A Southern California Valentine’s Day
February in Southern California consists mostly of weather varying between 65-75 degrees, which is the best kind of weather for being outside. Not too hot, not too cold; just perfect for layering up and basking in the breeze. Valentine’s Day this year was skirt-and-cardigan weather, making an early picnic dinner an ideal date night. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in search of a quiet spot (which was really difficult to do…it seems a lot of people had beachside picnics in mind that day), we listened to our favorite music and griped about the traffic. Finally, we found noticed an unoccupied patch of grass overlooking Huntington Beach, miraculously found parking nearby, and set up camp.

Spiced boiled eggs, fresh feta and string cheese, olive/tomato salad, homemade bread, and raspberries…and of course champagne (what’s V-Day without champagne?). The people watching was excellent, although the traffic noise wasn’t, and we spent the time asking each other thought-provoking (according to Google) questions. There really is something about spending time in nature with those you love, doing “nothing” and talking about “nothing.” You can feel the universe around you so strongly you can almost touch it.

  • Sounds like a perfect day to me! Those are some beautiful pictures too, I can’t believe how great the weather has been 🙂

  • oh it sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with your love 🙂

  • oh it sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with your love 🙂

  • Really pretty pictures~ What an awesome camera you must have! And I agree, the 65-76 degree range is absolutely perfect.

    http://littlegrimoire.com/blog

  • Really pretty pictures~ What an awesome camera you must have! And I agree, the 65-76 degree range is absolutely perfect.

    http://littlegrimoire.com/blog

  • Hima

    Do you ever read something and it just gives you chills? Or you can visualize it SO well that you feel the breeze messing up your hair, and the sand that inevitably makes its way into your food. You did that with this – how incredibly perfect. Also that one photo through the barriers better be on skygramweekly or else.

    • I know I didn’t respond to this comment at the time…but it really made my day/week/month. I love you<3 Also I'll put it up on SGW asap! Idk why I haven't yet.

  • Hima

    Do you ever read something and it just gives you chills? Or you can visualize it SO well that you feel the breeze messing up your hair, and the sand that inevitably makes its way into your food. You did that with this – how incredibly perfect. Also that one photo through the barriers better be on skygramweekly or else.

  • Stunning photos, STUNNING <3

  • I know I didn't respond to this comment at the time…but it really made my day/week/month. I love you<3 Also I'll put it up on SGW asap! Idk why I haven't yet.