echo park

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One of my favorite things about living in LA is that there is so much to see and do, and so many amazing areas to discover. The city is made up of multiple neighborhoods and each one is so different from the next; where I live on the Westside is close to the beach but in a bit of a suburb so it’s casual and family oriented, but if you just drive a few miles down the road  – which could take ten minutes or an hour, depending on traffic…one of the few things I don’t love about the city – in either direction you can feel like you’re in a completely different city, from hipster-cool Venice to old fashioned, prim and proper Hancock Park.

Amy and I ended up in Echo Park the other day after meeting for lunch here (which was absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to go back) and decided to stop and take a walk and some pictures by the lake. I had heard of Echo Park and had a vague idea of where it was, but didn’t expect the up and coming area and park to be so picturesque. You can rent paddleboats in the summer, and there is a sweet little cafe on the edge of the water where people were enjoying ice cream and picking up sandwiches, even in December. There was also of course a movie of some sort being filmed in the park while we were there, which really added to the whole ‘LA’-ness of the whole thing. The moral of the story is that I need to venture out a bit more and discover more of this pretty amazing city…maybe it can be my New Years resolution!

Speaking of, what are your plans for tonight? We’re heading to a fun bar in Santa Monica with some good friends, and I can’t wait to drink champagne and wear my dancing shoes. Have a good night!
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photos by Amy Bartlam



  1. Natali
    December 31, 2015 / 9:11 am

    Beautiful photos, gorgeous sunny day and such a cute outfit! Happy New Year and all the best of wishes in 2016!

  2. January 5, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Love the light hues and layers! What a simple chic outfit 🙂

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane