January is normally a meh month.
No holidays. No family in town. All your friends are either on the wagon or on a diet. It's the quiet before the storm.
Not so in 2017. January was the storm.
And from rain falling to suns setting to women marching, you were there to document it.
This is 21 'Grams, our compendium of the month that was, in 21 pictures.
Because look at that big river rolling along.
Because sunset drives on Mulholland in a vintage 911 is la dolce vida.
Because we had our First Date With Dani, and she’s a dame.
Because nothing says welcome home like a Griffith Park hike.
Because sometimes the best things don’t have to change to stay the best.
Because watching surfers from the Manhattan Beach Pier is free live sports.
Because there were moments when the sun broke through the clouds.
Because photoLA was jam packed with some of our city’s finest photographers.
Because we spent hours hypnotized by the Doug Aitken exhibit at MOCA.
Because hats off to Indoek for raising money to help keep our oceans clean.
Because Narcissister is just too provocative for words.
Because the upshot to chilly weather is a vintage corduroy blazer.
Because January is all about citrus, and that makes for damn good cocktails.
Because she’s got more grooves than a well-worn record.
Because we’re all ‘shuka up for Kismet is some fine pun work.
Because if it’s raining down here, it’s snowing up there.
Because some of our buildings are art.
Because when it’s cold outside, it’s nice to eat some Korean BBQ inside.
Because Night on Broadway is officially a thing you should do.
Because protesting might be the only thing that’ll bring Angelenos out in the rain.
Because watching the news does leave one with the feeling that we’re going backwards.
Because the Lakers have some budding talent this year.
Because, despite the madness, we have the numbers.
Because, despite the madness, our good vibes will make a difference.