5 Things Laura Loves

Love + Glow

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 Weekend in Ojai, CA

Last weekend, I spent the most love-filled, warm, and sunny long weekends in Southern California.  I have a lot of friends and family who live in Orange County and Los Angeles so whenever I make my yearly trip, it’s always a full agenda of catching up and bonding.  This trip could not have come at a more perfect time because in New York, it’s been FREEZING!  Southern California on the other hand, was 90 degrees.  At first, it was a bit strange to be wearing shorts and feeling hot in the middle of February but I kept reminding myself that New Yorkers were experiencing Siberia-like conditions.  Since last weekend was also Valentine’s Day, we decided to spend the night in Ojai to celebrate.  It was the perfect Galentine’s day filled with wine tasting, good food, a beautiful sunset, and endless laughter.  I felt like I was glowing the entire weekend with all the love I felt from my close knit family and friends in SoCal.  Now that I’m back in New York, I’ve been trying to keep the glow going but it’s definitely challenging in 3 degree weather.  I can only look back at the photos to remember warmer days.  These were the things I’ve been lovin’ this week.  Keep warm East Coasters!

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Palm trees

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Valentine’s Day with girlfriends

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 Healthy brunch at Butcher’s Daughter in Nolita

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The perfect day at Newport Beach