Reality star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad is going back to her roots – she has just splashed out on an $8.5 million oceanfront mansion in her old stomping ground, Laguna Beach.
The new three-bedroom crib, which she will share with fiancé William Tell, is 2,910 square feet, has wood-plank floors, skylights and bay windows. The property overlooks Mussel Cove and has a private staircase leading down the beach.
Are you ready for some house envy? Check out Lauren’s new place by clicking on the gallery below!
Springing forward—it’s the perfect time to turn a new page in your life. Here are three terrific new books to beautify your body, mind, and soul.
For Your Mind
Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
By Melanie Notkin
The rising percentage of childless women is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated social issues of our time. Never before have more women lived longer before having their first child or remained childless toward the end of their fertility. Nearly half of North American women of childbearing age are childless—a dramatic rise from 35 percent in 1976—yet childless women are still perceived as the exception, not the norm.
In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the “new normal” will impact social structures in the decades to come. By anecdotal storytelling, inspiration, reportage, and manifesto, Otherhood gets at the heart of our social consciousness around childlessness to trigger thought-provoking conversation. Notkin’s intimate take on the trend affecting so many modern women is a groundbreaking exploration of this essential social issue.
For Your Body
The Fat Burn Revolution
By Julia Buckley
Just in time to get your body bikini-ready, this new book is perfectly suitable for both experienced fitness buffs and absolute beginners who want to know how to get started. The Fat Burn Revolution combines straight-talking, down-to-earth advice with tried and tested metabolism-boosting workout programs. Skip the plastic surgeon and the pricey (and painful!) procedures—this bestselling new book by leading fitness journalist and personal trainer Julia Buckley gives you the tools to sculpt your body—the right way. The workouts are tough but never boring. Easy to follow nutritional advice is included as well as solutions to common barriers to exercise and fat loss and tips on maintaining a lean body in the long term.
For Your Soul
5 Steps to Fabulous: Choices for Living Beautifully, Inside and Out!
By Vanessa Coppes
5 Steps to Fabulous is the ultimate field guide for your spirit. Social Entrepreneur Vanessa Coppes candidly shares her journey towards grace and an abundance of life lessons for women who want to live purpose-filled lives. Authentic and humorous, Coppes proposes an offer you can’t refuse: to accept the beautiful being you are, to turn your scars into stars and to walk the earth with your head held high, despite the hard times. 5 Steps to Fabulous leaves you with a strong and meaningful message with a clear mission to connect women to one another, to inspire and empower them to live fabulously, every day.
Ever dreamed of being a fashion designer to the birds? Well, get ready for your unusual dreams to come true, because the Penguin Foundation of Australia needs people to knit sweaters for their penguins. Unlike my ill-fated Jon Needs Jeans campaign, their Knit for Nature program is 100% legitimate and undoubtedly adorable. Click here for more information on why this is possibly a thing, and launch the gallery above for more visual evidence that you should be excited about it.