Sunday, April 6, 2014

Los Angeles here we come!

 Last year Jas and I decided on a big life change and begun plans to relocate our family to Los Angeles, California. For my film editing husband Hollywood is undoubtedly the place to call home so we tried our luck and applied for work visas......the rest is history!
A little detour on our walk home from school
The decision wasn't an easy one especially when faced with all the requirements to make it our reality. Jas managed hurdles such as leasing our home, packing our belongings and finding new schools for our children. I tackled the challenge of making Touch Interiors & Complete Pad  truly virtual for ease of operation.
My new morning walk might not be Balmoral but still very fulfilling & inspiring!

All the hard work and risk we faced has certainly paid off. It has been a huge lesson reinforcing that when you act out of trust and embrace well intentioned change the universe flows and opportunity and reward effortlessly unfold.

Darci with her idol Minnie Mouse

The long awaited Disneyland bribe was of course something Jas and I needed to fulfil ASAP!!!! Still jet-lagged we kept our promise.
Jas' first Hollywood gig started a few weeks ago cutting the CBS pilot "Battle Creek", Bryan directing with Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House MD) as writer/producer. It didn't take him long to find his first job and luckily for me he was by my side for the first month to help settle the family and familiarise ourselves with our new LA life.

Once we had the kids settled in school I made a beeline for here. Fred Segal is a co-op of designer fashion and a favourite of mine.

Venice Beach coffee shop

And after a bit of searching I found great coffee made just the way we like it back home!

We are lucky enough to be living by the beach in Santa Monica so scootering up & down
and stopping here for afternoon tea is a regular treat.
Johnny Rockets milkshakes
Me dreaming of owning this Jerome Dreyfuss bag

Walking down Third Street Promenade on our way home from school is dangerously exciting. Loads of buskers, shops, and happy hour restaurants where kids eat for free!


The week we arrived from Australia our mates Craig and Eric had their engagement party at their gorgeous home in Silver Lake. Eric was very excited to show us their new home cinema....

......Jas was drooling with envy!
Weekends are busy exploring our new world.....and Las Vegas was high on the agenda.
We have many other small trips planned including a 4 day stint in Palm Springs and two weddings in New Orleans and Mexico.

The Beetles Love sign

The Vegas Strip

We lived in LA for almost one year back in 2007 so we are fortunate to have good friends here. Hugh was only 6 months when we ventured over so I had the opportunity to make some great friendships at the local YMCA during our Mommy and Me classes.

Carly & Jason's cubby in their gorgeous Hollywood backyard

Catching up with my gorgeous friend Diane looking down Third Street Promenade

One of our favourite people Heath at El Cholo

Catching up with everyone has been very special.

0ur visit to Travel Town train museum

Hugh's school Film Festival

The school we chose for Hugh has been the perfect fit and we are so excited to be sending the girls there next year. This week the older students screened their short films with a red carpet event. That's Hugh in the foreground with his blue tee-shirt playing the role of a die hard fan!

Ash exploring the new play equipment

The best thing about being over here is that everything is new. Life is constantly stimulating us and arousing our senses. Not to mention the recent earthquakes which were certainly an experience!

BBQ at our new friends Brentwood Home

End of school term celebrations

Meeting new people has also been a highlight. It's no secret that we love Americans and feel very energised & creative around them. Jas and I both love their positive opinions which always seem devoid of judgement.

Of course home is always in our hearts and last night as Hugh wrapped for end of term I continued the traditional of celebrating with a bottle of bubbles and contacted a few girlfriends back home.

With Darci starting preschool now I hope to have a bit more time on my hands to blog some more.
So stay tuned fellow Space Healers I have some exciting new projects to share with you soon.
I hope you are all well.

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