One of my favorite bloggers is Janet of Slice of Pink, who has the best sense of humor and is the type of person you know would be fun to spend time with. I was inspired by her My Davis post where she shares about Davis, California, one of my favorite towns in the whole state. She has encouraged her readers to participate in listing the things you love about your town, following the format used in the My Hometown feature in Real Simple Magazine. I see that Los Angeles was left off the list and I was wondering if it was because no one was willing to own up to it, or if everyone really hates it as much as they say they do. Anyway, I love Southern California and even thought I don't particularly love the city of Los Angeles, I do love the components that make it an interesting and exciting place to live. The fact that the sun shines all the time, is a plus in my eyes.
My Los Angeles: Nancy Smith
Age: Lets just say I'm a Baby Boomer
Occupation: Graphic Designer
I've lived here for: all of my adult life
My Neighborhood: Pasadena, but I will be moving to the beach very soon.
I am here because: This is my home and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
Favorite restaurant: Pizzeria Mozza
If you go to this restaurant be sure to order: everything. The pizzas are amazing and unlike any you have ever tasted. Nancy Silverman is a genius in the kitchen and she has taken pizza to a new height.
Favorite shopping area: Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
My favorite area: Malibu
When you visit be sure to pack: sunscreen, bathing suit and driver's license
One local cuisine you should try is: Korean Bar-b-que, Vietnamese Pho and Pinkberry Yogurt.
The best way to get around: sorry, but the only way is to drive or have someone drive you.
If you had to describe this city in one word it would be: DIVERSE
The one thing most outsiders don't know about this city is: Even though everyone thinks of Los Angeles as a humungous city, it is really made up of many small towns and suburbs that individually give you the feel of community.
They say “Virginia is for lovers.” So fill in the blank: Los Angeles is for everyone.