the californication diary:: los angeles – the long-awaited get-together with @teamgloria.

13 Jul

it’s already been over two years, i assume, since i discovered @teamgloria‘s instagram which is filled with photos that make you believe that life is dream of lushness and luxury, subtle beauty and caressing candle light, cashmere and books, pink marilyn monroe phones, hiding behind large sunglasses and sipping martinis at château marmont.

in short, you want to know more about the person behind teamgloria. or is it more than one person, i asked myself before i started following her blog.

if you want to know more about teamgloria or sophia go here and find out more. or as she says herself, there you can read about who she is “in real life”.

i am fascinated by her ever since we met for the first time during my journey to NYC in december 2012. by her story, her life, her energy, her beautiful smile and voice (it is a bit fragile yet strong with an amazingly enchanting british accent. i think, she should be a voice actress, just like me) and when she moved from new york to los angeles it was clear to me that whenever i would cross the ocean and huge parts of the american continent to visit hollywood i would totally meet sophia as well.

so there we were. in los angeles. six months later.

i had already spent some days at my new home away from home in the hollywood hills and was very delighted by the prospect of some , let’s say, europeanism (those who know, know).

sophia suggested to pick me up (thanks again!!!) in the morning and off we went (in her very environmentally friendly prius).

so here it is. my day with @teamgloria. well, to be precise, this was my first day with her. we had two more lovely meetings afterwards under the californian sun…. but all in good time ❤

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sophia took me to the highschool where they filmed “GREASE” ♡♡♡ could you have guessed?



sophia dancing with her shadow…


falling in love with cars happens hourly in los angeles….


sophia took us to YOLK, the beautiful store of maria in silverlake, another wonderful insta-lady.

it was hard for me not to spent all my holiday money there. if you ever happen to be in LA, make sure to stop by.

also, i really enjoyed silverlake. it has something villagey to it that made me as a european feel at home instantly. little cafés and shops, a cute neighborhood that actually allows you to WALK around. hard to find in LA.

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we drove through studio city past all those famous studios…


and then sophia took me to BIG BOY for lunch. ah-mazing! felt like a time travel to the fifties. (i didn’t eat a burger, i had a nice BLT sandwich. yum!)

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afterwards we went to LACMA where we spent some time at the extraordinary stanley kubrick exhibition.


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which is your favourite kubrick movie?

if i ever go back to LA (which i’m sure i will), i’m certainly going to spend more time at LACMA…

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sophia …


vielen dank, sophia, für diesen wunderschönen tag*

and for all you others: be sure that @teamgloria will reappear in at least one other episode of my californication diary. if not in two.

be well, friends xxxx


10 Responses to “the californication diary:: los angeles – the long-awaited get-together with @teamgloria.”

  1. Dean Whitbread 2013/07/13 at 7:04 pm #

    Told from the heart 🙂

  2. teamgloria 2013/07/14 at 6:59 pm #

    dearest miss jules

    it was an hono(u)r to escort you around this lovely city.

    and especially delicious to be 2 europeans in L.A with our sense of irony and excellent aesthetic Tastes.


    _tg xx

    • julia 2013/07/14 at 8:10 pm #

      …to be continued ♡

  3. Gianfranco 2013/07/15 at 10:18 am #

    Julia, your story and your (awesome !) pics make me want to go back there !! And I will always remember when I first saw the ‘Hollywood’ sign…California is special, the californian light is beautiful, etc…. Happy for you, glad that your trip with your friends went well, and thanks for sharing with us all these great memories !! Thank you Julia.

    • julia 2013/07/15 at 5:47 pm #

      thank YOU, gianfranco, for your feedback.
      it encourages me to post more details of my californication diary… i was a bit afraid that it might get boring for the reader 😉
      and yes, i finally understand, at least partially, the aura of los angeles… when you come back home, you are left with a similar feeling that you have when you come back from new york. you feel drawn back.

      love from berlin*

      • Gianfranco 2013/07/16 at 9:10 am #

        Bonjour Julia, no no no it’s not boring at all ! 🙂 Please continue posting your pics and share your experience with us!
        And yes I agree with you, NYC and LA are completely different, but both leave you with something under your skin…
        I’m looking forward to seeing more of your trip !
        Bisous from Paris.

    • julia 2013/07/17 at 8:00 am #

      merci beaucoup!!!!!
      et bisous x

  4. beautycalyptique 2013/07/17 at 9:08 pm #

    I totally want a three times yes photo book.
    I’m buying you a blurb certificate. I will use The Force, if I have to! *gives the monitor intense Jedi looks* 😀

    • julia 2013/07/19 at 1:29 pm #

      hahaha!!!! 🙂
      du hast es fast geschafft :))))))))

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