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:
I’ll save the view of the other side for another day!
I’ve been using a lot of this:
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.