As a New Yorker for 9 years this month (happy anniversary) I've had my ups and downs with the city. There are many kindred spirits that feel although New York is an incredible place, with so much opportunity, it is has the ability to wear you out and push you to the limits. That's why sometimes its really good to just get away! May it be for the weekend or for a week! I have been doing a lot of the first lately, running away on the weekends to go horseback riding. Last fall I got back into it and haven't looked back.
This fall we are also planning to head out to the left coast for two separate occasions. One is witness one of my close friend's weddings in Marin county and the other is for a vacation in LA. I'm so excited about LA as we were able to book 5 nights in the Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood. How cool does this place look? It's chicer sister in Santa Monica was a close second but we really wanted to be in the heart of the city and close to our friends - so this location won out. I've included images of both and tomorrow I'll post on how to get the look with a few products I've scoped out.
We are currently putting together a list of must dos, must eats and most importantly must sees. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way.