To the left, to the left
Tomorrow morning, I will board a flight to Los Angeles. A few days after that, I'll get on another plane to San Francisco. As always, I'm looking forward to spending some time on the other side of the country. Though I haven't been able to call California home (yet), I take no issue with those who call the West Coast the Best Coast.
Up until this point in my life, California has been much like a low-maintenance old friend - the kind I can go months without speaking to only to pick up right where we left off.
Things on the left often make more sense to me: my left hand, the left lane, the left side of the political aisle. Perhaps it's more than coincidence that the left coast should also fit into my life. If nothing else, I'm looking forward to briefly escaping the signature summer humidity that has settled into Charleston for the season.
These are a few items that will make it into my suitcase:
Nu Swim | Straight Top (a.k.a. my new favorite bikini) | Hoping to find time to take a quick dip in the always-chilly Pacific
Ray Ban | Round Metal in Gold | There are a ton of great new eyewear lines, but it's also impossible to go wrong with a classic. I've had this pair for the last year or so and they have easily become my go-to pair.
Madewell | High Rise Crop Flare Jeans | Much like sunglasses, there is no shortage of great denim these days. That said, Madewell kind of kicks ass at everyday jeans. These cropped flares with a frayed hem definitely have become favorites. Here is a pair in the same cut, but a different wash and a different, but still unfinished hem.
Sol Sana | Teresa II Slide in Taupe Suede | After hitting the Birkenstocks, it feels really nice to be in a less bulky, but equally comfortable sandal.
And - as luck would have it, this past Sunday's New York Times featured Los Angeles as the '36 Hours In' city. Perfect.