A January Tan

It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t written a new post in more than a month. Well who can write when we’re still experiencing 70-degree weather in Malibu! Normally, January would be the perfect month to cozy in with my coffee and computer and get lost in words -- but weekend after weekend, the sun is out, the forecast calls for warm temps, and the beach is calling my name.


For my readers who haven’t been here, one of the definite perks of living in the ‘Bu is the easy access to the beaches. From Will Rogers to Carbon to Zuma, there are beaches at every turn on PCH. My personal favorite, however, is the small little beach where PCH meets Coastline Drive. Quiet, swimmable, and just steps away from my front door, it’s the perfect place to unwind on a weekend or even after work. Since moving here last summer, my husband and I have probably parked our chairs there at least 30 times. Surely I thought we’d go on hiatus from this weekend ritual during the “winter” months, but I’ve come to realize there’s really no such thing as winter in Southern California...which might also inspire a future blog post titled “Lonely Rain Boots.”


Speaking of rain, it’s not lost on me that most of the country is braving frigid temperatures while us on the West Coast are still wearing shorts and driving with the tops down. I don’t take this good fortune lightly and am grateful every day for the ability to be outside on the weekends. We definitely need the rain, so I’m hopeful February will come with a need for sweaters and umbrellas.


But until the clouds roll in, the writing might be on pause...because a January tan is just too good to pass up!

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