Saturday, June 21, 2014

LA Apartment Tour

It is offical!  I am now an LA resident!  The movers packed us up on Wenesday morning and I was unpacked before 6 p.m. that same night!  I am so happy to have my house back in order.  It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, but we are getting use to it and setteling in, though it still feels like a vacation!
In San Diego, we had a three level town home with two bedrooms, two baths and a two car garage.  In LA we have one bedroom, one bath and two parking spots.  You can say it was a BIT of a shock unpacking.  The living room just barely fits our HUGE couch, but I just love all the light that comes in through the big window.
Everything seemed bigger before we started moving stuff in.  The kitchen is defiantly one of those places.  I didn't think I had a LOT of kitchen stuff, turns out I do.  I tried to down size as much as possible, and I am happy with what is left.  My favorite spot has to be my lil coffee corner in the bottom left of the picture.
Moving down to one bathroom has been interesting, but so far so good.  I didn't even mention that Boring Cat, is having a rough go of the move!  We loath having a litter box, but the bathroom just seems like the easiest place to clean up is messes.  Luckily we don't ever get too many guests.
The bedroom is JUST big enough for our bed and you can see the tight space between the bed and dresser.  The hardest part has been the lack of closet space and now The Hunny and I have to share a desk, which won't be too bad because I'll write during the day while he is at work, then he can come home and play games at night.
What sold me on this apartment, wasn't just the price {which is a LOT more than we were paying in SD}, the size {WAY smaller}, it was this balcony.  As soon as I saw it I imagined a lovely oasis and am LOVING having my morning coffee out there!  I cannot wait to get some more plants and twinkle lights set up.  
Plus THIS view over looking Venice Beach in the distance.  I cannot wait to see what fireworks displays we can see on the 4th!  Also we get a nice ocean breeze during the day which is lovely.
The Nerdy Girlie house hold would not be complete without some nerdy touches!  My favorite is my shelving unit in the above picture!  All my favorite things, music, books, photography and my lil nerdy obsessions!  I have The Doctor, Princess Peach, Marty McFly and Maggie Simpson {she was on my 8th birthday cake!}  Over on the telly is all my mini Futurama figures!

We haven't been here long, but I am loving the ability to walk to a lot of places.  I haven't driven any where yet, I'm super nervous about that, but hope to try sometime this week.  I am excited to start meeting some nerd girl friends so if you are in the area send me your email and I'll add you the list I'm starting for a LA nerd girl meet up!

Here's to new adventures!!

23 comments:

  1. ChristineJune 21, 2014

    Thanks for sharing... wow on getting it all set up so quickly! Ahhh ... to be young! Welcome home!

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    1. Christine, I'm really OCD so I need my stuff to go in it's place :) Plus it is nice to relax and get back to normal again! xo

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  2. Congratulations on the move! I might be near you, actually, soon enough. Both me and the man are working on relocating to Orange County! CA Unite! ;)

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  3. Downsizing is so hard! I'm glad you're enjoying your new place, though :)

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  4. I love the balcony! And what a view too :) I'm sure everything won't seem as small once you totally settle in, it looks lovely so far :)

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    1. Thank you Fiona, it is getting better and now that The Hunny has started work, feels less crowded too :) xo

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  5. Your new apartment looks lovely! I am sure you will see some amazing fireworks! Oh my, you get an ocean breeze? Officially jealous :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  6. Congrats on the move! You deserve an award for downsizing - not an easy task! We'll be in LA at the end of September, so there is a possibility we may see each other twice this year!

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    1. That is awesome! I would love that!! xo

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  7. How amazing!! I know you'll have SO much fun in LA! Loved the tour! :D

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  8. Congrats again on the new place!

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  9. Wow, looks like something out of a magazine! Congrats on the new digs and hope you have fun settling down. :)

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    1. Katy you are too kind thank you! It is taking some getting use to, and I really miss San Diego, but I'll get there! xo

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  10. Welcome to LA and add me to your LA meet up list!
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  11. That view is really sweet!
    And that porch?! Can't wait to see what you do to it!

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