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Lo’s Favorite LA Restaurants

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Hey guys! Today we are sharing Lo’s favorite spots in LA for good food, lattes, acai bowls and more. Scroll down for the spots + her favorite things at each place. Send this list to anyone you know in LA or save it if you are considering taking a trip to the west coast. P.S. Reading this will make you hungry, just a heads up! xx

Soho Malibu

(Malibu)

*forbidden rice bowl and the squash soup

The Montage

(Beverly Hills)

*acai bowl with crunchy almond butter

Moon Juice

(West Hollywood)

*matcha pearl and chai tea spirit dust latte

Erewhon

(West Hollywood)

*reishi cappuccino

M Cafe

(Beverly Hills)

*teriyaki bowl and almond milk matcha latte

Pace

(Laurel Canyon)

*the best salmon with sauteed spinach and green beans, vegan soup of the day

Gjelina

(Venice)

*homemade pomodoro pizza

Catch

(West Hollywood)

*wagyu short rib tacos, hellfire roll

Craig’s

(West Hollywood)

*spaghetti squash primavera, sesame crusted salmon

Nobu

(Malibu)

*crispy rice spicy tuna, baked hand crab roll, spicy acai martini

AOC

(West Hollywood)

*long-cooked cavalo nero, sweet potatoes, grilled pork tenderloin, arctic char

Son of a Gun

(West Hollywood)

*chilled peel & eat shrimp, fried chicken sandwich, crispy brussel sprouts

The Springs

(Downtown)

*sweet miso salad, spaghetti alla carbonara

 

images of Lo via ragdoll LA 

May Mood

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Our May mood when it comes to style is all about shades of white- ivory, cream, and everything in between. With summer around the corner, the fresh, light, and carefree color is calling our name. An all-white outfit is so versatile and the pieces on their own can easily be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. Traveling this summer? Timeless pieces in white are the way to go- light sweaters, white denim, bone color leather slides, etc. Scroll down for links to the items below.

*feature image via Anthropologie 

skirt | sweater | hat | slides | dress

A Mother’s Beauty

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My mom has been one of the most consistent examples in my life. I love that there is a day dedicated to celebrate her sweet sacrifices for being the most present mom, her deeply consistent love, and her nurturing spirit. She is a woman that not only represents class and femininity, but carries a passion to impart the importance of understanding who we are as women. It is such a beautiful quality that I will always hold near to me.
Growing up, I watched my mom so closely, and was enamored by her foundational beauty. Her character and her deep-hearted love for people radiate so much intention and joy. I also am amazed by her organically stunning physical appearance – she exudes peace and joy and seeks wellness is all things! Not to mention, she truly is a warrior. What she has so gracefully endured throughout her life has been enlightening to watch, and what I love about her most is that she is always growing in awareness of herself. She is willing to share her story. She is willing to engage in her own faults and shortcomings. She is willing to help others by sharing her mistakes. She is willing to grow and change and shift. What a blessing she is.
My mom was right when she taught us to dress in a way that reflects our self-value. She was right when she showed me the importance of following our passions without fear. She was right when she taught me how to create boundaries by teaching me that saying no is okay! She was right about journaling our prayers, thoughts, and disappointments. She was right about seeking wisdom from truth – the Bible and Jesus. She was right about finding time to rest. She was right about cooking with food that feeds our body with health. She was right about staying active! She was right about living in freedom. She was right about giving endless hugs! I love my mom so much, and I love that there is a day to recognize and celebrate her impact on my life! It was an extra joy getting to do this fun photo shoot together in the Eileen Fisher Spring Collection, too!
OUTFIT DETAILS
images by felicia lasala 
click here to shop my look | click here to shop my mom’s look
*thank you to the Eileen Fisher brand for sponsoring this post and including us in their mother’s day campaign

Showing the Love

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Moms are the best, aren’t they? There is truly nothing quite like the relationship between a mother and daughter; it is a bond that is so special and grows and develops over time with memories, happy times, arguments, experiences, phone calls, and so much more. This Mother’s Day we are loving the idea of showing the love to mom through thoughtful gestures and experiences. Below are our ideas! We would love to hear from you in the comments section about what you are doing for your mom for Mother’s Day.

*Cook the family dinner– plan to cook your mom (plus additional loved ones) her favorite meal. The act of preparing a meal that she loves will mean so much to her and having her loved ones gathered around the table will be a joyful experience for all.

*Plan a weekend getaway or staycation with her- this doesn’t have to be extravagant at all, it can be as simple as just planning on staying the weekend at her house and doing things that the two of you love- going on walks, going out for coffee, making breakfast together, getting your nails done, staying in and watching a movie, or anything else. Or, if there is a town nearby that would be fun to visit, book a hotel room for the night and enjoy a girls getaway with her.

*Book her an appointment at her favorite spa- surprising her with this is such a thoughtful gesture. Not only will she love the time at the spa, but to know that you are treating her will mean so much!

*Write her a letter, include printed pictures of the two of you- for some reason, this idea makes me tear up! In the time of all things online, a handwritten letter expressing your love + printed pictures of memories shared together is truly a special gift.

OUTFIT DETAILS 

sunnies | top | denim | jacket (similar here, here, and here) | shoes (c/o)

images by felicia lasala 

Treasuring Downtime

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Downtime is such an important part of healthy living and personal well-being. I can say with complete confidence that whenever I feel burnt out, too tired, and on edge, it is almost always because I am not resting enough. Finding and treasuring downtime can be hard when life gets busy, but these days I am making it a priority to not only find it, but to truly treasure it. My soul is so much happier after a good dose of rest, and because of that I am able to be my best and give my best to the people in my life. When I am well-rested, I am more gentle, kind, and loving; I don’t take myself too seriously, I don’t stress over the little things, and I can think more clearly. I am able to let go and let God when I come from a place of rest and relaxation, compared to a place of fatigue and worry. How do you like to enjoy and treasure downtime? For me, it is definitely a mug of herbal tea in the evening (this tea is my favorite), comfy clothes, worship music, and reading the Bible or a devotional. Doing this in the evening before bed is key for a sweet night of sleep and leads to a fresh, thankful, happy morning the next day. xx melissa

clothing and images c/o ragdoll LA 

Spring Style Mood

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Spring can be a tricky time of year with rainy days and cooler-than-expected temperatures, especially on the East Coast! However, once the sun is out, temps warm up, and summer is on the horizon, our spring style mood definitely heats up. Lo is loving two-piece sets (see below) + sunnies that make a statement. Wide leg crops, embellished sandals, and the modern Americana palette of red, white, and blue totally have her heart. For me, I am loving the classic combination of black + white as always, plus denim skirts, the bold color of red, easy sundresses, and two-piece sets as well. Lo and I are both fans of fedoras and wide brim hats, so we will definitely be reaching for those as we continue spring and go into summer. Bonus, hats also help with sun protection, so wearing one is a definite win-win. For more tips on staying safe in the sun, read this. Scroll down to see Lo style a top + short set and below that are a few style items that we are loving. xx

OUTFIT DETAILS

top | shorts | shoes | bag | sunnies **all c/o**

images by Felicia Lasala

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