California Dreaming

To say I need a clone is an absolute understatement!! Woo wee.

But I made it even if a little late!!

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to the Los Angeles area to meet up a friend/sister of mine from back home in Italy. Let’s start by saying I’ve never been a fan of Los Angeles but this time around I ABSOLUTELY loved it!!

We started off in Long Beach, then we split ways and I made my rounds to Culver City, Santa Monica and finally Chino.

To sum up my trip I want to share with you 7 things that might just make me explore the idea of moving to the west coast in the near (or far) future!

1. Living in Houston it’s either hot or hotter or you are simply floating away. Being able to ride in a car with the windows down or just opening a window in the house for some cool air was absolutely fantastic!!

2. I hate running, jogging and everything in between. My friend Maddy made me fast walk for 6 miles!!!!!! Well the last 3 miles walked on the shore with my feet in the water might make me reconsider ( I repeat MIGHT)

3. I missed doing outdoors activities, and due to point 1, I have refrained in Houston. While in Long Beach I was able to just lay on the grass and enjoy staring at the sky,and once in Santa Monica, I attempted to play paddle tennis. Give it enough time and I might just have found my basketball substitute!!

4. Riding bikes!! I couldn’t tell you the last time I rode a bike, but I am glad I got to get a little taste of it again! Now… it helped that another friend of mine and fellow dimple owner runs Joy Ride which is an amazing bike rental and Long Beach tour !(if you are ever there tell her I sent you πŸ˜‰ !!)

5. Vegetarian fast food! For the past 4 months, I’ve eliminated meat from my  diet. Now being that Texans are the ultimate carnivores being able to eat on the go and find “not sad” alternatives was love!

6. The people. I met the most random and interesting people, just to mention one: a producer of the Marvels movie series and cameo, on Grace Anatomy, and he was super humble, nonchalant and cool to talk to.

7. The scenery. Growing up in Italy my view from my bedroom balcony were the Alps. Just being able to see “non-flat” terrain all around me made me feel home for a little while, and of course the beautiful beach!

 

If only LA’s traffic could get it together, and the cost of living could perhaps magically drop, the city of Angeles might just gain a new resident!Until then I’ll keep visiting!

DISCLAIMER: My only affiliation to Joy Ride is that of a supportive and proud friend/ 1st hand witness and I was in no way, shape or form compensated for the endorsment.

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