Meet Jamie! Jamie and I met when she shared an apartment in Los Angeles with a friend of mine. Jamie grew up in 'The Valley' and moved to LA when she left college. Now that she's engaged (congratulations!) she moved back to the Valley, but here's her take on 'the City of Angels'!
Born in Anaheim, CA
Profession Art Director
“I’ve lived here since …” July! (Studio City). LA in general since 2006.
“I came here because of …” I am from here :) The weather.
“When family/friends come to visit, I always take them to … first” The beach or In n' Out Burger (ask for the secret menu!).
“If I want to get to know new people, I go to …” Friend's parties. meetup events. Jewish networking events.
When the night is young, I go to …” I'm old so usually dinner or a wine bar haha.
“If I want to reflect, I go to …” The beach. Hiking in Temescal Canyon.
“My morning routine consists of …” Waking up, showering, brushing teeth, getting dressed, making coffee, feeding the cats, driving.... driving and more driving.
“If there’s one thing that frustrates me here, it’s …” The traffic.
“I get inspired here by …” Art, nature, meeting new people, traveling.
“Since I live here, I’ve changed my mind about …” The weather. I can't do cold.
“The one thing I’d like to accomplish still, is …” Travel more. Have babies :)
Rosenthal Wines - wine tasting room located right along beach on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Great place to drink wine and hang out. They also have live music (sometimes the bands suck and it's a little loud though). Bring a picnic! Easy parking. Walk next door to get amazing fish tacos from Reel Inn. The atmosphere isn't as nice as Malibu Wines but parking is easier and wine is better!!
Go to the Getty Villa. It's like being in Italy but in Santa Monica instead.
Take advantage of Dine LA's Restaurant Week. The deals aren't always great but it gets you to try new restaurants.
Visit The Broad. New art museum in LA. I haven't been yet but heard great things.
Fun LA staples: movies at the Hollywood Cemetery, First Friday Art Walk on Abbott Kinney, Twilight Pier Concerts at Santa Monica Pier (every Thursday from July-Sept, sit on the beach and picnic & listen to live music... it's free!), farmers markets (Brentwood, Santa Monica, Studio City all good ones), Grand Central Market - great food and fun to checkout, Jazz at the LACMA (free jazz concerts on Fridays outside the art museum), movies at the iPic - full gourmet menu, waiters that come to your seats to take your order, reclining seats, blanket & pillow, unlimited popcorn, and delicious drinks you can order as well!
Coffee or cocktails? Both! Coffee in the morning. cocktails in the evening.
Wine or beer? wine
Red carpet or red lipstick? red carpet
USA or Europe? Europe
Organic food or fast food? organic food except for in n' out
Movies or musicals? musicals
Island life or city life? island
Spicy or sweet? spicy
Bike or car? car
In control or out of control? in control
Meat or fish? fish
Christmas or Easter? Christmas
Spanish or Italian? Italian
Early bird or night owl? night owl
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Adele or Celine Dion? Adele
Chandler or Joey? Chandler
Cats or dogs? both
Vacation or staycation? vacation
Mountains or ocean? ocean
Chicken or pasta? pasta
Scandinavian or Latino? latino
Ski or surf? surf
Finding true love or winning the lottery? LOVE
Oscar/Grammy or Nobel Prize? oscar
Instagram or Facebook? IG