This past Labor Day weekend was a scary experience for me. I had plans to go up to Sausalito (north Cal) to visit my family on Friday. As I was driving about 45 minutes in, my car suddenly broke down in the middle of the 5-N, a little past Castaic *sobs*. For those of you who don’t know, I was basically stuck in the middle of no where while cars around me are going at least 80mph – yikes. After about 2-3 hours on the phone and waiting for my tow truck, I finally made it to the shop and got my car fixed. The whole ordeal was very stressful, and I don’t know if you believe in Mercury Retrograde, but I find it very spot on…machines, electronics, or automobiles just randomly break down out of no where and at the worst times.
Anyways, I decided to stay local and ended up exploring the Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena on Sunday instead. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this place and I certainly did not expect it to be so big…like I didn’t realize I just paid $25 to go on a hike. Oh! and if you still have your student ID, definitely bring it so you can get a slight discounted ticket. Basically, there are a bunch of different gardens surrounding the Huntington Library (about 6 total), and there are many trails and pathways that will take you from one to another. I recommend going early in the morning or in the evening if you’re going during the summer time since it can get really hot. Make sure to bring a good camera or an iPhone because you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the amazing “Instagrammy” pics.
Since I knew that there are going to be a lot of bamboos and cacti here, I coordinated my outfit based on those colors. I was wearing a white/black spotted textured T-Shirt from H&M, olive green moto jeans also from H&M, key necklace from ASOS, silver watch from Geoffrey Beene, nail bracelet from Giles & Brothers, and boots from Topman. I hope that these pictures help provide you with some insights on the place. If you have suggestions on where I should go next, please drop me a comment below! Thanks for reading.