Nina B Roze Active Apparel

Browsing through my recent posts, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this English lass is a “Made in the USA” advocate. While in the UK, I spent much of my career advocating “Made in Britain.” I am not a turncoat! What I am is a supporter of “buy local” movements and the companies that underpin them.  […]

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Trying out the new METRO Expo Line

Last week, I took the new Metro Expo line extension from Santa Monica (17th Street/St SMC) to Downtown LA. It was an easy ride and I sat at the window taking it all in – or so I thought. On the way home, I saw entirely new sights and a tonne of street art that I […]

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A Londoner’s perspective on LA’s public transport

Let’s be realistic, the City of Angels isn’t known for its public transportation system.  The consensus here and abroad is that if you’re in LA, you need a car. I have a car! Unfortunately, I don’t have a valid California driving license (through no lack of trying) so I have instead relied on buses and trains. […]

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Bangkok West Thai – Review

I went to Bangkok West Thai for a belated Birthday meal the other Friday with my LA family.  The four of us had a lovely evening – we ate, we drank, we laughed, we recommend, and that’s the end of my review! We were five minutes late and because of this, the restaurant called to […]

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That California smile

I had my wisdom teeth removed last month. I feel like I’ve been initiated into a secret ‘teeth club,’-a club where dentistry is on a whole different level. I’m used to the obligatory, once a year, 5-minute check-up.  The dentist reels off the alphabet backwards (or whatever it is they’re doing, reciting those letters!). I […]

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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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