Experiences & Eats in Cali
It feels like it has been forever since I’ve hopped on and wrote a post. We are now back from our honeymoon and I am now a married woman! I have a husband which is AWESOME, but I still find it very strange to say “my husband..” LOL. I guess it will be like that for a while.
Matt was born in California and wanted to go back and visit to see what it was like. I had been to California a couple of years ago for my brother’s senior vacation and loved it. Plus, with everything going on with Hurricane Florence we were thankful that we were going to the West Coast.
We stayed at LOEWS hotel in Santa Monica for the first two days of our trip.
The next four days of our trip we stayed at an Airbnb in Venice. While we loved the hotel, the Airbnb was just so zen. Totally California.
We loved the outdoor space to just hang out or eat breakfast outside. We also loved playing with the owner’s dog. Such a sweet dog!
Hollywood sign hike
We hopped on Airbnb to look for different hikes to the Hollywood sign. We thought it would be easier to go on a tour instead of hike it ourselves and we are so glad that we did.
We did the sunset/night hike with photo shoot with Jennifer. She provided history and fun facts about the Hollywood sign. She even brought her dog Ziggy along for the hike. It was about a 2 mile hike up and 2 mile hike down. It was very steep. We stopped every so often to take pictures. My hottie with a body husband and I were thoroughly impressed with the pictures she took. She edited them and sent us to them the next day. Highly recommend doing her hike!
Anyone that knows me knows that I love me some Jesus music. Needtobreathe is my favorite band ever! These guys are truly talented and so much fun to watch live. They sound just like they do on the radio. We saw them at the Greek outdoor theatre in LA and we had the best time. I sung entirely way too loud. We also found a new band we liked, Johnnyswim, who was the opening act for them!
This place was probably my favorite place we ate at the whole trip. It was super authentic Italian which was why it was so shocking they had gluten-free options. They had gluten-free table bread they brought to the table with olive tapenade.
Well, first off I highly recommend driving the pacific coast highway. It is gorgeous. You drive it on the way to get to Malibu from LA.