People in Los Angeles eat healthy. It rubbed off on me.
Look! Given many choices, I ordered this salad two days in a row.
And then in a business meeting, I was offered sandwiches and this salad, and I chose salad. Lots of salad. Continue reading
And this time, Candace is making me hungry with this terrific recap of Los Angeles-area dining highlights.
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Candace again! Back with a new installment that we’ll call “What I ate in….”
Now for those of you who know NOTHING about me, there’s one fundamental fact you should know: I love great food. Expensive. Cheap. From a truck. From a restaurant. From a little lady on the street. I don’t care. If it’s good, feed it to me.
So when I travel I meticulously scope out restaurants. This isn’t to say I plan every single meal – but it’s good to just have a few places picked out.
In September, my fiancé Jay’s longtime friend got married in Palm Springs. As I had never been to LA, we decided to stay one night there.
I thought NYC had a lock on weird apartments. Craigslist will prove otherwise.
I give you a small selection of Los Angeles’ rental oddities.
Carpeting. Ugh, carpeting.
This is the extent of the kitchen.
Like in New York, you can find sad window air conditioner units reflected in mirrored closets.
Just to be clear, I’m not moving to Los Angeles. It’s true that LA is one of my favorite places and I look forward to my trips there. Every time I’m there, I wonder what it would be like to live in LA.
It was quiet around here last week on the blog. Hopefully your reaction was “where is she?” and not “oh, thank goodness!”
In recent weeks I have been away more than home.
Beth and I met eons ago thanks to the Village Voice. Yes, the Village Voice. At that point, CraigsList was nothing but a listserv so some of us used the Voice to find apartment shares.
Beth and her roommate Kristen were looking for someone to replace their third roommate who was moving out of NYC. Fortunately for me, Beth and Kristen picked me out of the people who paraded through their apartment at The Wellesley on the Upper East Side.
We have been friends ever since!
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@Beaker4369: The ability to make me laugh. Make me feel comfortable in my own skin so that I show them all of me, from the inside out.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word) Continue reading
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I enjoy my trips to Los Angeles. I have favorite hotels, restaurants and people to see.
Sometimes the trips don’t go quite as planned though. Case in point: this most recent trip.
The weather was mostly terrible. The exception was Saturday. I flew out a day early to see a college friend and her family.
My favorite hotel, Andaz WeHo was priced above my daily limit for LA so I stayed at a new-to-me hotel, a Kimpton property.
I checked into the Hotel Wilshire Sunday afternoon. Continue reading