A Grand New Year Close to Home

New Year's Eve - Grand Park LA

Happy 2014! How did you ring in the new year?

Matt and I are starting to feel pretty proud of ourselves for getting in on the magic that is becoming Grand Park LA. Ever since our June wedding there (and admittedly probably before), the park has become a go-to destination for all kinds of celebrations. I thought it couldn’t get any more packed than during Fourth of July, but New Year at the park brought a force to be reckoned with. At 11 p.m., it was at capacity with hordes of people spilling over onto the steps of the Music Center and surrounding streets. We managed to squeeze our way onto the fountain overlook (the very spot where our wedding took place!), and after some frantic texting, met up with Celeste and Stephen. We all counted down together as a spectacular light show took over City Hall.

While I still have a penchant for the easy marvel of a new year abroad, it felt nice to have such a grand (and free!) celebration so close to home. And with a preshow of yummy Chinese food, cocktails, old movies and retro video games, it was my kind of new year.

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