Bi-Coastal Living

  Hello friends and followers! I have finally retreated to cold, dreary New York City after an extended get away to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. I feel fantabulous - well rested, relaxed, level headed and ready to take on this next big chapter in my life. It was a very necessary trip.

Sunsets Over Cemeteries by Nat's Apartment

It was a good trip, filled with a lot of me time to get work done and think about some of the big life decisions I recently made. I also got to spend a lot of time with my LA based friends - laughs were had, drinks were shared, secrets were spilled, and In-N-Out burgers were nommed.

Huge love and thanks to my bestie Nat for letting me stay with him for a whole week! You da best and I miss you so much already!

Nat taking Pete for a walk. Standard.

Double Double Animal Style

An attempt was made to go to the beach and watch the sunset, but we didn't exactly have the best beach weather... So we stopped to grab a bottle of wine instead and stayed at home watching another few episodes of Archer. Fair trade, universe. Fair trade.

Perfect beach weather?

I did have the pleasure of checking out some fantastic little places scattered over the city. If you ever find yourself in the city of angels, I recommend you check out the Westwood Brewing Company, the Venice Love Shack, Finn McCools Irish Pub, and the Red Lion Tavern. That last place, the Red Lion Tavern, is an especially great spot for German brats and beers. Big gratitude to my dear friend Andrew for taking me there!

All that being said, I am absofreakinglutely thrilled to be back in the city. As amazing as it was to take a vacation, being away from my beloved New York for eleven days was more than my little bear head could handle. I always have been and always will be a New Yorker at my very core. Something about the slow moving, overly friendly Californians didn't sit quite right with me.

I craved the convenience of the subway, walking past scores of apathetic New Yorkers, the smell of pee in alleyways, and the hustle and bustle on the streets at all odd hours of the night. New York, you are my one true love and I'm so sorry that I left you.

There is no city like my city. As much as I love to travel (and trust me, I love to travel), it's a wonderful thing to know that I am always coming home to my Big Apple.

Sniffing the sidewalks, xx Nikbear