Free People Libby Convertible Dress (here) 

House of Harlow Tanta Crosshatch Pendant Necklace (here) 

This whole week I had planned on going to Slot Canyon, CA. It’s about 3.5 hours from Los Angeles and is quite remote. Last minute I decided against that plan because I didn’t think it was wise to take such a long remote trek alone…so, today I was a tourist in Venice Beach, CA. As always, Venice was lively, entertaining and full of great people watching opportunities! It was a bit grey and cool, but thankfully, there were small pockets of sunlight to keep me warm enough while I rode around enjoying the sights!

August 26, 2017 0 comment
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Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Photo taken with my phone behind my eclipse glasses (my camera was having trouble focusing on the eclipse rather than the glasses)

Today, the United States experienced a total solar eclipse in certain states within certain cities of those states. The states in which you were able to see a total solar eclipse are: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Here, in California, we experienced a 70% solar eclipse meaning that we experienced the moon cover 70% of the sun. This happened at exactly 10:20AM, today for just a couple of minutes. Thankfully one of my colleagues had some extra eclipse glasses from the California Science Center, to let me borrow!

August 21, 2017 0 comment
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A fun, but competitive game of ping pong

Laura looking out to the sunset, from The Bungalow

Our last stop of the night was a lounge that I don’t know the name of, but had a lovely lit colorful wall

Lack of Color, Teak Rancher Hat  (here)

American Apparel, Crop Top (here) 

Kathryn Amberleigh Geniunion Leather Sandals (here)

I hadn’t been here in quite some time, but coming back reminded me of how much I enjoy this place! The ping pong, the people, and the sunsets are good reasons to visit The Bungalow, Santa Monica. Laura and I had a lovely time!

August 19, 2017 0 comment
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Ground floor indoor pool. You see this as you walk in from the entrance

One set of hot baths in the basement. There were many others

Aqua class

Outdoor rooftop/ street level swimming pools

This morning I treated myself to the Gellért Baths. The Gellért Baths are situated in a complex that consists of the Hotel Gellért in Buda, and other swimming pools that you may access with your one-day pass. There are baths in the basement, ground level, and rooftop. You can spend all day here. There are lockers and towels that are available to use for a small fee. I did my best to dip in all the baths before I left. This place is a must visit!

August 3, 2017 0 comment
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My view of the Charles Bridge from, Letná Park. I was making my way from the city to get to the Prague Castle and stumbled across this view!

A tram

Oh my goodness, there are so many tourist-says the tourist. I mean, right when you step off the train and walk about 5 minutes into the Prague city center, it’s just a circus full of just about everything, street performers, children and well…tourists

Four Seasons-Prague

Prague Castle


The train station that I arrived and departed from

While I had told a few people of my summer plans, my friends suggested that I take a small trip, within my Budapest trip and go to Prague- The Czech Republic. I did my research and realized that it was only about a $50 USD round trip train ride, 7-hours each way with a few options for departure times each day. I decided to take the 5:25AM train so that I would arrive in Prague at about 12:30PM. I set my alarm for 4AM. Woke up. Fell back asleep. Then woke up in a panic at about 4:55AM…and it takes me 23 minutes to get to the train stop!!!!! Greg and I ran to the train stop, in some wild thunder and lighten storm weather. Stood there and waited for the metro (underground) that was suppose to take me to my 7-hour train. Greg was convinced I would miss it…but I was determined. He told me the only way for me to make it was to run from the track, upstairs, and onto the other track (which would normally take about 3 minutes). As soon as the metro doors opened, I rain straight and slightly confused to where I was suppose to go. And I actually made it on my 7-hour train with 2 minutes to spare! Why do I do this to myself….? Sigh.

July 31, 2017 0 comment
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