When In Los Angeles

For those who haven’t been to Los Angeles yet, you’ve been missing out. L.A. has it’s own charm and characteristics. It’s not the most well maintained city in the world, the roads suck and the traffic is ever-present, but it’s undoubtly a fun city!

R & I have friends there so we drive down from San Francisco quite frequently to see them. What I like most about L.A. is that there’s always a new place to discover and new things to do. For example, we’ve been wanting to visit the La Brea tar pits for a while and this time we got the chance to go. It was really interesting to see all the fossils from the ice age and learn more about earth’s history.IMG_9867Food is always great in Los Angeles. If you ever find your self in the Venice area you should pop up to Salt & Straw for a scoop or two of delicious gourmet ice cream. I like to consider myself an ice cream connoisseur, and this place is definitely in the top 3 best ice creams I’ve ever had! The Wildflower honey with ricotta walnut lace cookies was such a complex and delicious flavor, too bad it’s only limited to the month of May.IMG_20160515_234623

As our friends live in Venice, we always end up on the boardwalk at least once each trip. We love having lunch in one of the restaurants, then walk down the beach and spend our afternoon laying in the sun, our bodies buried in sand, laughing the day away.

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DSC04916Sunsets are pretty magical in Venice, especially when you are watching them from the beach. The sky turns a fire-red on one end and shifts to deep purple on the other, leaving the middle a medley of orange, pink & blue. It’s absolutely breathtaking!

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Venice has a unique charm to it, especially the board walk. It’s like no other boardwalk in LA, filled with hippies, vendors and entertainers, you will surely have no dull moments.

If you haven’t been to Los Angeles before, make sure to add it on your travel list!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

 

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    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you Bruna, I’m lucky that my hubby is an amazing photographer!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you Gabrielle, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. Amy Arnold
    May 18, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I want to visit LA so badly! It just looks so amazing. Your floral maxi is so good.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      It’s so much fun, I’m sure you’ll love it.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      It’s my new favorite place in Venice, sooo good!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 18, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Great pictures! Salt & Straw is SO GOOD, and I love Venice Beach, it’s just so hard to find parking haha. But yes, LA is a pretty awesome city!

    Lindsey
    The Fashion Barbie

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      We actually parked right on the beach for $9 the whole day and you can go in and out as many times as you want! it was perfect!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you Camila, you’re so sweet!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Thanks Alecz, I’m happy you liked it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      Haha who isn’t craving that all the time? Thank you for stopping by Kate!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      If you ever get the chance to visit L.A. you should definitely do so.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you! Yeah the weather there is nice even though on this trip it was a little colder and cloudy.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks Jo!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. Kate
    May 18, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Beautiful dress! And that ice cream sounds out of this world! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      It was indeed out of this world, I can still taste it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 18, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Love your outfit, and all these photos! That ice cream looks pretty incredible too.

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thank you Chloe!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I’m so happy you loved it Keri. Thanks for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Marina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks Jenna!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      You should just do it! It’s so much fun if you ended up going there I recommend visiting San Diego too. It’s only 2hrs away from L.A. and t’s as much fun!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you Taylor, I’m glad you love the dress. Have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Federica!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. May 18, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I had to take my time admiring these shots. LA is definitely on my list for places to visit. Loving yourtfit. Absolutely perfect for spring as I am currently loving floral trend.

    http://www.stephylately.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      I’m so glad you liked the pics and my outfit too. L.A. is definitely a photogenic city, even the not so good parts of it.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. May 18, 2016 / 11:52 am

    These are such beautiful photos! It’s so strange how when you live in a place you take the every day sights for granted…your pictures really made me appreciate the amazing city that I call home!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      You’re lucky to be in L.A.! I know what you mean though, sometimes I see photos of San Francisco and I’m just in awe how pretty it is even though I live there. We tend to forget to stop and appreciate things sometimes.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. Biana
    May 18, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Such a pretty dress!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you Biana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 18, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you Dakota, you’re so sweet!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 18, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    LA is beautiful! And you look stunning girl…you remind me of Sona! I’m sure you’ve heard of her!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  9. May 18, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I I’m not mistaken, sunsets at the LA sunsets in the Venice area are pretty legendary, so that’s definitely something I’ll have to watch out for when I FINALLY go to LA soon. These are absolutely gorgeous photographs, ad you look lovely, too!

    MAY | http://WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

  10. May 18, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Glad you likes LA! I have been there before and always enjoy it there I also really loved your photos they are so pretty !

  11. May 18, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I love that dress! I’ve seriously been lusting over floral wrap maxi dresses of late… I need yours, so pretty!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  12. May 18, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Lovely pictures! I’d love to visit L.A. and as I like ice cream as much as you do – the scoops look incredible!!
    xx Isabelle

  13. May 19, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Beautiful pics!!!
    Chiara

  14. May 19, 2016 / 4:03 am

    OH LA! <3
    I've never been there but I am obsessed with it anyways 🙂 I live in Europe and it's pretty far but I have it on my travel wish list and have to visit that magical city ASAP:)
    You look amazing girl – love the dress <3
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

  15. May 19, 2016 / 7:09 am

    These photos are absolutely lovely and I am so in love with your dress! Love floral maxi dresses for summer! It’s awesome that you have friends in LA so that when you need a change of scenery from San Fran you can just hop in the car and drive down – granted it is definitely a bit of a drive, but still doable!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  16. May 19, 2016 / 7:26 am

    I’m definitely one of those who are missing out because I’ve never been to L.A., let alone Cali, I know, I know! I’ve heard it’s a lot like NY, so I’m sure I’d feel somewhat at home, even sitting in the traffic, haha. That ice-cream looks and sounds SO delicious, such unique flavors! I also love your dress, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  17. May 19, 2016 / 7:51 am

    just came across your blog and i’m so happy i did! its so adorable and that dress is awesome! thanks for the great tour- love LA too! enjoy your thursday friend!

  18. Alita Claudia
    May 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

    been to LA and im sure missing it a lot! love the way u wore ur dress w leather jacket btw <3

    VVEEKEND 101

  19. May 19, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I visited CA last spring and I never wanted to come home! I love LA and San Francisco. I didn’t get a chance to visit Venice, but it’s on my list for my next trip to the West Coast. Love your floral dress with the leather jacket!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

  20. May 19, 2016 / 8:43 am

    I live in LA and it’s so true that there’s always something new and exciting to do! I feel like new restaurants are popping up daily, and there’s so much to see here. I LOVE Salt & Straw, ps – I’m convinced the Honey Lavender flavor is the best. Love your dress in this post too! Very pretty!

    Jess

    http://www.JessExplainsItAll.com

  21. May 19, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Nice pics! I’ve never been in L.A but i would really like to go 😉
    Beautiful dress btw!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! Hope you come back soon 😉
    xx

    Eli

    http://www.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

  22. May 19, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Love your amazing post, beautiful pictures as well, thank you for sharing, I have been to Los Angeles, so I can understand you pretty well, love to go there again soon !!!

    xxx

    http://www.supercarmission.com

  23. Emily
    May 19, 2016 / 11:42 am

    You look gorgeous girl! X I really want to visit LA when i’m older always looks stunning!

    http://www.emilyy.co.uk | Em X

  24. Nicole
    May 19, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Do you live in SF? I’m so jelly, I LOOOOOOVE that city. Oh and your dress is just fab!

    Xo,
    Nicole
    Nicole Sometimes

  25. May 19, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    That dress is so beautiful! Not only is the floral pattern lovely, but you picked the perfect shoes to go with it! I’m in love with those shoes!!

    Xoxo
    Serein
    https://sereinwu.com/

  26. Diana B.
    May 19, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Wow! This trip is so amazing, and your dress is absolutely beautiful too 🙂

  27. May 20, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Nice list of things to do when in Los Angeles.I love the floral dress and that yellow vehicle looks so great in the pictures too.
    http://sophieatieno.com

  28. May 20, 2016 / 2:01 am

    So happy you loved LA! There really are so many places to discover here, and there are so many parts of it to love. The traffic absolutely sucks, but aside from that, I wouldn’t live anywhere else! You also wore the PERFECT dress! Love the shot of you walking in the sand! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

  29. Bárbara Marques
    May 20, 2016 / 2:19 am

    Really cool pictures!! Love this look 🙂

    MY KIND OF JOY

  30. Ivona
    May 20, 2016 / 4:15 am

    Great look and LA really sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll make sure to try that ice-cream when I visit 🙂
    Ivona from http://www.thesmokedetector.net
    xo

  31. May 20, 2016 / 5:09 am

    That maxi dress is super cute! For some reason, I never make it to Venice when I’m in LA. Totally making sure I go next time!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  32. Mili
    May 20, 2016 / 6:36 am

    LA is one of my favorite cities! I’m glad to hear you had a great time there 🙂 The city is filled with so many delicious ice cream shops! Love the shots of you on the beach 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  33. May 20, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I haven’t visited Los Angeles in many years but now I totally want to. You look fabulous!

  34. May 20, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    These pictures are fabulous! Love your dress xoxo

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