One of the things I find hard about living in California is how far away you are from so many countries. As an avid traveler, it is difficult to plan trips when everything is so far. Other than Mexico and parts of Canada, there are pretty slim pickings when it comes to traveling close.
Growing up in London, I would take weekend trips all around Europe to France, Italy, Portugal etc. In California it takes a full day just to get to the East Coast!
I decided to make it my mission to find fun places to travel to in Southern California. I learned about Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes through a friend and was so excited to plan a trip there. Unlike most hotels in Los Angeles, Terranea is an actual resort with many restaurants, a lovely pool and the most insane views of the ocean.
Terranea is about a 45 minute drive from my place in Santa Monica, but it feels like you have traveled to a secluded island in Mexico. The resort is located on top of a cliff with a hacienda style feel to it. The hotel is perfectly picturesque, I couldn’t stop snapping photos the whole time I was there. It is not hard to understand why it is one of the top wedding destinations in SoCal.
With every trip comes a suitcase full of vacation looks! One trend I am seeing so much of this season is off the shoulder tops and dresses and I am not complaining! I absolutely love this look. I picked up a blue off the shoulder dress from Tory Burch which was perfect for throwing over a bathing suit and lunching by the pool. In the evening I slipped into this amazing piece from Maje’s summer collection for something a little dressier. I paired both looks with my Tory Burch wedges. Of course I never go anywhere without my handbag collection! I bought my Chloe mini Marcie bag, my Celine trio as well as my Chloe drew bag.
Shop my looks below!