Last week I took a little vacay with my husband to California. We started off the trip visiting my parents in Palm Springs for some r&r and pretty mountain views. We then drove up to Los Angeles and stayed at the Shangri-La in Santa Monica, which was across from the beach. It was the perfect location and filled with tons of fun restaurants, stores, and sights to see like the Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade.

We also ate at some pretty tasty restaurants including Ivy at the Shore, Blue Plate Taco {amazing truffled lobster tacos!}, Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen, Fatburger, Blue Plate Oysterette, Nobu Malibu, and Water Grill Santa Monica. I did a lot of instagramming along the way and thought I would post a few pictures I snapped while on our trip.

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Rebecca Minkoff Bag // Gap Jean Shorts // J.Crew Floral Sweater {old, similar
New Balance Sneakers // White Old Navy Sweater // Urban Outfitter Sunnies 
White J.Crew Sweater {also bought this pink one} // North Face Vest // Prada Bag
J.Crew Factory Checked Shirt // Gap Jeans // 
Old Navy Jacket // Black Workout Pants 

24 thoughts on “CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

  1. Biana Perez

    Gorgeous pictures and looks like a wonderful trip! I love the photo of everyone lounging by the pool – looks very LA!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  2. Caroline @ Windy City Chic

    Beautiful photos! My sister lived in L.A. for a year but now they live two hours away. In gorgeous Pinot Noir country.. Sigh.. Anyway!! I’m glad that you two had a nice trip and that food looks SO delicious too!! 🙂

  3. Kerrie Mitchell Burke

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    I’m jealous, beyond jealous, this just looks like the perfect vacay. I actually only got back from Mexico a couple of weeks ago but it was so short AND it snowed after we got back so I totally need another. LOL!

    By the way, is the navy gingham shirt I spy from J.Crew Factory or is that a similar piece? I’m kind of gingham obsessed right now!


    1. Gold Coast Girl

      LOVE Mexico! At least it is hopefully done snowing in Chicago finally. My shirt IS from J.Crew Factory and I just got it so they should still have it! I linked all pieces I’m wearing at the bottom of this post. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Living on Cloud Nine

    The little getaways are simply the Best!!! So happy to see these amazing photos!!! That floral green sweater is to die for and you and your hubbs are absolutely adorable!!! Glad I found and followed your beautiful Blog!!

  5. Mary María

    Cool! Your blog is very cute! Enjoy the day, sweetie!!

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  6. Lindsay Ava

    California looks like the ideal place to live! Sunshine all year around sounds like heaven 🙂 Just discovered your blog, love it 🙂

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