10.02.20

A COZY SALE

it has been a bit of a stressful week so i distracted myself today by checking out the mango 30% off sale. i’m drawn to all the big knits and cozy jackets. everything is 30% off with code SALE30.  hope you had a good week and a relaxing weekend. xx- joanie

i have a version of the jacket above and i wear it all the time, even in california, it’s the perfect weight. and i love the deep red color of the floral skirt.

 

10.01.20

10 MICHIGAN AIRBNB GETAWAYS

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

we’re back with another round up of our favorite airbnbs! i’m a michigan girl, born and raised and moved to california when i was 18 for college. as much as i love california, a piece of me will always belong to michigan. there is something about the midwest that you can’t find anywhere else. michigan is a magical place to visit, summer is a wonderful time to visit (all the lakes!) but fall is absolutely beautiful, the colors are incredible. i love the winter too, the blanket of soft snow, staying inside by the fire, venturing out for a cross-country sky, it’s a great vacation. i found some gems on airbnb (like the cozy Aframe cabin above that’s right on a river!) and highly encourage you to book a trip to the midwest! Xx – joanie

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

lake leelanau is one of my favorite places to visit and i love how warm and open this house is, perfect for a summer or winter visit. look at that cozy outdoor fire place!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

south haven is another great town to visit and not a far drive from chicago! this home sleeps 8 and is on lake michigan. i’m sold on that screened in porch and gorgeous wood ceilings in the house.

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this farmhouse in northport has incredible reviews and looks like the perfect city escape. there are a surprising amount of amazing food and wine options in northern michigan!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

another northern michigan gem! this modern house has stunning views and a kitchen i would kill to cook in. book this for the perfect fall color adventure!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this incredible home is in my hometown of grand rapids! it was designed by frank lloyd wright and you can stay in this historical beauty. feels like a must do!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

this lakeside cabin sleeps 4 for $150 a night. you’ll find me in that bathtub!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

no need to go to france for you dose of lavender fields, you can book this pretty house!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

i’m about to head back to michigan RIGHT NOW with all these cool new places to stay! love the fireplace and the porch and the fact that they have their own pickle-ball court!

the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest
the best michigan airbnbs | designlovefest

wow, this home is stunning! i’d like to leave here for a month in the fall.

AND make sure to check out…

15 california getaways here

15 new mexico & arizona airbnbs here

10 retreats from new york here

10.01.20

WHERE MY HEAD’S AT LATELY

colors and patterns in nature, physics, energy, plant medicine, egypt, neuroscience, shamanism, outer space…you know, the usual!

09.17.20

BALLERINA VIBES

ballerina vibes | designlovefest

i’ve been drawn lately to more feminine style, in my mind it feels like ballerina style, whatever that means. soft colors, slouchy sweaters, fitted body suits layered under slip dresses, delicate flats, hair in a top knot with a few pieces falling down. i don’t mean the style of the 50’s that is often seen as uber feminine with fitted waists and big skirts. this version is comfortable and simple. i was probably inspired after reading the misty copeland home feature in architectural digest, she’s such a beauty and incredibly talented, it was a treat to see inside her home. – joanie p.s. all images are linked with credit to the source

ballerina vibes | designlovefest
ballerina vibes | designlovefest

i’m very much into the new lunya collection they launched. they are a local southern california brand that makes such glamours and beautiful lounge wear. several of their pieces are on my wish list, they’d make a perfect gift for a new mom or lady in your life who needs something pretty to wear at home.

ballerina vibes | designlovefest
ballerina vibes | designlovefest
ballerina vibes | designlovefest

and a few shop-able items – these white shorts from lisa says gah are truly dream level.

now i’m inspired to pick ballet up again once covid is over!

ballerina vibes | designlovefest

09.15.20

STUDIO MAKEOVER!

we have a little studio off of our patio that we have started the design makeover process on! right now it’s used as mostly storage and we’re excited that it’s going to become a cozy office/70’s den hangout vibe. we are working with spaulding company on the vision and execution and hope to have it done by the end of the year! i think we are going to be adding carpet, wood paneling, and lots of fun details. now that we both work at home, it’s a good time to make all of our space usable and comfortable to be in. I will keep you updated with the progress!! xx bri

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