City of Angels

I could have also titled this post:  to LA & back again in 60 hours, OR How I ate my way through LA.

We had been planning this trip for a while but didn’t realize a few things: 1) how short of a time we would be in LA (60 hours total minus 14 hours of driving there and back, and the sleeping; 2) how long it takes to drive everywhere–the traffic is crazy! and 3) how warm it would be (85 degrees on Saturday).

We had a great time anyway and somehow managed to pack in loads of fun stuff. We stayed at a quirky little hotel that has a great little diner. We were surrounded by vegan/vegetarian options everywhere we went, which made it a little too easy to over indulge.

We also went to Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, The Getty Museum, a few really great art stores (heaven!!) and the Farmer’s Market.

We walked a lot, did loads of people watching, talked and talked and talked, saw some amazing art at the Getty, ate some delicious vegan food, listened to lots of ’80s music as we drove around site seeing, drank tons of highly sugared coffee and I even had time to do a bit of drawing. Oh, did I mention the kids were with their Memaw? It sounds like they had as much fun as we did.  I still couldn’t wait to get back to them and cover them with hugs & kisses.

I’m feeling rejuvenated and highly inspired, ready to catch up on my e-courses and paint, paint, paint!!!

You can see all my LA photos HERE.

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11 Responses to City of Angels

  1. angela says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The pictures are gorgeous! Oh, and I spotted your art over at Sew Liberated today. Beautiful.

  2. oh goodness! you were RIGHT in my neighborhood! I will give you the “locals” tour next time you’re in town 🙂 Hollywood and Highland is awesome – but to really see Hollywood, you need to step away from the tourist traps.

  3. Caiti says:

    Lovely photos!

    Thank you for the comment on my blog! I love being introduced to new and inspiring creative bloggers. I’m off to go explore your blog some more 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    So romantic! I love the black and whites. Oh, and I am so envious! One of these days I’ll have to go on a vaca with just my hubby and leave the kids with grandma and nanna, 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    Did you get my email? Oh, I hope you got it! I was laid up *all* the gorgeous weekend long with a horrible cold that my husband and little one had, too. Needless to say, I’m pretty much useless, I’m glad you had fun without me or my help. So sorry! You take marvelous photos and I can’t wait to hear more of your thoughts on this trip.

    Big hugs to you!

  6. sounds amazing! i’m loving your photos!


  7. Alexis says:

    We nearly crossed paths! I was at The Getty Center on Friday with Sofia’s school. Love that place. Sounds like you hit some great spots and didn’t try to do too much for a short trip.

  8. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful, beautiful photographs. I have never been to LA before. I just cannot imagine 85 degree weather right now. A change of scenery and sun on my shoulders sounds heavenly!

  9. Your trip sounds great! I heard LA is rough with the traffic. ugh. So nice to get away and reconnect I am sure. I left you a message on FB but wanted to wish you a wonderful BIRTHDAY!

  10. It sounds & looks like a lovely getaway! 🙂

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