My coworker bff, his husband (!!), and I went up to Solvang today to get into the holiday spirit. We stopped in Santa Barbara on the way up to get tickets to see Lana and Courtney Love at the Bowl (?!!!!!), and caught the tail end of a Christmas parade. We bought Christmas ornaments and toured windmills before heading back to my apartment for mulled wine and spiralized butternut squash carbanara.