The Weekender – L.A. Edition

I always forget how much I like L.A. I have this weird image in my head of this giant city with lots of smog and having to drive everywhere (which is true) but I also forget that it’s a charming town with cute neighborhoods and great food. It steals my heart each time I come back and this time was no different.

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Our hotel was in Santa Monica and on Friday, after our inaugural beer, we took a stroll down the boardwalk in search of more booze and bites (don’t worry, all the food and al fresco dining will be featured tomorrow).

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While strolling, I took a lot of pictures of just the vegetation because it seems to be so much more vibrant in L.A. Flowers everywhere, succulents on each table, vines and grasses in front of all of the houses and palm trees to boot. Those clear skies and sunshine everyday will do that to a city.

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Saturday before the wedding we walked to Venice beach for brunch and strolled through the shops and canals on the way back. I must say, the houses on the canals are probably the cutest I have ever seen!  They all have so much character and panache! All unique but fit together perfectly, with the water as a beautiful backdrop.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 1.55.51 PMFinally, it was time for the wedding, and to say it was chic is an understatement. Gold sugared champagne glasses, a wedding cake that belongs in a magazine and pink and cream sparkles accentuated the room and wedding party perfectly. It was gorgeous, and heartfelt and fit the adorable couple perfectly.

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Until next time L.A., I promise I won’t forget how much I like you this time.

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