Date Archives December 2013

Well Travelled: Los Angeles, California

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With winter creeping in, photographer Rachael Wright escaped to the West Coast to avoid grey skies and falling temperatures. Experience her trip to California with the words and images captured below.

I’m thinking about moving to LA at some point, so this trip was kind of a reconnaissance mission to see if my New York sensibilities could handle laidback LA living. I’m in love with the light in California – they don’t call it the Golden State for nothing – so it wasn’t too hard to win me over.

Los Feliz and Silverlake are great, and Echo Park delivered some very strong tacos (Guisados – big thumbs up) but my heart belongs to the Westside, specifically Venice, with its palm trees, epic sunsets and the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu…

1. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-29

The best kind of trip

2. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-2Someone forgot to tell Hollywood the sun isn’t supposed to stop shining in California…

3. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-3Teeny-tiny library in Larchmont Village

4. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-1Be-smogged palm trees in Los Feliz

5. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-4An alternative view of the Hollywood sign and Downtown LA. Well worth the two-hour hike.

6. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-6Venice Canals

7. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-5The houses on the canals have parking spots for their environmentally-friendly Priuses in the back and moorings for their environmentally-friendly rowboats in the front.

8. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-7Only in LA and only on Venice Beach

9. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-8Making friends with the locals

10. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-9My favorite LA neighborhood by far

11. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-10Where’s David Hasselhoff?

12. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-25Every route to Malibu is the scenic route. This one takes you through the Santa Monica Mountains.

13. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-14The perfect size for road tripping

14. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-15Malibu digs

15. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-11Staircase to El Matador Beach – a hidden cove off the PCH

16. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-12Stranger on the beach with a Settlement Backpack

17. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-13Faceless self-portrait… while being photobombed by a shooting star

18. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-18Fish tacos and root beer for breakfast at Neptunes

19. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-16Morning surf

20. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-19Beach color palette

21. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-17Searching for the perfect break

22. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-20Hanging around

23. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-21

I almost don’t want to tell you about The Old Place, as it’s a locals’ only secret spot… It was Steve McQueen’s favorite hangout back in the day and it’s the most vibey place I’ve ever been

25. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-24The gates at the back of The Old Place look like they’re made from giant antlers

26. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-27I can think of worse places to meditate

27. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-26All tuckered out

28. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-28Sunset/Moonrise. Goodnight Malibu.

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