I’m getting more and more settled into this new life in Los Angeles everyday. The original discomfort of being alone in a new place is quickly being replaced by a sense of knowing that I am exactly where I need to be at this very moment; Los Angeles is home.
Realizing this has enabled me to recognize exactly what I need to do to grow FRSH to it’s fullest potential- expanding studio operations, opening a WordPress theme shop, and pursuing my ideal clients more actively, all of which has been going at full force this past week.
After spending some time exploring West Hollywood, I found this amazing little plant nursery- perfect timing because I needed to find a raffle prize for an exclusive group of cool LA-area entrepreneurs. The winner not only got a cute little Tillandsia in a glass orb, I donated a $200 off gift certificate for a Brand reFRSH. True Connection in Venice was the winner, and I cannot wait to get started helping such a great cause.
On the home-front, I’ve been making a conscious effort to relax a little more. The farmer’s market was the perfect place to relax on a cloudy LA morning, followed by some delivery pho from my favorite pho place in Hollywood.
I recently made the trek from Texas to beautiful, sunny California. After passing Lady Gaga in and UFO spotting through New Mexico, driving through winter storms in the mountains of Arizona, and staying the night in a town that somehow managed to not change a thing after 1958, we made it safe & sound.
Well. Safe & sound & exhausted.
Slowly I’ve been finding ways to make this new loft feel like home. These croissants (despite taking a full day and a half to make!) helped in their own little way.. (Recipe on Foodie Friday!)
..As did Tilly lu.
I still find it hard to believe that we live here sometimes. I also find it hard to believe that I failed to take into account the fact that tourists may very well outnumber actual residents in my new little corner of the world. C’est la vie.