Our last full day in LA was spent at the beach.
About an hour's drive away is the popular seaside resort of Malibu.
Malibu is 34km of blissful white sandy beaches, stunning beach front homes and a surfer's paradise.
We found one of the few restaurants that was near the beach. A lot of places in Malibu are built above the rocks or sea cliffs and don't always have beach access.
The Sunset Restaurant is everything you could wish for in a Malibu eatery. It combines chic décor, friendly fun staff with cool vibes and an even cooler menu.
We opted to sit at the bar grab a couple of cold Coors Light and order some of their finger food.
I had a love a fair with some Fish Tacos.
But I'd rather not taco about it...
We shared stories of Britain and America, joked about politics and the differences in cultures but most of all the Americans just wanted to show off their country. They are so proud and its so infectious.
They all had their top tips for visiting LA, Malibu and Santa Monica and it just made me want to stay on the West Coast forever.
We didn't have time to do everything on our list but there was one place we could visit on our way back to LA.
Nestled right on the rocks, Duke's is a little more wild child Stacey whilst the Sunset is a little more sophisticated Sally (if you know what I mean).
But I also have an inner Stacey and she was coming out this afternoon!
I belong to the beach, I belong to the sea. How could I leave? With 2x1 Mai Tai's, sandy salty hair and this blue-eyed prince keeping me company?
Eventually he peeled me away from Malibu, it was time to head back to the city, but Malibu we will be back!
If you're ever in Malibu visit The Sunset. Book a table for late evening, near sun-down and watch the sky turn pink whilst you enjoy a cold glass of wine. That's my plan next time!
But if you fancy a bit more of a party afternoon then head to Duke's (just FYI, Duke's has no beach access!).
We didn't think we had caught much sun, until you look back at the photos....
A pair of red lobsters indeed!