A weekend in Los Angeles

We arranged to fly to Los Angeles for one of those experiences most women are hesitant & a little anxious for. Meeting the family! My fiancé Toney was born & raised in Compton & if you read the “little bit about mesection you’ll know I was born and raised in England, so it wasn’t your typical “Come over for tea and meet my family”, if that’s even typical.

I will write about how Toney and I came to meet and about our journey, which hasn’t been easy living over 4000 miles apart on completely different continents. But that’s a long story so I’ll save it for another day…

In our recent trip, I was able to explore the side of Los Angeles that I hadn’t seen before, with thanks to my fiancé. The mountain tops, little markets filled with people shopping from stalls that sell anything and everything. This trip was such an experience for many reasons

Toney and I took his nieces and nephew on a hike up Mt Baldy around two hours or so from mid city LA. We’re not experienced hikers, the fact we got lost and ended up hiking off the beaten track only equipped with a bottle of warm water and some band aids proved that to us. Never the less we did it! It took us about two hours from start to finish but we managed to reached San Antonio Falls, paddled the cool fresh water, took a few selfies and returned to the car with minimal bruises may I add.

The following day Toney took me to the touristy spots that me and my family didn’t manage to see when we visited. We took a drove down Malibu and walked along the Santa Monica pier. Wandered to some lovely little markets where we indulged into waffles and crepes.
On the evening Toney and his sister took us all out for ice cream which had to be four scoops of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted. A small little hole in the wall, yet with a line of people down the street.

Being able to see a glimpse of Compton was just as special. Driving down the street where my fiancé once would walk to school. Seeing the house we grew up in. Seeing his hometown and meeting the people that shaped him into who he is today, who will soon be my “till death do us part”.




“I never want to stop making memories with you” ~ Pierre Jeanty

Rosie

Xx

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41 thoughts on “A weekend in Los Angeles

  1. I think it’s amazing that your relationship is so strong and that youre getting married after being from different continents and lifestyles. I loved this post and I LOVE PIERRE JEANTY! His writing is amazing. Thanks for checking out my blog, I like yours as well 🙂

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  2. I really hope this won’t come across negatively, but the only references and knowledge of Compton I’ve ever heard have come from rap songs, and it is so refreshing to see even just a little of a different perspective on it. Your trip sounds absolutely idyllic and like you had a lot of fun, your pics are beautiful, and congrats to the two of you on your upcoming nuptials. Thanks for your ‘like’ on the Community Pool… it’s what brought me here, and I can’t wait to read more 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! What a lovely comment and no I completely agree! I’d come from England never seen Compton but only heard things from films etc! It was great to see what it was really like and where he grew up.
      Can’t wait to write more 🙂

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  3. I just stumbled across this through a random series of comments/likes and I’m so glad I did. Firstly, all the best to you and your fiance and can’t wait to read your origin story !
    You pics look fab and brimming with joy and your writing is nice ,warm and comfortable – which is a huge compliment. Look forward to more 😊🌺

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    1. What a lovely message to read! Thank you so much! So lovely to hear this feedback! Can’t wait to write more. Looking forward to uploading tomorrow’s post ☺️😘🌹

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      1. Oh awesome! My fiancé has a house in mid-city? If you know any cool places to go where going back next month for a week to get my bridesmaid dresses so can check some out 👍🏼☺️

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  4. Greetings,

    There is much wisdom in your inspiring post, and I compliment you. It says a lot about relationships’ building, and especially those that involve two people from different continents. For example: you’re tours to his homeland, your love for the physical and the social environment in Compton which helped to shape him, going on trips together…. Besides understanding his culture and his Modus Operandi and vice versa is a Big Plus.

    I love the angle which you took to relate your story to the reader, and in doing so it has brought out important points which suggest that your fiancé and you have been building a stronger relationship together, one that would certainly lead to a marriage as you have rightly said, “till death do us part.” Blessings for a happy and fruitful marriage, in Jesus’ name.

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    1. What a beautiful thing to say! I’m blessed to have met you. It has been very hard the last year for many reasons and I will explain how we met etc on another post but I do believe it has made us very strong as a couple. He came to England in march and I was able to show him around where I grew up which wasn’t an interesting childhood at all but seeing where he did was completely different. Put everything into perspective.

      Thank you so much for this comment, means a lot.

      Much love. x

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      1. You are welcome,
        Relationships when tested and tried and still remain stronger than ever are the ones that will last “till death do us part.” I rejoice with you….Thanks for sharing.

        Redeeming Luv

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    1. Wow small world! Where in the U.K. Are you from if you don’t mind me asking? If you know any places worth visiting out here I’d love to know ☺️😘

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  5. A beautifully drafted piece that keeps the reader swiping his screen for more! It good to know how you both managed your differences-from the accent to the distance. And I can imagine how mind-blowing the tour was. My favourite was the waterfall view. Good job and greetings from Accra

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    1. Thank you ! Such a lovely comment! I’m currently writing how me and my Fiancé met along with how our relationship has been with all the barriers distance brings with it! The waterfall was beautiful, thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment! Much love 😘🌹

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  6. This is actually really cute! I’ve lived in Los Angeles all my life and I have only been hiking once and it was so tiring! You should go to San Pedro Pier Fish Market next time. They have the best fresh sea food. 💖

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