Healthy Traveling Tips

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Hey friends! In the spirit of summer travels, I am sharing some of my tips for how to stay healthy and feel your personal best on vacation. Vacationing is of course a time to have fun, relax, and unwind, but I find that by incorporating a few things in my routine and by making a few wellness-focused choices, even while on vacation, I feel my best and end up enjoying the vacation as much as possible!


it’s all about the balance…


celery juice

-When it comes to my morning must-have celery juice, I can go a few days without it, unless the hotel is incredible and is able to provide it!


-The Larq water bottle for travel is so intriguing – it filters + cleans the water through blue light! However, if we are driving somewhere, we bring water in glass water bottles and refill them when we can.


-I bring my daily supplements in a daily supplement container to keep them contained and organized!


-When away, I generally bring two snack options: Paleo Puffs and Ohi bars are my go-to right now.

eating out

When eating out, it’s important to order whole foods and ask questions – is the fish wild? Is the meat pastured, grass-fed and finished? I always ask about the oils in salad dressings + if my food could be cooked in olive oil. However, I will say, splurge a little on vacation! Eat a pasta or a pizza one night if you want because… YOLO!


-My makeup routine gets simplified for sure! I just bring concealer, tinted moisturizer/foundations, RMS bronzer, Ilia lip tint, and an Ere Perez color pot.


-For exercise, we always aim to workout in the gym, walk on the beach, or go on a hike, but most of the time we take vacation as a time to relax and rest. Above all, we listen to our bodies!


-I bring essential oils for relaxation, this silk pillowcase + this amazing sleep mask.


Hope you enjoyed this list and here’s to happy and healthy traveling!

xo, Lo.

Why I Love Our Time In Idaho

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Idaho is the place where I feel like I can fully shut down mentally and really open up relationally, spiritually, and emotionally. On many getaways, I still feel the urge to work and snap photos of our adventures and outfits, but this place makes it seem like responsibilities pause and relaxation sets in. For a getaway, this is so rejuvenating for the mind, body, and spirit! To me, Idaho feels like the good old days, where you don’t even know where your phone is! Instead, your heart is centered on card night with the family and friends, soaking in every bit of nature on the golf course, water skiing and boat riding until you are tanned, and ending with a night of cooking and sitting by the outdoor fire pits.

I love having a routine, and I think my Idaho routine is my favorite of all, starting with a celery juice of course! And here I define routine as having an open hand to whatever the day might hold, and letting it unfold as it does. I love the communal aspect of this place, especially on the pickle ball courts. I love that physical appearance is not even close to a priority…hello, lake hair! Not to mention, nature is what fully rejuvenates me; as you may know, I love all animals with all my heart, so it’s extra fun spotting different ones throughout the day!

Also, this place feels extra safe, peaceful, and absent of the stressors and troubles of the world. I couldn’t be more grateful for this getaway spot in the crisp air and beautiful mountains! It’s good for the soul, opens up space to think, and brings the important things into perspective: relationships, rest, and creating extra sweet memories.

Why I Love Weekend Trips To Laguna

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You might have seen on Instagram that Jase and I spent the long holiday weekend in Laguna. It was such a joy as always, so I thought I should share with ya’ll why I love weekend trips to Laguna beach so much. It is seriously our happy place!

Reason #1

It is truly the one place I feel like I can completely unwind. My brain shuts down almost immediately!

Reason #2

The weather is always so beautiful, even when it’s gloomy! It’s cooler than LA, so it’s extra refreshing + I love the fresh ocean air.

Reason #3

Jase and I always have the best conversations here, and it’s the most special place to recharge and reconnect when our work schedules are extra busy.

Reason #4

We absolutely love the food and quaint restaurants in downtown Laguna. We feel like we have really gotten to know even the hidden gems.

Reason #5

We love the beach and the peaceful environment that this little beach town is. We just feel right at home, and we always laugh because two days there feels like we were on a week’s vacation!


hat | sunnies | backpack* | shorts* | suit top* (similar) | sandals


My Go-To Travel Uniform

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This summer has been a summer of travel for me and Jase, and we have enjoyed it so much! You have probably noticed that on Instagram from all of the seat cleaning IG stories! Ha, but seriously though, I gotta wipe those seats down! 🙂

Not only is traveling so fun, but it also makes coming home so sweet. With all the recent travels, I have definitely established my go-to travel uniform which makes deciding what to wear on take-off day a total breeze.

For starters, this suitcase brings me such joy! It makes packing so easy and the color is super fun. I always reach for this sweatshirt, too, because it is incredibly comfy, and totally perfect paired with some black joggers…Everlane, Abercombie, and Lou & Grey all have great options. This carry-all bag makes for a great carryon on option; it is the perfect addition to a roller suitcase.

Normally I travel with a hat on, but I didn’t this time! A wide-brim one from Janessa Leone or a cap from Free People are typically on my travel hat rotation. You can’t go wrong with a solid baseball cap, either. The finishing element is a great white sneak that is comfortable and well worn-in.

What about you? What is your travel uniform?

Beach Trip Must-Haves

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Who else is a fan of a beach escape? There is nothing I love more than road-tripping to Malibu with Jase or planning a last minute getaway to Laguna, or looking forward to a long weekend in Miami. I am so grateful for these times away by the water and near the sand.

When thinking of what to pack for the escape, a few beach trip must-haves come to mind. Like the perfect bikini, a crop top white tee (love this one for 4th of July!) denim shorts, and easy flip -flops. Then of course there are the beach basics like a fabulous sun hat, a beach towel, and sunnies. I also never go anywhere without this chapstick and this spray sunscreen during the summer.

For chilly beach nights, a cozy pullover is a must and gauze pants are always a good call. Above all, I love to keep it casual and comfortable almost always, but especially at the beach.

What about you? Let us know your beach must-haves in the comments below!



ASTARS shorts | A&F sandals



California Living

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Hey guys! Taking a moment today to reminisce on last weekend as we look forward to this weekend!
We were hanging with our close friends, Matt and Angela, last week, and we started talking about going on a last minute escape for the weekend. They just had a baby at the very end of December and felt like they needed a relaxing break from city life.
We brainstormed everything from Stagecoach to the wine country to a drive-able beach location. We decided the best thing for baby M would be just a drive away, and Newport Beach sounded extra peaceful. We love trying new places, so exploring Pelican Hill was extra enjoyable; it is so homey and cozy and family friendly!
This weekend consisted of lots of sunshine by the pool, freshly squeezed lemon juice waters, baby giggles, and eating at some of our favorite restaurants. R+D Kitchen and Nobu delivered per usual and we left early this morning feeling extra renewed. This is what makes me extra thankful for California living; there are so many stunning destinations so close to home!
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