Now that I live in Long Beach, there are the occasional days when boarding the train and hauling my cookies to the new office in Hollywood just doesn’t make a lot of sense. So I’ve set up a little work station in the garden, where I can manage my projects while enjoying the sunny days.
For those of you who follow the blog and know that I have been on the hunt for a new home city, here is the story of how I came to live in the LBC.
When I told my good friend Kimberley that I was thinking of moving out of state and just keeping an office in LA she insisted that I wait until I was sure I knew where I wanted to go and could afford to buy a place instead of renting. To help me out with that plan, she offered to let my little family and I live in her very-adorable-and-plenty-large guest house in Long Beach. The deal was too good to pass up. I now live in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood that is in walking distance to the train and several great restaurants. Best of all, I have a good friend only a few yards away.
Putting us up in her guest house is only the latest in a long string of things Kimberley has done to make my life as beautiful and fulfilling as it is today. She is solely responsible for my working relationship with Lexus/Scion/Toyota and everything wonderful that has come from that. (I met Mike while I was doing work for Lexus, so she is indirectly responsible for creating my family as well.) She has been an incredibly important part of my personal and professional evolution and I only hope that I can someday be as helpful to her as she has been to me.