Friday, January 11, 2013

Hometown Visit

This is one of the homes on the street where  I grew up in
 Santa Monica, California. My best friend lived down the
block from me. Looks english, doesn't it? Most of the homes
on this street were built in the thirties as in 1930s.

Looking inside Pom Pom interiors on Montana Avenue in
Santa Monica, California. It's a few doors up from
Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Boutique.

We ate here at Rosti on Montana. Good food, good service, casual
and friendly place to have lunch.

The view from Adelaide Drive to the beach on Pacific Coast Highway.
When we were kids my best friend and I walked our dogs along this drive.

The view traveling to Malibu from Santa Monica.
 Wouldn't this be an awesome commute?

Peace in Malibu.

                                                I bought this book at Zuma Moon boutique in
                                               a little shopping mall across the street from Zuma
                                               Beach which is north of Malibu on Pacific Coast
                                               Highway. They are having a sale and I got 50%
                                                off. This was a right find for me. The sale runs
                                                thru January.

This is kind of a tease. The view was spectacular on this day.
Straight on is Pala Verdes Penisula and to the right behind
the third bush you can barely see Catalina Island.

Santa Monica Bay. The view returning to Santa Monica on
Pacific Coast Highway.

St. Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California
where my best firiend's father died on the front steps
of a heart attack. Neither of us are catholics but
he was. It's all decked out for Christmas.

I'm linking with Fiona's Green Day
and My romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


Val said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the storybook-style houses like those of your childhood street. :) One of my friends moved to Santa Monica a few years ago. I look forward to visiting even more now.

Lucinha said...

The house is so beautiful and the Catholic Church is gorgeous.
Nice photos.
Have a wonderful weekend!

joy said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks spectacular. Joy xx

Ailime said...

Olá, maravilhosa essa sua visita à cidade natal. Belíssimas fotos. A casa, o mar, a igreja, tudo belíssimos. Tenha um bom fim-de-semana. Abraço. Ailime

vivi ka said...

Happy New Year!! I wish you all the best in 2013!
Great photos! As i can see you grew up in a beautiful place!!
St. Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica is gorgeous.
Have a great day!

Maria Luiza said...

Olá, a cas que você morou é muito linda! Os arredores também! Gostei de conhecer! Tenha uma linda semana! Abraços!

Vane M. said...

Lindas imagens, os tons variam de quadro para quadro...a visão do mar entre as rochas é espetacular! Um abraço, feliz Green day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Holy cow Susan, you are bringing back to me the fondest memories I have about living in the L.A. area for 28 years of my life. MOntana St. is my favorite shopping site ever! I REMEMBER ALL THESE STREETS and those cottage style homes; though we do have oodles of them here in Minneapolis.


Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Beautiful pictures. I love to see how the west coast looks so different than here on the east coast of North Carolina.

renae said...

Susan! I don't what is a bigger rush: Getting my deals at Savers or hearing from you that I am inspiring you? THANK YOU!!!

Oh I love Santa Monica. First time I ever went to Southern CA was at that ocean and area. The memories are fond.

DIMI said...

Gorgeous photos!!The house is so amazing and the Catholic Church is so beautiful!Thank's for sharing!Have a lovely week!!

beachcomber said...

gorgeous shots! a nice place to grow up. i love the old buildings, the shops and the water views, especially love the photo through the trees. we stayed in santa monica a long time ago.

Ellie said...

It looks as if you had a lovely trip down memory lane. Such a lovely place to grow up in. Your pictures are lovely. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Susan, I just wanted to come by again to thank you so much for your visit to my post! And while I am here, I get to take another peek at my old haunts when I was a young woman....ahhhhh...I am going to be in L.A. sometime in March and must get out to Santa Monica! Anita

Anonymous said...

I could weep with envy, these are all my favourite places, I go to the spin studio on Montana whenever I'm over. Gosh someone died there just a few years back too - must take the side door.

Fashion-isha said...

This is a beautiful place. I'm so happy I found your blog!

The Style Crone said...

A trip down memory lane accompanied by your beautiful photos. The chandelier book intrigues me; thanks for sharing.

Hayu Maselli said...

Hi Susan,

Thank so much for dropped by and leave a message, wow,beautiful LA trip.beautiful Catholic Church. Your native home really British cottage.St. Monica...remembering me the song of 'Savage Garden'.
Beautiful place Susan..compliment!, the beach so amazing.
pompom interiors has beautiful French collection vintage decor stuffs, I red an article about them in one of my shabby collection magazines ;).
have a nice week susan

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what great photos! I think growing up in Santa Monica would have been awesome!!

Jade said...

Oh, what a wonderful place, dear Susan, thank you so much for sharing this!!! Would love to be there to enjoy the sun!!! Here it is very cold and we have a lot of snow!

Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Jade

Desire Empire said...

What a completely lovely spot to grow up in.