Going Back to School in a New Country

Last Summer I went back to School.  I didn’t expect it to be easy to get a job out here, but I’d worked my way up the corporate ladder in the UK fashion industry and assumed my experience would be transferrable.  American companies generally require you to have a degree in the field you’re working in.  I […]

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One year in LA

On the 28th of November, I’ll have lived in the City of Angels for a year.  So much time has passed and I thought now would be a fitting time to share some more of this English lass’s thoughts on her Emerican relocation. When my husband and I arrived in LA, we planned that I’d be driving by […]

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This place stinks!

I’m a bit of a cheese fancier you see and, since moving to the US, I’ve been on the lookout for mature cheddar.  British supermarkets offer a huge selection of cheddars, ranging from mild to medium and from vintage white to extra, extra mature! I’ve scoured Whole Foods, VONS, Target, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms and Trader […]

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10 terrific tips for new LA transplants

Setting up a new home from scratch is a mammoth task. My husband and I like to think of ourselves as savvy shoppers and researched a bunch of ways to afford a place we’re happy with aesthetically, without spending an ungodly amount of money. The main reason we we’re so keen to invest time looking […]

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Hello and Welcome!

Hello, my name is Jessica. I moved to LA from London in December 2015 with my husband. English Lass in LA is a fun way for me to impart the advice I am accumulating, navigating this new world. It’s a big deal relocating to another state, let alone a different country for the first time. […]

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