+ staycation in los angeles: santa monica + palos verdes + glossier


Hello everyone!!

Today I’m sharing a few photos from a recent li’l trip (I’m calling it a ‘staycation’ since we didn’t actually go very far away, but it was still a fun getaway!)

+palos verdes

We stayed in a beautiful resort on the bluff with stunning views!

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Perks included the free mini macarons and adorable coffee/gelato shop. It was also nice and relaxing to go down to the cove to explore the tide pools for a bit, even at high tide. It was so, so gorgeous at the hotel, especially during sunrise (:

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The food was sooo good! Shown here are a couple of our breakfasts: açaí bowls and a pear dutch baby with fresh guava juice!

We also went up to Manhattan Beach for a little while, which was pretty fun!

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Downtown was pretty cute as well, some of the buildings looked like they were from another country!
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+santa monica

On the first day, my mom and I took a little detour to Santa Monica!  (:

While trying to find a parking structure, we took a wrong turn down an alley and ended up in the place where Brandy Melville does their modeling shoots, XD

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So after we finished takin’ a few photos, we walked around the shops in the promenade for a while and stopped in Brandy Melville for a bit, as well as Muji for some stationery.

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Afterwards, we ate lunch at this cute healthy cafe called Flower Child (which is a super hippie name but whatever, XD)

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I got a turkey-avocado wrap, and my mom got the Mother Earth bowl (sweet potatoes, mushrooms, quinoa, cucumber salad, kale, avocado and a ton of other good stuff), and along with the AMAZING kombucha, it was just incredibly delicious 😋

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+glossier showroom: West Hollywood

I lovee glossier (check out my mini haul here)!! The showroom is absolutely adorable, and there was no wait at all! The workers were super helpful and friendly (:

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Basically, the way it works is you go and try on all the makeup/skincare products your heart desires, then you place an order with a staff member who brings you a bag with your products, and of course, lots of stickers!!

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I tried on a whole lot of products and then had a blast in the canyon room!

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I bought the Boy Brow in clear, generation g in Crush, and haloscope in Quartz.

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Can I just say how much I love this stuff? 😍

Haloscope is essentially a nourishing dew-effect highlighter. It works really well and looks gorgeous in natural lighting!! I got it in Quartz (the medium, subtle, pearlescent sheen)

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I also bought the Boy Brow in Clear, which is a brow tamer, shaper, fillet, and fluffer that conditions your brows and is nice n’ flexible all day (wow now I really sound like an advertisement, XD)

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Last but not least, Generation G in Crush. They started making these in a larger size than I got earlier, but it’s still all the same colors. I like the Crush shade, it’s pretty bright at first but mellows our throughout the day. I still prefer Cake though, which is more subtle and a nice peachy color. (:

So yeah, that’s all for my trip! Hope you guys enjoyed!!


have you ever visited Los Angeles? Santa Monica? have you tried any Glossier products or visited the showroom?

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20 thoughts on “+ staycation in los angeles: santa monica + palos verdes + glossier”

  1. Free macaroons are always a perk XD
    Kombucha is delicious, isn’t it?! And that’s so cool that you found the place where they shoot! (I don’t know what Brandy Melville is tho 😂) Was it just you and your mum who went away? I’ve sadly never been to los angeles or santa monica, but I sure would love to go if I ever came to the USA! (I live in Australia, as you probably know!)
    Sounds like you had a lovely time, and the pics were all gorgeous!
    Rhi xxx

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    1. Definitely!! And they were super good!
      It is!! Super bitter but so refreshing (:
      XD, I don’t think they have them in AUstralia, come to think of it…
      Actually, my dad and brother came along (the only reason we went was because of my dad’s conference thing), but I didn’t really mention them, XD
      Yes! Be sure to check some of these places out if you ever come!!
      Thank you! xx


  2. AHHH BRANDYYYY… girl you took the cutest pics!! i hope you enjoyed your stay in LA! the fires are horrible there, though… 😦
    thats so cool you had a lil’ photoshoot haha. the glossier shop looked so amazing! i need to go there someday. and wow, the food looked delicious. 😉
    overall, sounds like you had an amazing time!! see you soon hopefully 💛

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    1. YASSS! Thank you! I did! It was super fun (:
      Yeah, on the last day, we saw the giant cloud of smoke… it’s so awful.
      Haha it’s so like me to do that, XD It was! Yes! Lmk so I can tag along 😉
      See you soon! We’ll have to make something work (:


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