Lauren Conrad's Post-Hills Happiness

Posted Friday July 30, 2010 9:39 AM GMT

Enjoying life post-Hills, Lauren Conrad has been keeping herself busy with friends, fashion, book writing and a night out on the town here and there.

The "L.A. Candy" cutie was spotted out on Wednesday (July 28) as she joined pal Frankie Delgado on a calorie burning hike at Runyon Canyon.

The previous evening, LC was all dressed up as she attended a fun filled soiree at My Studio - where she and a group of friends supported a eejay pal at the Tinseltown nightspot.

Talking about how happy she's been since exiting the world of reality television, Conrad recently told Cupcake magazine, "It’s been great! It’s always a little scary to make a big change like I did when I decide to leave the show, but I don’t regret it one bit. Since I’ve left I’ve discovered a new love… writing! I have had such an amazing experience writing my novels and touring the country for signings. It’s been an exciting year and I’ve learned so much. Also, I have been having such great time working on my Kohl’s line and have been blown away by the support I have received. Fashion has always been what I have loved to do and I feel so fortunate to be working with such a great partner. Aside from that, I have really enjoyed having a personal life and the opportunity to do a little traveling. All and all, I’d say it’s been a great year."