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Meet & Greet + Book Signing With Lorna Jane

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

This past Saturday was such a memorable day! I have been crazy sick for the past three weeks, and literally did not leave my apartment, except to go grocery shopping one evening. I had an upper respiratory infection that led to pleurisy, and I pretty much slept! My first “outing” was to the Lorna Jane store in Santa Monica, Calif. to attend a book signing with the beautiful Lorna Jane Clarkson herself!

Back in July, I had the amazing opportunity to read and review Lorna Jane’s brand new cookbook NOURISH; The Fit Woman’s Cookbook. It is hands-down the most beautiful cookbook EVER! I partnered up with fellow #sweatpink ambassador Jessica from Healthy = Happy, and we made a couple of the healthy and delicious recipes from the cookbook.

Fast forward to this past Saturday: Lorna Jane was at her store to do a book signing!! What an awesome experience! Lorna Jane lives in Australia, so to have her in LA was simply fabulous. Fellow #sweatpink sister Tiffany picked me up (thanks Tiff!) and we headed to Santa Monica Place for the morning. We met up with a few other #sweatpink sisters, as well! More on that in a minute.

Lorna Jane Santa Monica Place

 Santa Monica Place


Disclosure: As a #sweatpink ambassador with Fit Approach, I received a $50 gift card to use at the Lorna Jane store in exchange for an honest review of my meet & greet with Lorna Jane. All opinions are 100% my own.


With the gift card, I was able to buy a hard copy of NOURISH. I was SO excited, because it seriously is the most beautiful cookbook ever. The recipes are super healthy, but also sustainable. Get your copy here!

NOURISH Cookbook by Lorna Jane

We waited in line for about an hour or so to meet Lorna Jane. I get impatient, so I generally don’t like waiting in line for a long time. However, this was totally different! I was with #sweatpink sisters Tiffany, Alicia, and Amanda, and we had the opportunity to talk about our blogs, our lives, and BlogFest (at IDEA World) that’s happening this week! We also met a couple amazing women who are both designers. It was a morning full of empowerment, growth, and happiness!

Lorna Jane Santa Monica Line
Lorna Jane SweatPink Sisters

My #sweatpink sisters (from left to right):
Amanda from Eat Hard Work Hard
Alicia from Never Ever Been Skinny
Tiffany from Matters of Course

These ladies are AMAZING!! We have been following each other on Instagram,  Twitter, and our blogs, but this was the first time we had met in person. I’ve never had a sister, so creating relationships with these “sisters” is one-of-a-kind.

While waiting in line, the associates were passing out Active Living magazines, Lorna Jane water bottles, and Zico coconut water (we all know I LOVE coconut water)!

Lorna Jane Water Bottle
  
Lorna Jane Active Living

It was finally my turn to meet Lorna Jane, and I felt starstruck! I know that makes me sound silly, but I have been following her Move Nourish Believe philosophy for quite a while, and I am definitely obsessed with her active wear! But what I love about her the most is her down-to-Earth attitude. She is like any other person, but she believes in herself so strongly, that she has had great success! She lives a healthy, active lifestyle and it clearly pays off. She is even more gorgeous in person, and her smile truly lights up the room. She smiled at me, signed my book, and took a photo with me. I give her props- she had been standing and signing books for over two hours at this point, and she still had a smile on her face. I appreciate her so much more!

Meeting Lorna Jane
    
Lorna Jane NOURISH Cookbook

It was SUCH an amazing day, and I am so excited to have been a part of it! Thank you to Fit Approach for the opportunity!

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