Wednesday, January 12, 2011

i'm leaving on a jet plane...

craig and i are flying to california tomorrow evening for 4 days of pure fun. we’re heading out to the golden state with college friends…to visit another college friend who’s living in LA. undoubtedly, we’ll have an awesome time. you see, we did “beach vaca ’08” with this rowdy bunch (of a cappella singers from my college singing group), and let’s just say there’s a group of middle-aged beach goers who may or may not still believe we’re a bowling team from allentown, texas.

welcome to LA
ok, so back to cali. having never been to the land of milk and honey (let’s see how many cali nicknames i can come up with…), i don’t really know what to expect…especially from LA. as with all truly great trips, i’m a lot more focused on who i’m going to see than what we’ll actually be doing. but, as a responsible and organized traveler, i decided to take a peek at what lies on the west coast that we just might want to check out while we’re there. (suggestions welcome.)

1. the infamous HOLLYWOOD sign
2. rodeo drive
3. venice beach (lots of tan, shiny people)
4. hollywood boulevard
5. santa monica promenade

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but everybody knows about those…so here are a few others that seem a bit more locals-only. they’re always the best because they give you a real sense of the place : ) so, perhaps we’ll also hit-up…

6. the huntington library botanical gardens
7. luna park for awesome s’mores (and cocktails)
8. the mural conservancy for a tour of the city’s murals
9. joan’s on third’s gourmet market 

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sounds fun, right? i’m so excited! oh, and we’ve already been invited to a hopping shin-dig. saturday night, we’re all dressing up and heading out to a jersey shore themed party that’s being hosted by another kid we all went to college with who also happens to have relocated to LA since graduating. small world. funny how we’re going all the way to LA to attend a “jersey shore” party when we live just 10 minutes from nj.


  1. sounds like a great time! be safe and have a fabulous time!

  2. Have a fantastic trip, sweetie..I bet you will have a blast:) Hugs and kisses

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  3. Have such a good trip--I'm so excited to hear what you did when you get back! I went to CA in July and I loved hitting up the Getty's a little bit of a hike, but the views are spectacular and so is the art! xoxo your newest follower :)

  4. Sounds like you are going to have an amazing time. Can't wait to read about it. Have fun!

  5. Lucky you! J'adore California. It's been too long since I've been there! And every time I get together with my old college pals it's a total blast!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful adventure! Have a great time! Kellie xx

  7. Oh wow, so lucky!! Hope you have a great time xx

  8. I went to California for the first time this summer! I only went to SF though. Have a great time - can't wait to hear about it!


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