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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Boeket: Our Wine Label Launch

Update: Visit our website https://coxfamilyvineyards.com/ to purchase our wine! On any given day, you can probably find a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc chilling in my fridge. It’s the white wine varietal I drink the most of year-round, whether it’s by the glass at a restaurant or from a bottle I’ve picked up at a local…

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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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Even though I’ve been single for more Valentine’s Days than not, this lovey-dovey holiday has always been one of my favorites. I adore the sweet color scheme, crafting homemade Valentines, and paying a little extra attention to the ones I love. Here are some gift ideas for every woman in your life, whether it be…

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