back in LA

We are back in LA earlier than usual as we move into a house project that is one for the records. This one definitely put us under the “gluttons for punishment” category. When the waiting is over, you soon forget the angst getting there.

In our first apartment, we had no furniture except a cotton woven rug, a mattress, a three-tier bamboo bookshelf that we walked home for ten blocks in the middle of the day. What we had was a walk-in closet with one camp trunk and a folding chair to sit on with an upside-down brown box as the table. The closet lightbulb was the only real light in the apartment once the sun went down. We sat in there endless nights after work playing rummy. The couch we ordered took forever but it eventually showed up after finding the Macy’s buyer of that area and asking (begging) her to push things along. When it showed up, it was if we always had a couch.

This is our 6th winter in LA. I will miss NYC which is quite suited to me yet every year I connect better to LA. Having our own place to hang our hat could be a game-changing experience. Very excited about moving west for a bit of sun warmth and of course skiing.

Comments (Archived):

  1. carriepryor

    Sounds like a great plan. What part of LA will you be in?

  2. awaldstein

    Enjoy!The produce, the best salads, walking the beach at first light, hiking the hills, outdoor spaces with friends.Btw, had drinks at The Proper last week. Really love the space. Went there after your mention in a post.

    1. Pointsandfigures

      Too many homeless on the beach these days

      1. awaldstein

        Yup, homelessness is a huge problem on the West Side.But saying the beach is too general.Spots in Venice and SM are horrible and scary honestly.I walk the beach at sunrise often and that is not where the problem is centered.

        1. Gotham Gal

          There is a block off of Abbott Kinney that makes both of us super uncomfortable. A group of young scruffy homeless men who are a gang. It’s not good

          1. awaldstein

            Yup.I really dislike feeling nervous about this.Very unsettling.Though never felt like it on the beach even at dawn when the only people there are surfers, some sunrise meditation aficionados and me.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Lol. Utah

      1. jason wright

        Utah? Oh well, climate change advocates will just have to keep looking.

  3. Ella Dyer

    Bonjour de Nice, enjoy my hometown, which I don’t miss much. You may enjoy meeting up with Adrian Leeds of House Hunters International as she too will be in LA this month. I just have a feeling you two would enjoy each other’s company. Ella

  4. Pointsandfigures

    Yup. Been unseasonably cold here in Chicago. Can’t get out until end of Feb. was in Boston this week for the snow. Kinda done with snow and cold. Doesn’t work well with my black socks and sandals : )