Now we’re getting to the business end of this adventure! I caught the Airbus from LAX to Santa Barbara- such a great way to travel. Gia gave me a lift from my hotel in West Hollywood and I got a taste of LA traffic. I know I’m used to Sydney traffic but this was a different level. Once we got moving the view from the bus was lovely. Ocean on one side and amazing landscape on the other. Of course my photos don’t do it justice. (I’m too slow to get the good shots!)
Luis picked me up and took me to my hotel the Montecito Inn. Such a gorgeous place to stay, Charlie Chaplin was actually part of the group of investors that had it built.
It was great to be able to get to my room straight away because I only had a little over an hour before going over to Pilates Anytime headquarters for a class with the beautiful Carrie Pages (last year’s Pilates Anytime winner)!
It was so wonderful to have an opportunity to be in a class before my filming- for that class to be with Carrie was even better! I must stay it was pretty emotional to finally be at the studio. Luckily for me it seems that the Pilates Anytime family are also empathetic criers too!
I got to be part of Carrie’s reformer class along with Jackie from Good Citizen who was so lovely. By the way, Carrie’s class was so great- you have to take it when it comes online!
It has been unseasonably hot here in Santa Barbara- today was about 35 degrees Celsius (about 95 Fahrenheit) but we went out- over those famous train tracks and did a photo shoot right on the water’s edge. It was fun and I think we (Jeff the photographer) got some great shots. After some more photos in the studio while the sun set over the Pacific (so wonderful to see) it was home time.
I got to end my night with a light dinner and drink with Carrie. My Mediterranean (super S L O W) drinking style got a bit of a laugh too.
Of course, we didn’t take a photo together! But it happened- I promise 😊