Friday, 22 May 2015

Venice Beach Outfit

I'm officially back in London and I've had a fantastic trip to LA. I can't wait to go back now. I do still have a bunch of pictures and stories to share, so that I can re live the holiday for a bit longer.

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Top - H&M
Shorts - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Timberland

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While most mornings started off a bit hazy, they all eventually cleared up into beautiful days. That means I was able to bring out and wear the summer pieces that I hadn't in London. That includes these red shorts and this white top. The top is pretty much backless and flowy - making it perfect for this weather.

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The best thing about the weather was that I was able to spend a lot of time outdoors and walking around. Rachel took me on a long walk. We started at brunch on Abbot Kinney, and walked all the way down. We then walked along Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier. While tiring, it is a beautiful walk along the blue ocean and golden sand.

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It was another day that involved a lot of good food. We had brunch at The Tasting Kitchen, which is an incredible brunching spot. But despite all the amazing food I'd had the last few days, I was definitely craving something fun and unhealthy. We went over to Barneys Beanery for full on American food, with wings and chips.

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To end the day, my dad and I took a trip up to the Griffith Observatory. While I can imagine the view being amazing during the day, it was that bit more spectacular in the evening as I looked over the LA night lights. The Observatory is a great little location to head to there's the great view of LA, but there are also experts on hand with their telescopes, and lots of fun/informative exhibitions inside all about the stars.

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Sherin xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Venice Canals Outfit

My second day in LA was just as magical as the first. We went to brunch in Abbot Kinney and took a gorgeous route to it.

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Top - Venice Beach Sweatshirt
Tank - American Eagle
Shorts - Dorothy Perkins
Ankle Boots - Timberland

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Venice Canals are so beautiful. I was in awe of the houses in the area and had fun walking over all the bridges, while checking out the view. 

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The day did start off as a bit cooler, which is why I layered up with this Venice Beach sweatshirt which I bought the evening before from Venice Boardwalk. It's a total tourist piece but I had to buy it!
I was also specifically told not to wear heels as the day would involve a lot of walking. But I love heels and these Timberland shoes are just so comfortable - I knew I'd be able to walk around in them all day. 

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Luckily it warmed up later on in the day, so after brunch, we went to The Grove to do some shopping. If you can't sense a pattern already, most of this trip is eating and shopping - my two favourite things. 

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Brunch was at Salt Air, and pancakes were involved - The Americans do pancakes so much better!

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Sherin xx

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hello Los Angeles

I've spent the last few days in LA and I am in love. While I flew into some rain, the weather eventually cleared up and I've been enjoying walking around this beautiful city.

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Day one was pretty chilled. We took a drive round towards Hollywood and made a list of all the things we wanted to do. I was reunited with Rachel and then embarked on a pretty hefty shopping spree - my favourite way to kick off a holiday.

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Food in LA was as amazing as I imagined and I have definitely already put on a bit of weight - it's so worth it. All the food has been amazing. I could move here just so I could constantly eat at all the amazing restaurants.

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We ended the day with a walk up Venice Boardwalk and rooftop cocktails. Venice Boardwalk is nothing like I've ever seen before. It is literally the coolest place in the world, not to mention I encountered a hobo playing a classic piano. We walked up during the sunset and the view was absolutely incredible. Standing and watching the hot skaters, while the sun set behind the palm trees was a breathtaking sight.

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We headed to the rooftop bar at Hotel Erwin, and had a great view of the city from there. It was a bit windy up there, so the hotel provided blankets up there too - London rooftop bars, take note! So to reiterate: rooftop bar + great view + blankets + delicious food and drinks. So a winner all round.

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Top - Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan - GAP

Stay tuned for more LA posts in the next week.

Sherin xx

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