Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair…¬†Goin’ to California!

Hello fellow bloggers, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted (and I will take *full* responsibility), but I am hoping this post makes up for at least some of our lost time…

I just got back from a trip to Los Angeles (!!!) and would love to share some of the adventure with you!

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood Sign (HIKE)
  • Santa Monica- Third Street Promenade, Ferris Wheel and Pier
  • Runyon Canyon (SUNSET HIKE)
  • The Grove
  • WeHo
  • Melrose- Urth Cafe, Paul Smith Limited, DASH, Japan LA, Vivienne Westwood
  • Venice Beach
  • Rodeo Drive & Beverly Hills
  • Downtown LA- Art District, The Last Bookstore, Korea Town
  • LACMA
  • Universal Studios Tour
  • Griffith Park Observatory
  • Malibu Day Trip- PCH 1, El Matador State Beach

In my opinion, LA and the surrounding areas are INCREDIBLE. Before visiting, everyone I talked to who had been before me either LOVED or HATED this legendary city. Their gripes? Too much traffic, too much smog, too many people, too expensive, and way too overrated. Their likes? “I mean it’s California, so obviously the weather is going to be great and you’ll be by the ocean…But I mean, still, it’s not THAT great”

My small poll in no way, shape, or form did this place justice. Los Angeles is a melting pot of lifestyles and cultures. From bougie socialites and entertainment moguls to easy going surfers and students, you feel like you are traveling to a different country even though it is only a span of 20 miles. What I loved most though, is that, regardless of these differences, there is a common thread in this city: Anything is possible.

And you feel it. You walk down the street and you feel it. The people here are passionate. They love to live life. There is this gusto to learn and create. Simply being surrounded by this groove and mentality inspires you to not only do better, but be better.

So where do I fit in? Somewhere between Beverly Hills and the beach… A ‘Beverly Hippy’ if you will ūüėČ Until next time Los Angeles! …And there will *definitely* be a next time.

The West Coast is the Best Coast.

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Hello fellow bloggers! I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I’m back from my whirlwind trip to San Francisco. Although I only spent a week in the city, it made a lasting impression. This was … Continue reading

Let the Countdown Begin!

Only 4 days until I fly to sunny San Francisco! I’ve been putting together my to-do (to-see) list for a while now, and I wanted to share it with all of you!

  • Bay Bridge (Grand lighting ceremony March 5th)
  • Original Ghirardelli¬†Chocolate Factory
  • Alcatraz (Which I still need to buy tickets for! I hear they sell out a week in advance! Hope I’m not too late!)
  • SF MoMa (AKA The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
  • Full House houses (do these have a formal name??)
  • Bibliohead bookstore
  • Nob Hill Tower
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Vista Tower
  • Mile Rock Beach
  • China Town
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Union Square
  • An “Off the Grid” food event (at the Fort Mason Center)
  • Ferry Building (Go Saturday morning/ early afternoon for the Farmer’s Market)
  • IN N’ OUT BURGER
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Make sure to go to these Ice-Cream parlors: Bi Rite Creamery, Humphrey Slocombe, & Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous
  • Make sure to go to these Coffee shops: Four Barrel, Sightglass, Philz, Blue Bottle, & Ritual.

Do you think I can do all of that in a week? My cousin also just told me she has a ton of other things for us to see as well. Do you have any suggestions on anything else I can’t miss? Please comment below!

PS- Thank you to Nellie  for the awesome food suggestions, make sure to check out her page!

Flight to San Francisco is officially booked!

I am so excited I get to visit my cousin in San Francisco this March! I have never been to California (I know!) I’m really looking forward to spending time with my beautiful cousin as well as the beautiful city. I’ve heard so many great things! Let the countdown begin!

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..Any suggestions of things I can’t leave without seeing? Comment please!

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