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odds and ends

1. 13 wisest things Anthony Bourdain said about travel. I miss him.

2. Woman with freezer full of overripe bananas dies never having made banana bread. #itme

3. The 2010s have broken our sense of time. Can’t say I disagree.

4. The secret to productivity is to follow your energy. Love this.

5. This is the coolest little library ever.

6. Of course, my daughter wants a Hydro Flask for Christmas. #vscogirl #sksksk

7. Sesame Street stamps! Love.

8. Who said it, Trump or Jesus? Are you up to the challenge? It’s tough, guys.

9. Why am I so obsessed with mock neck blouses? Seriously, it’s an addiction.

10. Marie Kondo admits that the KonMari method doesn’t work at all when you have little kids. #youdontsay

11. Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change. Kismet?

12. Man spends whole day dreading the fun activity he signed up for. I find this very relatable.

13. My mom gave me one of these for my birthday. Do they really make a difference? Intrigued.

14. This 9-year-old is INCREDIBLE. I could watch this all day.

15. Best holiday gift ever. (For yourself. Okay, fine, for your loved ones as well.) The cooling eye masks are EVERYTHING.

Happy Friday! I’m currently in Dallas for a quick little trip – hope you all have a great weekend!

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Ultimate Wellness Guide to Laguna Beach

laguna beach top of the world views

This post is in partnership with Visit Laguna, whom I’ve worked with for years and completely adore. Be sure to check out their Pathway to Zen featuring yours truly! Photos by Greer Inez.

Laguna Beach is my home away from home, and I’ve spent years seeking out the best spots to experience everything Laguna has to offer. You can check out my very detailed and all-encompassing Guide to Laguna Beach here, but today I’m going to focus solely on all things wellness awaiting you in this gorgeous beach town.

If seven coastal miles of breathtaking bluffs and sandy beaches aren’t enough to lure you to the hidden gem of Laguna Beach, the unique opportunity to experience a total rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul certainly beckons. Known as an artist’s colony nestled on the Pacific, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach has recently blossomed into a wellness mecca, boasting everything from world-class spas to adventurous hikes on 20,000 acres of protected wilderness to delicious farm-to-table culinary delights.

Shall we dive right in?

Yoga in the Park

laguna beach yoga in the park

Looking for one of the most picturesque yoga classes on the West coast? Your search is over – Laguna Beach’s Yoga in the Park is absolutely breathtaking, in more ways than one (hello 90 minutes of challenging postures). Located on gorgeous bluffs overlooking The Pacific on a lush green lawn, your savasana will be spent gazing up at swaying palm trees while feeling the cool ocean breeze.

Bonus? Carl Brown, a registered Yoga Alliance Instructor, provides free daily classes at 8am, 7 days a week, at the Treasure Island Park located in front of the Montage Resort. FREE CLASS. IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCALE. What’s not to love?

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Odds and Ends

1. Wow wow wow, it’s so easy to get hacked these days.

2. SO FAMILIAR. Parents of middle schoolers, please enjoy.

3. Love is not a permanent state of enthusiasm. Great article.

4. I just love this sweater so much.

5. 13 life learnings in 13 years. #5 especially, forever and ever amen.

6. Woman quits job to spoil her husband like a 1950s housewife.

7. 4 “middle class” families share their income and share budgets.

8. Are there still people who don’t wash their hands after using public restrooms? OMG.

9. Ernst & Young tells women how to dress and act around men. Sheesh.

10. I just bought a bag by this brand and now I want all of them.

11. Got used legos? Donate them to those in need!

Happy Friday! It’s going to be a cold and rainy one here…I’m sensing Netflix to the rescue.

image credit: ines longevial