Photos by Viva Van Assen
Years ago, friends invited us to Ocean Beach to celebrate the New Year like Brazilians do: by dressing in white for good luck and throwing flowers into the ocean as a tribute to Yemanja, the goddess of the seas. This year it occurred to me that we live by the beach! Why not take on that tradition ourselves? And so we gathered some friends and did just that. The sunset was beautiful and it was an amazing way to end an eventful year.
Usually I do a lot of thinking at the end of the year about the previous 365 days and my hopes for the coming year. But this year we had back to back houseguests since before Christmas until literally about an hour ago, so I’m still kind of processing everything. Below are the 10 things that seemed most significant in the Stylenik world in 2014—because it’s not right to let the New Year pass by without a list now, is it?
Things that happened in 2014:
I got fired. It was the high point of my year.
Apartment Therapy stopped by for a house tour.
Frida turned 2!
I started a writing gig with Forbes|Life.
ThredUP called me a style expert. That’s all I really ever wanted.
I think I went to Outside Lands?
I wrote a bunch for 7×7.