… home and wet snow… and whilst those silly Californian’s were complaining about the cold at 55 degrees and glorious sunshine The Viking and I were more than happy… and whilst these photo’s may not be the best proof, it wasn’t ALL about the food you know… well… maybe…
… driving from Cambria through to Santa Monica and arriving in LA just in time for the most incredible sunset as the ocean glistens like jewels to say welcome… staying at the Seashore Motel on Main Street in Santa Monica was like a trip back in time to an era of cool and hip dudes man… cycling along the Venice beach promenade trying to avoid the weirdo’s but loving them just the same… breakfast at The Fig Tree… lunch at The Fig Tree… drinking the night away on Abbot Kinney… driving down Sunset Boulevard past the Chateau Marmont and dreaming of Hollywood stars…
… triple stacked turkey sandwiches with sweet potato fries whilst watching the sun sink into the ocean… cakes and cookies on Melrose Place… shopping for ridiculously cheap Levi’s on 3rd Street… having quite our fill of taco’s thank you very much… meeting with old friends and their beautiful new wives and dancing the night away in cool LA clubs… oh the utter joy of January sunshine!
… normal service will resume once I haul myself through the snow and back up to the cottage… I have a billion of your blog posts to read and then quite a lot of Californian inspiration to share… along with about 2 stone in weight to lose…
… now will that be white… wheat… sourdough… rye… bagel… english muffin… oh STOP already!
eat and of course, enjoy!
Home already? Your notes from California made me smile & brought back happy memories of our summer trip: http://magazinemum.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/on-road-in-california.html Now for the jet lag…
I too thank you for sharing, knowing the joys of warmth in January and sunsets over the sea.
Sue/the view from great island says
Welcome back—it sounds like you did the California thing in fine fashion!
Marmaduke Scarlet says
Sounds like a glorious trip. I now have an “ear worm” of the song “California Dreamin'” playing in my head! Welcome home!
Laura Loves Cakes says
Sounds like you had a fabulous trip…and now back to the snow…oh for some summer sun! Looking forward to hearing about your Californian food inspiration! 🙂
Recipe Junkie says
I have really enjoyed these posts – a little vicarious glamour and sunshine. Looks like it was a cracking holiday
What's brilliant way to see in the New Year! What a fab trip you both had, really enjoyed reading all your descriptions of this most wonderful of States!
Susie @ Fold in the Flour says
Welcome home! Glad you had a fantastic time and look forward to hearing a litle more about it. 🙂
Magnolia Verandah says
Loved the fast tracked descriptions of your trip – shame it has to end really and now you are back to the cold!But I just know there are going to be some American version cooking in store for us all – am I right or am I right?
It seems like it was only a moment ago. Look forward to hearing all about it Dom.
Gerry @Foodness Gracious says
Ha, now you know why I'll never move back home 🙂 Hey..it's freezing here!! Glad you had an awesome time.
The KitchenMaid says
Like, totes amaze! Glad you had a great time… Reading this has cheered me up no end as I sit here, watching the rain. Summer, wherefore art thou? X
Katy Salter @ Pinch of Salt says
Oh my – it looks like the most amazing trip, I want to get on a plane and sprint from LAX to Santa Monica pronto x
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
You guys had too much fun. I'm glad you are home safe and sound. I can't wait to hear and see more of your California vacation.
I know, those silly Californian's have NO idea what cold is – it's 25 degrees right now in “sunny” Arizona!!! 🙂
Sounds like you had an amazing time… and the food…. oh, yes, the food!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your California trip! You will never believe it but I have been to the Seashore Motel! I grew up in America and one of the jobs my mother had was as the manager for the Seahore Motel! Such a coincidence, thanks for the memories!
Karen S Booth says
Welcome home Dom darlink! Have loved reading about your California Dreaming travels! Karen
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
So envious! I would love to go to America although the portion sizes worry me a bit!