The Emerald Girl

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekend in LA

Earlier this month I visited LA with one of my friends from junior high - we met up with another friend from school who currently lives there. I can't even describe the feeling I got from jotting down the coast for a quick weekend away. By far it was the best vacation I've had in a very long time.  Not having to think about a toddler for 72 hours was complete bliss!

I loved the short hike up to the Griffeth Observatory. The view of the city below is just amazing. I wish Seattle had something like that. And the smog is quite magical to look at. The rest of Saturday afternoon was spent lounging on the beach soaking up the sun. Ah, the  sun, the sand and the breeze from the ocean. 

Sidenote: we used Hotwire to book the car and hotel and got amazing deals! I've never used that site before - don't know why - and now I always will. 

We ended Saturday at the most delicious Mexican restaurant in Malibu. I was craving fresh guac for weeks after that. 

Ahhhh, best trip EVER!


  1. Beautiful photos! I'm so glad you got to escape for a bit - you deserve it! There's nothing like a girlfriend getaway!

  2. I love heading up to LA for the weekend - it's just a short little trip (though it can feel long :P) from San Diego! How fun. Where is that photo with the cute little boats from?

    1. That is the canals in Venice. I saw it in the movie Valentine's Day and had to see it in real life :)