Let’s take a tour

Hello home lovers! Today we are going to do things a little bit differently. Instead of taking you on a tour of the beautiful houses we’ve been to this week, we’re going to take you on a tour of one of our favorite cities in West Los Angeles. Say hello to the beautiful city of Santa Monica! “Sunshine, bright skies, and sick waves”, Santa Monica is the quintessential representation of Southern California. I am going to take you to 4 different places in Santa Monica and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see some beautiful houses along the way.

 

IMG_0117The first stop on our tour is Santa Monica Pier! A perfect destination for anyone looking for fun and adventure. Either spend time riding the rollercoaster, playing at the arcade or you can wander down to the beach and spend some time working out on the extensive rings and ropes, or just spend some time in the nice warm water. This summer take advantage of the free twilight concert series that happens on the pier on Thursdays!

 

IMG_0118IMG_0119The second stop on our tour is the Third Street Promenade, a prime destination for anyone looking to do a little bit of shopping… or a lot of shopping. There’s always some fun street performers, just make sure you show them some appreciation. Check out all the great restaurants but if you want some recommendations, my personal favorites are pinches tacos (authentic Mexican tacos) and bruxies (waffle. sandwiches.). Just in case you fall in love with the promenade there’s a beautiful contemporary 4 bedroom home less than 2 miles away on 24th St.

The third stop is the Santa Monica Pier aquarium! A fun informative place to get away from the world for a bit and see awesome marine life and participate in some awesome exhibitions. Perfect for families or anyone who loves the ocean, the aquarium is a must see destination.

 

IMG_0120 IMG_0121Our last stop for the day is Palisades Park. Perfect for a stroll or for a nice run, this vibrant green park is lined with palm trees and gives breathtaking views of the ocean. What else could you ask for? And less than 2 miles away from this amazing park is a 3 br, 3 bath ranch style home with a perfect vibrant outdoor area.

 

 

 

We have now come to the end of the tour, thank you home lovers for coming along with us. If you have any questions about the Homes we talked about please reach out to us and we’d be more than happy to give you more information. Never forget: love your home, love your life.

 

5156 Pickford Way Culver City

Hello Home Lovers,
New week, new beautiful homes!

This week has been absolutely gorgeous. The sun has been out and you can just feel So Cal shifting into the summer fun mode. People are out and about at parks and beaches, exploring the beautiful area we live in. So of course I had to participate in some fun myself and what else is more fun than looking at beautiful homes!

The home that I fell in love with this week is a modern 4 bed 5 bath on 5156 Pickford Way in Culver City. IMG_0111I’m not sure if you read that correctly so I’ll reiterate, 5 bathrooms. 5. 😍 More about the bathrooms later. Located only 10 minutes away from the Westside Pavilion but tucked away in a residential area, this home is the perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of LA. Best part it’s only 7 miles from Venice Beach, perfect for these warm summer days.

Driving up to the house, to say my breath was taken away is an understatement. With a perfect combination of modern and green. Often modern homes stay simplistic and avoid adding trees and grass to the property to keep the home simple but this home was bursting with green from the beginning, inviting me into the home.

IMG_0112Walking into the home I felt as if I was transported into home heaven. With an open floor plan, contrasting colors, and lots of natural light it was everything I could ever dream it could be. The further into the house I went the more I fell in love.

There are two things that matter most to me in a home the bathroom and the kitchen, I’ll talk about the bathrooms a little later, but this kitchen is to die for. Do you ever worry about storage space? That would not be a worry with this kitchen. With more storage space then you could count and an oven that is in the wall this kitchen is perfect for hosting parties. Spacious, light, and a bar for guests to sit and eat this kitchen just begs for you to spend hours in. Did I mention there’s a small window in front of the sink? Perfect for having a view when washing dishes.IMG_0113

Up the beautiful black & glass staircase, I make my way up to my favorite rooms. The bedrooms are filled with natural light. Then there’s the bathrooms. To put it simply, marble styled floors, glass sit down shower, and detached tub. Gorgeous, bright, just begging to be spent hours in. To top it all off this house has two outdoor areas to sit out eat yummy food and enjoy a pitcher of lemonade.

For 2,890,000 this dream 4 bedroom 5 bath with 3,404 sq ft home could be all yours. Reach out to Leah Loves Homes for more details.

Warming Up the Home this Autumn

One of the biggest perks of living of living in Los Angeles is the beauty that we live in a perpetual summer, never having to worry about “seasons” ruining our fun at the beach or a nice outdoor bar-be-que. However, at times we do want to relish in the warmth that can be cozy Autumn days and nights. There is a way that we can have the best of both worlds. Here are fun ways to start integrating fall into your LA home!

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Pumpkin Spice Candles

3-wick candle. Bath & Body Works $22.50

Pumpkin Spice has become the taste for Fall. Between cookies and muffins to the infamous pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, pumpkin spice has become a “welcome to fall” staple for the upcoming holiday seasons. This pumpkin spice candle is sure to put you in the fall mood. If you are looking for a fun indoor activity this coming weekend, you can try a fun DIY pumpkin spice candle.

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Threshold Hammer Large Serving Bowl Target $19.99

Nothing screams Autumn more than wonderful golden undertones. Matched with a red tablecloth or beautiful red apples, this stunning display bowl is the perfect way to bring warmth to your living room and instantly put you in an Autumn mood.

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Kale Apple Salad

LA is known for being health conscious and loving kale. However, fall is known for having a bad reputation of overeating and gaining a bit of extra holiday weight. But, with this yummy healthy salad you don’t have to sacrifice taste, or your waistline, to get in the fall spirit. This quick 20 minute delicious recipe will have you feeling perfectly in the holiday spirit with it’s sweet apples and dijon mustard. Add in the mouth watering maple and walnut dressing and you will be feeling healthy and indulgent. Find the recipe here!

Cinnamon Toast Drink

Cinnamon Toast

It’s not fall without a little bit of cinnamon-y goodness. Here’s a fun yummy drink for adults that will keep you warm during the chilly LA nights, or crank up your AC so you can feel like it’s chilly. This tasty fall drink is perfect after a long day at work or after the kids have gone to bed. With amazing hot apple cider and a little bit of Captain Morgan spiced rum you’ll feel relaxed and ready for the holidays. Add sweet sugar and cinnamon to the rim of your cup to get the full autumn taste with each sip that you take. You can find the recipe here.

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