If I ever have a friend in town this is where I take them. The best of the best in my opinion.
The Standard Hotel. Who doesn’t love a hip hotel with a rooftop pool? You don’t have to stay here to visit. Also, be cautious of private parties and cover charges on the weekends.
Runyon Canyon. Don’t just park anywhere or you’ll get a $73 ticket. It hurts.
Drive along PCH. That’s Pacific Coast Highway. Top down, and let the beauty of the moment take your breath away.
Enjoy a brunch with a view of the beach, or get a decedent chocolate soufflé in the evening. The soufflé pictured is from Off Vine located in Hollywood CA.
Surf City USA or Huntington Beach CA. Experience some of the best waves in the country or at least be a witness of the surf culture SoCal has to offer.
My number 1 favorite spot is hands down the Griffith Observatory. Pictures don’t do this justice at all. This is something I urge you to see in person. It’s like looking at a painting. Blows my mind every single time.
The nightlife in Cali is phenomenal as well. Blvd 3 on Sunset serves chocolate covered strawberries and fresh tacos. Supperclub and Playhouse on Hollywood blvd are very close and popular spots as well. I never run out of things to do in California. Thankful for the time I have had here so far.
The universe answers questions and let’s a few secrets escape unexpectedly. It answers questions you didn’t even ask and tells you tales that become your very own. My mind is open very wide now after what feels like an eternity. I think differently. We all do. Some in stranger ways than others. I’m thankful to be able to explore myself, and gracefully remove these layers. That is what makes me happy in life. I can’t explain the happiness I’m feeling, the bliss. I truly have a gypsy soul. I’ve always known this.
Just as our thoughts and actions vibrate into the vast universe, others souls drift in and out of our lives moving, bending, and expanding our views.
I believe everything happens for a reason. Always have. It may be a brief moment in time. It could be one weekend or even one day. But that minuscule time in space can create a domino effect. This is why I like meeting new people.
It’s difficult making friends when you move to new places. I suggest finding connections through hobbies, cultural background, etc. After moving to California and meeting new people I have learned it truly does not matter how long you have known someone. You can feel just as close to people you just recently met if there is a connection. There is no minimum time requirement for creating bonds. Open your heart and let the world breathe you in.
What makes some people risk-takers and doers and not just dreamers? Is it solely based on how they were raised or is there something within their souls that is fearless?
I remember growing up I couldn’t decide what I wanted to be similar to most children. As I grew older I would ask others what they can picture me doing. None of my friends could give me an answer….
I have always been introspective and questioned my creativity. Maybe because I can’t sing, draw, or paint. I was easily able to write poetry at a younger age but have lost my ability to create metaphor after metaphor.
I have always wanted to be known. Not known for one thing but many. Poetry, modeling, astronomy, nutrition. I want to be a renaissance woman.
Why do I have a desire for success? I want to prove everyone who never believed in me wrong ( which is a bad reason), but most importantly I want to inspire the rest of the wall flowers. Power: I guess a part of me wants power. Who doesn’t? But more of me wants to be content. I’m restless. I want to get in the habit of slowing down in life. I want to spend less time watching TV and more time learning about things that interest me. Be more productive.
That is all.
I believed the kids who read Harry Potter when the books initially came out were nerds. My mom bought me Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and recommended I read it. Since I was stuck in a car on a 5 hour ride to Ohio I cracked open the book and began the most magical journey of my life. Life would never be the same. When I felt lonely during those emotional teenage years I had Harry Potter. When I was mad at the world I could escape to Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling did more for me than many people who have come in and out of my life.
Summer 2009 at the age of 18 I flew out to London to see the cast at the red carpet premiere for the 5th movie I believe…My memory fails me.
Then a few years later I slept on the streets of Manahattan NY across the Lincoln Center with all the other Potterheads to see them at another premiere. Boy was it the experience of a lifetime. Tom Felton came by and gave the fans pizza but of course that was the exact moment i had left my spot and came back
Then at 3 AM we rode the subway to the live with Regis and Kelly show. At this point we were exhausted. Daniel (Harry) was supposed to be on the show that morning at 7 AM so I had to get there. After waiting for hours as I got to the front of the line and curved around the building Daniel Radcliffe was walking out the back. Just my luck.
I will forever be a proud Potterhead!
I love seeing people’s progress photo’s on Instagram!
I want to put more of my own up but I really can’t yet.
Yes, I’ve been working out more but I have yet to see a noticeable difference. This is the part where I normally dip back into slacking in the gym but NOT THIS TIME.
I’m going to keep pushing. I can’t wait to post my progress photo when that day I feel ready finally comes!