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5 Differences Between NYC and LA

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Since moving to LA, the main question I get asked is: "What are the main differences between NYC and LA?"  And I usually respond: what do you mean?  They're so samesies....ummm NOT!  I lived in LA when attending college at UCLA but at that point of my life I had never lived anywhere besides CA, so I didn't have much to compare LA to (aside from Northern California, which draws many of its own differences).   Since I have lived a majority of my adult life in NYC and I am now trying my hand at LA, I started to notice some, let's call them, "interesting" differences between NYC and LA.  So here they are: 5 differences between NYC and LA. When the Side Hustle is the Main Hustle The NYC hustle usually consists of people…

What’s New to MSL in 2018

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2018 has already been a doozy: it’s raining in Los Angeles, which is a virtual enigma, the Northeast endured what they called the #bombcylone (a glorified name for a snowstorm) and Tonya Harding the (sympathetic?) antagonist of I, Tonya and the 1994 Winter Olympics, attended the Golden Globes, sitting opposite Margot Robbie.  Might I say: WTF? Ok I digress.  With the new year comes new ideas, excitement and that somewhat double edged word: resolutions.  Personally, I don’t do cut and dry resolutions for myself but rather push myself to continue working towards goals that I’ve previously started or am going to start. Since I started MSL in 2013, I made a commitment to myself to continue my blog and beyond that to add new elements to it. With that said here are some content series…

Venice Beach

Venice Beach nights -- what a treat.  As much as I miss having a crisp morning with a hot coffee, during the holiday season in NYC,  romping around Venice Beach, in November, in a slip dress, barefoot, is sort of unbeatable.  Venice is seriously adorable from the main drag of Abbot Kinney with its cluster of shops and colors to the beach boardwalk, there is so much to do and see. While I was there I met up with blogger pal Laurie Ferarro of The Rue Collective while she was out in LA for a visit from freezing NYC and we shopped on Abbot Kinney, drank coffee, and walked the palm tree lined streets. Also...you may have noticed that the slip dress in the below photos has clearly become my favorite dress (I tend…

Goodbye to All That: New York City

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A few years ago, I picked up a book called Goodbye to All That, a collection of vignettes where several authors write stories about their love affairs with New York City and the inevitable reasons they finally left the city.  As you may have guessed, this post is my ode to New York City and an introduction into the next chapter of my life. I've said good bye to NYC, twice now, so it's safe to say that if NYC and I were in a relationship on Facebook it would say: it's complicated.  NYC is an undoubtedly alluring city: its energy is a force to be reckoned with all on its own.  Carrie Bradshaw used to say New York City was her date and I must attest it has been my date many times during my NYC tenure. Even…

Nobu Malibu

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Nobu Malibu: a Los Angeles hotspot that is known for its frequent visits from the Kardashians, delectable sushi and picturesque views.  Over Labor Day, I visited Los Angeles and on my wish list was to eat and drink at Nobu, which is just what I did.  The fish and rice melt in your mouth and the drinks are perfectly made (and cool you off on a hot day!).  However, Nobu Malibu's ace in the hole is its beachside location because it is an absolute dream.  If you're ever in the area -- I highly recommend getting a reservation for yourself. The perfect unagi and octopus nigiri and a spicy albacore tuna roll. Snapper nigiri and short rip tacos. Yellowtail topped with jalapeño sashimi overlooking the Pacific Ocean (on an unseasonably hot day in LA).…