Through the Lens: Photos from May

VW camper

It seems like just yesterday half of my Facebook friends were sharing that tired old “It’s gonna be May” meme. (Just kidding. That grinning, curly-haired JT mug never gets old.)

Now, it’s almost time to officially kick off the summer months. Is anyone else as happy as I am when it’s 7:30 p.m. and still light outside?

It’s been a jam-packed past few weeks, and I’m looking forward to the month ahead. But first, here’s a look back at some of my favorite moments from Mayβ€”photo roundup style.


Joshua Tree plantlife


Ah, yes. More Joshua Tree pics. I was pretty snap-happy that weekend, and the landscape never disappointed. The wild plant life fascinated me as much as the impressive boulders did.

Also impressive? Rooftop bars, baby.

DTLA rooftop

Los Feliz home

Palermo Los Feliz

fire escape

Besides taking in the downtown skyline at night, I also spent a fair amount of time checking out Los Feliz, which is adjacent to my neighborhood. (In fact, I’m right on the border between Los Feliz and Silver Lake.) It has such a neighborhood-y feelβ€”I love it.

Joshua Tree


And I can never get enough of those dreamy mountains.

So that’s my May in a nutshell! Now, I’m ready to kick off June with a day at the beach. (Tomorrow’s gonna be a hot one.)

What are you looking forward to in June?

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  1. Nothing beats being surrounded by mountains when taking a drive – it’s one of the things I miss most about travelling – having that view.

    MORE gorgeous pics, Cassie – and, wow, check out that smiley, happy camper!! LOVE IT!!

    The neighbourhood looks gorgeous (making me want to visit LA asap), and a rooftop bar? Very swish πŸ˜€

    • Cassie Paton says:

      Wouldn’t you love to have a camper like that?! I would just live in it and drive around to all the national parks here. πŸ™‚

  2. Where is that beautiful bright blue building located?! I loooooove

  3. Mmm, love these. I wanted to pick a favorite, but that’s just too difficult. Top 3: the mountain, the rooftop bar (I think I’ve been there), and the fire escape. Gorgeous, Cassie!

    • Cassie Paton says:

      Thanks, Lauren! That photo was taken from Perch. Loved that place. I want to visit the Ace Hotel’s rooftop bar next.

  4. Your photos always make me miss LA, even though I haven’t lived there since 1992. It’s weird how a place sticks with you. I have nothing on tap for June, unfortunately, but July holds a trip to Vegas, which I am beyond excited for.

    • Cassie Paton says:

      I know what you mean… certain places just always have a hold on you. Vegas will be a blast, I’m sure!

  5. That first photo is perfeeeection! You must have had a crazy busy month, yo.

    • Cassie Paton says:

      It was intense for sure. Too bad my summer “break” is anything but, but I intend to enjoy it anyhow. πŸ™‚

  6. I LOVE there being light outside when it’s 7:30PM – it’s the best feeling. Putting my son to sleep is a bit of a challenge since it’s still bright outside even at 8 but he’s adapting. πŸ™‚ Your photos are so lovely – especially the rooftop bar, it’s heavenly! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy June – can’t wait for the summer either – hopefully it’s a nice long one, with a more calm winter here in the East πŸ˜€ Have a great one Cassie -Iva

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