Malibu is paradise // David Geffen. 

Malibu indeed is akin to utopia. It's perfectly illuminated cerulean skies matched by equivalently ethereal seas, balanced by velvety, fine sand. A setting worthy of such praise and esteem. And it's no wonder Californian's have nothing but kind words for this serenely charming town. 

We ventured down to Malibu on the last leg of our adventure, choosing to spend our final hours in The Golden State amongst the sea and sand. The drive from Studio City to Malibu was every bit delightful as we curved between rocky sleeping giants nestled along winding roads. Thanks to the outdated American map on my navigator, this quite possibly was not the most direct nor conventional drive to take into town. 

But this time we didn't mind taking the road less traveled.

And speaking of, at times this road was rather confronting with the occasional "beware of falling rocks" posted and dotted along the narrow highway; signs that were matched with a modest sprinkling of debris. However intermittent glimpses of that iconic shimmering blue peeking above bouldered valleys put my mind at ease. And as we finally turned onto another icon, the PCH, all those worries seemingly evaporated. 

At the first given opportunity I made sure I pulled straight into a car space, eager to remove myself from our rental and into the warm embrace of the Californian sunshine. One that you just know will be entwined with deliciously salty air. The weather during our entire stay in California was surprising to say the least. It was the end of January and beginning of February, the dead of winter and yet it was anything but. 30°C days feeling much more like summertime. Is this normal for this part of the country? My inner environmentalist couldn't help but feel overly anxious about this, especially having visited Hoover Dam the week prior and noting just how much water levels had receded.

Peering along the beach it's amazing to see an abundance of people out enjoying the sea and sun. Notably because it was the middle of the week and during "normal" work/school hours. There was a plethora of typically genetically blessed Californians. From the elderly to young children carousing with their dogs. Paddle boarders out in the surf to sunbathers stretched on the sand. Readers and fisherman. Even a group of (presumably) college freshmen playing some sort of ball game. We also got to watch (again, presumably) home owners entertaining guests on balconies with quite literally million dollar views. 

While our stay in Malibu was short, a mere three hours, I still feel like we managed to grasp a valid understanding. This town is very much tranquil and all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Though I'd love to come back and really delve into its intricacies and secrets.

Of course no sojourn to Malibu is complete without ice cream. Before heading back to Hollywood for one final meal, we stopped off at Malibu Yoghurt & Ice Cream. If you're in the area make sure you make time for some. I can personally vouch for the strawberry and peanut butter cup ice creams. Oh, so good. Especially the latter, smothered in overly generous chunks of chocolate. I'd sell my left arm for a spoonful right this minute. Curse the ocean that separates us!

Another note of mention is The Pacific Coast Highway or as it's known to Americans, PCH. It is just about as dreamy as everyone speaks. And while we didn't get to explore it as thoroughly as I'd wish we could, what we did experience was still wondrous. I can only imagine how bounteous this stretch of road becomes as you push past the residential.

There were parts of the road I found to be rather confining. For some reason I always envisioned the entire stretch of the PCH to be less enclosing then what it was. I blame Hollywood for this warped perception of a spacious and sizeable highway. While there are some parts bordered by sand dunes and glorious rock faces, there were many parts that dove into the residential, naturally as you moved closer to Santa Monica. In terms of traffic, I can't really say what the drive is like going towards town since we took a most unconventional route. If it was anything like our drive back towards Hollywood (my guess is a big, fat yes) then it is bloody horrendous. Going back into Los Angeles I was amazed that we encountered that notorious LA traffic. Remarkably being stuck in two lanes with no escape did have some advantages, like being in prime position for peering up at the multifarious dwellings lining the cliffs above. And then there's the less than glamorous facades of those homes that famously line the beach. You'd never guess such residences held such enviable vistas. 

In regards to my previous post (here), the majority of you noted that you we're unable to view my video so I've modified and uploaded a new one for you to enjoy. Not much has changed from its predecessor, music being the obvious change, some scenes have new placements and there's a few extra new frames here and there to match out the music length.

Back to Malibu, I believe this really is a town one should see at least once in their lives. If not for the sprawling seas but the gargantuan homes that are nested and furrowed into the sands and hilltops. Their complexities within their structure and engineering alone fascinate. At least they do for me. And as much as one paints the ocean as being the epitome of Malibu, I too believe that these waterfront homes also portray the envious and iconic image that is Malibu.

-Sxx



Malibu is paradise // David Geffen. 

Malibu indeed is akin to utopia. It's perfectly illuminated cerulean skies matched by equivalently ethereal seas, balanced by velvety, fine sand. A setting worthy of such praise and esteem. And it's no wonder Californian's have nothing but kind words for this serenely charming town. 

We ventured down to Malibu on the last leg of our adventure, choosing to spend our final hours in The Golden State amongst the sea and sand. The drive from Studio City to Malibu was every bit delightful as we curved between rocky sleeping giants nestled along winding roads. Thanks to the outdated American map on my navigator, this quite possibly was not the most direct nor conventional drive to take into town. 

But this time we didn't mind taking the road less traveled.

And speaking of, at times this road was rather confronting with the occasional "beware of falling rocks" posted and dotted along the narrow highway; signs that were matched with a modest sprinkling of debris. However intermittent glimpses of that iconic shimmering blue peeking above bouldered valleys put my mind at ease. And as we finally turned onto another icon, the PCH, all those worries seemingly evaporated. 

At the first given opportunity I made sure I pulled straight into a car space, eager to remove myself from our rental and into the warm embrace of the Californian sunshine. One that you just know will be entwined with deliciously salty air. The weather during our entire stay in California was surprising to say the least. It was the end of January and beginning of February, the dead of winter and yet it was anything but. 30°C days feeling much more like summertime. Is this normal for this part of the country? My inner environmentalist couldn't help but feel overly anxious about this, especially having visited Hoover Dam the week prior and noting just how much water levels had receded.

Peering along the beach it's amazing to see an abundance of people out enjoying the sea and sun. Notably because it was the middle of the week and during "normal" work/school hours. There was a plethora of typically genetically blessed Californians. From the elderly to young children carousing with their dogs. Paddle boarders out in the surf to sunbathers stretched on the sand. Readers and fisherman. Even a group of (presumably) college freshmen playing some sort of ball game. We also got to watch (again, presumably) home owners entertaining guests on balconies with quite literally million dollar views. 

While our stay in Malibu was short, a mere three hours, I still feel like we managed to grasp a valid understanding. This town is very much tranquil and all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Though I'd love to come back and really delve into its intricacies and secrets.

Of course no sojourn to Malibu is complete without ice cream. Before heading back to Hollywood for one final meal, we stopped off at Malibu Yoghurt & Ice Cream. If you're in the area make sure you make time for some. I can personally vouch for the strawberry and peanut butter cup ice creams. Oh, so good. Especially the latter, smothered in overly generous chunks of chocolate. I'd sell my left arm for a spoonful right this minute. Curse the ocean that separates us!

Another note of mention is The Pacific Coast Highway or as it's known to Americans, PCH. It is just about as dreamy as everyone speaks. And while we didn't get to explore it as thoroughly as I'd wish we could, what we did experience was still wondrous. I can only imagine how bounteous this stretch of road becomes as you push past the residential.

There were parts of the road I found to be rather confining. For some reason I always envisioned the entire stretch of the PCH to be less enclosing then what it was. I blame Hollywood for this warped perception of a spacious and sizeable highway. While there are some parts bordered by sand dunes and glorious rock faces, there were many parts that dove into the residential, naturally as you moved closer to Santa Monica. In terms of traffic, I can't really say what the drive is like going towards town since we took a most unconventional route. If it was anything like our drive back towards Hollywood (my guess is a big, fat yes) then it is bloody horrendous. Going back into Los Angeles I was amazed that we encountered that notorious LA traffic. Remarkably being stuck in two lanes with no escape did have some advantages, like being in prime position for peering up at the multifarious dwellings lining the cliffs above. And then there's the less than glamorous facades of those homes that famously line the beach. You'd never guess such residences held such enviable vistas. 

In regards to my previous post (here), the majority of you noted that you we're unable to view my video so I've modified and uploaded a new one for you to enjoy. Not much has changed from its predecessor, music being the obvious change, some scenes have new placements and there's a few extra new frames here and there to match out the music length.

Back to Malibu, I believe this really is a town one should see at least once in their lives. If not for the sprawling seas but the gargantuan homes that are nested and furrowed into the sands and hilltops. Their complexities within their structure and engineering alone fascinate. At least they do for me. And as much as one paints the ocean as being the epitome of Malibu, I too believe that these waterfront homes also portray the envious and iconic image that is Malibu.

-Sxx



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  1. Everything's so beautiful, dear! Malibu reminds me of the cocktail. xoxo

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  3. OMG Malibù is a dream!!! *-*
    Such a wonderful place and beach! *-*
    xoxo

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  4. I can see why you enjoyed your time there even if it was just a three hour stop. It looks stunning. The winter weather though, woah! That's summer temps for sure! I couldn't visit there in the summer time!

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    1. Isn't that insane Mica! I knew it didn't get cold, cold but I certainly wasn't prepared for that. The lowest it got while we were there was 24 degrees. That's still crazy for "winter" xx

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  5. Totally agree. I think Malibu is a paradise!!!
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  6. amazing place!

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  7. The simple things in life is the one we most enjoy Malibu is beautiful thank you for sharing your inner thoughts and experience.

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  8. Beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.


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  9. A place I want to be right now. So relaxing!

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  10. Oh my gosh! You took some great shots of Malibu, Sonia! I've been to CA, but not Malibu. Methinks I should go there someday:D And I must've missed that vid the first time! I loved it. Great editing, great shots....two thumbs up:)

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    1. Yes you should! I also happen to think the kiddlets would adore mucking about in those waters! xx

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  11. It definitely looks like utopia! So gorgeous.

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  12. It really seems like a paradise for me and aw.. you made a video too. It's a lot of effort! cheers to your hard work!

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  13. It was nice to read about your trip to Malibu :) It looks like a small paradise and the video is fun too! Great post, dear :) xx

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  14. Omg, these shots are giving me California wanderlust!

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  15. Such dreamy place!
    I'd love to visit Malibu one day!
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  16. Soooooooooo nice! I totally enjoyed every single second of it! I can tell that you had a blast :D Seeing Rodeo Drive and all, it already seems like I was there months ago. I don't have any good quality video footage but I might do a quick video with all the snapchats that I sent during my trip. You've inspired me to do so :)

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    1. Yes you must! I loved watching your adventures on Snapchat. Make sure you add that snippet of the gunman holdup! Hehehe xx

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  17. Malibu looks like the perfect destination to end your American jaunt. I've never been there but it's looks and sounds as dreamy as I've always imagined based your experience.

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  18. What a beautiful post! These pictures look absolutely amazing, what a wonderful place. <3

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  19. What beautiful photos, we live in a beautiful area of the world!

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  20. Oh I want to go here immediately! It looks like the most relaxing place EVER

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  21. OMG this looks amazing!! I would love to get there one day. I lived on the west coast for a decade, in Seattle to be exact. I got down to San Francisco right before I moved back to NY. But would love to get to the south part of the state too.

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    1. I'd love to see Seattle one day and explore more of the Northern parts of America myself xx

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  22. These pictures are gorgeous! Malibu looks lovely!

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  23. It looks awesome, I wish I could visit Malibu one day ^^

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  24. Gorgeous shots! What an incredible and fascinating trip! Malibu looks so beautiful

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  25. I'm so glad you've finally gotten around to making this video! I absolutely loved watching these clips you've edited together as I have been following your editing 'journey' on snapchat!

    Loved this Sonia!


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    1. Bahahaha! Yes my frustrating journey creating it :oP

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  26. Thanks for bringing us on a virtual tour to Malibu, Sonia! I felt like I'm in paradise for a moment :)

    So glad you enjoyed your trip and have a fab week hun!!

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  27. Wow! Breathtaking pictures Sonia! I hope my Californian adventure will be as exciting as yours!;)
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    1. I have no doubt it will be Jeanne xx

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  28. how breathtaking! the beaches in malibu sure are lovely

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  29. Thanks a lot, my dear :D

    OMG!!! you are a lucky girl. So incredible photos :o

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  30. Stunning photographs and another fab video. I'm so jealous of this trip! x

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  31. Malibu is stunning, loving the photography and the gorgeous blue skies ♥

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  32. Incredibly beautiful place! Really looks like a paradise!

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  33. Seriously beautiful photos. I've never been to Malibu, but would love to add it to my list of places to visit!

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  34. amazing place!

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  35. It looks so good! I would give anything right now for this kind of weather. It's around 0 degrees Celsius here where I live and I am desperate for warmer days :)

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  36. Such beautiful pictures! I wish I could be at a place like this right now <3

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  37. Wow, I don't know where to start, S! First, Malibu looks absolutely divine, and how is it possible that in winter it is 30 degrees? The beach looks like a heaven. I do agree it's a must visit, and I hope to visit one day too. Finally, I managed to watch the video, which is so cool, good job! It's nice to see you there as well!

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    1. I have no idea, but methinks this is not normal right?! 30 degrees, that has to be unheard of! And thanks for the love with the video. Yes I'm in there with a few cringeworthy/cheesy moments bahahaha! xx

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  38. Stunning pictures!!

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  39. I absolutely love these photographs! They're so tranquil and serene!
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  40. Stunning post and very nice

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  41. Oh my goodness! Is that heaven?? Haha! Stunning photography as always xx

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  42. Oh my, this place looks like a dream <3
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  43. Stunning pics and a great post. I want to go to Malibu now x
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  44. Omg ! fall in love with this place !

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  45. Gorgeous photos. I love Malibu, but I've only been twice. It's such a beautiful place. x
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  46. wow!! it is beautiful!!

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  47. YOu killed me, seriously! Wish I was there so bad! I truly believe its a paradise and ur photos really show it. The ones with the waves are magical and dreamy. Oh, I could watch the video, at last, so gorgeous! U made me travel a bit! U look so happy, like a kid!:) Hugs Sonia! xo

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  48. this place looks beautiful.
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  49. Stunning photos! I would love to visit this place! =)

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  50. I wish I could stay in Malibu but first I need to win the damn lotto first. There's something about the way you described Malibu that makes it seems so dreamy. I hope I get to see it one day.

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  51. This pictures are so amazing!!! I always wanted to go to Malibu! Since I was a kid and an olsen twins tv show was filmed there :)
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  52. ahhh these photos are so gorgeous! this is paradise! I'm visiting my home in california next month, can't wait to see this myself :)
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  53. The photographs look totally beautiful.

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  54. We were basically in California at the same time - it was almost HOT wasn't it?!

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  55. These pictures make Malibu look like a dream, definitely a tranquil paradise!

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  56. Malibu looks like a dream!!

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