Santa Monica has been on my bucket list since I saw the movie Hannah Montana! It looked so fun and I knew one day I would visit.
The weather could have not been more perfect for this day.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a complete experience without a ride on the Ferris wheel!
After grabbing some ice cream, we explored some more of Santa Monica. Just like Venice, we came across so many beautiful corners that made me smile..
For lunch, we went to Élephante. The menu is light coastal Italian and if you’re looking for some yummy pizza, this is your spot!
Élephante is full of custom furniture and design touches that surround you with natural wood, stone and copper finishes. There’s also a nice sitting area outside overlooking the city.
On my last blog post, I mentioned how we met some amazing people at Great White cafe. We met Nely Galan- Google her. She’s a best seller author, TV producer and was the former President of Entertainment for Telemundo. This woman is such an inspiration. We were kicking it off in conversation with a complete stranger, next thing you know we were invited over to her house. These are the moments I live for when I travel. Making connections with people and hearing their stories.
Once we were done exploring Santa Monica, we made our way back to Venice. Nely lived near the canals so after being mind blown by how beautiful her home was, we strolled by her neighborhood.
On this walk, we met our new friend Priya. She was visiting Venice from Canada and was there for a women empowerment conference. When we told her our story about meeting Nely, she shared our excitement!
We were on our way to Hotel Erwin and Priya joined us for the rest of the night. Love making new friends 🙂
We shared some laughs and ended the night with a beautiful Sunset.
Thank you for the new friends, smiles and memories Santa Monica and Venice. I’ll be back!
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.