Freelance Writer

Blurring the lines between work & play. Ad copy, editorial, social.


Magazine Scene

Columnist/Contributor to top SoCal magazines


Social Influencer

Oh, the places we’ll go. OC gal with stories to tell.


I’m a Jane of all trades. And master at many. As a career advertising writer, I’ve written for the top ad agencies in Orange County—for brands from Oakley, PacSun, Wet Seal and Irvine Company Resort Properties to Land Rover, Jaguar and Mazda to Mattel, Sony and more. I also write for OC public relations firms and am a columnist for many Orange County magazines, which have included Pelican Hill Magazine, Bask, Laguna Beach Magazine, as well as CBSLA, OC Family Magazine and many others. Finally, I’m hired as a Social Influencer and Brand Ambassador for local OC brands from etnies to Legoland, in all arenas from kids and family to fashion and beauty. It’s a little of this, a little of that, and a lot of love for what I do with gratitude for those I work with. [read more]

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Think You Know Pilates Reformer? Think Again. Q & A with Renaissance ClubSport.

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Springs, carriages, ropes—say what? I recently stumbled upon Pilates Reformer at Renaissance ClubSport, and I’ve found the form of fitness fascinating. The mechanics are unusual, and the ‘contrology’ works you from the inside out. Now I’d heard of Reformer before, and I thought I had an idea of what it was, but really I had no clue. To shed light on the…


Find Fitness You Love

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} Is it really possible to love exercise, if you’re not a a fitness junkie by nature or a born gym rat? “It definitely is. I love helping people find what is going to keep them feeling good—and it’s different for everyone, ” said Rachele Marsh, private trainer and…

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Detox in a whole different way: seasonal soup cleanse

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} It’s the New Year and detox is on everyone’s lips (after the holidays are everyone’s hips … and thighs). It’s what most guts are telling bodies, but the cleanse experience isn’t often met with gleeful anticipation. Does a cleanse really have to equal crazy juicing that’s almost put some people in…


Mindful eating without being a slave to your judgy journal

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} Aware Eating, or mindful eating, is a term often thrown around these days. It sounds pretty out there, and for people who eat chia seeds and drink ginger shots (uh, ick!), but the truth is that food journaling works. And it’s the first step to…

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The Downlow

– About Debbie Lavdas –


When I’m not writing, I’m either on a paddle board with my kids and husband, being wonderfully tortured at training, trying to do a full lotus in yoga or dining out in search of more protein and less carbs—as a vegetarian on the Paleo diet. I could also be alfresco shopping for all things midcentury modern, or tending to our too-full animal house. It’s a full life, in which balance is key, and work is pleasure. Thanks for stopping by. Please get in touch if you’re in need of a writer. I love meeting new clients, who are nice people and make cool things.

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 Always in support of all working moms! Lynne's at the Club day with great gifts for Valentine's. #trunkshow #lynnecurtindesigns  Meet Godiva. #lablove #10weeks
 Thank you, @body_concierge. You're the best secret weapon. #OCBodyWhisperer #ocfitness #fitandfab  Cute from her head to her toes. @renclubsport has some great & beautifully skilled Pilates Reformer instructors ... Like @beespilates. #ocfitness #RenSportReformer #rcav #livehealthy #pilatesreformer #ClubSportAV
 Pup paws. We've missed these. #lablove #11weeks #dogsofinstagram #ladygodiva  Got schooled today by the Queen Bee @renclubsport. Thanks, Brigitte (aka @beespilates ) Great #RenSportReformer class. #ClubSportAV #livehealthy #rcav #pilatesreformer #ocfitness #OC
 A lazy dog day Saturday. She didn't even move when I got up. #godivagirl #labpup  Zoe calls it my Smart Look. Ok, it's good to know I have a smart look.
 Sweet girl. Godiva pup. #newfamilyexhausted  The befores. Here's to 8 wks ahead of Pilates Reformer at @RenClubSport. Hoping for those things called abs. Feels like it ratchets-you-up from the inside. #RenSportReformer #livehealthy #rcav #ClubSportAV #ocfitness

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