Today’s Friday photo was taken just after a beautiful sunset last November in Santa Monica. I live really close to Santa Monica and come here far too often to shop on 3rd Street Promenade. Although I’m no stranger to this beautiful beachside city, this was definitely the first time I stopped to really take in its beauty. Cheesy, I know, but sometimes you really take your home for granted. On this day I had one of my best friends visiting from Germany and it was her first time seeing the Pacific Ocean! I loved experiencing these familiar places through her eyes and realizing how lucky I am to live where I do.
Awhile back I said I would participate in Need Another Holiday’s #Take12Trips in January! Well there’s still one day left and I’m off to Solvang for the weekend. This quirky Danish-like town is just a two and a half hour drive from Los Angeles. It’s my first time visiting and I’m excited for this little coastal road trip… but even more excited to stuff my face with Danish pastries all weekend.