Compared to the more travel-heavy past 3 months, January was pretty stationary. I don’t think I intended on staying in the U.S. for so long, but I’m really glad I stayed through January. This gave me one more month to see friends, eat good food, and create memories.
Since this was my last month before going off to travel again, I made sure to see as many people and visit as many LA spots as possible. I’m happy I got to spend this month with all my favorite SoCal people exploring different places. From my mom to college friends to ex-coworkers to a blog friend and even ex-bosses and current client, I saw just about everyone.
Here are the highlights in photos! (I’m sure some people won’t appreciate having their faces in my blog, so unfortunately some people are left out of this re-cap.)
Afternoon tea with mom // My sister and I took our mom to afternoon tea at a little vintage tea room in Long Beach. This place was seriously the cutest (and the scones were amazing too). And the best part – they have hats for you to wear so you can feel fancy! We had so much fun trying on different hats and taking photos.
My sister got a dog! // He’s a 5 year old pommie who was thrown into a shelter with a broken pelvis. Poor thing. He’s had a little bit of adjustment issues, but the little guy has really grown on me these weeks. He’s made working from home so much more fun. I miss him already!
Bedford Peak hike // I got a little more active this month with some hikes. I played hooky for a day and went out to Silverado Canyon with some friends. We did the 8-mile round-trip hike to Bedford Peak. It was challenging but we felt really good completing it.