12.20.16

2016 HIGHLIGHTS!

2016…it was an interesting one. i spent a lot of time away from home, i got a new boyfriend, i traveled a lot, i transitioned into some new career paths, i’m learning to cook better, and now finding a lot of happiness at home. here are some of my favorite blog moments of the year…

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my 30th birthday trip to marfa with 7 of my girlfriends.

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london with denise. we had the best time!

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valentine car shoot

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my first line of products in target was probably the most exciting thing about this year. it was so surreal to see it on the shelves! we had a brunch to celebrate…

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we moved from our giant loft space downtown to a quieter calm cottage in echo park. it’s a happy space we are still making our own.

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i teamed up with winc and made my own wine! we got to taste, design, and go through the whole process.

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seeing the luis barragan houses in mexico city was one of the highlights of my year!

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it was my dream to visit tokyo and jen jesse and natalie and i finally pulled the trigger and went! we saw so much and made incredible memories there!

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some parties just have happy, light, late night energy. this backyard movie night we threw ended up being one of the happier nights this year. see our setup…

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sometimes you gotta just collaborate with someone and make pretty things to keep yourself inspired. this photoshoot with jenn sanchez was just that!

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one of my best friend’s had her bachelorette trip in cartegena, colombia. what a new experience! el camino planned it and we had such a blast.

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this year i did some new career things that pushed me outside my comfort zone. (in a good way!) i filmed a few segments for TV for the new year’s special HGTV Dream Home. you can watch me on the episode on january 1st!

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we threw a backyard friendsgiving party in victoria’s backyard!

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cammy got married in louisiana. it was such a fun lake house wedding!

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i’ve got a new product line coming out in early 2017, and we shot them in hawaii this month. i can’t wait till it’s released!!!

it’s definitely fun to look back on fun memories from the year, you should do it too. this year, i’m taking my boyfriend home to illinois to my family’s house. going to just lounge around and hopefully it will be snowing outside. this california christmas weather just doesn’t quite feel festive. happy holidays, everyone!! thank you so much for following along and i hope you have a relaxing end of year. lots of love! xx bri

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12.19.16

FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES

winter recipes | designlovefest

are you getting excited for holiday eating?! because we are! we’re taking a real break around here at studio DLF to spend time with our families, sleep in, lounging around in our sweatpants, not go to the gym and generally just chill. looking forward to eating lots of good food and enjoying the company of people we don’t get to see often. we rounded up some of our favorite cozy recipes, ones that have a holiday flair or are good for hosting. hope you make something delicious this week! Xx

recipes:
winter soup

roasted chicken
apple tart
spiked egg nog
holiday cocktails
baked french toast
peppermint chocolate cake
pizza bites
loaded oven fries
carrot ginger soup

12.16.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 44

pops of pink | designlovefest

i love the look of simple neutral interiors with a bit of color. my favorite color, blush pink, always makes a super simple space pop. today i’m sharing some ideas on ways to add pretty pops of pink to your home. something like a pillow, throw, or even a bigger item like a chair, can make all the difference in a neutral room. happy decorating! – erika

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12.15.16

DRESS YOUR TECH / 172

desktop wallpapers | designlovefest

megan elizabeth made these beautiful desktops for us this week. her abstract paintings are so pretty and serene. you can also get some of these in her shop. and be sure to switch up your background and download these peaceful desktop wallpapers below.

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desktop wallpapers | designlovefest
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12.14.16

10 DREAMY HOTELS

i’m always dreaming of new hotels to visit. i just love the whole experience of a well designed hotel…from the room keys, to the decor, to the restaurant, to the robes, to the bathrooms. they make me so happy! expedia asked me to share 10 hotels i’m dreaming of staying at and here are the ones currently at the top of my list…

what’s your current favorite hotel? i’d love to know!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

hotel covell | los angeles, CA

i’ve been to events here but never had the chance to stay the night. the location is perfect and all of the room details are cozy and modern. there is also a killer wine bar right down stairs which is an added bonus to staying the night!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

la dimora di metello | matera, italy

there are so many beautiful hotels in italy! the neutral colors, exposed stone walls, and that bath tub have me wanting to stay here. just look at those ceilings!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

rosas and xocolate | merida, yuk

pink hotel, with an outdoor bathtub!? not overly priced and breakfast is included in their room rates! mexico is always on my bucket list, so many different places to explore and visit. it never gets old. remember this trip i took to tulum and also mexico city?

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

amangiri | canyon point, utah

this one has been on my list for a really long time! i think it’s time i take a road trip out to utah. i’ve had friends visit and they say it’s amazing.  i love traveling abroad but there are also many places in the states that i still want to visit. like the grand canyon, can’t believe i’ve never been there!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

katikies hotel | santorini, greece

so beautiful and so simple! the white washed city of santorini and this hotel are on my dream list. have you been to greece? is it as pretty as it looks? which island was your favorite?

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

the serai | jaisalmer, india

just look at that awesome safari tent you get to sleep in!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

post ranch inn | big sur california

i’ve only ever driven through big sur but it’s one of the most beautiful places i’ve ever been and this hotel has stunning 360 degree views. i’d love to stay in one of their treehouse style rooms and soak in their infinity pool. i’d also like to visit the hot springs at the esalen institute which is not far from the inn.

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

ett hem | stockholm, sweden

the swedes really do have such great style and taste. i love the traditional style of the rooms mixed with pops of modern colors. the hotel is housed in an old townhouse which gives it a very comfortable and relaxed feeling.

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

casa cook | rhodes, greece

can you tell i’m wanting to go to greece? there are just too many pretty places to stay and explore!

10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest
10 dreamy hotels | designlovefest

tierra patagonia | torres de paine, chile

joanie went here on her honeymoon and said it was amazing. i love how it’s built into its surrounding so it barely stands out or takes away from the natural beauty of the area. how about those hanging chairs?!

 

this post was made in collaboration with expedia. all opinions and hotel selections are my own. 

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