Continuing on with our Six Picks featuring our employees, this week is all about our amazing LuAnne Kleppe. She is the house mom, the fort holder downer and everything in between when it comes to Nest. Luanne is in charge of all of our QC and shipping and is just a problem solver extraordaire with an amazing attitude. We would get s#$%t done around here with her. Here are Luanne’s Six Picks

Travel Destination: California road trip! I love researching our destinations ahead of time, and looking for great restaurants or points of interest along the way. In 2012 we drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco and included stops for surfing lessons in Newport Beach, ATV rides through sand dunes, cliffside dining at the Nepenthe Restauant in Big Sur, and wine tasting in San Luis Obispo. (Mom and Dad need some fun too!)

Personal Care Item: e.l.f. Cosmetics Super Glossy Lip Shine. Everything is better with Lip Gloss, it helps me feel a little more pulled together and ready to take on the world!  My all-time favorite is Super Glossy Lip Shine by e.l.f. Cosmetics in Watermelon.  It was super inexpensive so I used to have so many of them, tucked away in different purses or travel bags, my car and my desk, but they don’t make this particular formula anymore and now I only have one left!

Favorite Food: Gelato! Anyone who knows me would not surprised to learn that this is my favorite food (or really any frozen dessert — yogurt or ice cream) and I am always on the lookout for new places or flavors to try. I love Salted Caramel, or anything with that salty/sweet combination!

Summer Reading: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, which I found through the Reese Witherspoon Book Club. In the summer I love to read something light and easy, or a story with a setting that allows me to be transported to an exciting place. This is a beautiful story set in the marshes of the North Carolina coast; a coming-of-age story mixed with a little murder mystery, and a little romance! 

Nest Hardware Piece: I just love our Reveal series. All of the pieces really speak to me, from the cute-as-a-button R-01 knob, to the longer R-12 appliance pull — it feels so substantial, and yet sleek and luxurious in your hand. The clean lines and varied finishes can coordinate with any decor theme.  

Mom Hack: Video Chatting! Now that my kids are older (21, 19 & 16), I don’t need my old tricks to make it through the day. It’s important that we stay close to the college girls (University of Michigan and Purdue) and grab a quick Skype or FaceTime session when we can.