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Venice Beach

Venice Beach talk about a 1 ½ mile stretch of  beach culture.From pot smokers to entertainers walking on glass. Guaranteed you will be entertained, not for the faint hearted folks.The Venice beach boardwalk is outstanding. There is always something going on. The seaside views are beautiful, loads of street artists and a very eclectic crowd and activities. Yes it is a touristy spot but a must go if  you’re in the area. Everyone has a story to tell they just need an audience to either watch, listen, or pay. It is a hub saturated with artistic inspiration and creativity.  Our favorite were the backstreets of Venice with many canals available to rent gondolas as if you were truly in Italy. The Venetian...

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Golden Girls and Books

Oh so Golden.... This past week was really exciting. We got to experience the real model of the Golden girls residence. Yes where Blanche Devereaux and her late husband George bought their home. It is a residential Area of course. Someone actually lives in it, so when we took pics we had to Snap quickly so we don’t look like some stalkers outside. I’m sure they Get this often by every die hard golden girl fans.  For the first season, The exterior shots of the house were filmed on location in Brentwood, California. The house itself still stands in this quiet neighborhood. From the second season onward, exterior shots were filmed at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida,...

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96 degrees in the shade

Here we are in FLORIDA! 94 degrees, high tide, and extremely inviting warm water. We love the water. We love smelling the humidity in the air. We love how the heat beats upon our skin like a wild african drum. The rhythm of the caribbean water forces and opens up every thirsty pore in our body. Florida has quenched our thirst for warm waters, amazing Cafe con leche, and tasty homemade food made mom made. Our bodies were in much need of salty water, sun, amazing friends, and family. No matter where we go, home is where the heart is. Luci & Alicia 

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Minnesota Nice

We visited Midwestern Minnesota! The state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The state contains more than 10,000 other lakes, including Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s primary source. The “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and state capital Saint Paul are dense with cultural landmarks. We really enjoyed walking Saint Pauls tree lined avenues. Not only does it have late Victorian charm but the people dress the Victorian part with a twist of Burlesque in every corner.  We walked by many homey cafes and artsy boutiques. Minnesota definitely took us back to a time we can only dream of. We sat down at this French Bistro called Salut Bar American and ate an amazing breakfast and wrapped...

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Heaven on Earth

Today we were craving a garden. And we ended up at CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELD RANCH. The ranch was filled with about 50 acres of ranunculus and roses that are planted sequentially so that the first bloom starts all the way on the fields to the left and then moves towards the right as the weeks go on. Right now there’s an early bloom that has about 30 acres of peak color. You can spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders. The fields are in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific ocean. We especially had fun in the sweet pea maze, which I must admit Alicia beat me out of, not once but twice! I was a sore...

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