How To Practice Self-Love: A Conversation with Lauren Ash

While Valentine’s Day is usually all about romance and your S.O., we also like to think of it as an opportunity to tune in and make a little time for self-love. We asked Lauren Ash, yogi and founder of Black Girl In Om, to tell us how she stays mindful and focused—even when life gets busy. (She even shared a special guided meditation to get you into the self-love mindset—enjoy!)  

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New Year, Happier You

New Year, Happier You

We recently met Dr. Deepika Chopra when she joined us for a Facebook and Instagram LIVE. As our Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman, gave her a smoky eye and a bold lip, Dr. Chopra shared a bit about her career—which happens to be one of the more intriguing job titles we’ve ever heard of: Optimism Doctor. We thought, what better time to become a little more optimistic than a new year? So, we sat down with her to learn what “Optimism Doctor” actually means, her tips for starting and sticking with rituals, and advice for how to stay optimistic in not-so-optimistic times.

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Party Planning Tips from our Favorite LA Caterer

Party Planning Tips from our Favorite LA Caterer

Annie Campbell, founder of Annie Campbell Catering, knows how to create a menu that’s equally as delicious as it is beautiful (while also keeping it totally achievable). That’s why we recently called on her and her friends Heather Taylor and Holly Vesecky to create our ideal simple, sustainable gathering. Here, Annie shares how she got started, how she met Heather and Holly, and her new food obsession (it’s definitely not what we expected).

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Set the Table: Sustainable Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Set the Table: Sustainable Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Textile designer Heather Taylor was inspired to create her line of home goods after she couldn’t find local linens that she loved. We have to admit we’re really glad she did, because we’re in love. Her classic-meets-eclectic style works for every type of occasion and is paired perfectly with our simple, sustainable holiday gathering. Here, Heather shares what inspires her, how she chooses a theme, as well as her favorite way to set the mood.

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Florist Holly Vesecky Shares Her Trick for Tricky Vases and More

Florist Holly Vesecky Shares Her Trick for Tricky Vases and More

Known for her whimsical designs, we love how Holly Vesecky, co-owner of Hollyflora, gets inspired by nature with all of her arrangements. She recently created the florals for our simple, sustainable gathering and we loved them so much, we had to get the full scoop. Here, Holly shares her tips for buying flowers on a budget, her secret tool for tricky vases, and how she really feels about fake plants.

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SO FRESH, SO CLEAN: CLEA AND JOANNA OF THE HOME EDIT

SO FRESH, SO CLEAN: CLEA AND JOANNA OF THE HOME EDIT

Meet Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the hilarious and tidy geniuses behind The Home Edit, a home-organizing service based in Nashville. We love them for their concept and their content, which is relatable, covetably stylish, and totally addictive—just ask their more than 785k highly-engaged Instagram followers. We joined them to do a clean swap of a friend’s bathroom, then chatted about the joys of organizing, what makes a successful business partnership, and why it’s time to swap out your beauty drawer with cleaner everything.

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Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Throwing an intimate get-together is a lot like baking a cake—while you can change up the flavor (chocolate or red velvet?), there are a few ingredients that are absolutely essential in ensuring that it comes out just right. So, as we near one of the most social times of the year, we called on three of our most talented LA-based friends who happen to be very familiar with these ingredients, to plan an easy, sustainable holiday gathering. We hope they inspire you to throw a party of your own.

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