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ASOS Debutante dress

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

floral display at the Getty Center, Los Angeles

walkway at The Getty Centre, Los Angeles, California

interior of The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

ASOS Debutante dress in mint green

The last time we were in California, we rented a house in Encino, in the Valley. Every night, we’d drive home along the 405, past the Getty Center, high on the hills above us… and we never went in. Not once. I don’t even know why.

When we got home, everyone we spoke to who’d been to LA was all, “You didn’t go to the Getty? What’s WRONG with you?” And now that we’ve been, I can totally see why, because WOW, this place is amazing. I mean, you can probably tell how much I loved it by the sheer number of photos, can’t you? Sorry about that. (Also, NOT sorry, though, because, seriously, look at those views!)

The Getty is a museum and research centre, but I’ll be honest: we went mostly for the building itself, and the amazing views of LA you get from it. I always feel like LA is the city you’re not really supposed to love: most people you talk to say it’s superficial, and complain about the heat and the smog, and OMGTHETRAFFIC. Well, the traffic is a killer, I’ll give you that, and even although the leaves are starting to fall, the heat has been intense. But I could look at that skyline forever, and I love the fact that no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll probably be able to find it somewhere down there in that sprawling mass of concrete – or in the beaches and mountains that surround it.

I think I might have found my place.ALM_6800

San Diego Freeway - the 405
trees in bloom at the Getty Centre, California



mint green 50s inspired dress

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WEARING: ASOS ‘Debutante’ dress; River Island shoes; Michael Kors Selma stud bag

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  • Helen Love
    September 17, 2015

    Love these photos…. absolutely stunning! What an amazing trip you are on! 🙂 xxx

  • Alok kumar
    September 17, 2015

    View from here always make our eye always seen this moment from that place.

  • Anna Nuttall
    September 17, 2015

    Hi Amber, I can’t believe you didn’t go in! I heard it suppose to be amazing – but then it would only be amazing if that your thing. I’m really enjoying your California diary. xx

  • Linda B
    September 17, 2015

    It’s so fun to see the city I grew up in through your eyes. It helps me appreciate it more.

    When I had the chance to travel in Scotland years ago, I felt the way about it that you feel about California. I had found my place. I guess sometimes, our souls really crave something completely different from home!

  • Donna
    September 17, 2015

    Great photos. I felt exactly the same as you about the Getty. It’s an amazing place and the views from there are unbelievable. I’m really enjoying your LA posts, thanks for sharing your trip

  • CiCi Marie
    September 17, 2015

    I’m not sure my vertigo would handle it, as severe as it often is, but I’m enjoying looking at the views from the safety of the ground 🙂 more than that I’m jealous of the sunshine – imagine using an umbrella to protect from the sun instead of the rain… It’s like a fairytale!

  • Quaintrelle Georgiana
    September 17, 2015

    The dress has such a nice colour, perfect for hot summer because it has a cooling feeling for my eyes. Btw my favourite photo is the one with parasol.

  • Devinne S.
    September 17, 2015

    What a gorgeous dress! I love that minty color 🙂

  • Catherine
    September 17, 2015

    Wow, I’ve just got back from holiday myself and caught up with all your blogs. Thank you for sharing, it’s great keeping up with you.

  • Victoria Danaher
    September 17, 2015

    I love that dress, so chic and cute.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    September 18, 2015

    Beautiful photos! All your travel photos make me want to visit LA! I’ve only been once and really not seen a lot…

    I love your dress – gorgeous color & cut!

  • Jennarose
    September 14, 2017

    I used to live a couple of hours away from The Getty Museum and I loved going there. It took a couple of visits to really see the whole place because of how huge it is. Beautiful dress!!

  • Muradyan
    November 27, 2017

    Is the dress for sell? I’m in love with this dress and we can’t find the same in Belgium.