After we got back from Italy, Emil and I decided to spend a few days somewhere close to the beach, so we got a charming, little house on Venice Beach right in time for my family's visit from Toronto. We've always loved this area, my family in particular, because we enjoy how lively, yet relaxing and easy-going it is! The are so many wonderful restaurants in the area ( if you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love Gjelina ) but we also love getting breakfast at Cafe Gratitude, which has the most delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and smoothies at Kreation ( currently equally obsessed with Berryatric and Green-tastic ). Shopping is great as well, lately we've been spending quite a bit of time on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which we love because it offers such a great variety of stores ( basically from furniture and accessories, to apparel and everything in-between ).

Another favorite thing to do is to grab a cup of tea or a smoothie and head down to Venice Canal to walk around or find a quiet little spot to simply sit and talk. There is something so peaceful and relaxing about this place, that you cannot help but leave all your worries behind and simply enjoy all the beauty around you! We'd spend hours ( seriously ) just wondering around, sipping our tea and picking dream houses, and since there were some many cute ones to choose from, we kept coming back again and again! :) 

CAROLINE CONSTAS Artemis bustier top | CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Fleetwood crop jeans | CHANEL Vanity case in grained calfskin | COORDINATES COLLECTION Legend engraved cuff CHLOƉ Knotted leather lace-up cork wedges { also love this version } | GENTLE MONSTER Chi Chi sunglasses 

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