Well, well if it isn’t sunny Los Angeles, California. We’ve been lucky enough to be hanging out in LA for the past 5 days looking for an apartment for this one who just accepted a new job! We were successful on the apartment hunt, so we decided to treat ourselves to an afternoon at The Getty Museum.
We were only there for about an hour and a half, so we’re definitely going to have to go back to enjoy all the art and exhibits. But we did get to see the grounds and all of the breathtaking views. Our favorite part was probably the cactus garden. We’re big fans of cacti, I have to say. We were in the right city for it.
What they say is true — California is the place to be for gorgeous weather. I got to hop and skip around the lawn in my white tee, mom jeans, and a sweatshirt. This may be a new favorite combo. Sweater weather is definitely a thing in LA (near the beach, at least).
The Getty has gorgeous gardens that are a must see if you’re in the area. Bring some food, drinks and a blanket and lay out on their lawn that overlooks crazy LA views. Perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
This past Fourth of July weekend was a good one because we spent it in Austin, TX! Austin is a measly 2 1/2 hours from Houston and yet I rarely think to go there for vacation. Well that has now changed since our little stay at South Congress Hotel! Thought I’d put together a little Austin Weekend Guide from the time we spent on SoCo! I (and the rest of the world I’m sure) have an affinity for boutique hotels. South Congress was almost too big to consider it a boutique hotel, but it definitely had the feel with great customer service, hipster rooms, and tons of amenities. We arrived with a pup and though there was a pet fee, Mitch got a complimentary dog bed, a free toy, and a lot of poop bags (concierge also can arrange pet sitting & grooming)!
And we’re back with the last leg of our Scotland journey, and definitely the most beautiful part – the Isle of Skye! If you missed the first three parts – here you go.
After we left Eilean Donan castle, we made our way across the bridge to the Isle of Skye. The first thing we realized was that Skye is pure mountains and seascapes — which of course is ideal. We drove to our first distillery in Scotland — Talisker Distillery (the only one in Skye!). We tasted some whiskeys and got some souvenirs and off we went again to find our B&B in Uig. Until we arrived in Uig and realized our lodge was on a different island. Apparently Uig means bay, and there are a LOT of bays in the UK. Eeek. Luckily the workers at Uig Hotel (very cute place with a good restaurant) were very kind and basically found us the last bed in the Isle of Skye. Also by luck, everything in Skye is close together. We only had to make a 20 minute trip to our saving grace b&b in Edinbane. It ended up working out quite nicely as they had chickens, sheep, ducks, and more in the backyard!Tuckered out from our adventure, we meandered down the road to Edinbane Inn on advice from our hosts. Got some wine & food and it was delicious! There was live music upstairs too. We also discovered that the pottery place I wanted to go to was literally around the corner! We went the next morning and got some gorgeous ceramics. Wish we could’ve brought home more!