Unmarked Trail

Around midnight on Friday night, I was driving home with Kim from an all-things-pumpkin-party (complete with a viewing of Hocus Pocus) and spontaneously decided to call our friend Cat for a Saturday morning hike.  We ended up taking a route that wasn't actually a trail and ended up being very steep, and about halfway through I panicked as I realized I didn't bring my inhaler and couldn't get air to my lungs. Bonus points for the panic and anxiety my friends lived through as I also realized I forgot my epi-pen at home (the bees, they were aplenty).

I especially love these women because they make me laugh to the point of belly ache.  They will loudly sing pop songs of decades past and tolerate my stupid snapchats and they are pretty much the best people ever.

Post-hike we drove to Chinatown and devoured a giant table of dim sum.  I took my camera there as well but my hands were too full and greasy to think about removing it from my backpack.

Dockweiler Beach

One of the disappointing things about Los Angeles beaches is how few of them have bonfire rings: enter Dockweiler Beach, where you can build a bonfire in the sand when the rings have all been taken and no one seems to care about breaking any rules (including booze at the beach and illegal fireworks).  Also, you can get some great views of airplanes...  A few snaps from Russ's and Alex's birthday beach bash:

The Broad

Finally after months of trying, I was able to secure some tickets to The Broad.  The architecture of the building is simply gorgeous and I couldn't help but marvel at the absolutely perfect light inside.  I had such a wonderful day with Cat, a couple of her siblings, and our friend Asher.  We spent the day downtown, with lunch at the Grand Central Market and a walk around the Walt Disney Music Hall.  I fall more and more in love with Downtown every time I visit.