24 LA in a day

Everything and everyone in LA is sun kissed, healthy, tanned and glowing. The sun shines so brightly the sky looks a washed out blue, the water sparkles silver and the palm trees are a black silhouette. The best thing to do if you ever find yourself there for a day is to put on a sun dress and your best smile and hire a vintage bike to ride along the beach. Alternatively, pair your most fabulous dress with some even more fabulous heels and a designer handbag for a shopping spree along Rodeo Drive. 


In the few hours we were there en route to Australia, we checked out Venice Beach - a gritty, grungy home to body builders and beach markets and Santa Monica which had a slightly more refined and family friendly feel. We ended our day on Rodeo Drive, where I gazed longingly at shoes in YSL and Jimmy Choo while lovely husband C. marveled at the (super expensive) cars parked along the street. All in all, we had a fun few hours and look forward to going back to explore properly soon. 

From Perth, with love xox

24 comments:

Lucent Imagery said...

How surreal is Venice Beach?! It feels like everyone is a movie character, it's so full of life and colour. We had a really interesting experience chatting to some boys at the graffiti wall who told us about life on the slightly rougher side. Have a lovely stay back here in Oz, and a wonderful wedding celebration (for your sister from memory?).

paisleysummer said...

Wow you fitted a lot in in a few hours!
Hope you are loving being back in Perth x

Ann said...

Any day spent on the beach
is a good day.
And your day looks like so much fun.
Nice pics too.

morganvsmorgan said...

Venice Beach is amazing! Its so beautiful!

Karolína Javůrková said...

oh...nice!:)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love LA and Venice Beach is fabulous. Hope you're having a nice trip! :) xoxo

Sunny & Star said...

I hope you are having an amazing time in Perth. Your photos from California look so pretty. I love when you post photos on Instagram of all the great things you are seeing.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sam said...

Hi dearest, thanks for your comments, you are the sweetest! I love how you described LA because it reminded me of when I visited as a child, from your gorgeous and vivid photographs it seems like nothing has changed since I was there. Those colourful stalls, busy beaches, eclectic crowd that hand around and the lovely amusement park at Santa Monica. Hope you are safely in Aus and having a great time. Looking forward to your updates from there. I bet you didn't miss the winter though?

steph said...

Love your photos with the interesting crops and subjects.. would love to visit Venice beach one day! Welcome back to Aus, hope Perth is treating you well ;)

hello, Friday said...

Oh the sunny side! xoxo
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champagne said...

Amazing pictures. Want to go to LA! :(

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Punctuation Mark said...

I miss that town... It's sooooooo much fun!!! Next time you go let me know and I'll tell you a few of my favorite places from when I lived there.

Have a great time gong home... Look forward to see the news from over there!

Jenee C. said...

How amazing are these pictures! They make me long to be back in that city. Are you going back to Australia for good for just visiting? I love how your photos are always so vibrant. What camera do you use?

xx Jenee C.
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Sascha said...

I adore this post - I love, love, LOVE Los Angeles, I miss it so much and I'd move back today if I could! Beautiful pictures.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Totally adore! Thank you for your amazing comment on my blog! It means the world to me!
Sending you kisses and hugs.
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PAPS said...

Oh I love LA too. I love the picture with the dream catches.
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Eve.H said...

I come to see that USA is so very different from state to state. LA looks like everything you write about and I´d like to explore one day too. Your snaps are always so gorgeous. Have a safe flight to Aussie :)
xx Eve.h

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous pictures! I wish I could visit! xo style, she wrote

Popcorn said...

I love LA and I also love you described the setting with sky etc. I still need to go to those store/booths by that beach. I feel like I would be able to find something pretty unique

Designer Heels said...

Very nice place to hang out with friends and for shopping

Cara said...

I just love your Ferris wheel picture and the one of the dream catchers as well! That's exactly how we spent our last day in L.A. I hope you enjoy your time in Australia, sounds jammed packed!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Wow! You've had an incredible year - jam packed with so many adventures and achievements. It's great that you're able to get away to Perth for a breather. I still have plenty of friends there.

I remember strolling down the same beach and gawking at the stores and people down Rodeo Drive.

Heather said...

The peekaboo shot of the ferris wheel is lovely! I would hang that on my wall! Well done, you (as usual)! :)

Cheers,
Heather Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

All these photos...sun, sea, blue sky, warm...markets...color...I'm so envious!

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