I found this large yet wonderland-esque tree on my adventure through Culver City. Of course, I needed to do a mini photo shoot to showcase the whimsy of the tree and the size of it in comparison to most trees -also it wasn’t a palm tree. Luckily, my guy friend J.D. (seen above), is quite the climber and was adventurous enough to climb this massive tree. This tree is definitely treehouse-worthy; can you imagine how amazing it would be to decorate this place?!
Last weekend, I visited the infamous Grove! I’ve always seen fashionable bloggers visit this area, and decided to see what all the hype was about. My roommate first compared the area to “Disneyland.” Although the area offered an adorable trolley and people were full of glee, the area was reminiscent to a closed neighborhood entitled Fairfax Corner in Fairfax, VA. The Grove offered many high-end stores and brunch spots to enjoy the glorious weather. Little to my knowledge, Natalie Kills was performing at Topshop that day. This is where The Grove won me over. Live music and a swanky event will always win me over! Music fuels the soul, and is there really anything better than dancing in public? That may just be my favorite past time activity. After viewing the shops, The Grove also included a farmer’s market filled with trinkets and tasty treats. This weekend, I’m dedicating my life to living on the beach!
(Furry friends you encounter while you run the trail from Venice to Santa Monica)
(Venice Beach activities)
My first week of living in LA went by so quickly! There is so much to do and many different parts of the city to explore. LA for one, is way different culturally to D.C. There is so many creative aspects that vary between the two. For one, fashion seems to be significantly bolder and vibrant here. Also not to hate on D.C., but food here is magical. Yes magical. There are so many options and my tastebuds have never been happier. Think of your favorite meal and times that in terms of options by 100. Additionally, some restaurants are solely located only in LA.
This week, I explored Santa Monica and Venice pretty heavily. Both these area have a special charm to them. Santa Monica has the pier and the Third Street Promenade, where imagine shopping outdoors when it’s sunny and warm all the time. Venice however, gives you a very particular feeling that can only be described when you visit. Think skateboarders, boardwalk singers and street dancers. Get it? This week, my roommate and I plan to explore the West Hollywood and downtown area. I can’t wait to share what I stumble upon next!
Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been slacking on my blog posts. This is primarily because I have been planning my next big adventure!
Hello Los Angeles! I’ve always dreamed of living on the west coast and it finally hit me, life is about living. If not now, then when? As a young professional, we don’t take time to find ourselves and travel the world. And after working in the event industry for multiple years, I realized that I wanted to take the opportunity to try a new city. On my journey, I embark on finding new adventures, whether they revolve around food or the west coast culture. Washington D.C. will always be my home, and I will return someday, but for now, it’s time to take a chance, fall in love (with a new city), and wake up and live.