“I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering…”
Sometimes I feel like the thoughts in my head fly around at a frenzied pace and the only way to sort them out is to get away for a bit. Even if it’s not far away, just to get out of the city, and surround myself with new sights, smells and sounds can do the trick. This weekend I did actually travel though – I went to California for a quick vacation with my sister to catch up with some family and old friends.
California is one of my favorite places in the world – and while I prefer San Francisco, I do love LA. We stayed at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood – located on Sunset Blvd, it has a really cool modern vibe and great location. We spent our days doing some vintage shopping on Melrose (where I found a pair of perfectly beat-up boots in just my size for a mere $20!), hanging out in Santa Monica – where we even went to the pier for the first time in years, and just lounging by the pool at the hotel, relaxing before a night out.
It was just what I needed before flying back to a cold, snowy (!) Northeast on Saturday.
The Standard Hotel
I loved this store Slow – especially its little off-shoot full of vintage treasures called As Is.
Another great store – Wasteland – where I got my boots.
Santa Monica Pier