Hi everyone! Happy Friday and Happy Spring! I got back early this morning (2:00 am) from nine glorious days in sunny Southern California. We split our time between Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach and San Diego…and had a fabulous time in each place. Many of you have been following along on Instagram and have seen a few of my photos but for those of you aren’t Instagram-er’s, here is a taste of what to expect next week…
|View from the Montage, Laguna Beach|
I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine this morning (although dismayed to find we still have snow in a lot of places). After over a week of gorgeous weather and eating nearly every meal outside, I can’t wait for the weather in the Northeast to improve.
Here are a few things hitting up on my radar screen while I was traveling…
While we were in LA, we went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. First off, there is something fun about seeing a movie IN Hollywood (even though it was just a regular theater). We really enjoyed it and loved the “travel aspect” of the movie. Wes Anderson movies are always so much fun!
My TV didn’t work on the plane last night so I read Sarah Jio’s new book, Morning Glory, from cover to cover…It takes place in a houseboat community in Seattle which truly captivated me.
I love The Scout Guide and their ten travel essentials…
Check out this collection of Do Not Disturb Signs…they are an item that may soon become extinct judging by the slick “Privacy” buttons found in our hotel rooms on our trip.
Peter Greenberg shares The Best Travel Tips Ever in Fortune this month.
The travel section of the LA Times is great…this article on Tuscany is excellent.
And, finally, you know me and Paris…how could I NOT share this gorgeous time lapse video of my favorite city in gorgeous detail…
Paris in Motion (Part 1) from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo.
I can’t wait to tell you all about my California travels next week! Have a fabulous SPRING weekend, my dears…wherever you may be wandering!
Vel Criste says
Glad you had a marvelous time Sandy! Can't believe I don't follow you on IG, well now I do!
Video is wonderful, enjoyed every bit of this must-go-to-city for sure!
The enchanted home says
Welcome home!!! So happy you had a great time…how could you not? Its a pretty amazing state top to bottom!
That Paris video has me craving a trip there in the worst way…….such an incredibly place.
And I cannot wait to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, going with a friend this weekend for a matinee….heard all great things.
Love TSG too….they are always full of great info. Welcome home and cannot wait to hear all about your trip.
pve design says
Travel, a hotel, a movie and somewhere special- all on my list!
So glad you had such a great trip, Sandy!! Love the Scout Guide and can't wait to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. Happy weekend!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Oh Sandy, LAGUNA BEACH! I am a California Girl forever. LOVE!!!!!!
Katie Clooney says
Sandy… thanks for the movie and book suggestion. I am so envious of your trip to California. By far, one of my favorite states! Have a great weekend!
Welcome home, Sandy! I cannot wait to hear more about your California trip, it looks like you had an amazing time! And that Paris video has me wanting to pack my bags maintenant!
The Glam Pad
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says
Welcome back, Sandy! Must have been difficult leaving such a fun and sunny place. We just came home from Paris and Europe and I'm suffering withdrawal 🙂 Happy spring! xo
DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family says
Welcome home, Sandy!
Can't wait to read and see the details of your trip to Cali!
I may need to check out that book since I am Seattle girl.
Thanks for popping in to visit during your travels!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
I love all of these links! I cannot wait to check them out! Happy to see you back.
Although I loved following along on your adventure on Instagram.
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
I love these links and cannot wait to check them out.