If you don't know by now based on my many Instagrammed photos and tweets, I spent the past week in California and headed to Coachella in the desert over the weekend. It was my first time ever to southern California and let me tell you this: everything I thought of when I used to imagine California, the dreamy skylines, sunsets, mint weather, and gorgeous coastlines, are true. All of it. I felt like I was living in a hazy dream world.
My dad always tells me the novelty of living somewhere like that will soon wear off, but everyone I met who lives there says it's the complete opposite. Every new day in California has a little bit of magic to it. Maybe it's time to plan a move...
By no means will this post do the trip justice, especially seeing as I have over 1000 photos to sort through to try to paint you guys a picture. However I was lucky enough to travel with my fantastic beauty blogger friend Mash of Mash-Elle Blog and we got some killer style shots you'll see in upcoming posts.
Our first day in Los Angeles, our friend brought us to an amazing little cafe called Aroma Coffee & Tea Co in Studio City. The cafe used to be a charming home and was converted into a full service cafe, but still has the quaint romantic atmosphere (plus amazing food). Be sure to visit if you're in the area!
Day two, Michelle and I drove out to Laguna Beach. The coast is absolutely breathtaking with houses high on the hilltops overlooking the ocean. We even saw two whales breaching off shore!
Exploring Laguna's shores
The Grove, Los Angeles is a mainly outdoor shopping and entertainment complex (and incredibly beautiful). Across the street from the Farmer's Market, The Grove has a lot of my favourite stores (like Anthropologie and Johnny Was) plus an amazing market with tons of treats for my huge sweet-tooth. Snapped with actor Max Arciniega (Krazy-8 on Breaking Bad and total stud). ;)
Mash and I at Santa Monica Pier!
"This is so Marissa Cooper." Santa Monica beach.
GoPro-ing while on the roller coaster on Santa Monica Pier
The drive out to Palm Springs
Palm Springs took my breath away. The contrast of desert against the mountains was insanely beautiful.
En route to Coachella!
The iconic ferris wheel
We drove out to the Palm Desert which overlooks the city
Last day at Coachella
The Coachella astronut actually floated around the grounds and moved his arms
Pit stop at Rodeo Drive
We'll miss this place!
Stay tuned for some more style posts snapped around L.A. and in the desert! Hope you all had an incredible week!