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Los Angeles part 2

May 27, 2016

Malibu hills overlooking ocean, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

After that little travel hiccup our first week in LA (you can read all about that here) followed by the most perfect, relaxing few days in Palm Springs, we were finally in a good place travel-wise and I felt ready to give the beach another go. We spent our last week in Los Angeles alternating between half days at various beautiful Malibu beaches and staying downtown and exploring the nearby neighborhoods.

Mom with baby & toddler, solo travel with two young kids | Happy Grey Lucky
Kids playing at Malibu beach El Matador, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky
El Matador beach in Malibu, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

El Matador State Beach in Malibu. Hands down my new favourite California beach.

Baby & toddler with sunglasses | Happy Grey Lucky
DTLA arts district & Wurstküche Los Angeles, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

I’m nothing if not a good stalker so obviously living so close to the Arts District meant a trip to the New Girl loft. (Sadly no Max Greenfield in sight.) Also: we got our German fix at the most delicious sausage place. Coming from this German-born lady who just lived in Munich for two years, you seriously have to go. It’s that good.)

Toddler girl in Marimekko for Target dress, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

Isabelle twirling in her new Marimekko for Target dress. (More about my obsession with this collaboration here.)

DTLA & toddler girl in romper, California solo travel with two young kids | Happy Grey Lucky
7-month-old baby onesie sticker | Happy Grey Lucky

Nicky turned 7 months… two days before we left for LA. But, because I am absolutely terrible with the onesie sticker photos this time around, I didn’t get around to taking his photo until we were in Los Angeles. Two weeks into our trip.

Convertible with rear-facing car seats, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky
Marimekko for Target swimsuits at Leo Carrillo beach, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

My first iPhone self timer venture to capture our matching swimsuits at Leo Carillo. I’d say it was a decent attempt except for the fact that I feel like I totally photo bombed that sweet sibling moment happening up there.

Baby & toddler siblings on the bed | Happy Grey Lucky
Baby meets cat, 7-month-old | Happy Grey Lucky

Still not so sure about the cat.

El Matador beach in Malibu, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky
Marimekko for Target swimsuits at Malibu beach, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

Back to El Matador beach because it was just that good. Also more Marimekko amazingness because that collab was just that good as well. 😉

 7-month-old baby boy, California solo travel with two young kids | Happy Grey Lucky

Keeping Nicolas entertained with Isabelle’s banjo and the selfie camera.

Post-nursing milk drunk baby stare | Happy Grey Lucky

Some of my favourite Nicolas photos ever. Because look at that little post-nursing, milk-drunk doll face!

Los Angeles flower market, California family travel with baby & toddler | Happy Grey Lucky

We took a quick trip to the Original Los Angeles Flower Market on our last day in LA. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when we got to the building and it was surrounded by barbed wire (really? why?). Luckily the inside wasn’t nearly as sketchy as the outside. Soooo many beautiful flowers! Definitely worth the $2 entrance fee just for the opportunity to take enough flower shots to fill up your Instagram feed for months.

Ranunculus & baby boy eating | Happy Grey Lucky

We did however pick up these ranunculus beauties.

Airport travel with baby & toddler car seats, solo flight with two young kids | Happy Grey Lucky

Ahh, travelling with kids. What can I say? We pack light. But seriously, no idea what I would have done without my sister to help lug everything through the airport. 2 car seats, a stroller, a suitcase, an extra little duffel (because I bought way too much at Target), and a carry-on knapsack. Oh and Isabelle’s little roller suitcase that she insists on travelling with but only actually pulls behind her about 1/3 of the time. One of these days I will figure out this carry-on only travel business.

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