California Love: 10 Days of Sunny Bliss

I am happy to report I’ve crossed off #47 on my 101 in 1001 list: spend a week in LA visiting my sis. If you’re following along on instagram, you might have seen my recent beach, succulent and Venice shots I’ve been geeking out over. This break is just what I needed. I feel so blissed out here: hanging with my sister (and celebrating her birthday!), soaking in the sunshine of 70 degree weather, taking daily beach strolls, exploring different neighborhoods (I love driving with the windows down!), visiting with some of my best friends from college, and indulging in the best vegan/vegetarian spots (Cafe Gratitude will always have my heart). I am in heaven. I go back tomorrow night to the snow and cold of NYC. I gotta say, I’m not quite ready to leave. Check out more pics of my adventure below!

IMG_4783-copy

Read my reaction to these HUMUNGOUS ocean front succulents on Venice Beach.

IMG_4191 copy

My sister lives a block from the beach. WHAT!?

seafoam-toes

Feels so grounding and awesome to connect my feet (and soul!) with the sand and salt water. (Yes I made my sis, right, get those ultra violet Lululemons. Aren’t they so rad?)

IMG_4283 copy

Succulent heaven on Abbott Kinney.

IMG_4411-copy

Remember who you are mural in Venice.

IMG_4652-copy

Smokey piñas punch with Sunday brunch at Cliff’s Edge. (benison mezcal, claro rum, grilled pineapple, pineapple-green tea, lime)

IMG_4210-copy

The most beautiful statement cactus in Santa Monica.

IMG_4344-copy

I love how you can taste a hint of the salt water in the air at the beach.

IMG_4542-copy

How beautiful is this flowering jade plant? I keep forgetting that it is February because there are blooms everywhere.

california-los-angeles

Not New York City.

IMG_4719-copy

Shopping in Silverlake. I’m in *love* with these African indigo textiles.

IMG_4196 copy

These succulent babies live in the front yard of my sister’s bungalow.

venice-beach

More sunsets please.

better-latte-than-never-sign

This is the truth.

venice-letters-sign

Look up.

stand-here-and-think-about-someone-you-love

Love this mural! Thinking about all my readers! Love you!

IMG_4782-copy

The colors are so happy here.

main-street-mural-venice-art-flowers

Art everywhere, flowers everywhere. Makes me so happy.

IMG_4803 copy

Beach break.

skeletons-in-convertible-los-angeles

Night out in Los Feliz with my old college friend, Kate. We met these three (and their chauffeur). Imagine going on a date with this guy and these three are chilling in the back seat? We cried we laughed so hard. ps. They wear Santa hats at Christmastime.

IMG_4804-copy

Looking for dinner on Rose Avenue and found this.

no-fake-shit

My favorite falafel place on Abbott Kinney. No fake shit at Fala Bar.

donuts

Falafel followed by donuts??!! So naughty.

venice-beach-blonde

My happy place. Grateful for this trip. I’ve felt more like myself than I have in a long time. Vacations are the bomb dot com!

Follow my instagram for more! And I also am getting more into snapchat, you can add me: sisoosarah.

favicon-sj-watercolor-heart

shop-my-jewelry-banner

Sarah

I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I'm 6'3" tall, and am always working my way through a list of creative projects that's longer than myself. I have a natural curiosity for figuring out how things are made. Currently hooked on Fabletics, dried mango, succulents and my labradoodle. When I'm not blogging here, you can find me designing jewelry, concocting new fragrances for my bath & body shop, daydreaming about one day living on a flower farm, and sourcing and shipping your jewelry supplies. Visit me at the links below if you want to connect!!

February 9, 2016

RELATED POSTS

LEAVE A COMMENT

Seo wordpress plugin by www.seowizard.org.