Sunday, April 24, 2011

SoCal Beach Tour: Where do I Begin?

What's up guys! Summer is coming up faster and faster by the day.  June 21st and the summer solstice are right around the corner.  It's time to start mapping out My Beach Tour in a slightly more organized way than just, umm, you know...randomness.  So what I've decided to do is let you, the reader, pick my next beach destination!  Here are a list of some surrounding SoCal beaches, courtesy of beachcalifornia.com :

 Huntington Beach                               Manhattan Beach
 Long Beach                                        Laguna Beach
 Newport Beach                                   Redondo Beach

-Whether you want to click on these links and take the time to explore the info about these various beaches, or you just simply recognize the name of one in-particular that you'd like to know more about -- take a look at the Poll located on the <----LEFT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE and Cast Your Vote!  The Poll will be open through the coming weeks as I transition into my new daily schedule. 

My New Home!

-Next week I will be moving into my new apartment in the heart of downtown LA.  Easily considered the epicenter of the SoCal atmosphere, the city of Los Angeles, California is a mecca for the art, entertainment, and fashion industries.  Next week I will be in the center of that epicenter, surrounded by Californian's of all shapes and sizes. 

-So stay tuned to Germy-in-SoCal for my coming adventures in the colorful streets of Downtown L.A. and don't forget to Cast Your Vote for the next stop on My Beach TourSomething in-particular you'd like me to do, ask or experience at a certain SoCal beach listed in the Poll?  Head on over to my Ask Me Anything! I Love Questions!!! page and submit a request! 

Thanks for reading!

           -germy

Saturday, April 16, 2011

California Girls!

April 15th, 2011     Full Article                      (see April 15th, 2011 in Articles and Interviews)

     Emily                               Mackenzie                   Madelyn

-A beautiful Friday afternoon in Santa Monica, California.  The temperature hovered around 76F and the sand was warm as it slid over my feet and through my toes.  A cool breeze swept in off the waves of the Pacific, indicating that summer is indeed around the corner!  Since launching Germy-in-SoCal nearly 2 weeks ago, I was in search of my second story to post.  I had originally planned to explore this idea of "California Girls" a little closer to the official start of summer, but the conditions of the moment were forcing me to think like a journalist and seize the opportunity in front of me!  The opportunity you ask?  I'll call to your attention to photo #1!  From left-to-right we have my lovely interviewee's;  Emily from NorCal, Mackenzie from Seattle, WA, and Madelyn also from NorCal.

Madelyn                 Mackenzie                    Emily

-These 3 UCLA students were more than happy to offer up some Local Opinion about what is means to be a California Girl.  Their only question for me when I inquired about the interview?  "Do we have to move?"  laughing I replied, "no, no of-course not!  Right here is perfect!"  Before starting in with the questions I had for the girls, they politley asked me for my story first.  So I explained my recent college graduation, my recent move to Los Angeles, and finally what my blog is about.  What followed was an easy-going, healthy conversation of about 20 minutes.  Here are some of the topics we discussed--> Full Article

                -germy

Monday, April 4, 2011

Welcome to California!

Hello all!  As I made my drive into my new home in California, I had to grab a photo at the state line.  It was my understanding that once passing this sign I would immediatley find myself in the land of civil, pot smoking liberals.  However, as the past few weeks have taught me…California is an enormous state!  Its people are as diverse as any other.

My hypothesis is that as I make my way closer to the Pacific Ocean beaches, I will find a denser population of those easy-going, california locals we all know so much about!  But what is it about these beach communities that draws people to southern california?  This summer I intend to answer that question by touring all the beaches in the area, from beautiful Santa Barbara to sunny San Diego!