LA Newbie Takes on Smorgasburg

LA Newbie Takes on Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg is an outdoor food market that takes place each Sunday. Each week, over 50 different vendors sell their goods from stalls in an empty parking lot in a run-down area of Downtown LA. Seriously – this market is right next to an abandoned American Apparel factory. ┬áSmorgasburg was started in 2016, but is actually an extension of an already popular market of the same name that takes place in New York. It may sound like your typical food truck…

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7 Dead Giveaways I’m an LA Transplant

7 Dead Giveaways I’m an LA Transplant

In August, I will be celebrating my two-year anniversary of living in LA. Time really does fly by! Here’s are 7 dead giveaways I’m not from Los Angeles: 1. I don’t know how to pronounce any of the streets. Sepulveda? Wilshire? Alhambra? You might as well be speaking a foreign language to me. In fact, Alhambra might not actually be a street… maybe it is? 2. I have no idea how long it will take to get from one place…

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A Newbie’s Guide to Dodger Stadium

A Newbie’s Guide to Dodger Stadium

Summertime in LA would not be complete without a trip to a baseball game at Dodger Stadium, and with the Dodgers playing so well this season, you are guaranteed a good time. Although I am originally from Chicago and grew up going to Cubs’ games at Wrigley Field, I have grown to embrace Dodger culture. There are plenty of traditions and rituals that are unique to the Dodgers that are fun to be part of. Here I have compiled a…

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Almost all of my friends who have visited me in LA have asked to go to Universal Studios. After going three times last year, I can definitely say I’ve learned the ins and outs of Universal Studios Hollywood. Here is my list of things to know before you go! Tickets You can find discounted tickets online. I haven’t found massive discounts yet, but even a little bit helps. Check out sites like undercovertourist.com/los-angeles to find upcoming deals. Mousesavers.com may also have some…

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Quiz: How well do you know your L.A. neighborhoods?

Quiz: How well do you know your L.A. neighborhoods?

Los Angeles is a city made up of neighborhoods, each with its own unique vibe. However, many areas considered “LA” are not actually in the city of LA. They are their own small, independent cities. Do you know the different between Bel Air and Beverly Hills? Or Playa Del Rey and Marina Del Rey? When I first moved to LA I couldn’t tell you the difference between any of these areas, or where they are located. Take this quiz and…

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Apartment Hunting in Los Angeles

Apartment Hunting in Los Angeles

Finding an apartment in LA can be frustrating. As my boyfriend and I look to find a new apartment, I’m reminded of all the trouble we had finding our current apartment in Los Angeles. For two weeks, we made finding an apartment in LA our full time job, and it was stressful! If you’re moving to LA, these tips may help you find your first apartment without the headache. 1. Be aggressive. Apartments in LA don’t stay on the market…

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