– hanging out for a brief spell by the beach in Santa Monica. it was really nice to see a change of scenery (even though i was here in Dec) from snow and cold temps. i really struggled with this winter more so than any other one. i think it was not being in New York and my first winter away from it. i know what you’re thinking……but ‘city snow’ is different from ‘suburban snow’. so seeing the beach, breathing the warm air and smelling the saltiness of the ocean was a treat. even watching the palms gently sway in the breeze was a delight and seeing the green grass gave me hope for things to come when Spring “actually” does come!