Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1000 Steps of Joy

you literally cannot see the bottom from the top... thats a lot of stairs.

" Nemi smile "

My hair looks like a heart huh?! <3

these gosh dang seagulls ate Nemi's burrito. Hope they enjoyed it at least!

 Nothing is more fun than a beach day with your bestie. 
This last weekend I got to drive down from my usual hub of Huntington Beach, to my favorite spot in Laguna. 1000 steps beach is my happy place! I could sit on this beach and watch the waves roll in for hours. I think it's important to take time to do things that make us truly happy. Sometimes we get caught up in doing so many things for other people that we forget to do things for ourselves. 
What are some things you do that make you happy?

XOXO- Lauren Elle


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Seeing Red on Main St.

Soooo I love this dress! I actually got it to wear to my boyfriends mission farewell, SHHH! don't tell him guys, its a surprise! Its so comfy and I love the color, also I bought it on sale at Dillards with a gift card so thats even better. I love a good deal. 
Also I took another fun trip to California with some girlfriends so stand by for some posts about that!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Garage Doors on 6th street

When the universe offers you a prime picture spot in the form of someones garage door, you take it ;)
Brooklyn and Kaitlyn are probably some of the most gorgeous and kind hearted girls I've ever met. More girls in this world should be supporting and kind to each other. Often times I feel we criticize and put each other down to make ourselves feel better and it has the opposite effect.
Be Happy
Be You
Be Unique
Lauren Elle



This fun little shopping center has a little bit of everything, From fabulous home decor (seriously I was about to drop my life savings on a chair) to boutique clothing shops, chocolate stores and over priced juice! Yup that little bottle was $9... lesson learned read the price before you order. 
The jacket I'm wearing is actually a DIY! I'd seen some similar ones but obviously I wanted to add some personal flair to it so I said, I can do that! and I did, and I love it.
We spent the morning window shopping and catching up before running on to our next adventure, California will always have a special place in my heart. Is it possible to feel homesick for a place that isn't your home? I would say yes. I know the traffic might suck and yes theres a lot of people and everything is a little expensive... but on the flip side I've never been somewhere where I feel more alive and spontaneous than I do in the California air.

Stay happy
Stay you
Stay unique
Lauren Elle


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stairs and Juice

 Saturdays are for sleeping in till noon in my opinion, however some exceptions include perfect weather and good hair days. This Saturday had both and so I crawled out of bed (literally) put on a sports bra and tennis shoes and headed to the park with my best friend. We were reluctant to eat real food before running stairs and working out so we opted for some of the most DELICIOUS pressed juice in the world. Suja is the most amazing juice in the whole world and if I could have it with every meal I would. PLUS it has a probiotic... honestly this stuff is straight out of a miracle. 
2 rounds of stair runs (up and down)
quick steps (45 seconds)
30 lunges
Russian twists (1 minute)
3 rounds, stretch for cool down

Sports Bra: Oneill


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chasing Waterfalls

One of my most recent adventures was a hike in the El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico. We wanted to get there early so we didn't have to deal with all the cruise ship excursions that go through there later in the day. La Mina falls is the main waterfall although there are others that don't require a hike. The hike to the falls is about a mile and a mix of up and down hill but is definitely worth it! You can swim however the water is much colder than the water on the beach, I also suggest shoes you don't mind getting wet and definitely bring a water bottle! This is the second time I've done this hike and it's just as beautiful every time I go. Just before the falls You'll drive by what looks like and old tower, Definitely stop here on the way to or on the way back from the falls. This lookout tower offers amazing views of the rainforest and the the surrounding area... Yes, the water really is that blue ahhhhh! 
Swimsuit -Rip Curl
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