Wednesday, 3 April 2013
C = California
As you may have read on my first A-Z post, I have moved to California from the UK recently. I have been here for precisely 2.5 months.
California is a big state and there are lots of places for us to see and visit when we have the time. If anyone can recommend anywhere we should go to see or places to eat, let me know!
We are based in Irvine, which is between LA and San Diego and we live about 10 minutes from the beach. Back in the UK we lived in the midlands, which was about 2 hours from the nearest beach (Skegness). The beaches in California are sooo much more beautiful, our favourite at the moment is Laguna Beach. It has a real arty feeling and lots of cute shops and a cool ice cream sellar (gelato)!
I always wanted to live in the sunshine, by the beach but never thought we would actually do it and espcially not as far away from the UK as California. However, when the opportunity came available it felt like a sign...especially when some of my favourite songs relate to California....
Hotel California by the Eagles
California Dreamin by the Mamas and Papas
California Love by Tupac
I love the song Hotel California so much I had a beautiful acoustic version by Filippo playing at my beach weddding, check it out on Itunes.
Here are a couple of illustrations I have sketched this morning:
Always on the lookout for inspiration, I found this gorgeous art print available in my favourite colour on Etsy.com for $19 by Parada Creations. What a bargain, I may have to order one for my wall.