The Getty

          For the record, there were several real field trips going on but, if you are looking to experience The Getty with less crowds, avoid the weekends and go first thing in the morning…thank me later! All photos unless otherwise stated were taken by Alquista Ryans.  Please do not use photos without…

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San Francisco: A Nostalgic Moment

For me, San Francisco holds great memories and moments!  From wonderful field trips as a child to trying new restaurants and bars with old co-workers, friends and ex-lovers…there is always a special feeling I get when I return back to SF!  While our memories and moments are never disposable and to be cherished forever, I…

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Menotti’s Coffee Stop

Like a great song that you play on repeat or an ex that you can’t seem to shake, Menotti’s Coffee Stop definitely has that affect on me!  You can read more about why I am always venturing to this coffee shop here and make sure to check out Menotti’s for your own caffeine pleasures.

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Venice, CA

I remember growing up, the most I heard about Venice Beach was that there is a boardwalk and getting a sense of what I pertain the culture to be from the movie Lords of Dogtown!  Being back in L.A, I often find myself heading further west for my daily fix of watching surfers line up in…

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I Need A Forest Fire

“Why are you visiting Vancouver?” I quickly thought in my head the correct answer usually would be because I’ve never visited or I’m visiting friends etc. but my smart ass response was, “because I’ve already visited Toronto and Montreal so I figured Vancouver’s next”, all said with a smile, of course!  And with the push…

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