17 August 2011

Living in America

By Haleigh In Non classé

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Hi babydolls! So here I am, back in the states again for some summer vacation. I was never one too keen on this American life. I had my eyes set on other continents when I left this place, rather untethered to this territory. Now it’s been some years I’ve been away and coming back is always a sort of rediscovery, nostalgic in a special way not of my past but of this sort of greater rusty and sun bleached American dream you see on billboards along the 405. Ironically the more time I spend away, the more I identify myself with it. And the more I come back, the more I like it.

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The photos are from up and down the coast in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles (LACMA, who needs Paris to see Dufy, Magritte, and Picasso?), and Newport Beach. I hear things have been quite slow back in Paris from those who are still there, so I imagine I’m not missing much. So I’m just gonna go ahead and enjoy the big streets and bright cities, supermarkets and super sizes, and friends and family here until Paris calls me home in two weeks, in which case I will be more than happy to go! Let’s chat more on facebook, twitter, and tumblr!

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  2. Nicole 17 August 2011

    Beautiful photos! I’m glad to see that your summer is going well!!

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  3. Madison 17 August 2011

    Great photos! I’ll be up in Santa Barbara again this weekend! I just love it there!

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  4. Kendra 17 August 2011

    Ohh looks so lovely! Santa Barbara is my favorite area of California 🙂
     PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  5. Everywhere you are I like to see it through your eyes

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  6. vasilieva 17 August 2011

    loved these shots, awesome

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  7. Kristina 17 August 2011

    lovely set! missing california right now 🙂 enjoy the rest of your summer in the states!

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  8. Rachel 17 August 2011

    I’d actually love to live in America, I miss it so much! Very jealous of your Californian holiday right now…

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  9. I’m living in Australia at the moment, instead of my native Britain, and I still don’t feel like I know where I belong – I can’t wait to get back to Sydney, though, because of all the places I’ve been that feels the most like I belong there!

    Good luck – and enjoy your summer! It looks beautiful!

    (With love from a rainy, Canberra winter! x)

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  10. I love this Pictures!! You are gorgeous sweety!!
    Viva America
    xxx
    C.

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  11. Ariell Etienne 17 August 2011

    American dream…Have a wonderful time at Home sweetie! and come back to us with beautiful photos!

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  12. Lynn Taylor 17 August 2011

    Livin’ the dream!!
    xx

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  13. The Dainty Doll's House 17 August 2011

    Gorgeous photos!! It’s a great place to go back to in the states,Michigan for me however is not, haha! But, I like NY too, maybe I’ll visit Cali some time as I’ve never been. Keep enjoying and relaxing sweets!! xox Kizzy 🙂

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  14. Emilie 17 August 2011

    Great photos!
    The last one is my fav 😉
    xoxo

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  15. Anaivilo 17 August 2011

    Gorgeous photos! Have fun while you are there! 😀

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  16. ediot 17 August 2011

    oh girl, these photos are so wonderful. i love the playfulness and the joy in them
    thanks for sharing
    xx

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  17. vimari 17 August 2011

    amazing trip.
    home sweet home.

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  18. Styleabaad 17 August 2011

    I know what you mean, girl. I’m from Sweden but living in the US and when I go home I see my country in a whole new way, it is almost exotic! You have captured some truly beautiful photos of your home country, and I adore your Chanel turban 😉 Enjoy your holidays! Xo Elsa

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  19. Lily 17 August 2011

    Gorgeous photos…love the beachy feel ! And love the last photo of you !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  20. audrey 17 August 2011

    You are not missing ANYTHING in Paris, which is why I am running to Barcelona tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of vacay in usaaaa. you look beautiful, just beautiful. damn, i have such beautiful friends! 😉 xxxx

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  21. Lena 18 August 2011

    Those photos of you by the pool are an American dream-hope you’re soaking up all that California sunshine!

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  22. Très summertime! Enjoy

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  23. Notting Hillbilly 18 August 2011

    Santa Barbara, oh my homeland! I agree, now that I live in London, I feel terribly proud to be from the most beautiful town on earth (me, biased!?).

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, especially love the photo of the town with the Santa Ynez mountains in the background.

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  24. sharon 19 August 2011

    even though i’m born and raised in so cal, i really long to move out and see europe (maybe even live there). i love living in LA but it doesn’t feel like home. thanks for keeping up your blog. it really inspires me to keep my dream of traveling and seeing the world.

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  25. Sweet Pea 19 August 2011

    How well does California suit you? Let me count the ways…
    Honestly, this is a fantastic series!

    Just a Silhouette

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  27. My Style Canvas 22 August 2011

    Beautiful photos as usual. Where was that top one taken?

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  28. caitlyn 25 August 2011

    i kinda love how being away from a place makes you appreciate it more!

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