Welcome to Santa Monica!

Hey guys! Many of you will already know that this week was the week which I moved from England to Los Angeles. A couple of days before I was due to move into my dorms at UCLA I spent two days in Santa Monica where I gave myself time to buy the essentials for the school year.  I didn’t want to fly and immediately have to move into halls because I thought that would be too stressful and I wouldn’t have the stuff I needed for it hence Santa Monica! I’ve been to Santa Monica before and remember it being really beautiful, relaxed and also great for shopping. I was glad to see that that hasn’t changed at all and I had a great two days there exploring the local area.

I’m really loving the vibe of California so far. Everything is much slower paced and everyone always seems so much happier when it’s sunnier and when they’re by the beach! I’m excited to see more of surrounding area. The next place to visit on my list is Venice Beach. I passed it on my Uber ride from the airport and it seemed like a really cool area to visit with great restaurants, independent shops and amazing street art.
I’m very very excited to move into dorms tomorrow as that really will be the start of my UCLA adventure. I have a Californian roommate which is going to be such a change from Uni in England. I have to get some Visa paperwork sorted in the morning which has put a bit of a damper on the start of my trip but I’m hoping to get that all sorted tomorrow so it will be a weight off my shoulder. I’m a little bit jet lagged. It’s 8:30pm and I’m ready to go to bed after I’ve finished this post but I love awaking up early and making the most of the day!
What posts would you like to see from the USA? Make-up hauls? Videos with friends? Let me know!


  • i love these photos! santa monica is one of my favourite places i've visited, such a lovely place!x

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