Just three days in LA, so I dipped my toes in Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Saw friends who are reinventing themselves and diving into a world of creativity at the local art college. They talked me out of a visit to Hollywood, and instead we hiked, talked and just sat quietly. Most of the trip was an explosion of shared ideas. Californian Sun. Little blue beach houses. Volleyball. Experiments like Stockholm's Utegyms. Shared space. Outdoor Billionaires. For big kids who still love going to the park. A reminder of the consistent weather and urban sprawl of Johannesburg... but with a sea.