July 1, 2015
Finally the pictures of my trip are up! Although, most of them were already on Instagram, be prepared to scroll down through a lot of pictures 😛 My sister and I decided to take a trip down to California to visit our family – we do so every once in w while, however, the last few times we had gone to Vegas, we were too tired to go down to visit. They reside in San Diego and Los Angeles which explains why we landed in SD and worked our way up to LA. We missed out of F1 weekend in Montreal this year BUT we did make it out on Thursday June 4th to Somwhr Liquor Lounge (My new fave spot) – we pulled an all nighter and went straight to the airport at 4:30am…not the brightest idea considering the fact that we got jet lagged later on but it was well worth the fun!
Above is a picture taken from Black’s Beach in San Diego. It’s a private beach (which also happens to be a nude beach- optional). Seeing that it’s a private beach, it was very calm and secluded, only nearby residents can visit this beach. On the other side of the pier is La Jolla Shores which is a fun local touristic beach with tons of activities to do.
Obviously when you’re on the West Coast, In-N-Out is a mandatory pit-stop! I LOVE their animal style sauce and all the rest of their secret menu options. I wish we had some on the East Coast 🙁
The beaches in San Diego are breathtaking! This one was taken at Caroline’s in La Jolla ,where we had lunch…talk about having lunch with a view
In Encinitas, San Diego right next to my aunt’s house. Decided to take a stroll after a day spent tanning by the pool.
Spent the day in Orange County and finally got my hands on some Pressed Juicery Freeze treats! They taste exactly like the drinks, only frozen. The taste takes some getting used to but if you love natural pressed juices then you will love this healthy treat.
After a long day spent at the Cabazon outlets, we decided to swing by Palm Springs because it was only minutes away. It was super windy and hot, exactly like the dessert duh! Palm Springs was such a beautiful place, I fell in love.
Another one of my favourite places is Melrose Ave. They have all the shops that I love including my all time favourite coffee shop Alfred Coffee! Known for their decorated coffee sleeves, this place is a hidden gem. Not to mention the chocolate shop located right next to them Compartes. I could have spent all afternoon over there, I was in heaven. Hands down one of the best coffee’s i’ve had so far.
A few of the Compartes Chocolates that I purchased…it was SO hard to choose, they all looked amazinggg!
We didn’t get the chance to take pictures but my sister and I did a bike ride from Santa Monica to Venice Beach. It takes about 20 minutes to get from place to place and it was totally worth it! Although it was cloudy that day (June Gloom), we still had fun visiting.
The first place I went to as soon as we landed in LA was….CALIFORNIA DONUTS!!!! I had added this place on my to-do list about a year ago and finally got around to going! Although not located in the best area, the donuts were amazinggg! so bright, colourful and fun, I could have bought every single donut.
Last but not least – Palm Springs Dessert around sun set time <3
It was so magical to stand in the middle of the open space and feel the hot wind blowing against your body – something about that moment felt so free and liberating.
Until next time Cali!
Pictures all taken with the Iphone*