11 Hour Layover in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles AreaIt would appear that Los Angeles is my second home because I am there so often. I think it just might be! It seems that every flight I take I connect through LA. Many of the workshops I attend are also in the LA area. I have been in the LA area more times than I can count in the last 7 months. I’m happy to connect through LA anytime; it is a great place to be. If any place will become my home away from home I am happy to make it LA. Was I meant to be born a California girl? Continue reading

Turquoise Thursday: Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach, California is my favorite beach in the Los Angeles area. The cute beach city is friendly and has a low key atmosphere! Waking up and walking to the Pier for sunrise is as if I am waking up in my own home. I could spend the entire day just relaxing on the beach listening to the waves crash on the shore. Although the water is freezing this time of year, I still dip my toes in to cool off. Better yet, I could walk for miles along the board walk from beach to beach. Hermosa Beach located between Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach and is in the perfect location. Quiet enough to be a tranquil getaway, yet close to public transportation and popular attractions including Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles. Walking along “the strand” (i.e. the board walk) is care-free and refreshing as it is a smoke-free zone. Watching the active passer-bys running, biking, roller-blading, and roller skating makes me want to take up a new sport. I feel at home by the beach; the beach is my playground. My home away from home. Continue reading