Sunday, February 24, 2013

Life These Days....


             These days I have really been exploring where I live. Going on as many back roads
                           and off beat paths. I have to tell you...It's been very dreamy.


                           I stop and pull over on a very busy road and take in the beauty.




On these journeys - you have to stop and grab a cupcake or 4.


                  A twisty road on - Mulholland Dr. and you see the famous Hollywood sign.



                                             Having a tasty lunch is a must - of course.


                                 A little Rodeo Drive is good for the soul once in a while.


The Valley View


                              The evening sky is a vision of beauty that... I can't get enough of.

44 comments:

  1. Love the first and last pictures!

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  2. Amazing pictures. Such breathtaking views!!

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  3. What absolutely gorgeous photos!! That pasta dish looks amazing.

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  4. California is absolutely gorgeous! I hope to see the beauty for myself someday.

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  5. So pretty! I do the same thing here in New York when I get the chance. I can't wait for Spring!

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  6. Great surroundings. In Indiana as soon as you leave town you are surrounded by bean and corn fields. No run in with a cupcake shop, unfortunately. -Tonya

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  7. Gorgeous photos! And don't blame you one bit for getting 4. ;) Exploring is one of my favorite things---especially backroads and random stores and restaurants. Definitely had some great---and some really bad places. Haha. But worth it!

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  8. I just love this post! I think I take California for granted; especially SB. You have inspired me to go explore!

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place you live! Gorgeous photos!

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  10. I love these pictures, Val!!! We are so lucky to live in CA :) If only I were closer to a Sprinkles...

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  11. So, so beautiful! Makes me want to go out for an afternoon drive around my town.... It's nice to stop and look at all the beauty around you.

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  12. Val, if I could live anywhere in the world, it would be here where you live! It truly is Paradise! Thanks for the beautiful photos. Makes Utah look like a barren wasteland (but with mountains!)

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  13. you're making me SO excited to move to cali!

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  14. So many amazing sites! Absolutely gorgeous photos!

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  15. Gorgeous pictures!! The food looks amazing! Not to mention I'm starving!

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  16. Yes, a cupcake or four is right. :) Val, I grew up so close to where you live! My dad lived in Thousands Oaks. Aren't you in Malibu? T.O. is just right over the hills from you. I love hwy 1. We've camped along it, biked it, drove it, I love it. And our favorite place to hike was the Santa Monica Mountains for sure.

    I have a really good restaurant recommendation. On your next fancy occasion, birthday, anniversary, etc. there is a place in Topanga Canyon called The Inn of the Seventh Ray. It is so awesome!!! It's got a green, hippy, granola vibe. And the food is very unique and fantastic. We always went for Mother's Day brunch with my dad's side of the family, his mom. Not only is the food good, the place itself is so interesting. I bet you'd love it. Take care,

    Shauna xoxo

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  17. I want to go on vacation...or move...after seeing these! Great photos, Val :)

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  18. are you kidding? Did you really take that last pic? Its incredible

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  19. Ha, cupcake or 4. That is the story of my life! These photos look great!

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  20. Sigh...this definitely makes me miss SoCal even more! Fab photos Val!

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  21. Your photography is so beautiful. I can see why you love Cali:)

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  22. Your photos are always gorgeous but that first and last one are to die for!!

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  23. These are such pretty pictures! Cupcakes (or 4) are of course necessary when exploring the town!

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  24. Those are beautiful shots! We do live in a beautiful place, don't we?!!!
    xo Kris

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  25. Dreamy indeed!! That spaghetti looked so yummy!

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  26. so beautiful - where were those pictures of the ocean taken?

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  27. THESE PICTURES are just breathtaking!! Completely! I am going to look at them again and again!

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  28. I just came back from a week in Palm Desert in your gorgeous state :) Golf, shopping, staring at the beautiful San Bernadino mountains (snow capped last Wednesday). Your photos are gorgeous.

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  29. I LOVE the first 3 pics and the last! So pretty! <3

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  30. Your photos are gorgeous! I want to come with!!
    xxoo

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  31. I am in love with where you live. Can I be your neighbor please?!?

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  32. What gorgeous pictures, Val!! and such amazing sights to live so close to!

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