New Kitchen, Big Windows, and Brunch

I am officially living in my new apartment now. It’s a great place—a really old building, but everything in it is new (thankfully…brand new kitchen and bathroom). I got the keys yesterday, and moved my few things over there this morning with the help of my aunt and uncle. They live about two hours away right outside San Diego, so it was definitely a nice thing for them to do on a Saturday morning! My cousin left for France this afternoon, and so I’m now “on my own” in more ways than just moving a few blocks away from her. We celebrated our last night together yesterday by going to BOA Steakhouse. I didn’t take any pictures—it’s way too classy there for that kind of behavior! But we shared the Caesar salad (best ever), a crab cake, and a steak. We decided it will be our signature meal and Our Restaurant for celebrating things. (And Sundays are half-price bottle days for wine, so we’re gonna try and do our celebrating on Sundays!).

Today, before K left for France, the four of us went to Sonoma Wine Garden at Santa Monica Place for brunch. I love that place–for afternoon wine and cheese lounging around usually, but brunch was awesome too (and they have an option for bottomless champagne, which one person in our party did partake in…it wasn’t me!).

Here are a few pics of the new place too:

Obviously, the kitchen--it's big and new. I like white--it looks clean, but I'll splash in some color accessories for sure!
Also the kitchen. I might be in love with this window.
Here's the "room" --Did I luck out on windows, or what?

I’ll save the view of the other side for another day!

The end of my street---it's 4 blocks to here, which doesn't tell much because if you live where I grew up it's more like the distance of 1 block (blocks here are tiny)... anyway, it's practically my backyard, except that in my actual backyard there's a pool 🙂

I’ve been using a lot of this:

I've been using a lot of this stuff...
...To make a lot of these.

So, it’s a variation of the coconut flour flatbread, but I haven’t used it for grilled cheese yet—just like a toast replacement. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow!

Logistical things about moving: I have to get internet service and I’m not sure which type to go with. Verizon is ridiculously expensive here and that makes me feel the need to compare it to other places—which is something I despise doing. Honestly, there’s not much else I need to do at the moment since I have no stuff here yet. I’m not planning to get cable. Maybe I’ll read more books, and that can’t be a bad idea!

Other stuff: I love living here. I love my apartment. So I can’t possibly be in the wrong place.

Oh, also I chose a winner from my giveaway and she and I have been chit chatting about it—I’m not announcing the name of the person because she wanted to keep it confidential (based on the wellness coaching part!). I am also working with my new friends who responded to the TRX offer, and it has been fun! (Note: it’s better in a park/playground compared to on the beach!).

I hope you’re as happy as I am!

…Off to read a book.



12 thoughts on “New Kitchen, Big Windows, and Brunch”

  1. I’m so happy for you! Your “room” looks amazing, as does your kitchen! Life is good when thing work out, and I feel like they are really working out for you. 😀 (But that’s not to say I don’t miss you!)

  2. cathy@1970kikiproject

    wlecome to your new home, lisa! so happy for you…all the best as you settle in and have fun adding some “splashes of colour!” that is great that you got time with your aunt and uncle and a celebratory outing to go along with seeing them.
    cable is over-rated – haha! i don’t think you’ll miss it, not with the location and views that you have in your new apartment!

  3. congrats on the new place! it looks great, love the simple white kitchen! in no time you will have it feeling like home 🙂

  4. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Oh congrats on moving into the new apt. I can’t believe we were only about 2 hours from each other last week! You sound so happy. I love it.

  5. I am loving your new transition on the world. The apartment looks amazing and I want to come visit and have wine and coconut cakes with you! I am so jazzed you are loving life!! YAY!

  6. I am so, so happy for you. Your new apartment is absolutely breathtaking and I’m swooning over your windows. (Nothing beats natural light!) So happy to hear that you’re doing well in your new home!

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