Winter break in Los Angeles

California is ALWAYS a good idea.

Every time I go to California whether its San Diego, LA, or San Francisco I always have the best of times. I don't ever imagine myself living in LA but I LOVE to visit. This past visit I went to house/pup sit for my friend Serena and her fiance who spent the week in Italy planning their wedding for this fall! I had the pleasure to watch Marv the pup while they were away and stay in their beautiful home in the hollywood hills. Roman of course came with, and the two of them became instant wolfpup BFFs. They actually even have such similar features, i feel like they're related some where along the line:)  My sister and her pup Luna also came for some visits as well who looks like the third cousin. We couldn't have asked for better winter weather. Most of the days were sunny and warm, and there were a few grey/rainy cooler days which I enjoyed very much.

I have to say the highlight of my visit (year to date!) was going to lunch and seeing Florence Welch walk in and sit two tables away from me. I sat through lunch with my sister trying to not stare but if you know me at all that was so hard to do. She's been one of my top inspiring lady goddess of all time. At the end of the lunch I passed her on my way out and was so drawn to her, that I had to stop and tell her how she's inspired me as an artist. I then gifted her with one of my jewels from the new collection I had on that day. She welcomed me to her table and was so humbly sweet. We talked about the my jewelry and gemstones I use and where I find them. She asked if she could gift me in return, and then took out a pen and paper and drew me the ring I gifted her on her hand. That whole moment felt like I dreamt it. Still can't believe that happened. A moment in time I will never forget, and now I have the drawing to always remember. Thank you Florence, and thank you Los Angeles (Lalaland) you are always so dreamy. 

 the wolf pack

the wolf pack

 Venice Canals Walkway

Venice Canals Walkway

 Building aesthetics at Venice Beach

Building aesthetics at Venice Beach

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 The  double crescent warrior ring  via Florence. Xx

The double crescent warrior ring via Florence. Xx

 Marv the pup

Marv the pup

 Roman the pup

Roman the pup

 Ivy at the shore, Santa Monica

Ivy at the shore, Santa Monica

 Wild Taco, Newport Beach

Wild Taco, Newport Beach

 Newport Beach Pier

Newport Beach Pier

 Overcast walks on the bench

Overcast walks on the bench

 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

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Lalaland