Thursday, 25 July 2013

Los Angeles

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We arrived at our hotel in Santa Monica really late after spending the entire day driving along Big Sur. We had hoped to stop in Santa Barbara on the way but didn't have time. I was delighted to get to the hotel and into bed and very excited about the next few days in LA. The weather had been beautiful so far and LA didn't disappoint.  First day in LA and we happened upon the filming of an episode of Criminal Minds. I loved this place already! I'm a sucker for celebrity. I even made himself drive us around for almost a full day looking for houses of famous people (we saw the houses of Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, Matthew McConaughey, Pamela Anderson and almost Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie but he wouldn't drive down the private road!). Driving through Beverly Hills and Hollywood and seeing iconic places like Chateau Marmont and The Viper Room reminded me how much I love Hollywood and the movies. I think I was born in the wrong era. Alot of people complain about how plastic LA is but I really did love it and would go back in a heartbeat.

Track of the Day:  Liz Phair - Fuck and Run

An oldie but a goodie.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Big Sur Part 2

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So, I had pretty bad food poisoning in these photos but luckily himself encouraged me to get out of the car and come see the view. I'm glad he did. It was just miles and miles of stunning cliffs and blue ocean. I really wish I had felt up for more exploring but I just wasn't feeling it!  Went back to the car after these shots were taken and drank this god awful drink that tasted like salty orange juice so I wouldn't dehydrate.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Big Sur Part 1

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We were sad to leave Santa Cruz behind us but very much looking forward to making our way down to LA via Big Sur and stopping in Monterey and Carmel by the Sea. Carmel was lovely - reminded me alot of Malahide. Unfortunately we ate some bad fish in Carmel and got pretty bad food poisoning. So, the next day we decided to drive all the way to LA in one day. We had planned to stop along the way and take in all the views but all I wanted was bed! Luckily himself forced me out of the car to take in the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. He had planned to propose somewhere along the way but I was too sick! Maybe we'll go back one day and take our time so we can stop and walk along some of the beautiful beaches. 

Track of the Day:  The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl

Himself couldn't wait to play his surf mix (including this classic)as we made our way to LA.