You have brought me joy in days that have felt the darkest. In days that have felt the lightest. The words to best describe nirvana bliss and peace all at the same time is what I call the happiest. After four years of residing in Southern California, I have collected a few of the spaces that make me the haaaaaapppiest time and time again. I have traveled in a car and on a plane going up and down and down and up the California Coast more than 10 times. These places feel like the first time every time I go. I call them “Hidden Gems”. Here is a list of my happiest spaces in Southern California so far. My current favorites. My happiest discoveries so far. Thank you Southern California for making it so easy to center myself back to ease whenever life attempts to f with my joy. If you also end up enjoying these places for leisure and pleasure, do let me know if they bring more smiles into your life.
roscoe’s chicken and waffles
product: obama special and the beverage called “sunset”
address: multilple locations in california
Burton ChaCe Park
Product: marico Massage across the street in the mall
Address: 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA & 4280 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA
Product: Caramel Macchiato at a drive-thru
product: green giant drink at the juice bar
address: 2655 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505
product: untouched cliffs overlooking the pacific ocean in epic ways! go during sunset time with yummy snacks, a sweater and a blanket to indulge!
Address: sunset cliffs, Ladera St, San Diego, CA 92107
Old Torrance Cafe
Product: Hot Chocolate to stay and enjoy at the cafe
address: 1413 Marcelina Avenue, Torrance, CA
Paseo san miguel
product: authentic salvadorean food. everything on the menu is fried fish is delicious.
address: 1560 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90062
in & out
product: animal style fries & hot chocolate!
address: multiple locations in southern california!
Product: Everything! especially sea beans cafe! nelson’s salmon salad during sunset hours!
address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Description: This 5 Star hotel destination is the adult version of Walt Disney World! What a Bubble of Awesomeness! it is complimentary for day time visitors! complimentary parking!
Address: 130 West Bruno St, Los Angeles, CA
CREAM ice cream
Product: Espresso & Ice Cream creamagato
address: 440 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA
*Only one that is outside of southern california because it is so good!
TOMS flagship store
Product: Shoes and Coffee and Sunglasses, seating area
address: 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
abbot’s Venice pizza
product: salad pizza
address: 1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA
product: banana bread pudding
address: 8389 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
address: 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
product: veggie burger and french fries!
address: 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
I am in love with you Southern California!