I don't actually remember the first time I came to LA, but I know that since then, it's felt like a second home.
I can't fully explain why I love it so much, except to say that there is both a creative energy pulsing through the city, and a relaxed California outlook that doesn't quite make it all the way up the coast to SF. There's also the romance of Hollywood and the woowoo-ness (new word!) of all of the eccentric health trends starting here. There's the sparkle of celebrity and wealth that's almost close enough to touch, and the eternal warmth of sun and waves and a bohemian lifestyle. Somehow, that combination just sits perfectly within my soul.
I make my best content when I come here. I'm inspired without even noticing. Without hesitation or worry or regret or self-doubt, the energy flows through me and every day is an adventure.
So if you haven't been, go!
More about my trip soon. <3
Julia O Test is a lifestyle blogger and photographer based in San Francisco.