Welcome to
A Lush Life

Created by Laura Lushington, A Lush Life is a blog showcasing how living simply can become lush-cious. It is a place where food is connected to the emotions and thoughts inspiring each dish. And, where beauty and skin care are made uncomplicated and honest.

Spending her childhood knee-deep in cookies, ice cream and her Babcia’s Nanaimo bars, Laura’s palate expanded after realizing what you eat greatly affects your body. She has tried vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Although she tries to eat mainly plant-based foods, Laura will admit that bacon still happens every once in awhile. She prefers baking to cooking and can often be found putting muffins into the oven at midnight.

Laura is a graduate of Mount Royal University (MRU) Bachelor of Communication – Journalism program. Now a freelance writer and editor, she has contributed to BC Food & Wine TrailsCulinaireEat North and Vita Daily (formerly Vitamin Daily). She interned at Avenue Calgary and Wine Access magazines and is also a former editor at The Reflector (MRU’s student newspaper) and The Calgary Journal.

She pursues online journalism and is committed to producing content for websites, learning how they work and the best ways to present material online. Her main journalistic goal is to provide readers with comprehensive information that is fresh, intriguing and timely.