Tuesday, February 22, 2011

California Dreamin’

The best thing about blogging is the relationships formed from it. Leeann at Join The Gossip is someone I originally connected with over our taste in music and have grown close to ever since. Though we live on opposite coasts, I consider her my friend and know the day will come that we’re actually able to meet in person. Her blog is one of my favorites and she is truly an awesome person.

This brings me to a swap we decided to do. Since we’ve never been to each others hometowns, we decided to bring a little of that to each other and did a city swap. It was so fun shopping my own city to get a package together for her and receiving fun souvenirs in return from L.A.

Here is what I got:
Pretty postcard of the L.A. skyline with a nice note on the back
Hollywood magnet
Hollywood mints called “Hollywood Hottie Cinnamints”
Hollywood star keychain
California book that has the cities and sights that are a must-see. There are some beautiful photos in it and I look forward to reading the whole thing.
Hollywood mug that’s super cute. I’ll be enjoying many large cups of coffee out of it!
Mix CD that was so creative. It’s easy to forget how many songs are about California until you see them all together. This will be a perfect driving mix!

Track listing:
1. Just A Girl – No Doubt
2. The River – Good Charlotte
3. California Gurls – Katy Perry
4. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
5. California – Phantom Planet (this song reminds me of The O.C…loved that show!)
6. All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
7. Hotel California – The Eagles
8. Corona & Lime – Shwayze
9. Free Falling – John Mayer
10. Wake Up – Hillary Duff
11. California Love – 2Pac & Dr. Dre
12. Going Back To Cali – Biggie
13. Beverly Hills – Weezer
14. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas
15. Santa Monica – Everclear
16. Californicaton – Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
18. Walking in L.A. – Missing Persons
19. California Sun – The Ramones

Thank you, Leeann! This was so much fun. If you want to see what I sent, click here.


Anonymous said...

how fun!!! I love a good swap.

Gwen said...

What a fabulous package and a great idea!!! The mix CD she sent is too fun!!!

April said...

What a fun idea!!

Rachel said...

When my twin moved to LA, I made her a CD with songs that have references to California so that she could listen to it on the way out there. There are plenty of good Cali songs!

Mel said...

You ladies both did a great job with your swaps. And a mix CD? Love it!

Kristin said...

What adorable goodies you got! Meg's pics from her LA trip really made we want to plan a trip out west!

Muffy said...

How fun! LOVE your playlist.

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome cd mix...I'm adding a few of those songs to my iTunes cart now!

Anonymous said...

I may have you send me a Philly care package! That was awesome!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay! I have the song list! I completely forgot to list it out for you and I was regretting it after the package was sent. The first song, by the way, was added just becuase Gwen is THE California Girl. I was born in Anaheim and she actually went to high school on the same street I lived on (or so my mom says ;).

I am bummed becuase I thought of a few more things. I'll have to send them to you later :)

Miss K said...

what a great idea and what a sweet gift!

Anne said...

What a cute idea!

Cait said...

just came across your blog! you have some great insights on your posts! what a great idea girl!

Anonymous said...

suchhhh great tunes! i love your blog and am your newest follower :-)

hope you have a great week!

<3 megan

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

What a fun idea!