I have lived in Tehran, Rome, Dallas and Los Angeles. I love the energy and the internal buzz of a big city. That energy, that excitement, triples during the holidays. A lot of my most cherished memories in life are from Christmas time: going with my dad to buy our very first Christmas tree when I was in first grade; walking around New York City, marveling at the holiday decorations and window displays; and Rome’s countless beautiful churches with their elaborate “Presepi”, or nativity scenes, with the baby Jesus missing and magically appearing on Christmas day. Beautiful memories from a beautiful time of the year.
LA is a big, busy and spread out city. Its weather is always spring like. It’s easy to miss the whole holiday feeling here if you’re not careful. But I love this time of the year too much to let it fly by me unnoticed. So, when December arrives, I make sure to spend some time and catch the magic of the season wherever I go and whatever I do. This year, I have made a conscious effort to capture more of the magic by taking pictures of all things holiday related. It’s my way of taking fleeting memories and recording them in a more concrete and permanent way.
So, Merry Christmas and ho, ho,ho from the City of Angels. Enjoy.