summer colors at the moment! what do you think about adding a bit of sunshine to your space?- erika

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05.03.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 232

candace wiant from the sugar palm co made these cute desktops for us this week! so obsessed with this color palette. you can shop these as prints in her shop right here! click through below to download these for your computer + phone background.

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05.01.18

CRISPY CHICKEN RECIPE

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

i watched a few chefs cook on the masterclass and really enjoyed it. i learned how to make wolfgang puck’s crispy chicken with mustard sauce and it was SO good. i always feel like i don’t know how to make chicken not taste boring or dry but this one was perfectly crispy on the outside and so juicy on the inside.

in the spirit of le creuset’s new purple provence collection, we decided to go purple wild and pair it with purple cauliflower, onions and radish. a gorgeous and easy weeknight meal! let’s make it… -bri

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

my latest obsession is this purple braiser. white enamel on the inside and very pleasing on the eyes. the dutch oven is perfect for so many dishes and is good looking enough to sit out on your oven at all times.

and you can use the little guys for baked eggs (try this recipe!), desserts, or to hold salt or spices on your countertop.

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest
crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

for the chicken, we followed this recipe by wolfgang almost down to the tee with a few important notes:

1. it might be hard for your to find a butterflied chicken, but you can go to a market that has a good butcher counter (we went to Whole Foods), and ask them to butterfly a whole one for you. the smallest chicken we could find was 5lbs so our cooking time went longer than he says, about 25 minutes.

2. make sure to pat your chicken completely dry and then generously salt and pepper each side before placing it in the pan.

3. pay less attention to the cooking times noted and more about the notes on how it should look, i.e. make sure the chicken skin is really crispy, that could be less than 5 minutes or more than 7 depending on the size.

4. when you put the pan in the oven to cook make sure it is skin side down! it will have been skin side up and you’ll want to flip it back over before putting it in the oven. also, we used rosemary instead of tarragon and it worked great. you could also use thyme instead as well.

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

we prepared the cauliflower and red onion really simply with a light drizzle of olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt, roasted at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. it’s nice to have the flavor on the plain side because the chicken packs a punch and you won’t want anything competing with that. we also served mashed sweet potatoes along side, for those we peeled and cubes the potatoes and placed them in boiling water until tender. we then drained them and mixed with butter, cream and salt and beat until soft and creamy!

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest
crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

we plated the chicken directly on top of the veggies and in the same pan we cooked them in. cuts down on dishes and the purple Le Creuset looks great for presentation!

crispy chicken recipe | designlovefest

04.30.18

SUMMER READY!

mango linen skirt | designlovefest

if you’re already pining for summer than i’d recommend not looking at mango because they’re rocking some serious warm weather looks and it’s making me really excited for summer fashion. lots of structure linen pieces, fun pops of color, 90’s inspired dresses that you could wear all summer long and some more fashion forward items, like the short suit! and how cool are those white sandals with pressed flowers in the lucite heels! i also love black linen for summer, i think it’s so chic!   – joanie

 

Crochet dress $100 – nothing prettier than a simple crochet dress during the summer.

Laser cut bag $20 – a chic clutch to carry with you on a summer evening that’s large enough to fit everything you need for a night out.

cotton button skirt $80 – such a fun pop of color, love the button front on this little yellow mini.

Flower heels $120 –  a very cool pair of sandals with the pressed flowers in the heels.

sunglasses $40 – i like how light the lens and the frames are on these, a perfect pair of summer shades.

Bamboo basket $150 – a casual bamboo tote for an out and about summer day.

Woven sandals $100 – i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, love black in the summer!

Floral printed bag $40 – a version of the many very expensive designer bags that we’re out for spring, a pretty (and inexpensive!) floral bag.

Black button dress $80 – you’ve gotta be okay with showing some leg but this little black mini is super cute.

striped dress mango | designlovefest
button dress from mango | designlovefest
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belted floral dress from mango | designlovefest

04.27.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 110

while i usually opt for brighter colors, there’s something sleek and modern about black. for so long i’ve associated black with cheap dorm room furniture, but when it’s done right, like contrasted against a bright white, black can make a neutrally bold look. there are so many ways to incorporate this dark hue into a spacea pendant light, a piece of furniture, or even an accent wall. personally i love a black and white bathroom or kitchen. what do you think about a bit of black? add a pop of black to your home this weekend!erika

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