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07.19.13

THIS LIFE THING

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a big group of my friends and i traveled to ojai for a few lazy days this week (all the pics .) a lot of us travel so often so i was grateful that we could all get together and just relax. lounging in the pool all day, blanket lounging under the trees, s’mores by the fire at night…it was awesome.

i have so many friends that have little children and it’s been fun to watch them and think about having a family of my own someday. it’s crazy because i can’t imagine having a kid right now at all…but i hear from a lot of people that you’re never fully ready for that time. my grandma had 5 children by the time she was my age. FIVE! it’s sure going to be interesting to see how this whole life thing unfolds.

you have a good weekend, okay? see you back here on monday. xx bri

07.11.13

2013 GOAL LIST

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finding what you love to do is a long journey. one that might take years, or decades. i am still trying to figure out what my path is exactly. everything has been moving quickly that i have barely had time to sit with myself and write my goals out (something i used to do all the time!) i took a look back in my high school journal and found a list that made me smile…i had written things like “go to college for design” and “work for nylon magazine” and even wrote “be creative no matter what.”

so i figured it was time for a 2013 list…

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06.24.13

BEST PALM SPRINGS HOTEL?

could this be my new favorite palm springs hotel? and that’s saying a lot because i am a HUGE parker fan (see here) my two best gal pals and i were driving back from ojai and decided to just keep driving through to palm springs. we had heard about this hotel called  and were dying to see it in person. we had one of those what the hell, let’s do it moments and ended up there in a few hours. just for the night.

the korakia pensione is a historic villa bed & breakfast. and it did NOT disappoint. we chose to stay in (hey you only live once) and it literally felt like we were transported to the mediterranean. the vibe there is super laid-back (no kids allowed)…it would be great for a getaway with your sweetheart.

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05.31.13

BROOKLYN BLOGSHOP!

each time i come back to the city i fall just a little more in love with the sights, the sounds…everything. but this time, something happened. i actually thought to myself, “i could live here.”  and really meant it. between riding the subway on my own, meeting friends for amazing meals, and wandering around brooklyn…this was one of all-time favorite trips to the big apple. of course having one really awesome group of students in our NY class didn’t hurt, either.

 vintage rentals’ studio is just one of those magical places. it is bursting with (all available for rent, new yorkers!) and always proves to be the perfect place to hold class. i love mixing and matching their to create our classroom.

created these floral arrangements with protea! they have such an interesting and unique shape, you can barely believe they are real.

most of us here at blogshop are pretty big confetti fans, so we had to give each student a pack of this silver & gold party from .

i think it would be fun to wrap a gift in these . they make them for several and they’re a fun memento.

and you know how much we love . they are definitely a part of the blogshop brand now.

i think these line posters are so cool. they make art out of mass transit routes in major cities, and we thought it was fitting to give each student the to hang. simple, clean design.

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mishel valenton makes and sells these gorgeous and colorful in her online shop, .

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the  line makes these sweet mini bow-covered that i like in black and white.

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these art-deco style are by , and i’m a sucker for gold and sea foam.

one thing i look forward to in NYC: eating ! they never fail to bring a beautiful presentation. this time we enjoyed strawberry ricotta flatbreads as a snack.

a while back sent me this travel  and i thought it would be a great thing to give our blogshoppers for when they travel, or to hold important things. they made us custom notepads and tucked in a red le pen to write down important thoughts.

those custom arrow framed and hanging pieces on the wall were handmade by our stellar decor team, !

and this iridescent rainbow …well come on, look at it.  on etsy makes these tiny guys. we gave one as a prize to a student, but i would love to have one on my vanity.

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thank you NYC, and really, i can’t wait to come back in august.

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05.23.13

FEELINGS. IN NEW YORK.

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two days to just wander around in new york really brought out something special inside of me. ideas, perspective, creativity. so much to look at, sensory overload. the girl singing loudly on the street with her headphones on, like no one was listening. people are all in their own world, with their own thoughts…but everything also feels full of togetherness and community. and then there’s me, feeling a cheesy sense of accomplishment when i travel on the subway successfully without getting lost. walking to my hotel in the pouring rain with a big smile on my face. analyzing everyone’s unique sense of style…the guy with the unicorn tank and cut-off denim and the girls with their wild hair. everyone moving so quickly, so confidently. everything feels so alive. the air is humid but matches the scenery perfectly.

i often think about moving to new york. i feel so inspired here. i wonder if it would have the same effect on me if i actually lived here? for now, i think i’ll just visit as much as i possibly can. did you see we are  so grateful for the opportunity to keep coming back to this wonderful place.

off to my parent’s house in chicago in the morning. my mom got a new kitten which should be fun. looking forward to the last leg of our east coast trip. then back to LA for what we are calling our “summer vacation” – taking july off from teaching…which is our first month off in TWO YEARS. crazy. under our belt feels pretty surreal.

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