Q. What does balance look like for you?
Lauren: My balance consists of a lot of productive "no's," setting aside time to rest from the daily grind, creating space to exercise and practice self care and prioritizing those most important to me — my husband, my family and my closest friends!
Q. What is your go-to workout?
Lauren: I used to work out really hard with trainers at the gym and a kickboxing studio, but this last year, my body was craving calmer exercise. My workouts now consist of yoga, Pilates, incline walking and hiking.
Q. How do you de-stress?
Lauren: I love lighting candles in my house while watching Friends (I'm an avid fan), taking a relaxing bubble bath or watching a movie with my husband. Sometimes it's all of the above!
Q. What energizes or awakens you most?
Lauren: Fresh flowers, crisp cool air, nature, animals of any kind, traveling with my husband, the beach, exercise, spending time with the people I love and researching health.
Q. Favorite songs to get you / keep you motivated?
Lauren: I'm a fan of so many different songs — everything from Country music to LANY to Hillsong.
Q. What are you looking forward to most this Fall season?
Lauren: Fall is always so lovely and consists of a lot of family time, which causes me to love the season even more! My little niece is turning one and my dad is turning 60 in October. We have two fun parties planned and I cherish every moment with my family. I'm also loving the trends this fall — it's the coziest season in my opinion! I love outdoor hikes, the smell of fire in the air and evening walks with Jason after work.
Q. Can you share an easy, healthy recipe that helps you power through your day?
Lauren: Goop's Warming Morning Latte is my favorite, especially in the cooler seasons! It's packed with nutrients and tastes delicious. Here's the link.
Q. Why are you excited to collaborate with Crane & Lion?
Lauren: I feel like I live in workout clothes and I'm obsessed with Crane & Lion. When you love the activewear you are wearing, being active seems to be even more energizing and enjoyable! Also, exercise is so important in my life and I love that Crane & Lion is so in line with me in emphasizing the importance of keeping our bodies healthy.
Q. Can you share more about the LSK Foundation?
Lauren: We exist to bring hope, restore dignity and ignite faith in girls and women by providing beautiful cosmetic coverings for prostheses. Our goal is to provide the cosmetic covering, but also to walk alongside these ladies in their prosthetic process to help her feel like they is not alone in their journey. Here is a link to the foundation to read more about it lskfoundation.com
Q. Anything else you'd like to share?
Lauren: In January, I launched a dry shampoo called Stranded. It's a loose, fine powder available in three shades: blonde, brunette, and ginger. It's made with pure ingredients as well! It has been such a fun journey with my best friend, Anna, as well as my twin sister, Brittany, and her husband, Shaun.
Q. What are your favorite pieces from our collection and why?
Lauren: One thing that first drew me to Crane & Lion is the softness and quality of the fabrics used in each piece. Everything is so cozy, but it's very well put together. I'm also obsessed with athleisure outerwear and the hoodies and jackets are amazing!
Q. Why do you you think Crane & Lion is an interesting brand for women?
Lauren: I'm inspired by how Crane & Lion is a retail store with a purpose to serve women. I could not be a bigger supporter of companies that empower women and I love wearing clothing with such a purposeful mission.
Q. Is there anything in particular you like about the fall pieces?
Lauren: I wear athleticwear almost every day and I love cozying up in the super soft wraps and pullovers. Also, they make the perfect legging, which I end up wearing more than my denim!