"Oh, hey Mom. The champagne cork you say? Haven't seen it." 🦊🍾😏
Usually I love the feeling of returning home to New York, but today I'm mainly missing Vegas and seeing this on our daily after-breakfast walk (we're such old people). Alas, I'm home, and laundry and cleaning await. Maybe a glass of white wine if I do a good job 😏 what do you all have going on this weekend?! #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #vegas
Latetgram :: got ourselves cleaned up for a fancy Valentine's Day dinner. Ate way too much, sipped champagne, and laughed so hard my eyes watered and made a mess of my carefully applied eye makeup. Exactly as Valentine's Day should be ❤
Why yes. I am as happy as I look right now! Release Day + Vegas = 😍 #authorlife #authorsofinstagram
Breakfast with my Valentine ❤ celebrating the release of Love Story with my own love story. You guys see what I did there? (But for real, I have a new book out today!!! LOVE STORY could be on your Kindle/iPhone/Nook in seconds! Just a suggestion...)
Let the vacation begin!!! Mr. Layne (@anthonyledonne) and I are Las Vegas bound to celebrate All The Things :: Release of LOVE STORY (tomorrow!), Valentine's Day, plus a belated celebration of our 10th wedding anniversary! ❤🍾❤ If that's not reason(s) for wine at noon, I don't know what is!! (ps: yes, I wear glasses! Usually I'm all about the contacts, but flights dry out my eyes 🤓)
Flashback to that one time we made Bailey wear booties in a blizzard. She's still pissed. ❄️🦊❄️
Sunny and cold post-snow day ❄️❤❄️#NYC #authorlife
I don't really like Valentine's Day nor do I ever eat candy, but somehow this has been happening at my house lately. (The champagne, I'm sure, surprises no one)
Not today, grays. Not today. 👵🏼
My Valentine's Day "baby"! This pretty comes out on Feb 14th (1 week and a day!). I was just pulling some teasers for this one and cracking myself up. Forget a fancy dinner with a date. Just get some chocolate, champagne, flowers and LOVE STORY to treat yo'self 😉❤🍾🍫🌹
Throwback to the first time I saw my published books on the bookshelf of my hometown B&N! Got the ol' "Storage Almost Full" on my iPhone this morning, so did the usual purge of old photos (mostly pics of 🦊), and this one made me smile when I re-discovered it.
Weekend sunrises are my favorite 🌅🌆
Fact: writing in front of fireplaces makes me write more words. I think it's because I imagine that Jane Austen wrote Mr. Darcy in front of a hearth? Just a theory. And yes, I'm on a b&w photo kick. I've always loved black and white photography (or b&w with a couple colors added back in) but always chicken out doing I on Instagram because colored pics get more likes 😞 but THEN I was like, "why do I care about that?!" So for all of February I'm hijacking my own Instagram feed!
If you subscribe to the LL Weekly (now the LL Monthly!) you already know that I settled on "elegance" as my theme word for 2017. Part of that has meant being a bit more conscious of my personal space, treating my apartment like a home instead of merely a roof over my head. One month in, the star of the "elegance" show has been fresh flowers. I splurge every week on whatever's available (and not too expensive) and can't believe how much joy they bring! 🌹🌹🌹
I'm usually a black coffee kind of girl, but some days simply demand trudging out in the snow for a caramel macchiato. ❄️☕️ Now for an afternoon writing session on Ready to Run! 👰🏼💞#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting
Just did a double-take at this gorgeous illustration by @hnicholsillustration (one of my favorite feeds!). Is it just me or is this the Stiletto crew right here?! ❤👠
First world problems: when your personal bartender is hard at work and doesn't hear you get out the cocktail supplies, or feel you burning a hole in the back of his head with your stare. We have all earned a happy hour this week, am I right?! 🏙🍸#cocktailhour #doesntheknow #friday #friyay #citylife #everydaymanhattan
I've been a bit heavy with the book-related posts lately, but lots going on! So excited to learn that CUFF ME was honored by @rtbookreviews as a nominee for Best Contemporary Romance of 2016!!! This is one of the books I'm most proud of, so my little writer soul is feeling quite full today! ❤ cc :: @foreverromancebooks
Woke up at 4 ready to take on the world! Early, even for me, but I decided to roll with it. Was showered, hair straightened, primped and dog walked by 5:15. Sitting down to @starbucks' Casi Cielo and my @kitlifeplanners all before the rest of the world is awake ... pretty much my heaven. ☕️🌇Also? Starting a BRAND NEW BOOK today!! 🙌🏼
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of sexy romantic comedies.