#californiadreaming. santa monica

June 13 2015. 001 (79)

when Will and i were looking at places to stay in los angeles (through airbnb), we knew we wanted to stay close to friends

we both have good friends there

we also wanted to be in an area that was kid friendly with fun kid things to do

although we would have our share of family adventure days, there were mornings when Will had to work and Lily and i had to do on our own

so, with friends in santa monica, west hollywood, del rey and laurel canyon, we chose santa monica

we were lucky enough to find a two bedroom apartment (filled with windows and wonderful light all throughout the day) three blocks away from Will’s friends house

Lily and their oldest son had played in the past, got along really well, remembered each other and were looking forward to being together again

it was important to make our vacation as much about Lily as it was about us

it was important to have her have kid interaction while we were away

and well, living three blocks away, i think in the ten days that we were there, only two days went by that Lily didn’t get to see her friend

they became quite close

their star wars obsession grew and Sisto became Luke to Lily’s Leia

it was super sweet to see Lily and Will’s best friend’s son become so close

 happy monday friends

 hope your weekend was filled with everything that’s good

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the star wars four

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our walks were always filled with beauty

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our mornings in the apartment were filled with light

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we found a local place where Will got us coffee and bagels every morning

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a two year old birthday party with really well behaved children

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a visit to our friend’s fabulous house in del rey where a new elsa obsession began

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not only did we have good friends three blocks away from us, we had the santa monica pier nineteen blocks down the street from us too

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