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The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated over the course of several days. It begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. During this time friends and family gather to remember and celebrate their deceased loved ones. Below I share a little of how I’ll be celebrating this year and share […]

Whether you’re celebrating galentines, taking a moment for self-care, a night with your sweetie, or raging because this holiday is made up and you’re over deciphering code to understand a text…I’ve got a little mix for your mood. February is a challenging month. Many of us are still knee-deep in snow and there’s no spring […]

We’ve all been there party animals, New Years can be super pressure-filled or absolutely delightful and there’s really no way to predict it. Thankfully we can always control what we listen to and who we choose to surround ourselves with as we ring in a new year and that alone is a good start. So […]

Ok ok, so you’ve heard Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” a few too many times and if you’re like me, and you once worked in retail, music during this time of year can actually cause you to break out into hives.  Not to mention the stress of it all…awkward work parties, travel woes, […]

Oh hi!  I’m breaking from my regularly scheduled programming to share something I’m personally really proud of.  Tada!  Without further ado, here’s my new Danielle Motif brand identity!!  I’ve been working on this little universe of photos & good vibes for the past year with my friend and badass designer Jake Rossilli (if you want […]

It’s that time!!  Hello December! This is one of the biggest questions I get asked by friends and clients: Where should I print my cards!!?? Followed by, what’s a photo gift that’s not cheesy? No one really needs your face on a paperweight, right? Not to worry, I have some options (and a few deals) to […]

Snickers or KitKat? Butterfinger or Candy Corn? I was obsessed with candy when I was younger (pictured below as that little court jester). Now that I’m older, not much has changed if we’re being honest however, now there’s slightly more grownup tastes in music. There’s something about a moody mix around Halloween to just put […]

If you live in LA or Denver just do yourself a favor and click here and book yourself a mani or a pedi at Base Coat Nails.  I went to the location in the LA Arts District with my sister last month and had a wonderful experience from start to finish.  I sipped on a […]

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with movies. It came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I was destined to head off to Los Angeles to go to film school after I graduated from high school.  You guys this was LONG before everyone had an iPhone in their pocket, and […]

(Affiliate link disclosure here friends, both the french press and the grinder shared in this post have affiliate links meaning if you make a purchase of them, I receive a small % from Amazon) Ok if you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy a little caffeine in the morning. Generally speaking, I’m not too serious […]