LA is a cool laid back culture permeates the very streets of places such as Ventura, Santa Monica or Oceanside. I use www.sfvlimos.com to get around these parts of the city. Traffic can be a nightmare. It can be crazy but for the most part the people are laid back, could be due to the sea salt in the air, definitely due to the wonderfully interesting people from around the globe, those who moved to turn a dream of living in Southern California into a reality.
World cultures are shared and new cultures are formed with the gorgeous natural backdrop as a medium for transition. Suits, khakis and dress shirts mesh with sandals tank tops and tattoos, BMW’s share the road with pawn shop bikes on a daily, business is more for play, classical combines with hip hop reggae and rock. The atmosphere is primarily composed of peace love and fun because everyone enjoys being part of that long stretch of coast some call SoCal.
Big money makers find themselves side by side to entrepreneur hammock layers on taco Tuesdays or any Saturday. There are tons of bars, clubs, and dining options, allowing a person to partake in whatever type of experience they fancy, from burgers to sushi, karaoke dive joints to uptown downtown classy, and everything in between. For those of us who like a good show, every weekend there are up and coming artists at open mic bars and cafes waiting for their deal, and live concerts basically at will as favorite entertainers are sure to be passing through soon.
If you appreciate a good painting, keep a look out for world class street art lining alley ways, under bridges and on public walls, and make sure to snap pictures because the paint may be gone or different next time you come around. There are renowned museums to educate and spark interesting conversations among the divers group of community members, and must visit landmarks like Venice and Balboa Park which bring in millions of tourists annually, great for anyone trying to make a name for themselves in their craft or profession. And, if you are feeling crazy, you can stop in at a bar for an Adios MF and go skinning dipping in the Pacific with a career professional tattooed rebel beauty.
It’s like a recipe for grandeur. Golden beaches, one of a kind culture, stunning sun kissed women (or hunky men, depending). These ingredients make Southern California iconic and a spectacular place to visit or call home.