Wednesday, January 13, 2016

a new year

We're twelve days into 2016... and I could not be more thrilled about the fresh start and clean slate. Sure, I've often been wary of NYE pressures and those gosh darn resolutions, but as the clock struck twelve on January 1st, I only felt joy and relief. I hugged Lorelei. She, AJ, and I toasted to "another chance to get it right". And the goodness that has followed has me laughably hopeful for what's to come. And yet, at this moment in time, in honor of my recent return to Los Angeles and Marie's upcoming visit, I'm inclined to look back to the beginning of the school year (which I will never ever stop recognizing as such) when Leslie was in town,
{Brunch at République}
{Visit to the Getty Center}
{Hike to the Griffith Observatory, and this view of DTLA that followed}
{Tacos at Guisados}
{Thrift & vintage shopping in Mar Vista & Los Feliz}
{Wining & dining at Eveleigh}
{Drinks at Far Bar--for Kerri's birthday!}
As jet-lagged and out of sorts as I was then, I reveled in the opportunity to introduce my New York-friend to the "pockets of magic" I've found in L.A. The forecast is looking very bright for more hosting and discovering in 2016, too--that's your cue to come visit :)