I live across the country from my family and some of my best friends. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard sometimes. I talk to my parents everyday on the phone. Sometimes multiple times in one 24 hour period. My best friend, Keiko, and I are known for 1-2 hour long phone calls where sometimes we’re doing other things and forget we’re even on the phone with each other. My boyfriend had the hardest time understanding that, but it’s just what we do.
So when we were both feeling a little bummed, a last minute meet up was the only option. Keiko booked a flight and within a week from the initial call, we were heading up to the Madonna Inn and all of it’s kitschy glory.
The Inn has a ton of themed rooms to choose from. We chose the Love Nest (pictured above) and the Carin. We basically spent our trip in a never-ending photoshoot and just ran around in pretty dresses, eating pink cake and an assortment of cookies. It felt like we were in a fairytale, and it was exactly what we both needed. We’re already planning our next meet up and I can’t wait. I am so grateful for the friends I have in my life. I don’t know what I did to deserve them, but I count myself among the luckiest.
Dress: vintage (gift from Keiko)
Fascinator: vintage (bought at Playclothes in Burbank)