vintage blouse: pile sale
orange shorts: C/O Shop Akira
vintage leather purse: thrift store
Worishofer sandals: Amazon
Hello! Over the weekend Grant and I along with our friend Kevin motored over to Catalina Island to help celebrate Ed's birthday--the big 4-0! We took the Catalina Express (does anyone else get the Catalina Express theme song stuck in their head? Just me?) from Long Beach to Avalon on Saturday and let me just say that the day was so great, perfect weather with lots of sunshine.
Anyway, as per usual we rented a boat and did some 'splorin around the island. I guess there have been some shark sightings off of Catalina recently, the most insane one being a stand up paddle boarder's board getting CHOMPED on in May. Right by a beach we normally picnic at too. Sooo obviously I was little uneasy about getting in the water but it was fine. The boys jumped off of Frog Rock a few times while Deanna and I looked on in horror. Lots of snorkeling was done. I'm not a strong swimmer so I strapped on a life jacket and timidly paddled around. I did see some baby rays, girabaldi, little fish, and a few leopard sharks. We also saw two bald eagles flying around, a sea lion, but sadly no dolphins.
One of my favorite parts of Catalina is the architecture. It makes me wistful for old California, mission revival style. That plus the amazing mermaid/ oceanic art deco murals outside of the casino which is now a movie theater. Another thing I love about the island is all of the tile work throughout the island. Catalina tile is so pretty and colorful. I'd like to think that If I ever took on an expensive hobby it would be to collect Catalina tile but that stuff's crazy expensive. Broken shards of tile sell for like $100+ on Ebay :-/
Pro tip: You can go to Catalina free on your birthday so maybe, fingers crossed, we can go back in September ;-)