Family

Graduation Ceremonies and Family Bonding: My Trip to LA

Graduation Ceremonies and Family Bonding: My Trip to LA

Earlier this year, I traveled across the country to Los Angeles, where I was able to watch my oldest niece Aimée Rathlé graduate from Occidental College. The first graduation of a close family member and my lil’ Aimée! Fun fact about this school… not only is it one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses (“Clueless” was filmed there!) but our 44th president, Mr. Barack Obama, was a student for two years at Oxy before he transferred to Columbia in NYC.

SIMONE SEZ: How the West was Won on My Family Vacation

SIMONE SEZ: How the West was Won on My Family Vacation

In a city famous for its towering landmark, the Space Needle, Seattle was a wonderful discovery of western traditions, food, and hospitality for our family. It was pleasing to have incredible views of the water everywhere we walked within the city. A youthful attitude, laid back sensibility, and creative energy pervaded the city.