When I was young, I watched the movie White Men Can't Jump (google it youngsters), and the main thing that fascinated me about that movie was Rosie Perez skating on Venice Beach in California. Her style (denim shorts, a tank top, hoop earrings, and thick socks), and the California vibe captured my attention. I had to skate on Venice Beach just like Rosie and wear a similar outfit. Sitting on my parents' couch at the age of 10, I vowed to someday go to Venice Beach and do just that. Twenty-four years later, and guess what I did......SKATED ON VENICE BEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I needed a quick get away and if you have been following my blog, you all know that I have been trying to get to the beach for months! Well I got there, and I enjoyed every second of it. I skated, ate, rode a bike almost everywhere I went, ate again, I talked to strangers, I laughed, I slept, I picked California oranges from a tree, and ate again. I laid on the beach for hours, I drank green tea at a small cafe in Beverly Hills, I listened to music, I reminisced, I thanked God, I toured, and most of all - I got a peace of mind. Check out some experiences from my trip below and the styles I chose to rock while on the West Coast.
Breakfast overlooking the beach was dreamy.
Each morning I ate a fresh orange from the orange tree and drank some green tea. The oranges were the best I've ever had!
I've been to LA before, but not the beach. This trip was a whole new experience because I got the chance to relax and just freestyle. I had nothing plan and just went with the flow. It was one of the best vacations I have had in a while.
I am now revitalized. I recommend taking time to do stuff you love in order to keep your sanity and to renew your spirit. When you take care of yourself, you are able to give more abundantly to others. So be good to yourself as much as possible, the world benefits when your vibes are positive.
Peace and Blessings,
- Samjah Iman