I took so many photos on my phone and vlogging camera and scattered them across the net as I shared them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr and I wanted somewhere central to have them all together.
Aside from a few that I am holding back for future instagrams, this is them. I mostly vlogged the experience (which you can check out on Sprinkle of Chatter) but I love a quick snap here and there.
If I went again (and wasn't filming it), I would take my big girl camera out and photograph everything to buggery, it was such a beautiful place.
Alfie and I make our pretty faces.
For the lady who ends up with Joe- you are lucky. He is an absolute gem and was so lovely to me the whole trip. I want to squish him 24/7.
My BFF Sully.
My real BFF Zoe. We're like peas in a pod- the petite pois and the broad bean ;)
The gang. Can you tell who's who?
|It was lovely to catch up with Kandee Johnson again after meeting her this Spring. She was such a doll and I loved being blonde hair twins. It's the simple things.|
You know those times when you want desperately to be cool? This was one of them. You know those times when you just come across as a babbling clutz? This was also one of them. *Sighs*
I have been watching Karen on YouTube for a little while now and admiring her creativity and enthusiasm and looking forward to potentially bumping into her at some point during my trip. Unfortunately, the point that I did bump into her was after one too many complimentary cocktails at a party and proceeded to rapidly say (very loudly) every single thing that was in my head, including, 'My husband and I can't NOT see the fedex arrow now!!!!'. -If you watch her videos, you'll get that joke.
Basically, I think Karen's channel is BRILLIANT. I have learnt so much from her craft/tech tutorials and find her really entertaining to watch. I could go on and on all day but this isn't the time. Karen, if you do ever read this, it was such a pleasure to meet you and I hope one day to have a better (aka more sober) chat! Thank you for having a picture with me. NB- Drinking too much isn't cool. Always drink responsibly.
Tyler looking like the Don.
My newest chum Nikki Phillippi. I've been a viewer of Nikki's channel for quite some time now and always admired her peppy personality and ability to make EVERYTHING interesting. Seriously, I've sat through 20 minute grocery hauls before haha.
We met at Playlist and planned to film but time escaped us so this time we made fixed arrangements and a video will be with you very soon. Be excited, I am.
Nikki and I had so much in common and instantly hit it off. I look forward to spending more time with her at future events. :)
Louis and the LA Sunset.
Guess who got lucky and was offered a ticket to see 1D open in LA? Yeah, you guessed it, ME! Joey, his friend and I had an absolute blast and if you stay tuned for the vlogs, you'll see how crazy things got.
The view from the house we rented. Amazing.
Too much fun was had in this pool. Ever ridden an inflatable whale? I have.
Always time for a spot of shopping before you head to the airport.
Golden light and 1960's structures. Be still my beating heart.
Reading your beautiful letters at the departure gate.
Naturally these pictures don't reflect all the special people I met or the amazing moments I had but they are a fun representative of my trip.
Corny as this sounds, I learnt a lot this past fortnight. I learnt that whilst stepping out of your comfort zone is incredibly frightening (and can lead to secret sobbing in airport toilets) it usually results in good things. I learnt that going with the flow allows adventures to happen. I learnt that having no wifi can be extremely liberating and I learnt that I am stronger than I thought I was. I also learnt that the most interesting things in the world, no matter where you go are people. No matter what they do or where they come from they all have stories to share and they are worth listening to.
LA, you were great. Let's do it again sometime.
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