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11.27.18

DESIGNLOVEFEST LUGGAGE AT TARGET!

luggage launch | designlovefest

hi guys!! our second has launched just in time for the holidays. this time we focused on adding a lot more smaller items that would make great gifts (and so many adorable pieces under $20!)! a few of the items are selling out quickly but you can always shop online or check to see if your stores are carrying them!

this year we shot the luggage on a trip to PERU…

shop some of my favorites from the collection //

 

: i love the size of this bag, it’s so easy to travel with, feels secure and fits all your important things while you’re on the road. i like to pack this in my checked luggage and then use it once i’m at my destination.

: these are one of the top sellers so if you don’t see it available online, check your local store stock. they’ll be sold out soon. i wasn’t really a believer in packing cubes until i started designing luggage and now i realize just how handy they are.

: this is for so much more than cosmetics and i love to keep my receipts, travel documents, passport, etc in here and throw it into my carry on. it’s a great way to keep track of all of your small items that can fall to the bottom in a larger bag. make a really cute stocking stuff for christmas too!

: i’m still in shock that this handy little bag is only $8. they are so useful for everything from groceries, to bringing home souvenirs from your trip that can’t fit in your bag, etc. keep one in your car for last minute errands.

: it’s hard to tell the shade of green in the photos but it’s a really soft sage green that i love. it took many rounds of reviews to get the color perfect and i’m so glad we did. also, the rose gold handle is a favorite feature too!

: this little hip pack is a travel essential!  you can keep your money and passport close to your body while you travel and be hands free at the same time. a great christmas gift for the world traveler in your life!

in our last luggage line we offered a pink suitcase and this year we wanted a refresh the colors and also offer TWO roller colors. our best selling items are the and (perfect for long weekend trips!)

is actually one of my favorite additions in this collection and  it’s so easy to throw on when you want your arms free shopping at a market (or holding a cute baby lamb? haha)

another favorite is definitely the shopping tote. i love bringing bags like this

went through many many rounds of back and forth! i wanted something that was stylish and functional. this bag fits a whole lot and even has space on the sides for more. it was taken on a long hike to rainbow mountain, the salt flats and machu picchu!

 
 

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11.26.18

CALIFORNIA OLIVE RANCH HARVEST TOUR!

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

we just took a quick trip to sacramento (i’ve never been, love how laid back it is there!) to visit during their annual harvest. i’m sure you’ve noticed their signature green oil bottle in many of our recipes posts, it’s been the only olive oil we use at our studio for years so we were excited when they asked us to join the trip.  i’ve been in total learning mode when it comes to food and i loved seeing the harvest in action.  their team really cares about the quality of their extra virgin olive oil and giving it to the consumer at an affordable price, and i loved spending time learning about their process and getting to know their small team.

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

we learned how to properly taste olive oil and got to taste many different varietals which was a really cool and new experience to me. we even did a blind tasting with a competitor oil currently on the market and saw an extreme difference between the two. it was actually pretty shocking when tasted side by side! olive oil can be the foundation of so many dishes, and the quality and taste is super important. i also go through so much oil with how much i cook so keeping it affordable is key.

california olive ranch | designlovefest

we got to visit one of their fields during harvest and were able to ride on the harvester and watch the olives being picked off the trees and then got to see the olive oil being made from start to finish at the mill. i definitely felt more connected to the experience since i’ve been cooking so much and it feels good to dive deeper into the process! they also just launched their Destination Series which is extra virgin olive oil sourced from all over the world and brought back to california to their mill where they curate blends of the international growers oil mixed with the California oil. we got to try some of the blends and they were delicious!

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

i also love that it’s a california-based olive oil brand. when i travel to europe i’ve brought olive oil back at times because i really felt a big difference in the taste and quality and is bringing that to the states. they really don’t cut any corners when it comes to their product which is awesome.

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

we ate so much good food while we were there too! had dinner at in sacramento, brunch at which i was really impressed by and then had a really beautiful meal and wine at  their wines were delicious, especially the mossback pinot!

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

i never cease to be impressed by the diversity of california’s landscape and i feel so lucky to get to call it home!

california olive ranch | designlovefest
california olive ranch | designlovefest

thanks for a fun trip !

(this post was created in sponsorship with, a brand we’ve loved and used for years!)

11.20.18

WHAT WE WORE IN IRELAND

what we wore in ireland | designlovefest

bri is going to be sharing a full blogpost on our ireland trip, where we went, stayed, ate, etc but i thought i’d do a post before then on what we wore during our trip! we both packed carry on only for the six day trip which isn’t easy when you’re traveling during the late fall and need jackets and sweaters.  black friday and cyber monday are right around the corner many online retailers have already started their sales and many of these items are either on sale now or will be soon! – joanie

what we packed in//

for luggage, we each had a 20″  and bri used which slides on top of the roller and she also brought the which was extremely useful as it barely takes up any space. i wish i would have had one, i’ll definitely be bring that on my next trip! i carry my laptop in the  which i’ve used for years and love. the leather gets really worn in and marked up but i like it that way (and it’s currently 25% off).

what we wore in ireland | designlovefest

jackets + coats //

we really had to limit the jackets and coats we could bring because those take up so much space, we each brought one statement coat. bri wore this that she said was really warm and was easy to throw on over other layers and i brought a long mustard colored jacket which i bought in paris last year but here is . my jacket wasn’t as warm so i also layered a which takes up very little space and is a great layering piece. packing one statement jacket is a fun way to brighten up your outfits when it’s chilly outside and you’re going to be mostly walking around in your coat.

 

  

shoes //

we each brought just three pairs of shoes i had boots for walking, rain boots and running shoes. bri had her converse, walking boots and rain boots. and it really was all we needed. footwear takes up a ton of space in your luggage so if you’re packing carry on only you can save room by limiting those options. most imporant it to make sure you have a pair of shoes that is comfortable for walking in. i wore these every single day and they were perfect, i’d highly recommend them! bri’s boots are from years ago so unfortunately we can’t link those but some cute options are below. i’d highly recommend a chelsea boot as they are flat, and narrow and look good with pants, skirts and dresses of all lengths. also, you can’t go wrong with a like bri is wearing in many of the photos. p.s. are the rain boots i brought and are the ones that bri wore. 

 

  

sweaters //

these also take up a lot of space so my recommendation here is to make two that are versatile and can be worn with lots of things. versatile doesn’t mean boring, bringing a sweater in bold fun color or print is great idea! bri did lots of print on print layering which was a fun way to mix it up. i love to wear them over dresses to make the look less casual like below. i’m wearing a free people dress with an ulla johnson sweater from a couple of years ago (similar option ) over top from a few years ago. some other pretty suggestions below!

what we wore in ireland | designlovefest

accessories //

it’s nice to back small accessories that you can throw on when you’re sick of wearing the things you packed. bri wore this which has a cute red stripe. and i’m always a sucker for a big pair of earrings, i love anything from . also, sunglasses are a must, especially if you’re on a trip like we were with lots of driving, even if there isn’t much sun! have been my go to for the last couple of years and i love them, really light weight too! and a in a fun color is always a good idea. so much easier to run around when it’s strapped across your body!

what we wore in ireland | designlovefest

and all the rest //

bri loves a good jumpsuit or overalls, some favorites are and . i love a dress and find them to be really comfortable for traveling. i love anything from Doen, especially and free people also has great options as well. i wore this twice with the uniqlo jacket over it and also with the sweater on top. i can’t say it enough but layering if everything, bring separates that you can mix and match, a t-shirt with a skirt, under overalls, with jeans, a long sleeve button up tied with a dress or tucked into pants. the more options you have with each piece, the better! slip dresses are great because they are light weight for packing and layer well with so much, i love them with a turtleneck underneath. flannel shirts are also great because you can wear them over things and also tie them around your waist.

wow, that was a lot! hope that was helpful for anyone looking for encouragement to go carry on only. this is my second trip to Europe packing that way and i really recommend it, so much easier to get around from place to place without so much luggage.

11.02.18

HI THERE

happy friday everyone. i am sitting alone on my couch in my robe and 4 blankets (i am becoming that person and i love it) i thought i would just come check in because i haven’t in a while. the past month has been kinda strange…

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09.13.18

SAMSUNG COOKING SHOW!

last month i worked on a really fun series of 4 cooking “mini shows” on my stories. samsung let me have creative control with the recipes and styling of the videos and allowed me to keep everything natural (which i am so grateful for!) it’s amazing when a brand believes in you to showcase their products in a way that feels authentic. we started off with the refrigerator in our kitchen which is awesome. i love how spacious it is, using the features on the screen and that we turned the bottom right side into a wine fridge! next we installed the and it’s divided in half so that you can cook on two different temperatures or take the shelf out (for larger items like a turkey!) and cook with just one temp. it makes entertaining easier to be able to time and cook different dishes appropriately. i also love using the griddle on the top for all sorts of dishes!

i gotta admit that i was pretty nervous to take this new hobby of mine to another level of vulnerability by putting myself out there, but it pushed me in a really good way. it’s really rewarding to learn a new skill, make mistakes, do trial and error, see improvement and most of all find a new passion! i hope you all enjoyed it if you happened to see it, and you can see a ton of my cooking stories on my instastories highlights if you missed them.

here’s a little recap of what i made!

WEEK 1

the first weekend i did breakfast two ways. one was a baked eggs hash cooked in a cast iron that is great for a big group, and the other was a fancy toast recipe that is easy and delicious. we talked about how to poach an egg, how to garnish etc. i loveeee cooking eggs so i had to start with those!

in each episode i included 5-10 kitchen tool links that i used in the recipes or just love using in my own kitchen. should i link more here?

 

the second week i made one of my favorite meals when entertaining. quick and simple carnitas tacos in the slow cooker! it feeds a ton of people for very cheap, it’s interactive and they taste amazing.

for the third week i wanted to showcase the farmer’s market since it’s become a big part of my weekend life. i put together a big steak salad with seasonal fruits and also did a step by step of a simple salad dressing you can make in a few minutes.

and for the finale! i had just traveled to peru and was inspired by the food and drinks we experienced on the trip. i wanted to recreate some of the dishes we loved, so we brought back some ingredients from the market, bought a peruvian cookbook and had a blast making this lunch.

i learn more about cooking everyday and i still have SO much to learn. it’s been a cool new journey for me and i can honestly see it as a big part of my future. just not sure how yet? my goal with these little shows is to push myself to stay inspired, to keep experimenting, and hopefully to inspire YOU to do the same. and if nothing else, it’s kinda relaxing to watch someone make food, so there’s that! thanks for your support, love ya! – bri

(and thank you Samsung for partnering with me on this project! hope there’s more to come!)

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