LIFESTYLE | Hot Girl Summer: How to make the most of the last four weeks of Summer Solstice

From outdoor music festivals to street fairs, the county fair to a little bit of travel (more later this year - see you soon Sedona, Arizona and New York!) I’ve enjoyed my summer so far, but I have also yet to bust out my swan floatie - definitely need to do that at least a few times within the next four weeks!

That’s right - only four weeks left of summer - let’s make the most of it!

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LifestyleDanielle Evans
WEDDINGS | We’re Published in PRINT: Our two-page spread in California Wedding Day’s Summer 2019 issue is now on newsstands!

We’re Published in PRINT! Our two-page spread in California Wedding Day’s Summer 2019 issue is now on newsstands! This editorial shoot was in collaboration with the grand opening that we planned for Aventura Ocean Club, Dana Point’s newest harbor-facing event space and we could not be more thrilled to see this shoot in print.

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LIFESTYLE | Why I Love Yoga + How it Loves Me: How my yoga practice has enhanced my life + overall well-being

Yoga has always + will always be a tool I use to get some clarity + find a little peace, and something that makes my body feel good. I know I will always walk out of class feeling refreshed + rejuvenated.

In honor of #InternationalYogaDay last week, I wanted to write a little blog as an homage to my love affair with yoga. It has done a lot for me, so it only felt right to leave something on this digital diary about a hobby that I love so much and brings so much to my life.

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WEDDINGS | My Recipe for a Unique, Stylish + Memorable Wedding

When your guests arrive to your wedding, we want it to scream YOU.

From selecting the perfect venue, to choosing your menu - music selections, design choices, and everything in between, we feel that each choice should be made together, carefully, and thoughtfully. When you work with our Leilani squad, we really streamline the planning process, but I know that all of the options + tasks, to-do lists + meetings can become a bit overwhelming, so I’ve narrowed it down to a science, if you will.

Here’s my “recipe” for a unique stylish + memorable wedding that will have your guests talking for months (and hopefully years!) to come.

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FASHION | My 2019 Closet Staples

Recently, I find myself reaching for the same pieces in my closet over and over and I realize that there are several “closet staples” that I just cannot live without, and have almost become part of my daily uniform. I love the idea of building a cohesive wardrobe compiled of pieces that look like they are from the same collection. Sharing my 2019 Closet Staples with you here!

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ADVICE | Happy Spring Equinox: My Intentions for the Season

With each new season, I make it a point to take some time for new reflections, make new goals for myself + set new intentions which I carry throughout the season.

Spring is an especially good time of year to set new intentions for yourself because of the new beginnings that the season symbolizes. Why not start fresh for the “freshest-feeling” season of the year?

Here are my Spring intentions for this year. I hope they inspire you to create your own for the season, or hey, you can try mine if you’d like. Either way, I wish you the best Spring Equinox + lots of beautiful beginnings + experiences.

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ADVICE | Ways to Love Yourself A Lil' Extra this Valentine’s Day Season

As women, we are caregivers, we are lovers, we can even be enablers and coddlers (I’m guilty of this too!). Because we are also unicorns and possess the magical powers of multitasking, we give and we give - and in my opinion, we can sometimes give too much, too often.

This Valentine’s Day, I want to encourage all of my boss babe ladies to focus on self care. Here are some of my favorite ways to show myself a little extra love. Hopefully you can use some of the same tips the next time you are feeling like you need a break.

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AdviceDanielle Evans
WEDDINGS | 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Planner (and 5 major misconceptions!)

Did you know that Forbes lists “Event Planner” as one of five most stressful jobs? We are right up there with military, pilot, police officer, and firefighter.

A seasoned wedding planner is something that is harder to come by than you might think - there are unfortunately a ton of frauds out there who are just not qualified. I always say - wedding planning is not for the faint of heart, and that is why we only hire less than 10% of the interns that train with LW - it just isn’t for everyone.

Today I’m sharing with you FIVE Things to consider when hiring a wedding planner. Because the person you choose to the be the “glue that holds it all together” should be “the one” - exactly like you will choose your perfect wedding dress, or hey - even how you chose the perfect man to spend the rest of your life with.

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ADVICE | Welcome to 2019: How to stay FOCUSED + RELENTLESS on your journey to becoming the ultimate Boss Babe!

To be honest, I have never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  To me, resolutions, much like diets or short-term workout regimens, are fleeting. Instead, I like to focus on goals + intentions, and reset them monthly as a way to hold myself accountable and check in on my progress each month.

Of course, I couldn’t let January come and go without an inspirational post for you babes, so here you are - a few of my top tips at the moment on how to stay focused + relentless on your journey to becoming the ultimate boss babe.

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WEDDINGS | Our Youtube Channel, ABC-OC TV is FEATURED today on ABC's National Blog!

Our Youtube Channel, ABC-OC TV is FEATURED today on ABC's National Blog! When the Director of Outreach for the Association of Bridal Consultants National Headquarters reached out telling us how exciting she thought our ABC-OC TV Youtube Channel was, I was honored! To be recognized by the national office of our organization was huge, and inspires me to keep the channel going and to keep creating new content each month.

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WEDDINGS | 9th Annual ABC-OC Trendsetter Awards at Soka University

As Co-Director of ABC Orange County this year, I had the honor and privilege of planning two of our eleven events - our Kickoff January Meeting at Fete the Venue, and our 9th Annual Trendsetter Gala, which was held last week at Soka University.

With 37 vendors, a logistically challenging alternative space as our venue (see below to see what I mean!), an awards ceremony, fashion show, dancers, artists, 300 guests in attendance and three outfit changes (so extra, right?! lol), this was hands down the most detailed event I’ve ever had the honor of planning.

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LIFESTYLE | LW Book Club: December Reads

When I was a little girl, I was a TOTAL nerd. I mean it. I would read 5 or 6 books simultaneously, switching off between books whenever I wanted a change. Bookmarked + dog-eared, I would never lose track of the stories. I was able to bounce back and forth and keep every story straight.

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LifestyleDanielle Evans