California has my heart

My weekend trip to California with my mom and sister was unreal.  I have always liked California, but this time was different–I now love California.  I haven’t felt more content, present, and genuinely happy in a while, and this beautiful place revived me.  There is something positive about California, and I want to totally immerse myself in it.  Hopefully I can visit again soon, or live there even sooner!

Here are a few shots from the trip, from San Diego to Newport Beach!

Swamis Beach, Encinitas

Image Hotel La Jolla–beautifully decorated Kimpton Hotel (with amazing s’mores!)

ImageCheers! Wine time with mom and Lauren at Herringbone in San Diego. (Lauren gracefully got her heel caught in a grate, had the whole restaurant laughing!)

ImageTwo blondes–Lauren and mom–at my favorite coffee shop in Bird Rock

ImageBeet juice and the best açaí bowl at Swamis Cafe

ImageInspiration Point, Newport Beach–one of the aerial shots on The OC!

ImageLauren and me (Penny too!) at Swamis Beach : )