During this month of loving sentiments we share our third round of love tales. Why do we love thee, this town of Tinsel, this city of Flowers and Sunshine? Let us count thee ways.
Once upon a time I heard California compared to Europe due to the relaxing lifestyle, unlike the east coast. Tis a fortnight I read an article on the beach in February reinforcing my daily feeling about the City of Angels:
I work in New York. I LIVE in LA.
LOVE STORY: Part Three
I like living in LA for the climate and close proximity to the beaches, mountains and desert. Living in the hills, I feel like I’m not in a city but close to everything a great city offers. I like the creative community that is here. People come here to follow their dreams, so there is collective drive and energy to pursue your passion.
– Vanessa Angel, Actress, Model, Mom
I have a love hate relationship with LA. I love that there is always somewhere new to go, whether it is a restaurant or a bar. There’s always something NEW. Of course, the weather is unbeatable.
– Jacqueline Valle, Junior Copywriter, FashionistaSocialite
Love LA! The chill attitude, the weather, guacamole, surfing.
-Ori Blumenfeld, Chair of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Beverly Hills
Ok first things first, I’m a New Yorker through and through and no amount of 80 degree LA days in February will ever take that away. That said, I am oh so happy to be enjoying LA sunshine in February instead of trudging through NYC winter slush. Weather is the cliched reason many of us east coasters would quote about why they love LA. And of course I love the weather. I mean lets be clear on this, I really really love the LA weather. Spending Sunday am reading the NY Times is so much better poolside, let me tell you.
– Dan Fountain, Producer, Geaux Films
– Jennifer Evans Gardner, Account Director, Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
I love LA for so many reasons. As a little girl, I would BEG my parents to move to Los Angeles. I knew that that was where ‘dreams came true.’ Marilyn Monroe (my idol growing up), the ocean and palm trees lived there and I knew it WASN’T -52 °. We visited on a family trip when I was 14, and I fell even more in love. The weather, the electricity in the air and inspiration beckoned. Once I was 19, I finally got the opportunity to move to LA and it immediately felt like home. For a lot of my newfound friends, there was a ‘getting used to’ phase. I’d hear a lot of ‘NY has this’ or it ‘doesn’t have a downtown’ or ‘I miss seasons.’ I couldn’t relate as I fell head over heels immediately! (And my response was always ‘Then move back!’ Lol.) I thought they were crazy. This town has everything you could possibly want and more!
The daily sunshine always puts a smile on my face and I, for one, love that the city is more spread out. There is so much at your fingertips! It is like those ‘ Build your own adventure’ books from the 80s, but instead it’s ‘Build your own city.’ You can go out and find which pockets of the city speak to you and make those your go-tos – rather than just one ‘hub’ of the city; it’s your own little puzzle to put together and create. I know it’s cliche to say this – but how many places can you go surfing in the morning and then head over to the mountains to snowboard in the same day? The many outdoor activities (I live right at Runyon Canyon), incredible restaurants, and never ending list of exciting things to do makes this my favorite place on earth. I will live here until the day I die.
– Mara Marini, Actress, NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, ABC’s Black-ish
I love Los Angeles for the weather, the people and the diversity. I love LA because I grew up here and it is familiar and unfamiliar all at the same time. There is always something to do and something new to discover. I also love that I can walk on the beach all year round.
– Lisa Niver, Founder, We Said Go Travel
And if you need more reasons to fall in love, read the Huffington Post list, LA Healthier Than New York.