Year: 2015

goodbye 2015

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2015 / changes / family / goodbye / happy / loss / love / new year / nye / year

As 2015 comes to an end, I can’t help but look back on the past year (which feels like it just started – where does the time go????). Personally, this year was…epic. Filled with so much love, lots of travel, great food, amazing friends and family, some big changes and even bigger losses, and more joy than I ever thought possible, 2015 may have been the best one yet. I can only hope that 2016 […]


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birthday / celebrate / every day / happiness / life / love / thankful

I turned twenty-seven yesterday! In honor of officially entering my ‘late’ twenties, I thought I’d share some photos of little Léna (recently scanned for a DIY project!). Thank you to everyone who made me feel so special! Here’s to the next twenty-seven, hopefully filled with more family, happiness, adventure, and making sure to stop and smell pick flowers along the way ☺ Much love,Léna


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every day / food / friday / fun / lately / life / love / weekend

I know it’s Friday, but I just realized it’s been forever since I did a ‘lately’ post, and this blog IS called Lately Lena, so in lieu of Friday Favorites, here’s what’s been going on in my life lately!  {petting a sweet little face on the streets of San Francisco} {kitchen adventures – making tarte tatin for the first time!}  {Saturday morning sibling ‘love’ – we’re weird}  {scenes from our halloween party several weeks ago} […]


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friends / happy / healthy / hiking / love / nature / outdoors / sunday / weekend

A few weeks ago, in need of some fresh air and nature, Conrad and I joined our friend Blair for a leisurely hike through Dixon Reservoir. A little bit into our hike, we noticed some friends eating nearby. These guys were NOT afraid of us one bit. At one point we walked by them with about a meter’s distance between us, and they just happily munched on, taking no notice of us whatsoever. Eventually, they […]


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barbie / future / gender / men / stereotypes / women / youtube

So, I came across this ad this morning via the interwebs, and while at first I was happy to see a boy in a Barbie commercial, the ad itself disturbed me. The commercial features kids excited about a new Barbie (side note: am I the only one who thought Moschino was pronounced Mo-shee-no and not Mo-skee-no? Mind blown.). That’s cool. The ad even features a BOY who likes Barbie (unheard of in commercials during my […]

friday favorite

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blog / every day / friday / fridayfavorites / life / love / week / weekend

After a long, rough week, I only have one favorite to report on and it’s this guy. He puts up with my insanity, comforts me when I’m sad, makes me laugh (and roll my eyes) on the regular, and, best of all, loves me unconditionally. Love you babe!xxLena P.S. I do apologize for how disgustingly sappy this post is, but it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want with it, SO THERE 🙂