A throwback to California in winter just as its starting to get freezing again in NYC (is it ever really going to end????). Santa Barbary to be exact. One of my favorite Southern California beach towns with a plethora of wine bars. The weather was absolutely fantastic during my entire last trip back home. I soaked in every ray of sunshine that I could. No real jacket needed. Stearns Wharf is one of the most well known boardwalks in Santa Barbara because it connects to State Street, which is the main shopping/eating street. The skatepark, fish n' chips, palm trees against endless blue skies and the strong impulse to jump into the cloud-reflecting waters are almost enough to make me move back to Cali for good. Almost. I forget how much I miss palm trees every time I go back. Santa Barbara is just a short drive along the coast from LA, and the drive is always one of those where you instantly transform into a dog and stick your head out the window the entire time because it just feels so damn good. California, I love you and I miss you.