The Big California Clean Up

Our Oceans Are Drowning in Plastic Every day, we generate around 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste.  This is ten times the amount we produced a century ago.  On Saturday, September 15th, the largest one-day volunteer event in California takes place.  Volunteers will be getting together to take part in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day organized by […]

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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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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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Shift to the Thrift

In this post, I will be discussing my love affair with second-hand clothing and listing my four favorite thrift stores in LA (aka charity shops to English folk). Thrift stores usually carry negative connotations.  They’re often viewed as dingy, dirty places stocked with other people’s rejects.  Why would you want to pay for other people’s refuse?  Many […]

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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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