Happy to have you here! I am a mother, a wife, and the writer behind You & Lu.

I love sharing my journey with you. From indulging in the joy (and exhaustion!) of being a first-time mom, to rediscovering wellness beliefs that keep me sane, to practicing a skincare routine that gives my #momlife a beauty boost, this space is meant for you and me to celebrate together.

We’re in this together. YOU keep reading. YOU keep celebrating. YOU keep returning for more. Hence, YOU & LU, a nickname my sweet niece created.

Wander around. Stay awhile. And daydream alongside me…

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Lauren Gores Ireland | Creative Director

My husband and I live in LA with our sweet boy and our feisty French bulldog. We met in college over a game of beer pong, a seemingly unromantic setting that led to our happily ever after. We’re here now, doing our best to raise a nice little human while balancing our sleep deprivation with countless cups of coffee and maybe a few glasses of wine. Ok, lots of wine.

Somehow my journey keeps surprising me, after first starting my career as a hard news journalist. I worked as a TV anchor for several years after college, covering a lot of heavy stories. But as I transitioned my life to sunny California, I wanted to share more of that light. That’s when I started this lifestyle destination, which continues to evolve as my life changes.

As I navigate what it means to be a new mother, while balancing my work and writing projects, I hope you feel like we’re in this together. I’ll continue to share my mama must-haves, alongside my imperfect attempt at keeping my body beautiful from the inside out through nap-friendly workouts and a clean skincare routine… I’d like to think I eat enough kale to cancel out the cupcakes.