Scenes from Santa Monica
Beaches for miles and cotton candy-colored sunsets… west coast vibes! The first trip of 2016 took me to sunny Santa Monica, California. The last time I was in this region was back in 2011 (pre blog!) when my best friend Denise and I took a road trip through Cali, and visited our friends Jason and Lauren, who lived in Long Beach at the time. Throwback!
On that trip, Santa Monica was a mere drive-by on our way back from downtown LA, but this time I got to soak it all in. Although the weather wasn’t warm enough for swimsuits and flip flops, it was the perfect escape from chilly Chicago. The change of scenery even inspired me to wake up early one morning and go for an exploratory run (5 miles, y’all!). Here’s what I saw:
Footprints in the sand
The Ivy… check out those florals
Can I keep him?
Good coffee is a must! Demitasse is the place you’ll want to go.
Palm trees for days
Lotto mania… what would you spend it on?
I wasn’t kidding about the coffee…
New Year’s Diet
Till next time, Santa Monica!