Get the Scoop on Lauren Conrad’s New Book
When it comes to style, we’ve learned many a lesson from Lauren Conrad. She has showed us how to rock perfect beach waves, she’s helped us through some major wardrobe dilemmas and the California girl has even shared her must-have product with us. But it looks like LC is about to dish out more than just beauty tips. It has recently been announced that the lifestyle guru has a cookbook in the works.
While specific details surrounding the book are currently minimal, we do know that the book will be titled, Lauren Conrad Celebrate. It is set to be released in April of 2016 and will focus on cooking, entertaining, crafts and hobbies. This is Lauren’s first cookbook but it’s definitely not her first foray into print. The 29-year-old has published eight books since 2009 — two about her beauty and style tips and six works of fiction.
Based off of the “Dine” section of Lauren’s lifestyle website we’re going to guess that the recipes featured will likely be fresh, healthy dishes with a California spin. Recently Lauren has shared recipes for a zucchini “noodle” Greek pasta salad, yam wedges with cilantro mango dipping sauce and a buckwheat noodle salad. Most of LC’s food themed Instagrams show off her homemade pies, so we’re guessing there will also be a few recipes for that classic American dessert as well.
While we’re super stoked to check out Lauren’s favorite recipes and party tips, we also hope she shares a few busy girl cooking hacks (like: how to throw together a healthy meal after a super long work day, what to always keep in your kitchen, etc.). Because with a fashion line, website and now book deal in the works we know that Lauren just has to have more than a few tricks up her sleeve.
Do you have a favorite celebrity cookbook? Share it with us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)