What’s your historical Los Angeles and New York connection?
I lived in LA for a few years starting in 08′. Then I did a short stint in DC before settling in NYC about 2 and a half years ago. Since then, I’ve worked with a number of nonprofits and start-ups, the majority of which focus on advancing the lives of girls and women. Now that I have a client in LA, I’m splitting my time between the two cities!
Describe your experience in LA.
I spend as much time outside as I can. I love hiking around Topanga, going to the beach in Venice, and most recently, exploring Los Feliz.
Describe your experience in NYC.
High energy. New York is intoxicating. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t experience something new. It’s one of the greatest love affairs of my life.
What was the biggest challenge of moving from NYC to LA, or simply in splitting time?
Jet lag, living out of a suitcase, and the effect time difference has on meeting and communicating with clients.
How can NYC and LA best engage with each other?
I am still waiting for a co-work and live space shared between our friends. There are too many of us doing this now not to have figured out a system of accommodation that works for everyone. Some type of membership, maybe? It’s so overdue!
Favorite LA secret spot
Hmmm… I have a major addiction to Moon Juice in Venice.
Favorite NYC secret spot
Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter in the East Village. I’m a southern girl, so finding a place with that type of ambiance, music, and southern fare was amazing.
If you were not at The Conversation, what would you be doing?
Spending more time with friends and family, seeing more music, and traveling!
What’s on your playlist right now?
Recently, I stayed with my friend Justin David of the Paper Pilots and his wife Jana. They have been working on a new project that I can’t get enough of, so stay tuned… Aside from that, it’s been pretty eclectic:
The Velvet Underground, Oh Sweet Nothin’
Vetiver, Roll On Babe
Lykke Li, Dance, Dance, Dance
Cat Power, I Believe in You
Shovels and Rope, Birmingham
Alexander, A Million Years
LCD Soundsystem, Someone Great
Luke Rathborne, Little Moment
From the 2462 Miles newsletter: connecting NEW YORK CITY + LOS ANGELES