05.07.18

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 101

as cyndi lauper says, that’s french for “whatever.” a style by inspired these colors. –

(photo and hand drawn type by for designlovefest)

05.04.18

LOS ANGELES CONSIGNMENT STORES!

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as promised i’ve put together a list of my favorite los angeles consignment/second hand stores! my favorite ones offer a mix of new and vintage clothing items. the thing to remember with these stores is that some of them are hit or miss, just because you went once and didn’t find anything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go back. also, it’s important that you have an open mind, be willing to try on lots of things without expectation, think outside the box when it comes to sizing as it has changed so much over the years, and try on things that might be unexpected, you never know what you’ll fall in love with! – joanie

– located in frog town, this is one of my favorites in the city partly because their stock is great and rotates all the time and partly because the owner is super sweet and i like supporting her. you should definitely because she shares stories of what’s new and it always makes me want to stop in. this is your place if you like vintage denim, tees, 90’s rayon and cool accessories like belts and earrings.

– there are multiple locations in the city but i think the is the best, it’s not as overwhelming as the one in west hollywood and i always seems to score. they have a specific section that is vintage and that’s generally where i head first but they have a great mix of new and vintage items. i also recommend checking out the men’s t-shirt and sweatshirt section. i snagged a vintage gucci sweatshirt there about 12 years ago and still love it to this day. worth stopping in if you’re in the area!

– this is in pasadena and a completely different vibe than any of the others. it definitely caters to an older crowd, lots of St. John knits. but, that means that many of the other items get looked over. it’s hit or miss for me but used to be around the corner from my house so i stopped in often. i’ve scored many things but a highlight was a gorgeous wool wrap with a suede fringe by Chloe for $150.

– this is in echo park and i think it’s almost all vintage but they have a great prices and great pieces. this is where we got bri’s Dolly Parton costume! and i’ve also scored a 70’s black fringe dress and a 90’s floral wrap.

– next to night and market in silver lake, this is the place to go if you love vintage denim! she has a great selection and she also does denim alternations. if you’ve ever found the perfect pair of vintage jeans and taken them to a tailor who totally ruined them you know how important it is to get your jeans altered by someone who knows their way around denim. the prices aren’t cheap but a good pair of jeans will last you a long time.

 

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?-

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05.03.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 232

candace wiant from made these cute desktops for us this week! so obsessed with this color palette. you can shop these as prints in her shop right ! 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 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 , 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 . white enamel on the inside and very pleasing on the eyes. is perfect for so many dishes and is good looking enough to sit out on your oven at all times.

and you can use 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 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

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