Friday, March 30, 2012

Maple Canyon

Among the exotic eucalyptus and palm trees in my neighborhood you'll find the beautiful Maple Canyon. It's things like this that make living in California truly amazing. While running up and down the bridge and exploring the canyon below I just couldn't help but take in how lucky I am to be here. These photos were taken on an amazing 80 degree day (which is hot by local standards, but perfect for me) and I spent a good few hours just soaking in the vitamin D.

The wooden suspension bridge is really something to see and is a historic monument dating back to 1905! It was originally built so commuters could cross the canyon to get to the passing streetcars.

There is a sister bridge that's nearly as old (built in 1911) at the opposite end of the canyon. (I have yet to explore the sister bridge, but it's certainly on my list of things to do.)

It's such a unique experience to be in the middle of a bustling city and pass something like this. There were tons of little lizards in the canyon. I tried to get a picture of one, but the little guys are just so fast!

It's nice to have a chance to do a full blog post. I've missed the blog world and wish I could update more! I'm actually getting ready to completely redo my blog - new name, new look, the whole deal. I'll still be running things under Midwest Mayhem for a little while longer, but I'm hoping to have the new blog up and running within the next few months.

These wedges are a recently thrifted treasure. I really love them. The tan color makes them easy to pair with almost anything, the bow and peep toe details are super cute, they're really comfortable to walk in, and they only cost me $5.00! How awesome is that, right?

The Breakdown:


Dress: Aubergine
Teal Tank Top: Urban Outfitters
Lace Wrap Top: Old Navy, Thrifted

Tan Wedges: Thrifted
Scarf: Thrifted
Navy Purse: Thrifted
Necklace: Handmade, designed by Jon Knitter <3



  1. Cat you look amazing! I cannot wait to see what your new blog is going to be like :)

  2. I would love to explore that canyon! so pretty and lush. And 80 degrees!? heck yes! excited to hear about your new blog!


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