Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Santa Monica Beach Day

Clearly, one of the best things about being in LA is the close proximity to the beach. Being able to take a 5 minute drive and put my feet in the sand is one of my favorite things in the world. Growing up landlocked in Ohio, I only got to go to the beach once every couple of years, and it was always such a magical experience. For those of you who grew up in the Midwest, you know exactly how I feel. Seeing the ocean for the first time is a pretty rad. I always hoped I'd end up living close, but now that it's finally happened, I feel SO lucky. Who gets to go to the ocean every week? How is that real life?!

Two weekends ago, Drew and I hit up the beach in Santa Monica. It's for sure one of my favorite beaches in LA, especially because of the Santa Monica Pier. Best way I can describe the SMP to anyone who hasn't been before is that it feels like they took a traveling carnival (and a second rate one at that) and let them permanently set up shop on the pier. Just like "Hey, this is my friend Ricky. He runs a carnival out of Topeka, Kansas but he just got picked up on some criminal charges and has to go away for a while. Mind if he just stores all of his carnival shit here on this pier for a while? Great!" It's basically awful, which means I, of course, love it. It's tacky, crowded and a big hot mess. What's not to love? On this particular trip, we steered clear of the SMP, heading straight for the beach instead. While we were there, I snapped a few pictures and played in the sand. Perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Just looking at these pictures makes me wish I wasn't sitting inside working on my laptop. Scheduling another beach day ASAP.

xo! Carmen

10 comments:

  1. These photos are all so gorgeous! Especially the first two!! I've always lived next to the beach, so for me, seeing the beach is more of a bad thing. Sweaty, sandy, yuckiness. Bleh!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks girl! I hear ya though. The ocean is one of those things that if you don't grow up near it, it becomes like this mythical, magical place. But I can see how growing up next to it would make it loose it's luster. Plus- I still haven't mastered the art of beach hair. I get frizz, not beachy waves. Oy. Still- it's an okay price to pay for a day at the ocean!

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  2. That looks so amazing! I am jealous, I love the beach.
    Great pictures :)

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  3. I would LOVE to live that close to the beach. I don't like sand, but I love to sit up off the shore a bit and just enjoy the ocean air.

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    1. I love sand for the most part- but not when it sneaks into unwanted areas. And it sticks around for days! Three days after going to the beach, I'll find sand in my shorts. Semi frustrating, but worth it to put my feet in the water!
      I agree though- sitting off shore a bit and listening to the ocean? Sounds like heaven.

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  4. loving these photos, you seem soo sooo happy

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  5. That looks fucking awesome!! Glad to see you're enjoying your new home. Can I come visit yet?

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