My first job in LA was as a waitress at Venice Beach – the restaurant no longer exists but the friends I made and lived with have stuck around – so when I waited for Julie and Adriann to arrive, I swear I recognized a regular customer – I almost said something but I think I would have some across crazier than the locals! I am sure Keren would have known…Venice bBeach is exactly like we sees in the movies – that’s what it’s like living in LA – you think you’ve been here before, but really – you’ve just seen it in the movies – but anyways – the beach was super windy, and even a little cold – (shocker) so after working out the basketball courts -(yes, right there with an ocean view…) we headed over to the Venice Canals which is a world wonder in its own right – the story goes that this millionnaire guy wanted to rebuild the Venice canals right here hence the name Venice, but ran out of funding part way through, but s few canals survived and people do live on the quays and it is a wonderful secret little spot – hiding in plain sight…OK – skimming through the Wikipedia essay the story is even more interesting ! …Anyways – it was a great fun albeit windy shoot and I rushed home and had to get a sign in book made within two days to have it in time for the wedding, which I did – I guess years of leaving things to the last-minute finally paid off !
When we arrived at the canals – we looked for parking – I didn’t want to park just as we got there – instead we passed one bridge after another and I was getting a little worried we wouldn’t have a spot to park but just at the end we managed to squeeze the car by the alley – we got out, snapped some photos in the alley and headed to the actual canal…. embarrassment avoided :)) on the way back to my car I asked them about the significance of the numbers 239 which are part of their email address and their car vanity plate – 23 is Julie’s birthday and 9 is Adrianne’s (which happens to be my son’s exact birthday 20 years apart ) but that’s not the point of the story – when I edited the photos my heart literally skipped a beat when I noticed the tiny little house number in this photo. It was just beyond coincidental.. or not?