californication diary::: do you know george snyder?

19 Jul

“we’re going to meet george on sunday for breakfast at his place. i will pick you up at 7. you’ll love him.”

that’s what sophia (aka teamgloria) said to me. i was slightly irritated but when i told this plan to my LA hosts they were shocked.

“7 as in 7 am? you HAVE to cancel!! we’re going out on saturday and that’s WAYYY to early!”

that’s what they said.

but i didn’t want to cancel. i wanted to have an early-bird LA experience, i wanted sophia to pick me up and, oh yes, i wanted to meet george snyder.


i think, i’ve been following him almost as long as i follow teamgloria. it was her who put my attention to his lovely photos and to his blog.

so there we were. sophia and me at george’s beautiful place that instantly put a smile on my face.

i told him that when people come to my apartment in berlin, they often look around and say: “there’s so many things to see here.” well, that was exactly how i felt at george’s place.





this view ♡



george signed on wings of affection for me ♡ if you are interested in george’s highly entertaining books, you can find them on amazon.


we chatted, had delicious yoghurt with berries and excellent coffee (oh, how much i appreciate a good cup of coffee no matter on which side of the world i am!) and blew german bubbles into the los angeles sky that sophia had brought from new york city. wow!



if you want to read more about our gathering, visit teamgloria. and also watch her little movie here:::

thank you, george, for having us and for generously opening your doors to a foreign miss. and thank you sophia for making it happen!

i can’t wait to see you again. maybe here in berlin. soon xxx


10 Responses to “californication diary::: do you know george snyder?”

  1. teamgloria 2013/07/19 at 9:53 pm #

    We had such a divine sunday!

    And this blog post brought it right back 🙂

    • julia 2013/07/20 at 7:45 am #

      one of my los angeles highlights. for sure xxx

  2. ♔ la dauphine ♔ 2013/07/20 at 3:14 am #

    George has a lively home!

    • julia 2013/07/20 at 7:45 am #

      and it makes you want to move in 😉

  3. beautycalyptique 2013/07/20 at 10:36 am #

    such a lovely place. and being an early bird is great in any city, so that was very wise, miss jules! I’ve seen the sweet movie as sophia posted it, and was waiting for this post of yours since 😉

    I also totally enojoy being a tourist in berlin – sometimes in summer when the streets are emptier. like now 😉 one a third of tables busy at 12 apostel. unbelievable 😉

    • Heather in Arles 2013/07/20 at 12:09 pm #

      I loved this Miss Jules–seeing more of George’s home, the happiness on your face–all of it.

      • julia 2013/07/20 at 6:36 pm #

        yes, i was truly happy that day!! what a lovely gathering ❤

        (btw: i keep on trying to comment on your lovely posts on your blog, but they would never appear 😦 just wanted to let you know… thank you for carrying me away on that beautiful musical summer's night and for taking me with you to the lovely wedding xxx)

        bisous x

    • julia 2013/07/20 at 6:40 pm #


      i’ve been driving to work last week by bike and i loved it so much! you are right, the streets appear to be emptier…. i recorded an audio book this week, so i was in the same studio every day in mitte (which is rare in my case) and i loved to be a tourist in my own city passing by the siegessäule, the sowjetische ehrendenkmal, brandenburger tor etc.
      how fun
      let’s have a coffee soon!!

      • beautycalyptique 2013/07/21 at 2:50 pm #

        it’s so cool, innit? funny tho: exactly that place (siegessäule, b’tor) was where I’ve cruised in the DEAD of night about 8 years ago – alone, open windows, and angry about something I don’t remember, and I thought for the first time about how far away from home I was and (silly thought) how brave.

        and: yesyesyes 🙂

  4. Gianfranco 2013/07/22 at 11:25 pm #

    I like the view from the window, and the old books (or fine edition) !! Looks like a lovely place, a nice meeting, and a good day for you ! Thanks for sharing.

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