Venice Canals



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Furry Jacket, random online purchase, Crochet dress worn as top, Thai label Baking Soda, Adderbite ring, vintage necklace, Balenciaga bag.

We went to Venice beach twice, all in hopes of finding this quaint little neighbourhood called the Venice Canals. And after doing massive amounts of walking, it still wasn't in sight until one day Sam decided to deliberately take a wrong turn when our GPS was being a bitch. Just walking along some of the most beautiful homes along the west coast of Los Angeles was a complete eye opener for me. I cannot imagine being able to live by a canal a metre from my doorstep and then hopping onto my boat with my lover then just having a nice romantic paddle while watching the sun set every other evening. For something as beautiful as this, who was to know that there was so much history behind it. As I learnt, the canals were dug out for the opening of Little Venice, somewhat a copy of Venice itself and construction began in 1904. And because in the 1920s, automobiles were to stay, the canals seemed impractical and a majority of them were converted to roads. During the sixties, they used to be the homes of hippies, beatniks and different artists. In the 70s, there were annual boat races where contestants would build their own boat and sail down the Linnie Canal. This was the last of the party scene at the canals and right now, these homes are nothing like they used to be. So calm and peaceful. Only about 6 of the original canals are left, sadly. Millions were spent to refurbish the remaining 6 canals. It is the one place in Los Angeles I wish I could call home. All that aside, Hosanna and I were invited to lunch at an indonesian cafe that day and I was kind of in the mood to be in something more loud than usual so this jacket came in very handy. Its such a random buy I found online for about 20 bucks. I love cheap thrills like these so much! This dress, as worn also here, is another favourite in my closet and I had to get used to the compliments I was getting whenever I wore it around the U.S, I even had a girl wind down a window in her car and shout out at me while I was crossing the road to ask me where my dress was from. I nearly died trying to cross that road but all is good. There is something I very much love about this outfit that I cannot contain my excitement about being able to wear it again. Which is hopefully soon! I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Don't be surprised if you see it up on the blog again! I won't be able to help it by then. Happy days!