Life // Springtime in Southern California

January 19, 2014

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Butterflies the size of beach blankets, you guys.

Last week was a bit of a rollercoaster, to say the least… Lots of work to be done, plenty of prep for our Alt Summit panel in a few days, and then BAM!  We found out that a wee little dream of ours has come true, and we’ll be spending six weeks of this coming Springtime on the coast in Long Beach, CA!

The cold and rainy seasons here in the Northeast have been less than ideal for our tiny sunshine-loving-family, and much of the time – we miss the West Coast so much that it hurts!  (Seriously… Embarrassing amounts of crocodile tears every time we board the plane to leave.)  Instead of constantly daydreaming about life back at the beach, we decided to do something about it AND the result is going to be an extended stay in a cozy little apartment right on the sand.

Some fun things that we’re excited to experience in our new neighborhood (all just a few miles away!)…  The Aquarium of the Pacific // Catalina Island // The Laugh Factory // The Queen Mary // Adored Vintage // The Long Beach Antique Market // So many more!

Luckily, Mr. Pepper and I can work most anywhere that we have a strong internet connection, and I’m looking forward to keeping up with a few current projects, while still consulting and prepping for some fabulous upcoming events, as well!  Not to mention:  So many special friends nearby!

I’d love to connect if you’re in the area, and in the meantime – let me know if you have any can’t-miss recommendations or fun ideas for our new [temporary] home away from home!

Image via Design*Sponge

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  • Reply Rosie January 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Oooohhhh you are lucky! I’ve only had a brief visit to California – San Francisco in 2009, and I HATED it. In defence of SF, our friends, who love it, were horrified at the change it had undergone in 12 months, so I plan to give it another chance one day.

    I know what you mean about physcially missing a location – every time my friends in Minden NV post a picture, my heart and spirit ache – I miss it so much! Of course, living on the other side of the world makes it difficult to remedy this situation, but one day, I plan to live on Wildhorse Lane, and visit all the places in the American states that are on up my ‘One Day’ US travel wishlist. Because, how could anyone not want to live on a street called Wildhorse Lane?!

  • Reply Andi January 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Such a lovely part of the world you’re in!

  • Reply Meg Biram January 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    OMG THAT IS SO AWESOME I AM SOOOOO JEALOUS!!!

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  • Reply jaana January 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

    that is SUPER exciting! I just did a quick blog post about long beach. i love that city :) enjoy enjoy enjoy!
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  • Reply Adri January 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    If I didn’t live on the sunny West Coast, I’d be one jealous lady. There’s so much to do and with weather to match you’re going to have a great stay!

    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

  • Reply Stacy January 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    You’ll be just around the corner from my hometown, Seal Beach. Walt’s Wharf on Main St. is a must, as is El Burrito Jr. (my vegetarian friends LOVE their bean tacos). You’ll want to check out Huntington Beach, too.

    Second St. in Long Beach has some great restaurants, and there’s a Buffalo Exchange near the end of the street. Super Mex has great Mexican food.

    I’m up in Long Beach once or twice a month…my best friend lives there, and my daughter goes to CSULB. You’re going to have such a great time!

    • Reply Jessie Artigue February 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Vegetarian Mexican food specialties?!?! You know me TOO WELL! :) XOXO

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