Veerah Shoe Christening at UCLA’s Botanical Garden

While living in London, I probably only visited Regent’s and Hyde Parks a handful of times.  There was always next weekend or next Summer. Since relocating to the US, I’ve become geekily interested in the local flora and fauna and finding little pockets of paradise in the city. The other week I ventured out to the UCLA […]

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“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Around LA – Amoeba, Hollywood

Around this time last year, I met one of my husband’s high school buddies for the first time.  He mentioned that if I liked music, I should check out Amoeba.  Not to be confused with a shape altering cell or organism, Amoeba is a large independent music chain that sells both new and used CDs […]

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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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Policy Position: Reject the Santa Monica LV Ballot

I recently wrote an opinion piece on the Santa Monica LV Ballot for a college course. With the general elections coming up, I thought people trying to decide on local issues might find my thoughts relevant. In discussions of urban development in Santa Monica, one controversial issue has been the Land Use Voter Empowerment (LV) […]

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Twilight Concert Series Guide

If you live in LA, you may have heard about the summer Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier.  These appeal to everyone and anyone – the organisers have tried to include a diverse range of music from around the world. I’m a big fan of these events and have been to several. I […]

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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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