A trip to the beach is a welcome invitation to anyone braving the bitter Big Apple chill. New York transplant and fellow beach blonde Lo Bosworth came out to support her BFF Lauren Conrad, who brought a bit of the California sun for a summer-themed soiree to celebrate John Frieda’s Beach Blonde range re-launch. In between bites of lobster rolls and sips of champagne chilled with pineapple ice pops, Bosworth shared her favorite beach blonde and even a few YouTube and beauty tips to keep in our back pocket until the spring (finally) starts.
How have you been braving the cold?
It’s so crazy, and I think it’s the coldest day of the year. But it’s this summer oasis inside [the party], and it���s brightening my spirits already.
I’m sure you’re counting down the days until spring and summer starts. What’s your favorite way to embrace the warmer seasons?
I love to go on runs, and I love to run on the West Side Highway. Being able to be out in New York City in that way is such a great time.
What’s your favorite summer beauty trend?
I guess for me being a blonde is having really amazing hair, and part of the reason why I’m so excited to be at this Beach Blonde party is that I was such a fan of John Frieda growing up, so it’s so nice that this collection has come back.
Speaking of which, who are your beach blonde icons?
Who’s the woman in the  movie with the cornrows? Bo Derek; she’s the ultimate, right? She’s such a gorgeous woman – a little throwback. It is throwback Thursday!
Your YouTube channel is amazing! What are some of your top tips for the up-and-coming video guru?
I think it’s about being really genuine and not being afraid to be yourself because I feel there’s a ton of the same content on YouTube, and you have to differentiate yourself in some way. I just did an apartment tour this past Wednesday. I just moved, and I gave everyone a messy tour instead of a picture perfect apartment tour. I gave them the “before” version so they can see it before the “after” version and they loved that, so it was fun!