Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My L.A. diary #2 - RUNYON CANYON

Dear Followers

Here is my 2nd „what do I have to see or do whilst in L.A.“ for you guys.

Alrighty, so:

-Do you like to hike?
-Do you like to get in shape quickly?
-Do you need to wind down from a stressful day and escape the hectic city life?
-Do you wanna enjoy the most stunning and beautiful views over the whole city?
-And do you wanna do something really „hollywoodish“? 


What about it:

Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre (65 ha) park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the whole park. There are several ways to enter Runyon Canyon. But the most common one is at the very bottom at Fuller and Vista Streets I assume. There are three routes to hike Runyon Canyon from down there—>
Runyon Canyon Road (easy), the Star Trail (medium), and the Hero Trail (difficult). I normally take the Star Trail and then on my way back the Road. But once I accidentally decided to turn right instead of left and all of a sudden I found myself walking down the Hero Trail. Yeah wow, now that’s what I call steep (lol). It was a little bit of a fight but cool to kind of have done it, haha.
It will take you about 20-25mins up if you are eager to just hike up without any break. If you are more like me, pausing here and there, taking pictures, sometimes talk to other people…then it will take you between 30-45min J
It also offers free daily yoga classes with professional instructors (down at the park, right after you entered the gate).
Oh and you might also see a celebrity here and there ;) Cause as I said…it’s a wonderful place to spend your time, which also a celebrities does enjoy :D. It’s an atmosphere that anyone can enjoy.

I promise you, you will be absolutely amazed and will take tons of pictures :D

So here, I collected many pictures for you guys, unedited, it’s exactly what you will get J


First stop, first reward :) (Until here it's not really climbing, only Walking)
First steps...

That's the HERO trail I was talking about ^^
What a view <3

And now that's the main reward guys!! ENJOY!!!


And if you have the chance, then go right before sunset. It is MIND-BLOWING!!


Theses Pictures are taken with my iPhone and there's no filter at all!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


(First of all, sorry for the poor quality of these pics. But I just had my iphone with me that day)
ANYWAY :) So this was the first birthday I didn't spent home with all my friends and family. I miss them a lot, especially on a day like this. BUT I have such awesome people out here as well and I am very thankful for each and one of them. I am blessed to have such great people in my life!
So yeah this is the first time I celebrated my birthday in the CITY OF ANGELS. That was very special to me. I came here 2 months ago and it's been very crazy ever since.
Everyday here is a journey, and I am so curious where this journey will lead me.
So here are a few pics from my bday. I am so happy I could celebrate it with my very good friend from Switzerland. Her birthday was on the 12th and mine on the 13th, so that was the perfect get together :)
Friday 9/12/2014

The two birthday girls
friday 9/12/2014

Ready! Saturday 9/13/2014

Birthday Bash all white. Thx again to Simon and Vanesa for organizing this!



Sunday, September 7, 2014

My L.A. DIARY #1

OHHH DEAR…!! I can't believe it’s been 2 months since I updated my blog for the last time. I am truly sorry, but the last 2 months were just so intense, busy and hectic, and so this is the reason I’ve been this absent.

But I am back now, I've settled in a little  and so I decided, as I’m staying in L.A., to bring this wonderful and so exciting city closer to you. Especially for those of you who doesn’t know L.A. well or may be not at all. L.A. has so much to offer and I will write and also post pictures about cool places, nice restaurants, etc. Of course I also still do post personal style pictures…but I definitely wanna share my experiences here with you guys, as some of you might want to come here soon and it’s always nice to get some hints, right?

So let’s start with this one here.  

This is a farmers market (daily) on Fairfax & 3rd street. Personally, I think it’s more of an open-air food court than really a farmers market but still, I like it J It is not veery big but it is nice to just grab something to eat, buy fresh fruit and meat, tasting a few dishes, a little shopping (souvenirs and also some clothing) and just chill for a while.

Another cool thing about this place is, that “The Grove” is just right there, too. What a cute place!! A beautiful area where you can do shopping (Topshop, Michael Kors, Nordstrom (more high-end) but also forever21, H&M, (more affordable) etc), strolling around, sit down and have a wonderful lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano's Little Italy, take a look at the “dancing” fountain (choreographed to the music of artists such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin) enjoying the live musical entertainments.and just soaking in all those wonderful vibes there.

Do the shopping during the day and enjoy the romantic atmosphere at night ;-)

An absolut MUST-DO while your stay in L.A.!!

Enjoy the pictures =)
Photo credit: Mike Dones