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Heidi Montag has taken a break from the media spotlight, and looks like it's done her a world of good.

The former reality star looked easy, breezy and (yep, dare we say) beautiful while heading to lunch in Santa Monica. We kind of love the irony of Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes ... and a Chanel wallet. Oh, Heidi.

Spencer Pratt's wifey is reportedly writing a tell-all memoir, so perhaps she's been staying indoors .... working on this project. Question is, do we care what she has to say about her made-for-TV life?

For her sake, we hope someone does.