I have officially fallen in love with Los Angeles. I obviously knew it was a beautiful place and heard the shopping was phenomenal, but seriously–the place IS beautiful and the shopping is well, amazing too. Upon arrival to my hotel in Santa Monica which is a 5 minute walk from the beach, I was able to sit by the pool and do absolutely nothing. Instead of taking this time to tell you how beautiful the weather is (29-34 degrees on average), I will try my best to tell you a little bit about the trip itself.
As I sit here on the balcony of my hotel room in Newport Beach writing this post, I can’t help but to mention how beautiful Newport is. If you thought Santa Monica was beautiful, you should check out Newport. Newport Beach, which is a little more ritzy than Santa Monica ( in my mind at least), is where I plan to move once im done school (providing I win the lottery of course). The beaches are stunning, the shopping is great, the weather is perfect and the restaurants are exceptional–what else could one ask for?
I can’t say a whole lot else about Newport at the moment given that I have only been here for a day, but I did get a chance to meet Penelope Spheeris today. Although the name is unfamiliar to most, this gem, who is actually a super nice and extremely kind lady, has directed a number of shows and movies such as Wayne’s World and The Little Rascals. In addition to meeting this exceptionally cool lady at my hotel, I also got the chance to check out Fashion Island which is an amazing indoor/outdoor shopping complex in Newport. Fashion Island was recommended to me by a friend, and I would most definitely pass on the recommendation to anyone who hasn’t been to LA.
I’m still trying to get tickets to a Lakers game, but I have made a reservation at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant for Monday night and am so excited. I still plan to shop, to suntan, to relax and to swim, and I also plan to check out some other cool parts of LA. Time flies by so quickly, but I will continue to take pictures and continue to have a blast before I head home to Calgary. Yipee.