You guys, it’s finally happening…
Remember last year when I talked about wanting to move but ultimately didn’t because the timing didn’t feel right? Well, it finally does and I’m really excited about it.
For about a year we’ve been toying with the idea of moving back to Palm Springs and during our 3 week long road trip last month we finally made the decision to do it. So many signs were pointing to ‘yes’ and everything just kind of fell into place which means it’s meant to be. Among the many signs were if we stayed here our lease renewal would result in a huge rent spike AGAIN (not worth it), and we found an amazing mid-century apartment right away as if by magic. I couldn’t turn it down. Total kismet!
Don’t get me wrong, I adore Los Angeles and always will. I was born in LA and I will always consider it home, but Palm Springs is home too. I grew up there and even though as a teenager I couldn’t wait for any opportunity to get out, as an adult I look for any chance to go back. Life is weird!
I’m going to miss this view, and this apartment, and all of the memories we’ve made in it. Six years is the longest I’ve ever lived in any one home in my entire life! It’s going to be strange to leave but it’s definitely time to go. Besides, I’ll be back in LA at least two days a week because of my husband’s job, so I’ll still get my fix.
Anyway, I’m really excited for this new chapter and to share the new place with you in a few weeks. Make sure you’re following along on Instagram for all the updates that don’t make it on here!
Wish me luck…
Yay Halloween! We love Halloween. Every year we hit the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Check out some pics from our Halloween festivities this year.
First, here is the minimal decorating we did. Next year I’ve decided to put more effort but for now I laid out some spiders, skulls, and pumpkins! Can’t wait to hit this year’s clearance sales!
I used a fabric table cloth from Target to cover our existing banquette. It was the perfect amount of fabric for only $15!
The haunted hayride is one of my favorite things to do in LA at Halloween. It’s located up at the old zoo and reminds me of the northeastern style of Halloween traditions. The hayride goes through different scary scenarios with talented actors jumping out to scare you at every turn. There is also a maze, psychics, funhouse, outdoor movies, and more!
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. I’ve celebrated this holiday in Mexico with my family where it is a national holiday on November 1st, but the Hollywood Forever cemetery takes the tradition mainstream with a day long celebration on the last Saturday of October. There are altar contests, tons of food, cultural shows and dances, and bands.
Since they encourage Day of the Dead attire and costumes, I decided to make a skirt for the occasion. I wore dark makeup, colorful Mexican earrings and a floral headband.
If you live in the LA area you need to check these out next year. Happy Halloween!!