Layla Grayce is fortunate to reside in the beautiful city of Pasadena, CA where we look forward to getting a bird’s eye view of the famous New Years Day Rose Parade as it passes by our office. This American tradition was originally started by members of The Valley Hunt Club in 1890 as a proud celebration of our spectacular west coast winter weather. And still going strong 120 years later the Rose Parade boasts and estimated attendance of 700,000, both in the grand stands and camping out overnight street side.
Affectionately named the Rose Parade after the flower predominantly chosen to don the original floats – horse drawn carriages, today’s floats may boast computer operated mechanics but every inch must still be covered by flowers or other natural materials. This year’s parade featured innovative and inspiring submissions that wholly embraced the theme “A Cut Above the Rest”. And fittingly the grand marshall was Captain “Sully” Sullenberger III, a US Airways pilot who saved the lives of 155 passengers when he made an emergency landing in New Yorkshire Hudson river after a flock of geese took out both engines of the plane.
Wishing you all the happiest of New Year’s.