Last month, my good friend Loreen (of @coucoujolie) and I hit the road and headed up north to spend a few days in Redding, CA. I’ve never actually explored Northern California, so even the drive up the 5 freeway felt like a brand new adventure for me. The drive time was l-o-n-g, but there’s nothing like girl time and good music to pass the hours. It was so good for the soul.
Loreen and I enjoyed a few blissful days in nature–fully embracing the (much) colder temps, the lush surroundings, and the quiet slowdown of life in a small town. We’re both city girls who love to dress up, so this was such a refreshing escape to truly chill out, wander aimlessly, and bundle up.
Whether we were exploring the Shasta Lake Caverns, taking in the breathtaking Burney Waterfalland natural landforms, or simply going for brisk walks on the Sundial Bridge, we soaked up every second.
Of course, we also dined at a few of the local eateries, and absolutely loved the fresh ingredients and charming dishes we sampled. We dined at Mosaic Restaurant nightly (located conveniently inside our hotel), and never got tired of their inventive dishes.
I ended up packing several winter outfits that Loreen and I shared between the two of us during the week, which made the entire excursion that much more fun.
Cheers to making the most of every moment (even in a global pandemic) and always saying yes to girls trips!