Monday, July 15, 2013

Neighborhood Stroll To The Beach - Pacific Palisades, CA


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 love to start the day with a walk on the beach. If the tide is low I can find all kinds of treasures: seaglass, pottery shards, moonstone, seashells and I've even found bones and a brass urn!

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...

... Through the slide...

...Back to home sweet home - with a view of fog creeping up the coast

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!!

15 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful pics!
And love the mention of Pilates ~ I am an instructor ;)

xoxox,
CC

Ola said...

It's just like living in paradise! and the architecture-a pure pleasure

Annie said...

HOO RAY! Inherent Style is back! Kisses from NYC.

Anonymous said...

Cool photos! Thanks for the comment!
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thehumblegourmet said...

I love the Pacific Palisades. So beachy but with an almost European/Mediterranean twist. Lucky you!

Cari-Jane Hakes said...

Horray! Your back. Looking very chic

pretty kitty publishing said...

The architecture is lovely. Beautiful photos.

Priscilla Proietti said...

Amazing pics! This is a very beautiful place :D

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Your Intermittent Imminence said...

Stuh-ning. Can't wait to experience your new hood!!
And so happy you're back bloggin'. Inherent Style is my portal to the place I wish was my second home!

Jacqueline (Chic Advisor) said...

Jacquie
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Jacqueline (Chic Advisor) said...

I meant to say amazing! I am going to la for a vacation in two weeks. Can't wait to check it out.

Mileide Almeida said...

OMG!! perfect place!!
amazing pics!!
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Isabel said...

this looks amazing! im a bit jealous of your neighbourhood!


Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Chicago Chic said...

It looks lovely!

thepinkmateproject said...

WOw ! Gorgeous! Love those Mediterranean houses!

Vanessa

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