Pictures Above: Crescent Bay Beach, Laguna CA // Pictures Below: Hermosa Beach, CA
Beach Beach Beach!! So far I have taken two beach trips to Laguna and Hermosa Beach. Laguna is my little hidden gem that I love and can’t ever be a wrong choice (minus taking the toll freeway and getting a ticket). It’s clean the water is clear, warm, and the waves are soft, what else do you need? I discovered Laguna last summer and fell in love with it, it is quite a drive from where I live but it’s totally worth it.
On my search of finding great beaches in Southern California, Hermosa was on a couple top 10 beaches. Had to check what the big fuzz was about, loved that it was a beach community. It’s not touristy which is always great lots of places to eat and hang out, you could say it’s the less touristy version of Santa Monica minus the rides at the pier. There was too much seaweed for my personal taste but other than that I liked it. I had been to Manhattan Beach before and always enjoyed my time there, these two beaches are right next to each other.
Hope I have way more beach trips to come, Summer might almost be over but this heat is just getting started.
Oh Fourth of July.. there is always next year! Grand Park LA has been hosting really amazing things lately from Food Truck gatherings to Boot Camp workout classes. They were hosting this Coachella-ey type event for the 4th one of my favorite duos Phantogram played a set, so that’s where I was!
We headed out around 4pm, took the metro, the minute we got there we went straight to where the food was. I grabbed some delicious Italian Shaved Ice, while my friends got Teriyaki chicken. Too hot for comfort we sat on a grassy area that was luckily opened, so many people and did I mention the HEAT? Phantogram went on around 6 ish, they had a great performance.
A little after we ended up meeting friends at Redwood the pirate bar, and that was the start of our mini bar hopping 4th of July. Since this was the closest bar to the location it was safe to say it was packed, we had a couple drinks then headed out. Walking around downtown will never get old, architecturally it’s just stunning.
We ended up at Bar 107, had such a great time with all my friends. Though the soul purpose of being in downtown was for the firework show… somehow we thought we were going to be able to see it from where we were. Clearly we weren’t thinking straight because tall buildings and fireworks do not go hand and hand. So we once again heard fireworks, hearing fireworks has totally become the thing that we do for the 4th, it has been about 6 unsuccessful 4th of July’s. Never the less we had a great time and that’s all that truly matters.
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July filled with joyful memories.