We know this is pretty insensitive to those dealing with yet ANOTHER snow storm but in LA we are in full springtime fever mode. Floral outfits are being presented almost every day at work, vacations are getting booked and the beach is an actual place we want/need to be on the weekends (despite the 45+ minute commute for some of us east siders). However, the construction outside the office that has been going on for what feels like YEARS is keeping us humble. Overall, we had a great week and hope you did, too. So before we head into a brand new one, let’s fill up on some great recommendations from all of us…
Emily’s friend and EHD favorite Justina Blakeney just redesigned her laundry room and boy is it so fun. It’s colorful, full of life and of course oh so cool. That wallpaper!
Speaking of Emily’s friends, Arlyn loved this interview on Bleu with Jen Gotch (and a peek inside her fun, warm, collected home).
Bowser can’t stop, won’t stop, posting about Bulletproof. She is fully integrated into their cult. She takes so many of their supplements but she does want to single out one in particular—Glutathione Force. It’s like a drug for being a superhero. In the past, her immunity was terrible and all she can say is during the year of being on this stuff, she hasn’t gotten sick once.
Jess has probably watched this video five times. This love story caught on tape is truly the definition of beauty but undefinable in its depth. All love should sound like this. Yes, she happy cried and you probably will, too.
Speaking of love stories (kidding…or are we?), Julie finally found her perfect one-piece swimsuit. She says it has the right type of cut-outs (the flattering kind) and is the unicorn of swimsuits. SOLD.
Sara is always wearing this scent from Madewell called Beau Fragrance. The scent is described as “always feeling like magic hour” and it really does. Plus, aside from being our resident photog extraordinaire, she’s our resident scent expert so if there is anyone from our team to trust on this topic, it’s her.
Umm, that little arch-heaven addition in the photo above had Jess straight up drooling when she saw it on The Design Files Instagram. The rest of the team agrees on its utter perfection. Go to their site to see the inside ASAP.
Emily + the design team have recently been stalking @tintaluhrman‘s Instagram account for some neutral eye candy.
A friend of Ryann’s boyfriend, Desure just released a new song called Los Angeles and she just really loves it (though she may be biased)
Arlyn has another solid gold Instagram eye candy account recommendation: DISC Interiors. She bookmarks images from them again and again.
Sara found this SUPER interesting Reddit article about a specialist that helps people to overcome the idea of perfection. She is a self-proclaimed perfectionist and with her job/general lifestyle, her need to be “perfect” causes a lot of anxiety. So reading through some of these questions and answers has been helpful to better understand it.
Grace loves this Etsy seller Dirt and Hands that makes the cutest miniature ceramic houses. She saw her set of freestanding ceramic houses over the holidays and has been wanting to buy from her since, but hasn’t gotten anything because she’s not quite ready to commit to the shipping costs from the UK.
Since we were talking all about jeans yesterday, Veronica can’t say enough about her American Eagle Mom jeans. According to her, they are the best thing to ever happen to her. And while she knows that sounds dramatic, she’s someone who always struggled with finding a jean brand to fit perfectly in the waist and thighs. She swears by these. AE often has deals such as buy one, get one 50% or will reduce all of their jeans to $30 and below, so keep your eyes peeled.
Last week, Jess, Arlyn, Erik, Bowser and Veronica all bought these Lou and Grey glasses. They are supposed to block 30% of the blue light emitted from our computers to better protect their eyes. They are clear and they all look very hip…but also like total dorks because they are all matching. For $30, why not? FYI not great for photo editing because they have a yellowish tint on the lens. 🙂
Velinda’s sister (cosmetologist) got her this Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit for her bday. She’s never gotten this detailed with her makeup before but turns out contouring is an easy thing that makes a big difference. Instant cheekbones!
Okay, Arlyn hasn’t actually tried these Fern and Willow Premium Loft Down Alternative Pillows yet but she just ordered them because her pillows were lumpy pancakes and she’s had a stiff neck for a solid week but really excited about these. She will report back.
Julie is all grown up now and bought her first car AND this amazing magnetic car mount. Hands-free dreams coming true.
HBO’s Crashing is one of Veronica’s favorite TV Shows. It’s all about the challenges and growth of up-and-coming comedian Pete Holmes, plus tons of funny special appearances from well-known comedians/actors such as Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney, TJ Miller, and more. Based on real events from Holmes’ life. Such a great show.
That’s it for today. Any favorites or your own recommendations? Let us know in the comments. For those who are cold, stay warm and for those that are warm, be extremely grateful. We sure are. See all you beautiful people tomorrow. xx