29 May 2011
photos by Tom b.
- 30s silk dress
- vintage cardigan
- Rachel Comey boots
- H&M sunglasses
One of our afternoons while visiting Los Angeles was spent walking around Santa Monica. I almost forgot how much cooler it always is along the coast! After some early clouds, the sky opened up to a beautiful blue (a typical May-gray sort of day). We started off walking along the 3rd Street Promenade. There's a bookstore there (I can't remember the name) that always has really great art and photography books. I found a Mike Disfarmer book that I flipped through and almost bought but ended up leaving it behind.
We stopped in a few other shops along the way. I had to buy sneakers for some hiking we planned to do later in the week since I'd forgotten to pack mine. We also stopped into Wasteland where I tried on a few vintage dresses and left with just one. We were pretty much all shopped-out after that so we walked down to the pier to relax for a bit. It was super windy! We didn't ride any of the rides but stood along the edges and watched the waves crashing, the birds flying in the wind and the guys fishing off the end of the pier.
Eventually I got a little cold so I put on a shirt Tom had bought at the Levis store and changed into my brand new sneakers to walk back to the car. Then we headed to Real Food Daily where we had dinner plans with another couple. I had the seitan Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes. I have to say that while I remembered really liking their food it was just OK this time. That was pretty much it for the day so we went back to the house where we were staying where I fell asleep reading while Tom hung out with friends (a typical end of the night). Thank goodness I kept a daily trip diary otherwise I'd never remember all of this!