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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Find of the Week

2016 Sauvignon Republic Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc, $7.99 Trader Joe’s Do you have high expectations for an $8 wine? I admittedly don’t. While I don’t sip expensive wine on a typical weeknight, I don’t drink bottom shelf either. I’ve always found $15 to be a safe starting point. Before you jump to wine snob conclusions,…

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Find of the Week

Ever since I visited Scent Bar last summer, I haven’t been able to get one particular fragrance out of mind: the By Killian Imperial Tea fragrance. It’s jasmine green tea in fragrance form! But because of my commitment issues with perfume, I’m not about to shell out $260 for one fragrance…no matter how intoxicating it is.…

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If you’re like me, it can be so hard to shop for a Mother’s Day gift. Despite knowing my mom’s taste quite well, I’m often conflicted. What can you possibly get for the woman who means everything to you? As a general rule of thumb, I like to shop for her gift(s) with this question in mind: What is something she…

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It’s no cliché that college goes by fast, but so does that first post-grad year. As graduation for my alma mater is practically days away, I realize that I will soon have been out of college for an entire year. For me, college was inspiring, challenging, and fulfilling. Maybe you feel the same. I fell in love, met some of my…

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Cox Vineyards Update: Springtime at the Ranch

While I spend most of my time in Los Angeles, it’s always nice to come back to my roots and recharge. After all, nothing can rival the fresh, smog-free air and peaceful nature of my family’s ranch. It truly is heaven on Earth. Springtime on the ranch is without-a-doubt my favorite. Although the more-than-generous amounts of rain…

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Winemaker Spotlight: Rob Davis

Rob Davis did not set out to be a winemaker. In fact, he had always planned to study pre-med at the University of California at Davis. This past fall, Rob celebrated his 40th harvest at the Jordan Winery in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and I couldn’t help but wonder when and why he traded in the stethoscope for…

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Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th! If you’re in a relationship, you may be stressing about what to get your significant other. If you’re single, you’re off the hook! But remember: you don’t have to be in a relationship to have a Valentine, so consider getting something for your mom, sister, etc. The following gift ideas aren’t your usual flowers…

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Love lessons are some of life’s best lessons, but with love sometimes comes heartbreak. These are the even tougher lessons to learn. Finding the silver lining in a breakup definitely doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen. You won’t find it in your monthly horoscope or at the bottom of a bottle of Pinot. You probably won’t find it scrolling through Tinder,…

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