December we took a trip to California and went on a day tour. Ended up at Venice Beach, and although its not as "shiny and nice" as most parts of Cali, I LOVED it. It is an artist's dream. The colour, the people, and just the whole iconic feeling you get being there. It was also the first day I decided to use my new Lensbaby lens, ALL DAY, without really even knowing how to use it! But I think the effect was perfect for this trip!