Since the local weather was hitting all-time highs of 103°, we escaped from home and headed to the westside to stay cool this weekend. We hit up local LA faves such as Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. And after watching the pure fun and joy my kids' had at the beach, I long to live closer to the water. I would love for my boys to be little beach babies and future surfers. And hey....it's also nice to get weather that is 20° cooler!