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Mc Way Falls in Julia Pfeiffer National Park
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9 Days California Road Trip Itinerary

Today marks 2 years since the day I set foot in California. Visiting Los Angeles (and California in general) has always been on my wish list: the palm trees, endless beaches, the Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills and many more! My friends and I spent 9 full days in the Golden State visiting places, walking, dining and taking it all in. I’ve wanted to write down our itinerary, the places we dined and the hotels we stayed for a long time, so here it is! A compact itinerary which you can use as an inspiration to plan your California road trip….

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downtown Los Angeles
Destinations, USA

A walk around Downtown LA

It’s not secret that I fell in love with Los Angeles when I visited back in March! Before I planned my trip I had no idea how vast LA is, where the different neighborhoods are positioned on the map or which places to visit except for Beverly Hills and Santa Monica! The bits and bobs I knew about LA came from TV series (hello Beverly Hills 90210), films and of course celebrity blogs and magazines (I honestly can’t recall how many times celebrities were spotted on the Grove (which, yes I managed to visit back in March). The one place…

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sunset in Malibu
Taste, USA

Drive away to Malibu + dine at Geoffrey’s

“Hey hey, you know what to do Oh baby, drive away to Malibu” – Hole Driving away to Malibu would be a brilliant weekend idea…if only I lived in LA!! Still during our 3,5 days stay in LA back in March, my friends and I managed to spend an afternoon driving to Malibu, frolicking (well sort of) on Zuma beach and then dining at Geoffrey’s. Malibu is just a 30’ drive (with no traffic) from Santa Monica and about 60’ drive (with no traffic) from Los Angeles. Malibu stretches 34km along the Pacific Ocean and is “home” to many beaches including…

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Road Trip: Pacific Coast Highway
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Road Trip along the Pacific Coast Highway

This is the last post about my Californian vacations back in March and the most exciting one: road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway from Cayucos (where we spent the night after our visit in the Sequoia National Park) up to Carmel. I must admit that it’s probably the best coast route I’ve ever seen. Surely enough I’ve driven next to the sea before and my home country has some scenic routes, but none like Pacific Coast Highway! We started off our day by walking along the beach in Cayucos, which turned out to be a really nice place! Our next…

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General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
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Visiting the Sequoia National Park (plus tips)

So, part number 3 on our, quite epic, California road trip! I’ve talked about the beginning and the end of our trip, so now it’s time to fill in the blanks about what we did in between. If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few photos. For the rest of you, here’s the lowdown! Leaving Los Angeles, rather than take the Pacific Coast Higway towards Santa Barbara, we took Highway 5 and headed towards Sequoia National Park. You see we wanted to incorporate one National Park in our itinerary and since Yosemite would be a hit or…

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Ann Taylor shirt and Moschino sunglasses
Destinations, Style, USA

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

I try to sneak in outfit photo sessions while traveling, I really do, but I tend to gravitate towards certain pieces of clothing (looking at you grey jeans) and always strive for comfort and convenience versus “I have to wear XYZ for the blog”. Yet, I couldn’t pass up that metal wall of de Young museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, which actually begged to be a background for an outfit shoot! The Golden Gate Park is a place you should definitely visit in San Francisco. It has so many things to do that you can easily spend a…

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15 things you shouldn't miss in San Francisco
Destinations, USA

15 things you shouldn’t miss in San Francisco

Where to start about San Francisco…I have no idea?! The Bridge? The Hills? The Architecture? It’s a different city than Los Angeles for sure. To start off with, it’s more compact (7×7 miles as I was told and kept on repeating) and can be explored with buses/trolleys and on foot (your calves are going to have one hell of a workout)! Here three days were enough for us to visit the main attractions of the city and take things a little more slowly than our whirlwind LA trip! Here are 15 things I think (by experience) that no visitor of…

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Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Style, USA

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

As a Frank Gehry fan, I couldn’t miss seeing the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles! We parked nearby and started our walk around Downtown LA from this place. But first, we walked around the building, which spans almost 4 acres, took some “outfit” photos and enjoyed the Blue Ribbon garden and this exquisite rose shaped fountain. The fountain is made up from broken up Delft porcelain and is dedicated to Lillian Disney, Walt’s wife, who pledged a $50 million gift towards the construction of a new concert hall. The concert hall was inaugurated in 2004 and is the home…

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View from Getty Center
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12 Fun Things I Did in Los Angeles

California was high on my travel wishlist, probably because of all the films and series I’ve watched that take place there. Well I grew up watching Beverly Hills 90210 (the original one not the remake) after all! And then there is San Francisco and Golden Gate bridge and not to mention Pacific Coast Highway 1, which I discovered through blogs and Pinterest (the latter one is definitely a “thing” nowadays for travel planning along with Instagram). Today I’m really proud and excited to say that I’ve been there and done that and I really really liked the experience! I have…

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Mission District, San Francisco 

  Yesterday we walked around Mission District in San Francisco which is full of street art. The most famous murals are those of Balmy alley, but I found this wall in 19th & Mission very cute! It’s brand new as well!! Related: 15 things you shouldn’t miss in San Francisco, 3 restaurants in San Francisco worth visiting.

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