Buildings

Maruecos.

Highlights of Morocco:

  • Starts and end with just being there.
  • The food: pastillas, fruits, skewers, couscous, tajin, MINT TEA!!
  • Souks.
  • Our guide was amazing and very informative.
  • My little crew.
  • Our beautiful riad.

sidenote: my sister has been obsessed with Morocco since “El Clon” which is a telenovela that came out in 2001. I remember buying the bracelets with connecting rings. ALSO, after watching the Bourne Ultimatum you’d also understand why we’ve gone where we’ve gone.

I am beyond grateful for the places we’ve gone to but Morocco was a shell shock experience and I am happy for everything we have learned from that. Hearing prayer call 5 times a day was incredible.. I am a huge fan of Homeland and those are the little details I remember from the show and to actually be able to experience it meant everything to me.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Started the year with a LONG list of things I wanted to do, and places to see, it is safe to say  that the universe had completely different plans for my life. Rainy days, long lines, demolitions, snow etc. have prevented things from happening it is still early in the year but fuck, what a way to start. I have my BIG trip in May which I’m extremely excited about but as of right now, I hope my little trips end up happening at one point or another.

Speaking of attempts Blanca and I finally went to downtown and walked around, took a whole 2 tries. Downtown LA is best on the metro if it’s accessible to you, I left my car at one of the stations and off we were. I’d been wanting to photograph the Walt Disney Concert Hall since my friends wedding in November. The design reminds me a lot of https://sandieadventures.com/2015/06/10/antelope-canyon/ I am that person that sticks to what they know and love.

Below is what I got from this trip:

HBD ‘Merica.

Italian Shaved Ice

City Hall DTLA

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Downtown LA/ Bar 107

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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.