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Well, my trip to L.A. was pretty much amazing. Michelle and I ventured out of Orlando to visit the gorgeous Ashley Brooke & company in Cali for 5 days. The weather was a bit colder than expected (ie. freezing), so aside from wearing the same sweater and boots the entire trip, us 3 ladies took on the town, quoting The Hills, The OC, & Clueless at every possible opportunity.Our fabulosity can really only be depicted photographically.
Friday, May 1: The Late Night Arrival
Michelle and I prior to take-off, ready to endure our 6+ hour travel itinerary. We arrived in Cali at 11:30PM– 2:30AM Orlando time, so aside from inhaling In-N-Out Burger, sleep ((and money)) were the only thing on our minds.
Saturday, May 2– Part 1: Settling into Old Town Pasadena
Fabulous lunch at Lemonade
Near the historic Castle Green building in one of Pasadena’s many gorgeous city parks
Who doesn’t do yoga in the park? (note: it took me about 5 tries to be able to hold this pose long enough to take this picture)
The first of many visits to Lette macarons– thank you, Florida, for not catching onto this fad quite yet… else wise, I’d probably be obese & poor.
Saturday, May 2– Part Two: The Hollywood Hills
Hello, sunlight. There is, indeed, a teeny tiny Hollywood sign in the background.
Hollywood sign! Too contemplative to turn around and//or smile.
Dinner at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills to celebrate our arrival//Clay’s birthday
Sunday, May 5 (Hola, Cinco de Mayo!): Laguna Beach, Newport Beach & Balboa Island
Nope, that view isn’t photoshopped. Laguna Beach is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever visited (and yes, I’ve been to Europe).
Lattes in paradise
Lunch with the girls at La Sirena Grill in South Laguna– Arrebaaa!
Those of you who watch Arrested Development will appreciate this. Balboa Island has the most delicious frozen bananas (only at The Original Frozen Banana stand), Balboa Bars (ice cream on a stick) and cheesecake on a stick.
Bolboa Bar dipped in chocolate and covered with everything… yeshhh. Makes being dirty, cold, and rained on totally worth it!
Monday, May 6: Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive: no words necessary
2-story Ralph Lauren store? Heaven.
For those of you who have never witnessed my death stare, here it is in all its glory. I take shopping very seriously.
Fighting off the Papa-Paparazzi after lunch at Rock Sugar
Tuesday, May 7: Malibu & Santa Monica
Starting the day off right with Coffee Bean– newest West Coast obsession
Seriously kicking myself for not attending Pepperdine University in Malibu. The view is UNREAL.
Malibu Beach at the Santa Monica Pier– couldn’t stop quoting Clueless Okay, so you’re probably going, “Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?” But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.
The famous Santa Monica Ferris Wheel
Reppin’ Waves gear with my bestie
Wednesday, May 8: The Departure:
Couldn’t leave without one last trip to Lette in Pasadena for the most delicious macarons known to man
Well, that just about sums up the highlights of my trip. The time in L.A. was so priceless; not just because of the energy of the city, but also because of the time I got to spend with my West Coast bestie, her husband, and her cousin//my friend Michelle. To say that we had an epic girls trip doesn’t do our journey justice. Can’t wait to come back!
Now to adjust back to EST and work… blah. Next vacation? An 8-day cruise in June. Can’t come soon enough! Anyone else have any fabulous vacations coming up?
Macarons are amazing! Those look so good! And I have a friend at Pepperdine, now I see why she loves it so much! Also, the Santa Monica Pier is definitely on my list of things to see 🙂
I'm so jealous of anyone who goes/went to Pepperdine. That campus is unreal. And yes, you have to! It's such a fun and lively place. Hope you're having a fabulous week!
Looks like you had a great time! Great photos!
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Thanks, pretty lady! Happy Tuesday!
Looks like so much fun! Macarons look so yummy, I really want to try them!
New follower 🙂
I'd never had them before this trip… and I'm obsessed. They're so good!!!
When I went to visit my girlfriend,Iin LA, was surprised because we had to wear a sweater at night. It was summer time. How does the nightlife compare to Orlando nightlife?
I was so surprised… it was literally freezing at night! The nightlife is actually similar; there's just a lot more traffic in LA. I prefer LA during the day (there are SO many gorgeous things to do and see) and Orlando at night. Hope you're having a great week!
I had so much fun with you guys! Can't wait to see you agan in a few weeks!
Me neither! St. Pete pool days here we come!
This trip looks wonderful!
I'm a new follower and am so glad I found your site – great blog! Would love for you to check out mine 🙂
So glad to have you, Kathleen! I'll stop by and check yours out now 🙂
Oh how fabulous! You guys look great. Awesome pictures.
Thanks, lady! Hope you're having a great week!
Ugh, LA. Pure love indeed.
love this post!
Thanks, lady! Happy (almost) Friday!
Already missing California. So when is our next trip exactly?!?!
Dude, me too 🙁 VEGAS sometime this summer!
Such a lovely post! And very nice blog, I'm definitely following! 🙂 All your photos are so lovely, I really need to find an excuse to visit LA as well!
Have a wonderful day, <3
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You have to go! It's so much prettier and tranquil than I expected.. I can't wait to go back! So glad to have you, lady 🙂
Yay, I'm heading to SoCal for a week on Wednesday!!!
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I'm so jealous! You'll have an amazing time. Hopefully it'll be a little bit warmer for you!
Great pictures! I love your blog and I am following you now 🙂
Thanks, pretty lady! So glad to have you 🙂 Hope you're having a fabulous weekend.
Amazing photos, wish I could visit, xoxo.
Thanks! You'll have to make it over there one day… it's so pretty!
I miss LA! Looks like you had a great time! Shopping at premium outlet was my fav!! stumble upon your blog and loving it! Am following your blog via GFC! Do check out my blog and follow if you like 🙂
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It's such a fabulous place! And of course, I'll head over now. Have a fabulous weekend!
Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)
Thanks, Ira! Hope yours was amazing 🙂 Happy Tuesday!