17 August 2013

The Exception

Santa Monica, United States
By Haleigh In Non classé

Whoever decided it would be a wonderful idea to put a ferris wheel out past the shore of the pacific ocean ought to go down in history. It’s rare that I return to a tourist trap twice, but ferris wheels are the exception to the rule. There are two especially close to my heart, the Grande Roue de Paris included. But with most Ferris Wheels first time or not, there’s rarely a good excuse not to ride one with someone you love. The ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier is is the second one, and I’ll ride every time I come back to California, staring up and down the coast trying to put down the camera to take it all in. I can’t always manage to do that though, so this time here’s some pictures to share with you…more to come from California this week!

at the ocean

Ferris-Wheel

on the ferris wheel at sunset

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  2. Coline 17 August 2013

    lovely pictures :O

    http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  3. pernille 17 August 2013

    That gif is amazing!

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Thanks Pernille! Feel free to save and share it on your stuff 😀

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  4. Luxx Mint 17 August 2013

    Beautiful, love the light in these photos.

    Luxx Mint

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      It was sunset and just the perfect times for pictures! Really amazing. XOXO

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  5. Ylenia 17 August 2013

    This has to be one of my favorite places on Earth! I’ve been tons of times and each time it feels like the first, I just love it!
    Your photos are gorgeous and you look so cute with that jacket!
    Enjoy your time there!
    xx
    Ylenia

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      So glad you relate to this experience Ylenia! Xo

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  6. […] love Haleigh’s photos – check out this post on her recent trip to Santa Monica. We love the ferris wheel […]

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  7. erika 17 August 2013

    dreaming as always… love your blog so much.
    If I need to dream a little bit, I click here :)….

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Aw thanks so much Erika! That’s what this place is all about. It makes me so happy to hear that people come here just for that. XO

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  8. leanne 17 August 2013

    How fun this looks! Totally need to go now. The view up there looks incredible! Ive lived in California my whole life and have yet to do that ferris wheel.

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Leanne, you must! Santa Monica Pier is kinda touristy, but you must to this ferris wheel at least once in your life. XO!

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  9. Constance 17 August 2013

    Superbe photos!! Comme toujours! 🙂

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Merci beaucoup Constance! XO!

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  10. Mermaid 17 August 2013

    beautiful photos Xo

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  11. I agree. That person needs some kind of award.

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  12. Sarah 17 August 2013

    Great pics! You couldn’t pay me a million euros to get up on that though! Can’t shake the fear of heights!!

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Sarah – don’t be afraid! It turns out to be a wonderful feeling 😀

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  13. Glory 18 August 2013

    I’ve been there! And I wholeheartedly agree, it’s one of my favorite places on Earth

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Simply amazing. You must go back some day! It never loses its charm.

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  14. Laeti 18 August 2013

    C’est beau !! Ca me donne envie de t’y rejoindre , tiens ! 🙂
    Bisous ma chérie ! <3

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  15. Amy 18 August 2013

    These pictures are gorgeous. And I loveloveLOVE that pastel biker jacket!

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Thanks Amy! It’s by UNIF – XO

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  16. Anna 18 August 2013

    Gorgeous pictures, I must ride the ferris wheel when I visit!

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      Anna, definitely! Put it at the top of your list!

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  17. Grace 18 August 2013

    this is too perfect

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  18. sharon 19 August 2013

    i love the pier. i always daydream about moving out of my beloved city but at the end of the day, the beauty of LA keeps me here. thanks for sharing a piece of my home to the world!

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      You are very welcome Sharon! 🙂

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  19. Rachel 19 August 2013

    This is what I did on my last ever full day living in Los Angeles before moving back to London, and yes, it is a tourist trap I think I’ll be going back to. The view is simply breathtaking.

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    • Haleigh 19 August 2013

      So glad you shared this experience too Rachel! It’s a great place….

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  20. Marla 22 August 2013

    GORGEOUS pictures, especially the gif. I just recently found your blog (like two days ago haha) and I’m really in love with it. Your pictures are truly beautiful and your posts are interesting to read. I’m also a California girl who is a total francophile teehee. J’ai habité à Angers (Pays de la Loire) pendant l’année dernière. Je veux revenir chaque jour :[

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    • Haleigh 22 August 2013

      Bienvenue Maria! Happy to have you join us all here. The Loire is lovely..how lucky you are to have spent time there! See you soon here! XOXO – Haleigh

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  21. Classiq 22 August 2013

    The light in the second photo is amazing!

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  22. Rosie 25 August 2013

    I love those photos! You can always capture the mood of the moment so well!x

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    • Haleigh 26 August 2013

      Thanks Rosie! I am so glad you think so 🙂

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  23. dallas 3 September 2013

    I don’t know if you remember me at all. But you interacted on my silly little blog long ago. I would love to paint something whimsical for you……something with yummy glitter. My art sometimes reminds me of what you capture on your blog and photos. Yummy candy colors/imagery. Any ways it would be so much fun to see my art on your blog some day. Let me know if you are interested!! Dallas

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    • Haleigh 5 September 2013

      Dallas! Yes I remember you! That sounds like a lovely idea! Email me and we can chat more 🙂 Haleigh[at]makingmagique.com

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  24. emi 18 September 2013

    your blog is amazing! love that we’re kindred travel lovers..and you’re in our neck of the woods in california! XO welltraveledwife.com

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    • Haleigh 18 September 2013

      Thanks Emi! Travel lovers are always welcome here 🙂

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