All posts filed under: Los Angeles

The Ultimate Foodporn: Eggslut in DTLA

Originally posted on The Love Pug:
When I first discovered Eggslut on Instagram, I was surprised that Heaven on Earth had such a raunchy name. Nestled in Downtown LA just near the Fashion District, this popular sandwich stand is the perfect place to find some good, dirty #yolkporn. Sure, the menu is small and yes, you will probably have to wait in a line that wraps around the entire kitchen. But Eggslut is the kind of place that you have to try at least once. And that’s coming from someone who has probably ventured to DTLA maybe half a dozen times in her entire life. This teeny open restaurant is located in the Grand Central Market, along with everything from fresh produce to an organic coffee stand to authentic Mexican mole sauce. I definitely recommend bringing a few people not only so you can order more things, but so while someone waits in line you can stroll through the market and scope out the other delicious foods available. Plus the guy who works at the coffee…

The Art Of Contrast

Originally posted on A Couple Talks:
For better or worse, I’m an LA guy. I was born and raised here, having never lived anywhere else. When I hear people say disparaging things about Los Angeles, I get defensive. “People are so fake here,” or “The transportation is horrible,” they might say. The thing is, I know these things, but you are not allowed to say them since you’re on the outside. It’s like when a man fights with his girlfriend and busts out the line, “Jesus, are you on your period?” He very well may be right, but still, what the hell does he know about the menstrual cycle? On a side note, living with Emily, I’ve learned a thing or two about that, and trust me, you’d rather not know. Another opinion that’s thrown out about Los Angeles is that it’s a haven for artists, and more specifically, the struggling artist. This is definitely true, as Emily and I spent our weekend around the art of LA. My brother, an artist himself, had a private show…

Final Week

Originally posted on Trekking Together:
I am writing this from a hotel in Manhattan Beach – the final destination of our holiday! Tom and I both had the most amazing time on the trek. With every single location offering memorable experiences, from the bright lights of Vegas to the ridiculous temperatures of Death Valley (seriously, it was about 54 degrees Celsius). My personal favourite place was Yosemite, and San Diego a close second (although I would loved to have seen much more of the city). Originally my plan was to write blog posts along the way as we travelled through West America. But a combination of a jam packed schedule and a lack of WiFi has meant I haven’t been able to. However, I have been keeping a detailed journal, so once I am back in the UK I will be able to write in depth posts accompanied by some pretty brilliant photos!

Prioritizing Then & Balancing Now

There are two specific times in my life that I realized how important it was for me to prioritize: spring semester senior year and now (one year after graduating). Senior Year: Spring Semester For the record, I’ve always done my best to prioritize, but senior year spring semester my skills were put to the test. Being an active member of my college community (which meant being over involved) I had to cut back in order to focus on postgraduate plans. One afternoon I received a call from an individual that had the audacity to lecture me over my choice to work on a group project and future endeavors versus participating in an event for an extracurricular activity. I used logic to prioritize the circumstance. I chose to attend college to get a degree, the extracurricular activities were a perk that would not make or break (emphasis on break) my ability to get a job. I didn’t pay $160k for extracurriculars. My priorities, in order, were my education, internships, anything related to film/TV (due to my career choice), and …

LA Livin’

I am proud to say, I am no longer a senior in college. As of May 24, 2014 I am a graduate and current resident of LA. YEP. I did it. I moved to LA. I waited about a month after graduation. The moving process was pricey. I chose to ship my car and I flew out here. It was for the best. Right before arriving, I solidified an apartment (risky, but I’m a thorough researcher) and had to set everything up. What does that mean? I had to get: Renter’s insurance Set up the gas and power/water bill Pay the application fee Pay the deposit fee Setting up a rental car Not to mention purchasing the plane ticket, shipping items, and paying for meals during the day of flying. I ended up paying for a rental car for the first three days (until my car arrived). They told me shipping would take 7-10 days. I tried to ship it a week before leaving so that I’d be three days early or arrive on the …