Now that I've got my bearings, and have begun to orient myself, I am finally able to post this collection of photos. I have moved across the city - to what we locals call "The Westside". But it's more than just geography - it's a lifestyle! I am living a dream - I'm at the beach...!!! I am now in Pacific Palisades, sandwiched between Santa Monica and Malibu.
"Castillo Del Mar" - this is the garage where they found Thelma Todd's lifeless body.
My neighborhood is called Castellamare. A friend described it as "Hollywood Hills in the Palisades". While the area does have quite a few fabled Hollywood stories, it is built on a coastal bluff and has the feel of the Amalfi Coast. All the streets have Italian names - no wonder I feel so at home here.!
Pride of Madeira
The house John Barrymore (Drew's grandfather) built for his girlfriend
These photos were taken the very first time I journeyed down to the beach. Now that I've taken this route dozens of times I love to look at them, to see what captured my interest on that first day of discovery.
Tiled entrance John Barrymore's House
Another beautiful Mediterranean 1920's home
Bust perched atop an entrance to yet another Mediterranean style villa
Mail box with pottery shard mosaic
I cross the old landslide and head down the trail...
...Take the stairs that lead to the overpass...
View of PCH from overpass
On a good day (like this one) the beach is strewn with rocks - the glass is hidden amongst
Before I knew it - the fog rolled in, making the hunt for glass almost impossible
With a small bag of treasures from the sea it was time to head back up the stairs...
I've been fortunate enough to make this my routine every morning unless I have a pilates class! Tell me friends, how is your summer? What has become part of your routine this lately? I missed you - promise to keep in touch from now on!!