in the summer sun

6/29/2013

bougainvillea
in the distance

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While my sister Vanessa was here for two weeks, we spent some time revisiting
our old haunts, but we also wanted to experience some new local treasures. The
first was a garden in Thousand Oaks which had wonderful floral arches and none
of the crowds that you'd expect. When we weren't being surrounded by flowers,
and subsequently millions of bees, we were busy eating local food from endless
restaurants, painting our nails, going on ice cream walks and enjoying summer.

arch

glasses
kitty green eyes

The second location we visited was the Leonis Adobe. Essentially it is
the oldest private residence in Los Angeles which is probably not even
old for world-wide standards (1844)! There wasn't much to see there
aside from the adorable garden kitties and the round sheep who demanded
treats. To their delight, we forked over our brown paper bags full of hay.

soft cat
vane goat
sheep
sheeps 3

On many of my travels I have often seen an overwhelming abundance of sheep (Faroe Islands, Iceland, etc), however you have to work hard to locate them in Los Angeles! Because of this, I tend to stare at any form of wildlife with wide-eyes and a massive grin! I can already imagine how hilarious this concept is to everyone else in the world. I hope to see many more in England this week and look forward to sharing x

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29 comments

  1. These pictures are lovely, looks like summer is in full swing up there. Hope you have a lovely time in England, looking forward to seeing what you get up to!

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    1. Summer is certainly here - it's about 100 degrees fahrenheit ugh! Thank you, I hope the trip is grand as well! x

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  2. Oh yes, sheep! The pictures are so warm and nice, I like the heat radiating from them. England this week, exciting! I'm curious about your travels, have fun!

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    1. I will share my travels on here when I'm over there, and I hope I see some sun in England or Paris hehe x

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  3. What a perfect way to spend the summer - I especially love your dress and all of the kitty spotting :D I hope you have a good flight overseas and that the weather over here warms up for you, unless you want a bit of a cold spell. :D <3

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    1. Noooo I do not like cold at all, but I'm used to visiting Europa and having to wear a coat haha. I hope England will be kind to me (it never has been!). I am on constant kitty watch and thank you, I hope my loong flight goes well :)

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  4. ahh i love that yellow dress!


    Hannah xx

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    1. Merci! It's over a year old now (a thousand years in blog-land) hehe x

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  5. oh valerie, you are such a beauty. having your sister visit seems like such a wonderful summer time, i love ice cream walks too! (well, i'm really into snowcones at the moment, so snowcone walks). i love how you described when you see wildlife and animals, i'm the same way! i usually end up making little bounces where i stand. animals spread so much joy!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. I agree that animals spread so much joy! I can watch any tv program about animals and inevitably weep haha. I suppose that's why we are both vegan/vegetarian? :) Thank you for the awfully kind words! And snow cones are the best x

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  6. Haha Valerie, that is so true about sheep! In Iceland they were everywhere! :-)
    I just got back home yesterday and it is so good to see you're back on your blog - I always love your posts so much!
    You and Vanessa are both so beautiful and stylish! When are you going to London to visit her?

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    1. P.S. I've sent you a postcard from Iceland! Let me know if it reaches you safe and sound! :-)

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    2. Hurray! I'm so thrilled that you went on your dream trip to Iceland. I always knew you'd get there :) I can't wait for the postcard, thanks for the taking the time! I'll be sending you one from Paris as well of course. I am leaving July 1st and I will be back in L.A. on July 18th. It will be a looong time away from my kitties and Donald of course (waah). Thanks for the comments, you are true beauty xx

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  8. oh my gosh, you're a dream girl! love everything about these photos and your beautiful life in general :) so envious of your upcoming trip and hope to see lots of pics on instagram! xo

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    1. Thank you Sarah! My life is only this beautiful on special occasions. I assure you that most of the time I am doing the most boring things haha. As soon as I find wifi, I will post on Instagram! I'm so horrible on there but I'll try to be better (as with most things). I'll be sending you a little something when I'm in Paris! x

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  9. I absolutely love your blog! :) Your photos are so inspiring! Kisses, I follow you right now.
    http://35mmodreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Julia, likewise! Do you have a bloglovin? I will follow it! x

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  10. you are so beautiful and so are your photos! it must be lovely having your sister to visit, and how exciting that you're going to england! hope you have an amazing time over there (i'm sure you will)

    littlehenrylee

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  11. Such a prettiness. You are alway pretty and graceful. And so are your photographs.
    Have a lovely sunday dear Valerie!

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  12. You take the most stunning photographs! I'm so happy to have found your blog <3

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  13. you may not have sheep in great abundance in LA but those ones are incredibly cute!
    I'm looking forward to reading your English adventures! xx

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  14. You always take such great photographs!

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  15. Beautiful dreamy photo's, I'd
    love to visit this garden Thousand
    Oaks c: Xx

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  16. INSTANT FOLLOW!!! :) Love the atmosphere in these pictures, the way you edited them definitely works with the overral effect. Great great job! <3

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  17. These photos perfectly capture the hazy, over saturated quality of late summer light. And I love the outfit you're wearing here - http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/9155717203_cdc58c7c2c_o.jpg. The mustard bow is super pretty, and the shape of the dress is so flattering. Glad I stumbled across your blog today!

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  18. Love these shots! It seems like you and your sister had a wonderful time together, and you are both so beautiful!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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