Random L.A Trip

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{Creating connection to bring Alexis Bittar’s L.A. inventory to my Seattle clients, Nordstrom no longer carries their line}

Sometimes the best moments are unplanned. Life is constantly changing and I, for one, am always open to make the best of any situation. There is something magical about being able to take a crazy moment and immediately turn it around and create a new journey.

In this case, I was going to visit Las Vegas for the 4th of July weekend. Even when I had purchased my plane ticket I KNEW I didn’t want to go party. I wanted to sit by the poolside and read, I wanted to see some shows, then go back to my hotel and work on all my business ideas. You are probably asking,”Why were you going to Vegas? Why during the crazy 4th of July party weekend?” Well…there was a boy.

Anyways, fast forward to a couple months later, we ended it and I was left with a hotel and plane ticket to a place I didn’t at all find inspiring or directing me on the path I wanted to take. What did I do?  Packed my car, finished up my pending projects, had a client scheduled for a 5 hour shopping trip and by midnight, I was headed to L.A.

This was the best decision I could have made! Me, the open road, and a car full of snacks. Let me tell you, driving there was much easier than the drive returning to Seattle. My eyes were filled with excitement and wonder, I had never been there, and I didn’t know what to expect. The first night I stopped at a rest area to take a 2 hour nap, then headed out again. I felt so free! I would go really fast on the road and get this temporary high, then I’d slow down, then I’d pass a car and go really fast again, then I’d slow down to enjoy the scenery.

My trip was far too short but in the 4 days I did spend in California this is what I learned:

1.) I can totally have fun on my own! No one is going to stop me from enjoying life, I had someone actually tell me that I was enjoying myself too much. Yes! Someone actually said this to me and I said, thank you, that is a compliment. They were trying to convince me that I shouldn’t live this way. I love my business, I enjoy every moment of every day. I even enjoy organizing my home, cooking homemade meals, and grocery shopping. If I ever stop enjoying life, I am on the wrong path and I hope someone slaps me back to reality.

2.) If you don’t ask, you will never know – While I was checking out the boutiques on Abbot Kinney Avenue, I mentioned to the manager at Alexis Bittar that I was a stylist in Seattle and was so bummed that Nordstrom wasn’t going to carry his pieces anymore. We talked about ideas on how I could work with the L.A. inventory to get his beautiful jewelry to my clients and voila, magic happened and new  connections were made. We still have much more to discuss to create some shopping projects together.

3.) Dream, Dream, Dream – I am a dreamer, I dream big…….I dream a lot. Seriously, if you heard all the ideas that went through my head. What I did this time, I decided to start a travel journal. When I go to far away places from Seattle, I am constantly inspired by the buildings, the people, the environment around me. I decided I want to start writing all of it down. Just a few things that came to mind in L.A.: Start Style Treat there, do a shopping trip for clients twice a year there, maybe even MOVE there.

I am refreshed, inspired, and so happy I went to L.A. If I hadn’t bought my ticket to Vegas, or ended with ‘boy’, I wouldn’t have randomly decided to pack my bags and leave.

Life is an adventure, you get to choose how you want to live each moment.

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{Admiring the colorful graffiti around the streets}

 

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{Gourmet fries at The Wee Chippy, pick your seasonings +condiments}

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{Suit Supply in L.A., has much more appealing merchandising. I would have never guessed.}

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{The home along the Venice Canal have me dreaming of owning a place along the water}

#dreamer #fabfinds #venicebeach #LAfashion #fashionblogger #suitsupply #alexisbittar

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Author: seattlestylist

Tannya is best known for her style expertise and personal shopping skills. She can easily combine textures, styles, and trends to produce an effortlessly pulled together look. Clients appreciate her ability to understand and interpret their creative vision yet stay true to her personal aesthetic.

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