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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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So Much More Than One Day

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine of Once Upon A Seam blog explores the Foxen Canyon Wine trail of Los Olivos central coast wine country

A wedding represents so much more than one day. Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of this with all of the planning and preparation that goes into the event itself.  From huge affairs, to intimate elopements, and even courthouse nuptials — a wedding represents the start of a new life chapter.  A new road to

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AISLIN: Mini Lookbook

Grace in the romantic allure of the “Aislin” gown from Lauren Elaine Bridal. Exquisite alençon french lace and princess-cut illusion paneling crafts a fitted backless mermaid silhouette with delicate lace ruffle sleeves, and layers upon layers of luxurious chiffon petals and billowing train. Shop AISLIN here.    SHOP AISLIN HERE. Model: Paige Donaldson | Photography: ULE Digital

Wide Open Spaces

Last week,  I posted about my recent trip to beautiful Santa Ynez.  While I started off in Los Olivos, I saved the best for the last.  And in my opinion, the “best” is  definitely the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.  If you enjoy gorgeous views, great wine, and wide open spaces, it’s a must-do.  In the

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Getting Lost in Los Olivos

At least once a year I take a trip to one of my favorite places in California for a little R & R.  Nestled in the valley just north of Santa Barbara, is the central coast wine region of Santa Ynez, made famous by Sideways.  Several little towns make up the Santa Ynez area- including

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