I recently did a 2 week trip to California, right before the chaos of COVID-19 started. Phew!

My friend Noella joined me for the first week. We flew in to San Francisco, rented a car and drove down the coast to southern California! It was such a beautiful trip so I’ll share some of my favorite images here. Our first stop was at the gorgeous Santa Cruz Dream Inn!

I loved the vibe of this hotel right on the beach! We went for a stroll along the beach and discovered the Beach Boardwalk amusement park with some pretty classic looking rides. Of course I loved the pastel coloured sky tram! Not to mentioned the blooming magnolia trees and pretty houses.

Our next stop was a quick break at Carmel by the Sea. Loved the turquoise waters and white sand. Definitely need to come back and spend more time here.

Big Sur was amazing! Again, next time I’ll spend a few days to do some hikes. Poor Noella was hanging on to anything she could as I drove that stretch of highway haha.

I hope you enjoyed this first installment of my California trip!

All film images scanned by Canadian Film Lab.