The last time I was in Venice Beach was in high school. Our a cappella groups and jazz band had come to California for a national singing competition. (Oh, you didn't know I was in an a cappella group? Here are nine other things you may not know about me.) One day on the trip, we went to Venice and they unleashed us rowdy teens (read: nerdy music geeks) onto the boardwalk with instructions to stay in groups. It felt like such freedom exploring the boardwalk, and it was a serious walk down memory lane this past weekend when Greg and I explored the area.
We had lunch at Salt Air and then rented bikes and cruised around.
There's a great Groupon for Bike Curious going on now, if you're in the area. The heatwave had pretty much passed by then and the air was cool and breezy. The sun was super strong, though we didn't realize it due to the breeze, and we both came home with embarrassingly bad sunburns. I am talking tomato red, people! Oops.
Anyway, I also got to meet up with my friend Beata that I "met" on twitter. She's a yoga instructor from Stockholm, and even though we'd never met in person before, having tea with her at The Rose was like hanging with an old friend. It was fantastic. (If you're in Sweden, she just started selling Teeki pants there!)
Another highlight of the weekend was getting to catch up with an old friend from high school who has lived out here for ages. She's promised to by my wing woman for trying out some new classes - we're going to check out flywheel and hip hop - any other classes you recommend?
I have to say, it was a pretty great weekend. I also squeezed in some time to check out the local Farmers Market on Larchmont (small, but perfect for a first timer who is easily overwhelmed by too many options). This week is shaping up well, too - I've got a yoga class with a superstar yogi whose class I've always wanted to try, and a hiking adventure with friends planned. Can't wait!
How was your weekend?