8…The Attire (no need for real shoes)

I have spent my entire adult life living in Southern California, so I learned my adulting etiquette in Los Angeles.  Which means “appropriate attire” translates to “no shoes, no shirt, no service”.  Restaurants and clubs do require shoes and shirts – sort of – you can walk right in wearing flip-flops and a bikini top….

12…The Urban Wildlife

When you hear the term “Urban Wildlife” you might think of pigeons, rats and a few fluffy squirrels.  But it turns out that there is a vast collection wildlife lurking around the myriad of apartment complexes and store fronts.   Los Angeles is nestled at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, the beautiful San Gabriels,…

22…The Weather: You never have to go inside

Maybe the temperature will drop below 50-degrees for a day or two..and in recent years we have seen our fair share of days in the triple digits – but overall Los Angeles weather is spectacular year-round.  Eating outside is a regular thing.   Going for a hike or a bike ride are year-round activities.  You never…

52…The Diversity

I think the diversity in LA has been one of the most culturally expanding characteristics for me.   Moving here from the mid-west, I was constantly bombarded with new ethnicities and languages.  There’s a little story I tell about a small enlightening moment I had in the first few months I lived in Los Angeles. I…

54…The City in Bloom

I always hear from people who live east of Los Angeles, that they like the “seasons” – this is their justification for not wanting to live in the wonderful weather of Los Angeles.    I too, love the seasons, the snow blanketed fields and the warm colors of the fall leaves.  – but Los Angeles is…

59…The Celebrity Sightings

Looking up and finding you’re sitting at the table next to Steve Martin or walking past Jamie Lee Curtis as you leave the drug store is a regular occurrence when you live in Los Angeles.   For the most part the fact that you live and work in the same city as big name celebrities is…

93… The Air

It is a funny thing to tell people that the one thing I miss when I am away; is the air.  Living in Los Angeles, one of the places with the worst pollution in the United States – you would not expect that I love the air.  It’s not like the clean, pure air of…