Welcome to You & Lu! Let’s gush over celebrations, style and sweet messages on life.

This is a destination for creating an accessibly chic lifestyle with ease. Think approachable style ideas, celebratory DIY’s and mindful wellness beliefs. Everything here is meant to boost your love for life. We’ll share cocktails for your next party, outfit inspiration for this weekend’s date night, and holiday projects for the Martha in you.

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…


Lauren Gores Ireland | Creative Director

I’m a twenty-something writer navigating my way through LA traffic and quarter-life crises. Prior to launching this space, I kicked-off my mornings as a news anchor in Missouri [think anchorman, minus the mustache]. I found my way to California, where I transitioned from news to all things life and style [I blame the palm trees].

By day, I’m a writer. By life, I’m a daydreamer. I met my husband playing beer pong. I’m obsessed with our pup… and I’m one of five kiddos within a giant Greek family.

I’m a cupcake-addict, but I eat enough kale to cancel out the calories. Los Angeles is home. Michigan is my heart. A part of me feels like it belongs everywhere.