From LA to Europe

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Next stop Europe!

Hello from Krakow, Poland!  It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, so much fun.  Started our travel day waking up to Seal Beach sunny views then grabbing donuts and coffee from Donut City and had our breakfast on the pier.  So chill!  In the afternoon we jetted off to LAX and flew to Copenhagen, Denmark overnight.  It was sweet to have a long layover there and go explore Copenhagen!  Got into Krakow late Thursday night and spend yesterday showing Essex around my favorite city.  Another day in Krakow today, we a little bad luck with weather as it raining while we’re here then supposed to get sunny when we leave haha.  All good, still fun!  Time to get ready for the day.  On the list are castles and 700 year old restaurants among other things.  Not sure when I’ll post here next as the days are busy and we’re soaking up all the goodness (no time to edit haha), but follow along on Instagram for more recent updates (@titaszlachetka)!  Here’s some shots from the last hours in California and our flight!  Remember, always pick the window seat.  Ciao from Krakow babeskillets, Tita xx

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Beach Day

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Outfit details: set – Blue Life, sunnies – Rayban, ‘kini – Kendall + Kylie Swim, hat – Rhythm

Good morning!  It’s our last one in Seal Beach for now but I know we’ll be back in California soon.  These days have been just the best.  Nothing beats chill days on the beach with my love, a couple of boards, and some beers.  I love the view from the balcony, too…the perfect place to sip coffee and see what the waves are doing.  Embracing this time off to the max…it feels soooo good!  Going to get one more beach session in this morning (SUP or surf, depending on the waves) then shower and get packed up to head to LAX.  Flying to Copenhagen overnight then to Krakow, Poland the next evening.  I think we have enough time on the layover to go and explore Copenhagen which should be cool!  Talk to you from LAX, the plane, or from Europe…so excited!  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

Sunset Session in Seal Beach

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Sunsets on the beach ❤

Just watched the last sunset of this California trip!  Today was another beautiful day of beach chilling, SUP-ing, and surfing in Seal Beach.  Had the loveliest last evening here with Essex.  We flew the plane a little more, too haha.  Here’s some photos from the other night when the sunset was too epic not to take photos of.  I love how the row of beachfront homes look with the palms and the cotton candy colored skies.  I’m always happy among palm trees.  It’s funny, this whole trip there’s been a foggy marine layer in the morning, then blue skies and epic sunsets the rest of day and evenings.  Alright, time to enjoy our last night here!  Off to Europe tomorrow evening and there’s some packing and last minute details to attend to.  Talk tomorrow, Tita xx

Sundays in SoCal

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Outfits details: dress – Lulus, hat – Rhythm, bag – Nannacay, sunnies – Civion, sandals – Coach, bracelet – Amanda Vogler

Hello from California!  It’s been so nice spending more time down here.  The days are full of beaching, playing in the water, strolling around town, and eating good food.  Didn’t get a chance to sit down and edit/write a post the last couple days, just fully enjoying this extended free time with Essex.  All good, when I’m back in Vancouver later in October I’ll have lots of awesome travel and outfit posts for you.  We fly to Europe late tomorrow night!  So excited, but also equally stoked to have two more days here.  Yesterday turned out to be a full on beach day: warm, a little breezy, and not busy.  It was so perfect.  Played in the water on the big board, cartwheeled around the beach, and even read a little but (it’s been so long haha).  We had dinner at Ballast Point, a new brewery and restaurant in Long Beach.  Try it if you’re around, lots of good beer and tasty grub.  Sunday was a day full of activities: from flying remote control planes in the morning, to standup paddle boarding midday, to Oktoberfest and wiener dog races in the afternoon, and back to flying planes during sunset haha.  As you know Moka is the best wiener dog out there but I appreciate all weens.  When we were in Huntington the other day we saw a sign for wiener dog races and we just had to check it out!  I was so surprised to roll up to a little Bavarian village with full on Oktoberfest celebrations.  Made it in time for the races and it was so funny and cute.  The best sporting event I’ve seen in a while haha.  We sipped some beers and Essex tried some classic sausage and sauerkraut…it’s like we were in Europe already haha.  The most random but awesome day!  Currently sipping some coffee at home and about to go for breakfast with Essex’s grandparents.  Not sure what the plans are for today but definitely some SUP or surf are on the program!  I’ve been loving the SUP lately, so much more fun in the wavy ocean than on a lake.  Talk to you later babeskillets, Tita xx

SUP from Seal Beach!

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Cruising around on big boards!

Good morning!  It’s been so nice being in California the last few days.  Everyone is on the fully relaxed program, as well so it’s just the best.  On Friday we did an LA day which had my heart.  I love going there and checking out different areas and places each time…I fall a little more in love every trip, too.  I have lots of photos to share which I’ll edit and post soon!  Yesterday was another chill day in Seal Beach.  We cruised around on the big paddle boards all afternoon…such a relaxing thing to do.  We had some sweet rollers to transport the boards to the beach haha.  It’s a quick walk to the water, but with big boards it’s a little bit of a struggle.  Essex caught some waves while I just paddled around haha.  Maybe I’ll try to catch some waves on the SUP one of these days, though.  We had a delicious dinner at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach last evening for Essex’s grandpa’s big 80th birthday.  The best crab I’ve ever had…HUGE Alaskan King crab!  If you’re ever there and feeling peckish, definitely check this spot out.  It’s been around for more than fifty years, too.  Alright, today’s plan is more fun time in the water and on the beach.  Maybe some surf or maybe some SUP and a little beach volley mixed in.  Soaking up all these perfectly blissful days.  Happy Sunday babeskillets, Tita xx

Seal Beach Days

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outfit details; top – Brandy Melville, shorts – Rag & Bone, kicks – Superga

Good morning from Seal Beach, California!  It feels so nice to be back.  We got in late the night before last, ate some In-N-Out and went to sleep haha.  Yesterday was just the best chill day.  The perfect start to our month of vacationing.  Woke up and had brunch at Crema Cafe which has delicious food with such pretty presentation!  Try the breakfast crepes if you’re there, sooo tasty.  Afterwards we strolled around Main Street and checked out some of the awesome surf shops.  Harbour Surfboards has been there for over fifty years and has so much cool history.  We tried out a new coffee place, too: Doc’s Pie Shop!  It’s a coffee shop and pie shop with pies that are to good (we sampled a couple).  I opted for a soy matcha latte, a current fave…or as Essex called it, a seaweed latte haha.  It was so nice strolling without a plan though!  So many pretty palm trees and flowers everywhere.  We drove down to Huntington beach in the afternoon to check out some shops and then came home for a sunset surf.  It felt so good to be in the ocean again.  Seal Beach is one of my favorite places to surf, it’s almost always nice and mellow.  Such a perfect first day in Cali.  Today we’re heading into LA and I’m so excited!  I love checking out new spots and strolling around new areas.  So much explore.  Today’s plan is Melrose and Beverly Hills.  Alright, time to go pick out what to wear.  Ciao from Cali babeskillets, Tita xx

Krakow Memories and Upcoming Travels

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Memories for my favorite city, Krakow ❤

Gearing up for a month of travels!  After a my seminar at the hospital today, I’m officially fully on vacation for the next few weeks!  Feels so good.  Went for a long run as the sun was setting and now I’m finishing up packing.  I’m so excited to be going back to Krakow later this month!  It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, so beautiful with so much history everywhere.  It will always hold a special place in my heart.  It’s where I became a doctor!  Being a history nerd, I was in heaven living there during medical school and it was so cool to be able to live in Poland for a few years as it’s where my family/ancestors are all from.  All the history was extra special to me because of that.  My mom also went to University in Krakow so I got to stroll the same streets as her when she was my age.  Looking through photos from two years ago (the last time I was there was for my graduation!), I’m getting such a warm feeling in my heart.  The main square is the largest in Europe with beautiful cathedrals and stone buildings.  Whenever I go to Krakow, I love going to Wierzynek, a restaurant overlooking the square that was founded in 1364 when the master of the house at the time hosted the king and his visiting diplomats after signing a peace treaty in the square.  Another must is liter beers at Pod Wawelem, right at the base of the Wawel.  One beer and you’re more than done haha.  Our weekly brunch spot was Charlotte, a French bistro with the best chèvre chaud salad and pastry baskets (with white chocolate spread mmmm).  Can’t wait to show Essex all of it!  You know you live somewhere unique when you can casually have a champagne picnic at the base of castle after your pathology lecture haha.  I didn’t realize how much I miss Krakow until I started planning our travels this fall and now I’m SO excited.  I’m so lucky to have this month fully off.  The adventure starts tomorrow evening with a flight to LA where we’ll be for a week.  Then off to Poland to see Krakow, visit my grandparents, and check out Zakopane (the polish mountains).  After that we’re off to Italy for a week then a little time in London before coming home just in time for the annual Canadian Thanksgiving camping trip to Sombrio on Vancouver Island.   Then it’s back to reality: refreshed for research mode!  I’ll keep you updated on Instagram (@titaszlachetka) and blog when I can, but I really want to take in and appreciate my time in Europe with Essex.  Plenty of time to edit photos when I’m back in the office haha.  Time to enjoy the last evening with my mom, sister, and Moka.  Essex is going to be getting here late tonight, too!  So stoked to see him.  Ciao from Port Moody babeskillets, Tita xx