Category: Destinations

“See” Shells: Destination Beach Wedding Dress Inspiration

Shell Beach inspires Destination Beach Wedding Gown by Lauren Elaine

Once upon a time, while “annual honeymooning” in the West Indies, I became shipwrecked on a treasure-filled island formally known as Saint Barthélemy (hereby know as St. Barts)  – — and it served up major destination design inspiration! If Monte Carlo and Capri had a baby, it would be St. Barts.  It’s a first class,

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Atomic Beach: Annual Honeymoon-ing in Saint John

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores St John's Oppenheimer Beach and tire swing

Somewhere along the North Shore of the US Virgin Island of Saint John,  is one of the most beautiful beaches you’ve probably never heard of. Since tying the knot in 2013, an ‘annual honeymoon’ is something my husband and I try to plan each year, to treat ourselves and celebrate our marriage.  Call it a

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My Mayberry: Exploring Los Olivos

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Los Olivos, California

I’ll admit, I’ve never actually watched a full episode of the Andy Griffith Show. But– the idea of “Mayberry” – the iconic fictional location of the series, an idyllic American small town – immediately comes to mind when visiting Los Olivos, CA– and for all the best reasons. Now, that’s not without warrant (it actually WAS

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Red Rock Retreat

Designer Lauren Elaine explores Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona wearing bohemian Free People Desert Wind's maxi dress with navajo print.

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Sedona.  My love for this magical desert playground never wanes… so much so that even rides on Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland (supposedly inspired by Walt’s love of Sedona’s iconic landscapes) have me dreaming up return trips.   So, when planning a quick little R&R retreat with my husband,

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