During my last week in California, I went into "super-speed-tourist-see everything one last time before I move" mode. Not surprisingly, the first place on my list was the beach, so I pulled out my backpack (for the first time since I graduated ha) and my baseball hat (so I could feel super beachy, obviously) and headed to 1000 Steps Beach. AKA paradise. It was the perfect relaxing day in the midst of all that packing and sorting, and I really did treasure it as I'm not sure when I'll be back in SoCal, and have since traded my weekend beach visits for mountain adventures back in Washington. Prepare yourself, ladies, for an (over) abundant amount of tree pictures, and true winter outfits (sorry, shorts in December. That ship has sailed).