California Living

Point Mugu

Point Mugu State Park is located in Malibu (think end of Malibu), and it’s one of my favorite places to hike. Discovered this gem last year and have tried to go any chance I get, it’s quite the drive for me so Spring and Summer are my times to go.

My cousin was in town from San Francisco her sister suggested we go hiking AND me being me told them it was worth it and we would go slow key words for strenuous. Hiking to me is so second nature at this point that I never really take into consideration other peoples stamina, the kids had a BLAST their mother on the other hand was struggling (love you kay). I had totally forgotten the length of the hike and the elevation(Chumash Trail is the steeper quicker way to the top, which is what we took).. This particular day ended up being SO windy, apparently in Los Angeles it was raining we were so far from it that it didn’t make sense as to why it was so effin windy. Everyone was being such a great sport about it, which is all I could ever ask of anyone.

The views are incredible and worth the struggle, please enjoy:

Grand Canyon 

After Sedona we headed up to the Grand Canyon, lots of driving was involve that weekend went from not appreciating it to loving it. Anyways, Grand Canyon didn’t know what to expect the whole drive there I was so curious as to how it looked, where we would start on and on.. Nadia and I came to the conclusion that it was built by aliens. Even when we got there it felt so untouchable and surreal.

one thing I’ve been making sure to do in every place is to just sit there and take it all in if you see my Instagram and you see that picture I am doing just that taking it in an savoring the moment.

Cloud Art.

One of my ultimate LA things to do is HIKING! My mom has been taking my siblings and I since I could remember. Growing up and living walking distance to  Griffith Park has a lot to do with it, but now I’ve expanded my horizon and found new places. Sunrise and Sunset hikes are fucking magical and that’s all anyone needs to know. Being on top of a mountain as the colors in the sky change there is nothing better than that…except food and other things but this is definitely on top of that list for me.

Please enjoy my collection for 2014.

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(Street in Burbank, CA)

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Beach Life.

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Pictures Above: Crescent Bay Beach, Laguna CA // Pictures Below: Hermosa Beach, CA

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 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.