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.
39 Replies to “Santa Monica, California”
I can’t wait to visit I have been meaning to because I am a moxi skater and all the friendships I have made by being a skater has always involved me going to hang out with them. I love all the other visits to California but this next one will be very special. Your post only made my future visit even more interesting!
wow thats awesome!!! and yay hope you have a great time! x
Thank you for sharing your amazing trip! Such beautiful pictures, I have never been, but you have convinced me that I need to go!
yes deff need to :)!!
I was just there in October and had a fabulous time. It’s such a fun place to visit. Great pics!
aw so cool you got to visit! 😀
Wow !! Such a gorgeous destination 😍
i know right!! 😀
how beautiful is this place! so jealous now as it is freezing cold here at the moment!
aw where are you!?
Santa Monica looks beautiful and like a lot of fun. I’ve only driven through Santa Monica, but I would love to stop and enjoy it the next time I’m in the area.
yes you deff should. So worth it 🙂
Wow how gorgeous Kathleen. I always wanted to visit Santa Barbara.
Hope you can soon! x
As I read this, I’m in the city of Santa Monica. Though, sadly not at the beach. Just in a boring office building. I love seeing where I live through the eyes of a visitor because it helps me see the great things I can easily overlook because I see it all the time!
Thats so great to hear Erica. Jelly you live in such a great place 🙂
I would love to see Santa Monica one day. You’re post and photos are making me want to go even more!
aw yay! Hope you can go :D!
Such a great spot, and I haven’t been in a while! 🙁
Love your pictures — everything looks so inviting!
Thank you Patricia, hope u get to visit soon! 🙂
Santa Monica is just so colorful! Looks like always gorgeous weather too!
I know right!?
Santa Monica looks like a gorgeous place to visit! I would love to travel to Cali one day!
Hope you do one day :D!!
Gorgeous images – love how you edited them. I hope to go to the West Coast one day.
thank you and i love the west coast :)!
Santa Monica looks like a dream! If I ever go back to America I’d love to visit!
Absolutely ADORE your photography as well. It’s stunning and so well edited xx
Laura ☆ laurahasablog.co.uk
Thank you Laura! xx
Santa Monica had been on our wish list when we visited too. We are sorry we did not take a ride on the ferris wheel. So glad you did! So glad you met friends to explore with! LD Holland
aw hopefully next time you can :)!
Your photos are all so bright and colorful, I love it! I enjoy my days at the pier, it’s so fun! Last time I rode the bird scooters from Venice to the pier, such a geat day.
Yes you can always start with a short cleanse and make sure you prep in advance so that your body doesn’t go into shock.
Looks like a fun day out. You have some beautiful memories there. One memory I have of there is meeting a family in a restaurant. They were so friendly and we just started chatting. I love how travel isn’t just about the places you go, it’s the people you meet. Thank you for sharing your adventure.
Yes thats for sure some of my favorite moments when traveling as well 🙂
So relaxing to chill by the sea at Santa Monica! It’s wonderous it seems to me the place never has a bad day because every photo I see is always sunny and colorful! @ knycx.journeying
haha we deff went on a sunny day too :)!! no complaints.
Santa Monica looks amazing! I am adding this to my bucket list after seeing your wonderful photos
aw yay, its awesome :)!