How To Snack Smarter In The New Year

I’m a notorious snacker. Handfuls of popcorn, little packets of fruit snacks, nibbles of gouda, clusters of frozen grapes – I definitely don’t discriminate. I especially love a late-night snack. A bowl of cold cereal at 1 AM? Oooh baby! When my longtime friend Ali Pipkin created a dedicated food Instagram with tons of snack…

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My Fourteen Favorite Binge-worthy Shows

Slip into your coziest sweats, get that popcorn ready, and find the best binge-watching spot because I’m highlighting fourteen of my favorite shows! In no particular order: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Photo via This show has taken home numerous awards and for good reason. The costumes, set design, writing, acting – everything is genius and it…

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The Most Common Wine-Related DMs I Receive

Every week or so, I receive DMs from followers and friends wanting answers to their burning wine questions. While I don’t have a degree in viticulture or enology, I grew up in the business so I do know a thing or two. Taking a course on the Sensory Evaluation of Wine at UC Davis to…

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Why I’m Deleting My Dating Apps

I was one of those people who swore they’d never sign up for a dating app. To me, they seemed superficial and frankly, gross. Back when dating sites like Match.com were a new thing, many of us probably thought that online crap was for losers. Then, somewhere down the line, we bitterly accepted it, and…

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End of December in San Francisco

San Francisco has always been one of my favorite cities. Its year-round fog, lush parks, colorful Victorian houses, quirky neighborhoods, steep streets and the cable cars that climb them are just a few of the things I love about the city. Growing up in rural Northern California, SF was my idea of a big city…

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18 Holiday Movies & Their Food Pairings

I LOVE holiday movies, so much so that I’ll happily watch them long after the ornaments have been taken down from the tree and we’re well into the new year. If I’m going to watch something festive, I want to eat something festive, too. Movies and food just go together. Similar to a post I…

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How I Spent My Best Birthday Ever (Psst, Alone)

For years, my birthday seemed to induce headaches. Whether it was because I let someone else plan my day or because I planned my day around other people, I often ended my birthdays with a horrible hangover (sometimes alcohol-induced, almost always expectation-induced). I’d put a lot of emphasis and expectation on this one day of…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Every year, I’m always surprised how quickly the holidays come and go. One minute, it’s Halloween and the next, it’s Christmas! Here is my carefully-curated gift guide that’s sure to have something suitable for everyone on your list, whether you’re still searching for a gift for the Luxe Lady or the Adventure Seeker. Happy Holidays…

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Lauren’s Latest Loves is a new series on the blog where I share all of the things I’m currently loving, whether it be entertainment, food, or even beauty product-related. At my apartment, there’s always some sort of candle or incense burning. I’m currently obsessed with this brand’s candles, which I discovered while perusing one of…

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In the six years I’ve lived in Los Angeles, this city is everything I dreamed it would be and more. Whether you only know L.A. through the movie screen or you yourself have packed a bag and moved here like me, this is a city of constant discovery. It’s not all palm tree-lined streets and…

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