This Week in Review – 11/13/2015

This Week in Review

We thought we’d keep it nice and simple this week, so without further adieu, this week in review:

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This week we posted:

  1. Whatever Happened to Booth Tarkington?
  2. A Pairing: Leonardo Da Vinci + Ross Gay
  3. The Pulitzer Project: The Magnificent Ambersons
  4. Manhattan Beach, California

This weekend, I am going on a class field trip to the Neue, a friend’s spacewarming at her new office, and watching Alabama Football. I hope you stomp in some leaves and drink some apple cider. It finally feels like Autumn in New York!

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Manhattan Beach, California

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Manhattan Beach is about 20 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport. When I visited Kimberly last month, this was the first place I went after picking up my car rental. I spent the morning walking along the boardwalk, peeking into the little shops along the streets, and taking some photos with my new camera!

Manhattan Beach’s City Motto is “Sun, Sand, Sea” which just about sums it up perfectly. There are volley ball courts all along the beach, mountain ranges on the horizon, and a lot of surfers hanging around. I thought it would be kind of silly to go from Manhattan, New York to Manhattan Beach, California, but I am so glad I did.
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The drive along the Pacific Coast was absolutely breathtaking. I didn’t even mind being stuck in the famous California traffic, because it gave me time to take in the sights. I saw a beautiful white heron flying along the road, which was really neat! I will definitely go to Manhattan Beach again next time I’m in Los Angeles.

If you’re in the area, I would recommend the following:

Have you been before? Where should I go next time?

California Bound!

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Hi Everyone, I’ll be going to Los Angeles to hang out with Kimberly for almost a whole week! We will be taking in some sights, living out our Masterchef dreams, and watching some questionable movies.

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 28: The East Pavilion at the Getty Center is seen on October 28, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The J. Paul Getty Museum's recently departed antiquities curator, Marion True, is facing trial next month in Rome over allegations that she knowingly received dozens of stolen items. Also, reportedly, Greece has renewed a claim that some items were stolen as well and should be returned. The allegations could not only cost the museum its reputation, but some of its prized possessions of Roman, Greek and Etruscan works. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

I haven’t really talked about anything beyond books and the occasional movie on this blog, but I think I might try sharing more about my daily activities, what do you think?

Since I will be on a plane tomorrow, I thought I’d share some links today to tide you over until the next This Week in Review.

That’s all for now, I’m excited to share my adventures with you when I get back! I hope you stay warm, drink a lot of coffee, and snuggle up with a good book or television show this weekend.