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10 Favorite Things: Leila Lewis

Feb 27 2014 - 11:31am

Back in 2007, the wedding [1] industry changed for good thanks to PR maven Leila Lewis. The founder of Be Inspired [2], the first full-service wedding and lifestyle public relations agency, Leila has become the industry's bridal expert. Not only that, she also runs an adorable website for everyday creativity, Inspired by This [3]. Although she has her hands full — did we mention she's a new mama? — she took the time to share her 10 favorite things. From the perfect shade of red polish to a secret LA happy hour spot, Leila's favorites will no doubt inspire.

Photos by Leila Brewster [4] and Jen Huang Photography [5] via Inspired by This [6]

Happy Hour

When I'm taking my staff and the Inspired by This team [7] out to happy hour, we are always on the hunt for places with cheese and charcuterie boards in Los Angeles. La Sosta Enoteca [8] is currently my fave!

Source: Facebook user La Sosta Enoteca [9]

Red Manicures

I love a bright red manicure. I think red works anytime of year, holidays and summertime. Twin Sweater Set [10] ($9) is my go-to!

H&M Flats

Since becoming a working mom, I find myself not wearing heels as much. To dress up, I wear these leopard flats from H&M [11] ($15, originally $25).


My all-time favorite vacation spot is Italy, especially Tuscany and the beaches off the Amalfi Coast — Capri and Positano. I've been a few times before and will definitely be going back!

Photo by Amanda K Photography [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

Beach Babe DVDs

I'm always on the go but have to get my workouts in. My new favorites are from my Beach Babe DVDs [14] ($39).

A Glass of Wine (or Bubbly!)

I like to enjoy some downtime in between my crazy travel schedule when I'm doing media tours with clients or consulting sessions back to back. So, when I can relax, I opt for a glass of wine or bubbly — my favorite is OneHope Wine [15]. It's so good, affordable, and allows me to drink with purpose . . . half the proceeds from each bottle goes to various charities!

Photo by Allyson Magda [16] via Inspired by This [17]

Hot Pink Lipstick

When I'm going glam, I love my hot pink Nars lipstick [18] ($26).

Ergobaby Carrier

I love to go on walks. Since my office is in downtown Manhattan Beach, I often take sunset walks after work. My baby has to come with, so I get a lot of use out of my Ergobaby Carrier [19] ($130).

Gluten-Free Cooking

I love to cook! I don't always have time, but when I do, I try to cook gluten free and as clean as possible. Since becoming a mom, I have become much more aware of what I am putting in my body and what I feed my little girl. For me, this is a way of life now. My favorite cookbook? Against All Grain [20] ($21).

Kate Spade New York Laptop Bag

I was recently on a flight to NYC for press meetings and so happy to have my Kate Spade (New York) laptop bag. It's so cute and has a fun, pink polka-dot liner. I can also fit my wallet, phone, keys, and lip gloss in there, so it can double as a purse when I'm going into meetings.

Source: Kate Spade New York [21]

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