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readers request: california.

A while back I was asked by one of my readers if I could do a post about California. I’m not sure if all of you know but I used to live in southern Orange County (between LA and San Diego), hence the request. I put together a little collection from the last 3 vacations in Laguna Beach. I can’t find the thingy where I saved all my pictures from when we lived there … but these are more recent anyways (spring break 08, spring break 09 and summer 10). As I was going through these pictures I wanted to get on an airplane soo bad and fly back … I don’t think it gets much better than California to be honest! It truly feels like a second home to me!!
sunrise over the hills in laguna beach
 crystal cove state beach … gorgeous!! (north laguna, south of newport)
 having fun on a yacht in san diego this past summer with some of my favorite girls: soph, jourdan and lyss :)
 stalking little surfer boys
 he was pretty good!!
one of my favorite beaches: pearl beach in laguna
(can you spot my mommy by the umbrella reading?)
 enjoying some sangria and fresh oranges on my friends deck last summer.
 3-arch bay private beach, probably my favorite beach in southern california.
 fashion island. my favorite outdoor mall.
 beverly hills.
san clemente, spring break 2008.
Also, my very first post ever was about some of my favorite things in California, you can read about it here. Btw, my favorite frozen yogurt place has changed from pinkberry (as mentioned in that post) to yogurtland … heaven on earth!!

If you guys have any more detailed questions, feel free to post them in the comment section and I’ll answer them in a post soon!

XOX Vicky
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  1. Closet Fashionista says:

    Looove these photos!! I want to go!! haha :D

  2. Becky says:

    Stunning photos, I would love to go to California, I've always liked the sound of Palm Springs although I don't know anything about it really!

  3. Cecilia Turner says:

    Beautiful Beaches!
    How was living there compared to living in Europe? Is the mentality that different? Is High School like in the movies? Did you make real friends easily? Do your friends in Europe sometimes call you American because of your way to smile etc.?

  4. Fashion Agony says:

    Wow, it's like a paradise!

  5. Ena says:

    toller post :) ich will da auch unbedingt mal hin :)

  6. notsoChiara says:

    I know SO CAL is much better!!



  7. sanjella says:

    Gosh, when I see those pictures I become soooo jeallous.
    I'd love to go there once in my life! :)

  8. sara flyawaywithbirds says:

    Hast du vor später zurück zu ziehen (falls es möglich wäre) :) ?

  9. Lydia says:

    Such a beautiful place and beautiful photos. I thought I'd be satisfied once I'd visited there, and once I'd visited the US. So I packed my case and went to work in America this past summer. I'm not satisfied at all – I just crave to go back now!

    Speaking of questions though –

    I'm planning on going traveling in America with two friends next summer. We are going to spend about 2 weeks in California. What are the top spots to include in my itinerary? Best beaches etc :)

  10. ღ Pale Puppet says:

    Gosh, gorgeous photos. I'm so ready for a trip to a summery destination right now.

  11. MvsD says:

    lovely trip!!! I want to go too!!!! ;) heheheh You can check my miami trip in my blog!!!


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  12. Pearls&Politics says:

    I absolutely adore this post! I intend to move to California one day in the near future


  13. Kristy Alexandra says:

    There is over a foot of snow accumulating outside my window right now..I really wish I could just jump into one of your beautiful photos and bask in the sun!!

  14. Michelle says:

    gorgeous photos, it looks stunning there!


  15. Babe Jane says:

    Ich beneide dich sehr um diesen Trip :)
    Schaue gerade 'The hills' und da passen diese Bilder perfekt :)

  16. Lara - Elain says:

    Sehr toller Post, danke <3
    Das macht mich echt neidisch und es scheint so zu sein, dass das Leben dort wirklich wie im TV ist ;) bei so viel Sonne und der traumhaften Umgebung muss man einfach gut drau sein.
    Mich reizt USA eigentlich gar nicht, aber nach Kalifornien würde ich schon gerne mal. Vielleicht bin ich aber auch nur "the hills" & co geschädigt :D

  17. MerciBlahBlah says:

    Laguna is my favorite place in the States. EVER. Love love love it, and hope to get there again this year (the Hubs and I went last October). Your photos make me homesick for it!!


  18. A La Mode et Plus! says:

    Such gorgeous photos!! It has always been a dream of mine to live in San Diego one day.

  19. Andee Layne says:

    great post and three arch is def my FAVORITE beach in South County! I love OC and sometimes take for granted how beautiful it is and how lucky I am to live here. xoxo

  20. Kristen says:

    awwww I love that you posted about California. I live in Irvine and it's so funny to see pictures of places I frequent often on your blog. Such beautiful pictures remind me how lucky I am to live where I do.

  21. Laura says:

    Love these photos.. Wish I could teleport myself to one of those places right now! :D Finland's too cold for my liking.

    I'm pretty new to your blog, so if you don't mind me asking – how did you end up moving to Vienna?


  22. Elle Sees says:

    i loveeeeee cali and miss visiting there so much!

  23. The Style Realist says:

    i love NY but Cali may be the only place that could tempt me into leaving…thanks for sharing these pics :)


  24. endlessly, she said. says:

    it is funny to see that so many people on your blog want to know about socal. i am from here (i live in between santa barbara and L.A.)
    the reason i am on YOUR blog, is because i long to go to europe and i love to see pics and hear about life out THERE, haha! (ive only been to england and spain.)
    i guess we all want to be where we are not, haha!

  25. Samantha says:

    Gorgeous pictures!!



  26. Anonymous says:

    Ich war auch im Sommer 2008 da und wenn ich deine Fotos sehe packt mich die Sehnsucht wieder. Danke für`s Teilen der Eindrücke :)


  27. Miyan says:

    Gosh, no words! You lived in a beautiful place. Ove of the reasons I moved to Israel is bc of the amazing beaches, so I totally relate to you love for the ocean and the sand and sun =)



  28. laxfashion says:

    beautiful pictures


  29. leesespeeces says:

    Your pictures are great!!! Just started a fashion blog. Can't wait to keep up with yours!

  30. Julia says:

    Nice pictures!! I went to California last summer and I wanna go back sooo bad!! But I actually thought that San Francisco was way cooler than the south :S

  31. Kinsey Michaels says:

    thank you for posting these!!! breathtaking pics. i especially love the first one.
    i vaguely recall you mentioning that you lived in CA before, but i guess i had forgotten. i used to live there too! i lived in downtown san diego… and i am dyinnnnnng to move back. i miss it terribly. that's cute you still think of CA as a second home :) me too!

  32. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou says:

    i was just down that way about 3 weeks ago! I live in Los Angeles, so it's not too bad of a trip. Love shopping down in Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza!
    xox alison

  33. Natasha says:

    Looks like an amazing place! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos xxx


  34. Kristina says:

    And for sure Laguna Beach is one of the nicest places in whole California!! Love it there, missing California…
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  35. Hilary says:

    I'll definitely be asking you for the great hot spots of the OC! I've been is San Diego but not Laguna Beach. Were you there when they were filming the MTV show?
    Hey Hilary

  36. Kathrin says:

    Wundervolle Fotos! Ich will unbedingt mal nach Kalifornien…


    What an amazing pictures!! I would love to go there! It's so cold here in the netherlands!!

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  38. Catherine says:

    Thanks for sharing! As a native (and current) Californian, I definitely appreciate this and all of the lovely things California has to offer. I love your sunrise photo. :)

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