LOMITA RAILROAD MUSEUM

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June has finally arrived and summer is just around the corner! That being said, I have already begun to plan different activities to keep the kids and I entertained during those long summer days. While we’ll be frequenting the beach and park quite often, I have tried to think of other activities that are both educational and fun. So as a sort of “test run” of said activities, I recently took the girls to visit the Lomita Railroad Museum. While I was super enthusiastic about our impending visit, Hayden (my oldest) didn’t seem to be thrilled with the idea. Lucky for me, her tune changed once we arrived. Continue reading “LOMITA RAILROAD MUSEUM”

THE MORRELL HOUSE

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We currently are experiencing some absolutely gorgeous weather over here in LA and I am loving every minute of it! Of course, with all this warm weather I can’t help but want to be outside. So the other day Holland and I decided to step out and enjoy all the sunshine by taking a little trip to see the Morrell House in Redondo Beach. Continue reading “THE MORRELL HOUSE”

MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

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Okay, so I have to admit, this post is mainly for me. It is always fun to look back and see where you have gone and where you want to go. And with everyone already talking about their summer plans, I figured why not share a little inspiration. So today I am going to be giving you a look into some of my past trips and talk about what travel destinations are on my bucket list. If you haven’t already planned your summer excursions, like myself, maybe this can give you that motivation you need. If anything, this may just add a few extra items to your own travel bucket list.  Continue reading “MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST”

7 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE GETTY VILLA

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Many people are aware of the Getty Museum, but not too many people know that there are in fact TWO. While the Getty Center (the beautiful, gigantic white structure just off the 405) is one of the most popular museums in L.A., the Getty Villa, in Malibu, is the original “Getty Museum.” Located just off P.C.H., the Villa houses the Getty’s collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art. A multi-level and immersive experience, the Getty Villa is unlike any other museum found in Los Angeles.  Continue reading “7 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE GETTY VILLA”

THROWBACK! OUR TRIP TO THE GREYSTONE MANSION

Greystone-mansion-beverlyhills.jpgAnnnnd… I’m back! I feel like it has been forever since my last post. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately, as far as creativity, but I am going to power through it! So in hopes of getting these creative juices flowing, I’m bringing #ThrowbackThursday from the ‘gram to my blog by revisiting our trip to the Greystone Mansion!  Continue reading “THROWBACK! OUR TRIP TO THE GREYSTONE MANSION”

FAMILY PHOTOS AT THE BANNING MUSEUM

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If you don’t already know I love history. It has been an obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. From antiques to art I am totally fascinated by anything that has historical significance. So when it came to choosing the location for this year’s family photos it really was a no-brainer! Why not capture these precious moments at one of my favorite local museums; I mean, what could really be better?? Continue reading “FAMILY PHOTOS AT THE BANNING MUSEUM”

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTION, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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The Huntington Library has quickly become one of our all-time favorite museums here in Los Angeles. Not only do we get to view art but also the various botanical gardens allow the little ones a chance to run wild and explore. We have already visited multiple times and have yet to see all that the Huntington has to offer, which is probably the reason why we have come to love it so much. So if you are in the LA area and can’t think of anything to do, here are some reasons why you should check it out! Continue reading “THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTION, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS”