To Los Angeles we go

images-2As always we plan in advance.  About three years ago we started discussing how great it would be to spend our winters in Los Angeles, CA when the kids had flown the coop.

I was born in Los Angeles.  Our entire family has ties back to LA from an internship I did there for a semester in college (that Fred came along with me for and postponed his thesis) to my sister living there for four years to my Grandmother who lived in Laguna to my brother and sister-in-law who moved to LA over 10 years ago to raise their daughters.  We have spent lots of time in LA.  I always feel at home the second I get off the plane.

So making a decision to spend an extended period of time in Los Angeles was an easy one.  The time has come.  Fred and I will be in LA as of next week.  My idea was to not come back to NYC until the temperatures gets above 50 degrees.  Not sure we will get there but we will make our way back to the east coast sometime in early April.

What’s great about what we do is that all we need to do is bring a phone, a computer and we can continue doing what we do.  And so…life won’t change except we will be a bit warmer this winter.


Comments (Archived):

  1. John Revay

    Good luck, I got the sense this was in the works as it seemed like you were going there on house hunting trips over the last year or so.Stay cool.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks John. We are pretty excited

  2. Donna Brewington White

    Welcome and yay!

  3. William Mougayar

    Why not. That makes sense. It’s closer to SLC, bonus. I would do this from Vancouver – thinking about it.

  4. CCjudy

    and you will miss New York City tho not the cold

  5. Sunchowder

    Oh yes! Enjoy every minute 🙂

  6. Susan Rubinsky

    Very nice. Enjoy!

  7. JAJones

    I was just in SD and Hermosa Beach over the holidays visiting friends that recently moved from NY to CA. Gotta say after 15 years in NYC the west coast lifestyle & weather is starting to look pretty appealing…especially on days like today!

  8. Susan Lyne

    I am sick with jealousy but it’s a great excuse to fly south the next time I’m in the Bay Area.

    1. Gotham Gal


  9. Siminoff

    Happy to have you out here:)

    1. Gotham Gal


  10. pointsnfigures

    huge mental difference when you can get out and walk without a coat on in the sun

  11. awaldstein

    Love LA.See you at the Main Street Farmers Markets on Sunday when I’m in town or wandering up and down Abbot Kinney.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I know!

  12. Lisa Mogull

    Mazel Tov! NYC will miss you while you are gone. I hope you invested in the weather app that told you this was the right week to move to a warmer city…..

  13. kenberger

    Such a great plan. Worked for us in Mexico last couple winters (I recommend Sayulita near PV when LA gets chilly/rainy).As reported, we are now doing this in Southern Europe for all of this year. It is going extraordinarily well so far!

    1. Gotham Gal


  14. LE

    I don’t know if I’d be able to deal with such nice weatherI’d find it much harder to work all the time.Anyway, Mamas and Papas, California Dreamin:

  15. rebeccastees

    I’ll be happy to see your LA art studio connections and gallery/ show reviews!

  16. jsrand


  17. TanyaMonteiro

    I’m curious, who gets to take care of your dog?