After two years on the east coast, I have found myself back in the town I promised myself I would never live in again. The beauty of LA, however, is that you can move just about anywhere within this vast metropolis and feel like you're suddenly on another planet.
Once I graduated from USC, located in the enthralling and vast concrete jungle that is Downtown LA, I stayed another year and moved a couple of blocks north to the Bunker Hill neighborhood. I enjoyed my view of Dodger Stadium and the easy walk to the few things I did in and around the STAPLES Center, but for the most part, when my opportunity to move eastward came, I was sad to say goodbye to the people I loved, but happy to say goodbye to the city.
After a few years on the other side of America, I found myself wondering what to do next. Changes, breakups, shakeups, and makeups forced me to reassess what I wanted in this 25th year of mine and I couldn't quite figure out what that was. Sometimes, when things start to feel settled in matters of head and heart, life decides to pull a fast one on you...I found myself constantly referencing one or two of those oh-so-true, and yet oh-so-overused quotes confetti-ed across Pinterest: "The worst thing we can do in life is compare it to the image of what we think it should be"...that's the gist but the real quote is less wordy and a little more poetic, and "Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen"...that one is verbatim.
So in the spirit of 'something wonderful', and creating a life worth living...this is my attempt to create just that - a wonderful life...One that is full of 3 things - adventure, curiosity, and that which makes me happiest, love.
My love for photography, travel (read: any excursion away from my front door), all things beautiful and, most importantly, food, will be highlighted here. The focus will be in Los Angeles as I get myself out and about and rediscovering this urban city, as well as in my kitchen, where I spend some of my happiest moments. Really though, I tend to go wherever the wind blows me.