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Allie Lebos

Freelance Writer

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Allie Lebos is a freelance writer and photographer currently living in Santa Monica, CA. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 where she served as a staff writer for the Daily Nexus for nearly 2 years, Allie made her long-awaited move to Los Angeles. Originally from Dallas, TX, Allie has been taking life one day at a time as she attempts to learn new things everyday, both about the world we live, as well as herself.

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Locale Magazine
10/13/2021
These 8 Brunch Spots in Long Beach Will Cure Your Sunday Scaries

Since opening in December 2019, Tu Madres Cantina & Grill created quite the buzz in La Quinta with its modern Baja-fusion cuisine. Three months after the restaurant's debut, however, it was forced to close along with the rest of the world.

Live Like It's the Weekend
10/10/2021
What It's Like Staying at Enchantment Resort in Sedona (Thorough Review)

Ghostwritten by: Allie Lebos Sedona was definitely one of the places that I was most excited to visit on our road trip through Arizona and New Mexico. From the energetic vortexes to the vibrant combination of green foliage and red rocks that surround you from every angle, Sedona has a special kind of magic that you won't find anywhere else.

Next Luxury
10/04/2021
The 16 Best Long Sleeve Button Up Shirts for Men in 2021

A classic button up stands apart from a basic button down due to the fact that the buttons actually go all the way up to the top of the collar. This distinguished and elegant look can take even the most simple of outfits to the next level and add a touch of regalness.

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How Can You Have It All When There's Always More?

Photo Credit: Vlada Karpovich/Pexels When you are young, the notion of having it all seems more than possible. Strangely enough, in some ways, it is. However, I've found that having it all never looks the way you think it will. While it might be difficult, it isn't impossible to be thriving in every aspect of your life.

Next Luxury
09/20/2021
The 10 Best Boho Shirts For Men In 2021

From prep to sporty, there are several different styles to choose from when planning a signature look or outfit. While everyone might have their own preferences, the bohemian style is one that always manages to remain a fan favorite, both for women and men.

Live Like It's the Weekend
09/11/2021
Best Things to do in Yosemite National Park if it's Your First Time

Ghostwritten by: Allie Lebos In addition to being the most visited national park in California, is one of the most popular parks in the entire United States. Its seemingly endless array of adventure options, dramatic granite cliffs and stunning waterfalls attract more than four million people every year-and after reading through this post of the best things to do in Yosemite National Park, you'll understand why.

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Battling Bulimia and Finding Body Positivity | CircleAround

Photo Credit: UfaBizPhoto/Shutterstock I have never been considered a "skinny girl." I didn't go through the tween phase of being able to eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight. I always had baby fat that eventually turned into a curvier physique.

Locale Magazine
08/24/2021
6 LA Date Nights "Pairings" We Know You Haven't Tried Before

Whether you're in a committed relationship or simply playing the field, having a good selection of date-night options is absolutely necessary, especially in a lively place like Los Angeles. From Studio City to Santa Monica, here are six LA date ideas pairing food with adventure that'll have you falling in love with this city...and maybe even a special someone!

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5 Quick and Tasty Lunch Ideas When You're on a Health Kick

Photo Credit: annata78/Shutterstock Though it is still uncertain when life will return to a more normal, pre-pandemic state, there are many companies bringing back their in-person workforce. While it is easy to get caught up in the cycle of going out to eat or grabbing takeout for lunch, the cost of this habit stacks up quickly.

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The Perfect Plant-Based Party Menu

Photo Credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Throwing a stellar summer party means having a great menu on deck. There are several summer classics, from hamburgers to hot dogs to tacos, and none of them seems to disappoint. However, with more people becoming vegan or vegetarian, it seems fitting to be prepared for putting a progressive twist on these traditional dishes.

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Girls Trip: Sunshine and Wine on the West Coast

Photo Credit: mali maeder/Pexels If I've learned anything in my 20s, it's that there are few combinations as divine as a girls' trip and wine. While Napa is often seen as the wine-tasting capital of the country, Santa Barbara County is a wonderful place to see some of the most beautiful vineyards and taste some of the most well-crafted wines.

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Cool Off from the Summer Heat with These 5 Stone Fruit Salads

Photo Credit: Antonina Vlasova/Shutterstock Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries are some of the most delicious summer staples for your kitchen. These fleshy, succulent fruits with a pit in the center are often referred to as stone fruits, and there is no denying the sweetness they provide.

Locale Magazine
07/15/2021
10 LA Rooftops Ideal for a Summer Afternoon

Los Angeles is known for its aesthetically appealing decor, immaculate views and cultural dining experiences. Why not have all those great things in one place? With our year-round pleasant temperatures, take advantage of the best rooftop dining locations LA has to offer.

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What to Pack for the Perfect Summer Picnic

One of the best ways to take advantage of the longer days and sunnier skies of summer is to plan an outdoor picnic full of your favorite goodies. A picnic can be done anywhere - the beach, a park, a cliffside - giving you a more unique setting and scenery than you typically experience for a meal.

Next Luxury
06/25/2021
The 10 Best Rugby Shirts for the Sports Loving Man

It's that time of the year when American's gather together to celebrate our Independence Day. No, not the day those pesky aliens invaded and Will Smith had to save the world, but that time America escaped from British rule and became a free nation.

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A Summer Glow-Up: 5 Minutes to a Fresh Face | CircleAround

As the heat turns up and the sun sets later, the last thing that anyone wants to deal with is the discomfort of a caked-on face of makeup. Summer is the perfect time to embrace a more natural look and avoid coating your skin with too many products (except for some great SPF, of course).

Next Luxury
06/22/2021
The 10 Best Jeans Brands for the Denim Lover

A good pair of jeans is one of, if not the most important item in a guy's closet. Being that jeans are one of the most versatile clothing items, having one or two solid picks that fit properly, have a flattering wash, and are comfortable is imperative to a put-together wardrobe.

Locale Magazine
06/11/2021
9 of the Coolest Dining Experiences in Los Angeles - Locale Magazine

Written By: Allie Lebos One of the best aspects of the Los Angeles foodie scene is the abundance of unique restaurants that offer experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From Michelin-starred menus and chefs to unheard-of atmospheres and presentations that set the scene, innovative dining in Los Angeles is continuing to grow.

Next Luxury
06/08/2021
Guide To Shirt Collar Types

While many may think that men's collared shirts come in one standard type and make, the classic men's dress shirt actually has several different variations. From the fit to the buttons to the cuff style, collared shirts are available in a diverse array of designs, making them a versatile yet necessary item in any man's closet.

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5 Recipes to Spice Up Your Summer

Photo Credit: ol_photo/Shutterstock Summer weather means cooling off and kicking back as you soak up the sun and enjoy the company of your loved ones during one of the most laid-back seasons of the year. While the weather may be heating up outside, it is also a good time to consider adding a little extra kick to some of your favorite recipes.

Next Luxury
06/10/2021
The Top 10 Surf Brands for Water-Loving Men

As the start of summer weather and ocean-side vacations set in, it's once again that time of the year to stock up on your favorite swim and surf necessities. From boardshorts to wetsuits, every water-loving guy knows the importance of not only the style and fit of each item but the quality as well.

Locale Magazine
06/23/2021
The 13 Best San Diego Rooftops for Summer 2021 - Locale Magazine

With warm weather and cold drinks bound to be the status quo this summer, what better place to enjoy the best time of the year than on a scenic and stylish rooftop? For lucky San Diego dwellers, the array of rooftop bars and restaurants is virtually endless.

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06/19/2021
The 10 Best Outdoor and Hiking Brands

With summer being the season of road trips and new adventures, getting outside means getting prepared for all that the great outdoors has to offer. Whether you're taking a camping trip to the mountains, or exploring more rural, desert landscapes, ensuring that you have the right clothing for your specific destination is pertinent to have a good time.

Locale Magazine
05/24/2021
Feel the Burn! Here Are 12 Essential Items to Help You Create the Perfect Home Gym

Written By: Allie Lebos Photograph Provided By: Tru Grit In addition to working from home, working out at home has also become part of many of our lives over the past year. With limited or no access to gyms and fitness classes, those seeking to maintain their workout routine were forced to improvise with at-home gyms and exercises.

Live Like It's the Weekend
05/14/2021
13 Easily Driveable Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles

Ghostwritten By: Allie Lebos Seeing as that I became a California local in my 20s, I know a thing or two by now about perfecting the ultimate LA escape. As much as I love living in the city, sometimes it can start to feel a little claustrophobic, and there is nothing better than taking weekend getaways from Los Angeles for a much needed restore and refresh.

Locale Magazine
04/26/2021
The Secret's in the Sauce-Board & Brew Opens 3 New SoCal Locations

Written By: Allie Lebos Originating in sunny San Diego in 1979, has become a city staple with their ridiculously delicious sandwiches and impressive array of craft beers. Since opening their original Del Mar location, the hip sandwich haven has expanded its reach to other communities close by, making a name for themselves among locals everywhere.

Locale Magazine
04/20/2021
13 New LA Restaurants We Love-#9 Will Take a Pizza Your Heart

Written By: Allie Lebos Photography Provided By: Wonho Frank Lee As more and more businesses are opening their doors to the public, it is impossible to not get excited about all that is to return as we come out on the other side of the pandemic.

Locale Magazine
04/19/2021
Put This World Famous Fish Market on Your LA Foodie Bucket List

Written By: Allie Lebos Originally known as Vista Seafood, San Pedro Fish Market has been serving up seafood and smiles to SoCal residents and visitors since 1956. This iconic waterfront restaurant and market is known for offering some of the freshest fish in the greater Los Angeles area.

Locale Magazine
03/25/2021
The 12 Greatest Taco Spots in Coastal LA - Locale Magazine

Written By: Allie Lebos With the weather finally starting to heat up in Southern California, Angelenos everywhere are looking forward to enjoying the sunshine and blue skies that we're famous for. Plus, what better way to do that than with a taco and margarita in hand?

Locale Magazine
11/30/2020
Shade Hotels South Bay - Locale Magazine

Written By: Allie Lebos As many of us continue to move through 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic with caution and uncertainty, the question of "to travel or not to travel?" has been posed several times...

Life & Style
05/14/2020
10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Have Their Own Podcast

Written By: Allie Lebos How great is it that we live in a world where our favorite celebrities and influencers can deliver all of their best tips and tricks to us directly? Thanks to podcasting, A-list celebrities are able to connect with more fans as they touch on topics from parenting to health and wellness to even more controversial topics.

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03/18/2020
15 Podcasts to Help You Get Through a Coronavirus Quarantine

Written By: Allie Lebos With all of the current chaos going on in the world, it is no wonder that many people are choosing to play it safe and stay home. While social distancing seems like an easy enough task, we put together a list of the 15 best podcasts...

The Daily Nexus
10/13/2016
He Is, She Is, We Are Human: An Ugly Incident to Learn From

A few weeks ago, I decided to take a nighttime stroll to Sands with a friend. It was a warm night, the sky was completely clear and the Milky Way was vividly apparent to the naked eye. As we walked back home down DP, it felt like a perfect night.

The Daily Nexus
04/15/2016
Mindful Music

Music is one of the most beautiful and unique phenomenons to the human race. It has the ability to bring us from utter sorrow to pure ecstasy in the matter of a few minutes. Each genre and even song can evoke a new feeling within in us.

The Daily Nexus
01/25/2017
Sex, Love and Politics

Over winter break, I made a trip back home to Dallas and got the chance to catch up with some friends from high school. It was my first time going back since the election, so I was hesitant yet curious to hear how some of them felt about our country's current state.

The Daily Nexus
10/12/2016
When Casual Dating Becomes Not So Casual

When it comes to dating, our generation's motto seems to be "keep it casual". We without a doubt have more liberated, realistic, and open views on sexuality and love than the generations preceding us. This, like pretty much anything else, has its positives and negatives.

The Daily Nexus
11/02/2016
Choices and Cheating

Like many others, I've had some up-close and personal experience with cheating. My parents' marriage (and divorce) involved cheating, and lots of it. I was first made aware of my mom's adultery when I was 12. Finding out this negative and damaging information without a doubt assisted in shaping my views on cheating.

The Daily Nexus
11/21/2016
The Telling of Time

"Timing is everything." This is a saying we've all heard and have probably all come to learn is pretty accurate. As college students, we are constantly reminded of the importance of time. We regularly face due dates and deadlines, and on top of that, the quarter system seems to make time slip by within the blink of an eye.

The Daily Nexus
04/12/2017
Moving Up and Moving On: Breaking Patterns

Life is full of patterns. These patterns identify as both physical and metaphorical. As humans, we have the tendency to develop various patterns of our own in both thought and behavior. Some of us seem to find ourselves getting into the same type of toxic relationship over and over again, each time noticing the warning signs yet choosing to ignore them only to find ourselves feeling disappointed and burned.

The Daily Nexus
04/19/2017
Attachment in an Unattached Love

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word attachment can be defined as " the condition of being attached to something or someone in particular. Specifically, having affection, fondness or sympathy for someone." Based on this definition, the concept of this word "attachment" appears to be pretty simple. However, attachment is anything but simple.

The Daily Nexus
02/11/2017
Morning Glory

I think it's pretty safe to say that living in Isla Vista is an experience that is unlike any other. From the beautiful location to the diverse and vibrant community that inhabits it, Isla Vista possesses many qualities that we should all be thankful for.

The Daily Nexus
06/02/2016
Going With the Flow: How To Face the Unknown

Within the last couple of weeks, I have felt a huge shift in the energy around me. The weather is changing, the school year is ending and summer is on the horizon. I've seen unexpected people, felt unexpected things and come to unexpected revelations.

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