Saturday Styles in LA -VDAY Edition

Hey ladies,
Need some Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration? Below are some of the cute outfits that I found on Pinterest!

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National Hugging Day

Come on, I know you like my silly unofficial holidays!
Today is National Hugging Day and I know you want to celebrate it!

Let me start- here is a cyber hug from me to you!

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National Hugging Day was started in 1986 by Kevin Zaborney in Michigan. It is recognized as a day to encourage hugging amongst friends and family. If you want to hug a stranger, ask first!

NationalHuggingDay.com provides some ideas on how to celebrate today: create a hugging chain, hold a hug-a-thon, break the guiness world record for hugging, or substitute hand shaking for hugging.

They also have some different forms of hugging for you to choose from: Back to Front Hug, Bear Hug, the Cheek Hug, the Side to Side Huge, and the Heart Centered Hug. Visit their website to read about the different hugs!

Fun Facts about HUGS ♡

• It is recommended that EIGHT hugs a day will make you happier

• Hugs can lower the risk of heart disease, can reduce stress, fight fatigue, boost your immune system, fight infections, and ease depression.

• The average person spends an hour a month hugging

IQ development is delayed in children who do not receive hugs

• A brief hug with a romantic partner is equivalent to 10 minutes of hand holding

• People crave 13 hugs a day- but don’t always receive them

• A hug normally lasts 9.5 seconds

• Hugs teach us how to give and receive

• Hugging relaxes muscles

• Hugs connect you with your heart and your feelings

So, with that being said- hug someone today!
Share the love and the happiness.
Happy National Hugging Day ♡

A New Beginning

Hello everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to read what we post, follow us, and leave comments. As of right now, Katelyn is a newlywed and back in New York ♡ Feel free to comment below congratulating her!

The last few weeks of 2014 are going to be a little hectic, so That LA Writer will be back at the beginning of the new year. Sorry! We will not be posting anything on the website (besides a Merry Christmas). At the beginning of the new year That LA Writer will have a fresh look and new writers! Yay! I’ll introduce them, don’t worry ♡

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our NEW Instagram

Stay tuned!

Jessica

Clear & Calm

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Clear and Calm Design

Montague Capulet mink faux fur throw
blisshomeanddesign.com

Altreforme round vase
luisaviaroma.com

Koziol home decor
$16 – madeindesign.co.uk

Eichholtz mirrored glass furniture
$1,075 – occa-home.co.uk

LA Beer Week Starts Today!

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Yes, you heard that right!

LA Beer Week was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and community members. Entering its sixth year in 2014, LA Beer Week will be produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild; a 20+ brewery strong non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the culture of #LAbeer.

LA Beer Week will feature an LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-off event in Downtown LA on Saturday, September 20th which will be the flagship to a week’s worth of great events all throughout the city of angels.

For one week, local bars, restaurants and other venues host craft beer events, all culminating at the end with a gala celebration with hundreds of attendees and dozens of craft brewers.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 pm-Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Where: Los Angeles, California
Admission: Designated Driver $10, General Admission $45-180, VIP $65-260

Don’t miss out! There are a few tickets left!

For more information and tickets, visit labeerweek.com

Ps. Don’t forget to spread the buzz by using hashtag #LABW6

Fall in Rustic

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Fall Decor Ideas

A 9/11 Remembrance

9-11-memorial-museum-dedication-ceremonyThese post are always the hardest to write or even post. Simply because I believe there really is no words to describe the tragedy that struck our great nation on September 11th, 2001.

Being from Upstate New York, I was close but not close enough to be really in the heart of what was going on. I still remember the day though, just like yesterday. I was still in elementary school, I believe 4th grade. My principal’s voice rang over my head via the intercom, telling us that something horrible happened in New York City and that it was not for him or for our teachers to tell us. This was because of our close-ish proximately to NYC; many of us could of had family living or working in the city.

School basically ended after that announcement because parents started to flood in. It was like the whole world wasn’t safe anymore, especially for us children, we were all left in the dark. Thankfully, my mother was able to get off of work early and pick me and my cousin up from school, because it was turning into a ghost town. I remember us both questioning her intensely on the way home and not being able to fully understand what was happening.

We arrived home and immediately my mother turned on the television, we quickly understood everything.

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Even though these post are hard to write, they must be expressed. We cannot forget that time in history or those we lost.  I sadly had a distant cousin pass away on 9/11, David M. Weiss. He was a father, husband, friend, first responder and firefighter that happened to in the North Tower on the 30th floor, when the tower collapsed. It has been said that he received a “Mayday” to evacuate, and David responded, ‘No’; because there were people on the 50th floor who needed his help.” Shortly after that radio transmission, the tower collapsed and nothing belonging to him was found in the aftermath. I sadly never met David or the family that he left behind, but the older generations of my family spoke of him.

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