09.11.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 243

how about a few new desktop wallpapers?! check out these pretty graphic downloads from 

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how to download: click on the highlighted word below, the image will open in its own window (depending on your browser, you might need to click again to make it full size) simply drag the image to your desktop. select ALISON WILLOUGHBY 1 (519 downloads) system preferences and then desktop/screensaver.

please note: these designs are for personal use only and not available for any commercial purposes including any promotional use on social media. all copyright of these images is retained by the artist.

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:: click to download the PHONE VERSIONS 1 (773 downloads) , 2 (799 downloads) , 3 (804 downloads) , 4 (819 downloads) WALLPAPER

download all of the desktop downloads from the past here.

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09.10.18

TOASTED FARRO AND LAMB BOWL

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

we got the most gorgeous ceramics from  recently (use code LUXDLF for 15% off your order!) and we wanted to make something pretty to eat that would compliment the colors of the plates and bowls (love the and combo!). we landed on toasted farro bowls with lamb meatballs and creamy lemon feta dressing, soooo good! we cooked the farro as directed and then heated olive oil in a fry pan and toasted the farro until it was slightly crispy and browned. make these, they might even rival our famous greek bowls. – joanie

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

makes 3-4 servings

lamb meatballs: 
• 1 pound ground lamb
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 egg
• 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
• quarter white onion finely diced
• 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• zest of 1 small lemon

farro bowl:
• 2 cups farro
• red onion or pickled onion (we use
• 2 cups cucumbers diced
• 4oz block feta cheese diced (we got the 8oz block from trader joes and used for bowl and dressing)
• parsley chopped for garnish

creamy lemon feta dressing:
• 4oz block feta cheese
• 6 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 garlic cloves
• pinch of salt

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• cook the farro according to the packaging directions. once cooked drain and rinse under cold water. set aside.

• pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. in a bowl mix the ingredients for the lamb meatballs, just throw it all in there and mix with your hands! . roll into tablespoon size balls and place in a lined baking sheet. place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are no longer pink inside. remove from oven and heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. fry in the oil until browned on all sides. remove and set aside. using the same pan add more olive oil and let heat, once hot add the farro and toast in the oil for about 10 minutes or until it starts smelling toasted and is slightly charred.

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• for the feta dressing, combined all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.

toasted farro bowls | designlovefest
 
toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

• to assemble bowls, start with a layer of toasted farro, then add the lamb meatballs, cubed feta, cucumber, and pickled red onions. garnish with parsley, and the creamy lemon feta dressing. enjoy!

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toasted farro bowls | designlovefest

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09.07.18

STYLED / YOGA

image from one of our faves places for workout gear,

i’ve recently rekindled my love of yoga and i’m really enjoying getting back into the rhythm of my practice. when i lived in pasadena i used to go all the time because i had a teacher i loved but i moved around a bit after that and stopped making it a priority. yoga is a beautiful thing to add to your life and if you’ve never tried it, i’d highly suggest giving it a shot. try to go at least 5 times before deciding if you like it or not, the first few classes can be really challenging and awkward as it’s a much different way to move your body than most other workout classes. but once you get the hang of it, it’s such a nice break from life for your body and mind. i usually love working out in cotton t-shirts but that doesn’t really work with yoga as you’re upside down and your shirt ends up covering your face and getting in the way. it’s really best to practice in tight tops. i found a few fun pieces, because who doesn’t love cute gear to workout in?! another thing i love about yoga is that (at most studios) it’s a really judgment free, welcoming place. everyone is trying their best and moving at their own pace and it feel really free and light. and if you wouldn’t normally wear a crop top to work out here, yoga is the place to try it.  – joanie

 $70 – cropped but not too cropped, love the fun back detail on this one. a little more money than i like to spend on workout gear but still very cute.

 $48 – same style as the one above but a little longer, could be worn with jeans or a high waisted denim skirt post yoga class.

$17 – i love the joy lab collection at target and this is such a pretty color, a cross between lavender and blush.

 $25 – i also take an adult beginner ballet class and this would be perfect for that.

 $30 – a classic ribbed tank but workout style, comes in loads of colors!

 $55 – i love outdoor voices clothes and also their mission, it’s just about showing up and doing things that involvement movement, whatever that may be.

  $88 – high rise leggings are a must for me. i hate having to stop and pull up my pants half way through class.

 $35 – this summer i’ve found myself reaching for my bike shorts more than my long leggings. it’s nice to let our legs breathe every once in awhile!

 – $68 i’m a sucker for anything dancer inspired and this is chic and practical.

09.06.18

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 108

the colors in this mary oliver excerpt are inspired by a ensemble. –

(photo and hand drawn type by for designlovefest)

08.29.18

SUMMER WITH BLUE DIAMOND ALMONDS

summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest

we’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with different color stories this summer, taking a theme and running with it and make all the props and food center around those colors. the colors are the first thing you notice in an image and i like making a little magic for people’s eyes. we’ve been working with all summer, creating content around their and we really wanted to make it feel like having a summer dinner on the italian coast. it’s no secret that i’ve been getting way more into cooking and hosting at my house. for about the past year i’ve been hosting a sunday supper where i invite about 6-8 friends to come over to my place and share a meal together. it’s a fun way to wrap up the weekend and i enjoy prepping the food and seeing everyone enjoy it together. since the heat has been unrelenting in LA these past few weeks i wanted to make the theme of this meal things that can be enjoyed with little to no heat.

summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest

and here’s what we served! i like a table that’s filled with little dishes and bowls so that everyone has something next to them and doesn’t have to keep asking for things to be passed. we put bowls of both the and flavors of the Crafted Gourmet Almonds. the Black Truffle has a really powerful flavor so it’s nice paired with simpler things like a mild cheese or a salty olive. the Pink Himalayan Salt flavor pairs well with almost anything and is nice to snack on while drinking a glass of sparkling wine (i love them paired with beer but we didn’t serve beer this time!). i like to have drinks out and ready for when guests arrived, if i’m serving wine, i make sure it’s open, so people can easily access it.

summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest
 
summer supper | designlovefest

the only food that required heat was the green beans which we blanche for 3-4 minutes and the corn which we cooked for 4-5 minutes in boiling water. i like green beans served with a squeeze of lemon and a side aioli. corn, in my opinion, requires lots of butter and salt for serving. we rounded out the meal with cured meats, three different cheese, melon (which is a summer favorite!), and an assortment of crackers. we also brought out a rotisserie chicken we bought and just shredded it up. so easy!

summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest

we hope you’ve enjoyed following along with our Blue Diamond Almond series this summer! they are truly an office fave, and a go-to snack for us and we’ve loved creating fun entertaining ideas with them the past few months. if you haven’t tried them you can order all their flavors !

summer supper | designlovefest
summer supper | designlovefest

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