Ever since I was fourteen, I dreamed of going to sunny California. I vividly remember envying Marissa Cooper, star of the fabulous sitcom The OC, and her exciting adventures in California. I wanted to go. I needed to go. I had a California bucket list. And it needed to be completed. Well, this summer it finally happened! After successfully completing the first year of my Masters program, I decided to spoil myself and pay a visit to my dreamland.
In order to satisfy my dangerously intense shopping addiction, Rodeo Drive was the obvious next stop. California wouldn’t be California without their numerous picturesque beaches.
Residing in Ontario, Canada I have a serious lack of beach in my life. California was the perfect opportunity to go beach hopping. We went to Laguna Beach (SO Lauren Conrad), Newport Beach and Malibu beach (pictured above). Beach photo shoots ensued.
Finally, Stephanie and I had our own private tour of Old Town Pasadena, complimentary of Ryan, Ashley’s (kind of awesome) hubby. Thanks Ryan!
The yogini in me emerged in the sunshine!!
Overall, my trip to California was one of the best experiences I’ve had. It gave me a chance to clear my head and re-evaluate my priorities in life. In the end, I was reminded of how blessed I am to have such amazing girlfriends and travel buddies. What is next you ask? Vegas, New York City and Paris!
Where was the last place you visited?