See what's in store on this month!

Welcome to the first full month of summer, aka my favorite time of the year. We’ve already been feeling some sweltering hot temps in Southern California for several weeks. Now that June Gloom is gone, we can expect the weather to really heat up over these next couple of months. But if that gives me an excuse to spend day after day in the pool or at the beach, I’m certainly not one to complain.

This month on is going to be all about keeping cool and making the most out of your summer season. Starting with some summer fashion ideas, we’ll be sharing shopping guides for the chicest sunglasses, sandals, and sunhats. I’ll also have some trend stories coming your way, including my favorite statement sleeves and summer shine and metallics. And what would summer be without some good grilling ideas? My team and I recently whipped up several types of healthy lettuce wrapped tacos and a Mexican-inspired corn on the cob dish that was a huge hit. And make sure you save room for dessert because we’ll be finishing the menu off with a churro ice cream sandwich (yep, you heard that right!). And since I’ll finally be able to indulge in a cocktail again this month once baby is here (cheers!), we have some delectable frozen cocktail recipes to sip on.

You can also expect some inspired beauty tips that you can take with you any time of the year. If you haven’t been cleaning your hairbrushes regularly, you will want to stay tuned for an article that tells you exactly what you need to do to sanitize and prolong the life of these essential beauty tools. We’ll also be talking about the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens, and why to use one over the other. Plus, we’ll still be working on our fitness, and demystifying some of the biggest fitness myths with the help of Dr. Hunter Vincent.

I hope you’re as excited for summer as I am! And happy Fourth of July tomorrow…

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XO Lauren

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