Sustainable Exploring in LA – Union Station

If you’ve visited my blog before, you may know that I like exploring sustainable lifestyle alternatives and the City of Angels. Since moving here, I’ve also developed a fondness for the Spanish California Missions dotted around the State (I have 15 out of the 21 left to visit). Union Station combines these three loves of […]

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Stormie Dreams in Joshua Tree

Until recently, I’d never been a fan of camping.  I like sleeping in a bed and showering every night.  With a bit of cajoling from my husband and the promise of seeing lots of wildflowers, I’ve now been backcountry camping in Joshua Tree twice.  In this post, I’ll share my experience at Joshua Tree National […]

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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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