Tuesday, 11 March 2014

california adventures - the end.

finally - the conclusion to my california adventures.
life has been pretty busy lately, hence the lack of posts...

in my last blog post, i forgot to mention that prior to horseback riding, avery and i took a walk along "billionaires beach".
i definitely saw some homes i could see myself living in but sadly the houses are just a little outside my price range *shifty eyes*
on wednesdy (february 19th),  avery and i had lunch at marmalade cafe at the malibu country mart.

mac and cheese with a side caesar salad...mmm

jenn had a test to study for, so avery and i were left to find our way to santa monica.
i must admit, i was little scared to drive as i've always heard horror stories about driving in LA and surrounding areas.
but it turns out driving in there is pretty painless and luckily, we didn't experience any traffic!

shot of the santa monica pier

we hung out at the pier, where we bumped into an old classmate from high school - the world is actually too small.
we then walked the boardwalk and shopped a little at the amazing santa monica place.

on thursday (february 20th), i had the genius idea of walking from jenn's place all the way to pepperdine's campus.
let's just say, the incline in malibu is something serious and i will never do that again!

later on that night we put on our fancies and had a delicious sushi dinner at nobu malibu.
i've heard a lot about this restaurant in the past (shoutout to the hills!) and it definitely lived up to the hype.
although, if you're not careful, you can easily end up spending a fortune.
we were so hungry/excited that we forgot to take photos of:
a) the food
b) ourselves

on friday night, which was sadly our last night in the 'bu, we went out with a bunch of jenn's classmates.
we ended up going to this place called "the bungalow" in santa monica and it is easily the best establishment i've been to thus far in my life.
decorated much like a beach house, some guy i met at "the bungalow" described it basically an adult house party.
the environment was very chill - couches, billiard tables, backyard patios - and everyone i met was extremely nice.

all in all, i had an amazing time in california and cannot wait to go back. 
especially since toronto just got dumped with 15cm of more snow.
*lesigh.

:)
vanessa


5 comments:

  1. Looking at these posts, we actually managed to squeeze quite a lot into your visit lol :)

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  2. You look stunning in the last photo! Im glad you had a good time chick x

    New post up at www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. All the three of you look gorgeous in the last picture! Reading your words while seeing these pictures intensified even more my desire to visit the USA (especially California!). It looks such a fantastic place to visit (and also to live!). I hope you had loads of fun there! :)

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  4. Looks like such a good time! You are gorgeous!

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