And we’re off! After a final supplies stop at the glorious Wholefoods Venice mega-store we leave the bright lights of LA in the rear view mirror of our rented Kia Sportage and hit the road.
Not just any road. Perhaps the greatest of road-trip roads there is. Highway 1.
The first leg of this stunning drive takes us out of the city via Malibu, which you will reach in about half an hour.
From here you’re a bit over an hour to Santa Barbara. Also know as the American Riviera for its gorgeous Mediterranean style and architecture.
Naturally, for a run down of what to do in Santa Barbara we got in contact with the amazing Ellie from Have Some Decorum. Not only is Ellie a super courageous human and blogging legend, she has style in spades and tons of great local recommendations.