Yep, this New York City gal is heading to the City of Angels, Tinseltown, La-La-Land, Hollyweird (there sure are a lot of nicknames for LA!). I may be switching out my home-base from the Big Apple (now that’s a solid nickname) to Los Angeles, I aim to be bi-coastal. While I’ve decided to let go of my rent controlled apartment in a lovely part of Brooklyn (I KNOW), and I’ve informed my Facebook friends of the big move (that always makes it official, right?!), after nearly 2 decades in New York, it’s very difficult to TOTALLY commit to another town! So let’s just say, I’m testing out the “Angeleno” moniker for now. No one is revoking this New Yorker’s title just yet!
But here’s the thing: I’m pretty psyched. And terrified. More excited than scared but, as I just mentioned, I haven’t lived anywhere else in a very long time. But I’m so looking forward to exploring a brand new, very sunshine-y world. I’m ready for a big change. And palm trees. I’m pretty into palm trees. And did I mention the sunshine? It’s no coincidence that I’m leaving right before winter really gets into all of our bones and goes in for the three-month soul crush. April is still cold, guys, I know we don’t ever want to believe it!
So, it’s official. The countdown has begun. Hopefully this time next month I’ll have a house with a yard out back with twinkly lights and enough room for a fire pit and some super Instagram-able cocktail moments. I’ll still be sharing original recipes, my favorite spirits, mixers, books and barware, and covering what’s going on in the cocktail and bar world, but I also really look forward to sharing this new adventure with all of you. I better start getting packing. This is going to be a huge undertaking. Seriously, do you know how much booze I have??