Monday, June 11, 2012

We're moving to Los Angeles! And I'm going back to school!

Roadtrip essentials. Comfy flats and my favorite chips.
We stayed at our friend Will's apartment. He has cool stuff.
Will wears funny/awesome clothes.
The place where I got the most amazing watermelon rosemary lemonade.
This house was in Back to the Future AND Inception.
We LOVED Moonrise Kingdom.
The Pie N Burger in Pasadena. YUM.
Pie for breakfast.

AC Slater, anyone?
Santa Monica Beach.
Elevator door photos.

Just a few photos from our LA trip last week... in which most of it was spent APARTMENT HUNTING! That's right. We are moving to Los Angeles! Oh, and double announcement: I'm going back to school! 

I'm attending the Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design (FIDM) for Merchandise Marketing and I could not be more excited. This is something I've thought about a lot after I graduated at ASU. I knew I always wanted to work in the fashion industry, and I've always wanted to go to FIDM to get the skills and connections necessary to do that. A month after we moved to Japan (last May), I had an epiphany and realized I just needed to take the plunge and do it. I applied, and got accepted! A year later, here I am, making my preparations. My term starts in July, so we'll be moving in less than a month.

We're sending our application today for a really cute (and really tiny!) studio apartment in downtown LA. We're really excited for this fun, new chapter in our lives. I'm so thankful to have such a supportive husband who is up for adventures all the time. 

So, LA/California people, will you be my friends??? 

49 comments:

  1. What!!! You guys found an apartment?!? That's awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  2. GOOD LUCK!  We loved living in DTLA and our ward there including Miss. Elaine!  Congrats on getting into FIDM.  I'm sure you'll do great!  :) 

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  3. So happy for you!!  Going to miss seeing you everyday!  So glad you're following your dreams and doing what you love, going to be an amazing time!!

    Kate

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  4. AHHHHHHH!! This sounds so exciting! First off, CONGRATS on your acceptance to FIDM! This is so awesome and I can't wait to hear all about the school projects. I can only imagine how exciting this whole schooling experience is going to be.

    Secondly, LA?! Girl, you are living my dream life. 

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  5. congrats girly! Good luck with the appt. and school. AZ will miss you:)

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  6. Yay!!  Congratulations - how exciting!

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  7. I attend FIDM Orange County! Love it here in LA, your going to love it too! Cheers to new adventures and new friends!

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  8. omg how exciting!!!! you have to email my friend sara, she goes there! :) her blog is sararomerosararomero.blogspot.com :)

    xo! 

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  9. So freaking exciting! Can't wait to hear about your new adventure.

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  10. http://goo.gl/G1wTo

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  11. Wow! What exciting news. I can't wait to follow your journey here on your blog. Congratulations and welcome to the sunshine state!

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  12. congratulations! That is so exciting. LA welcomes you!! I hope you like it here : )

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  13. yes yes  yes!!!!! 

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  14. Haha, we did! I mean, it's still a tiny studio, but we just got a really good feeling with this one. 

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  15. That. Is. So. Exciting.

    I'm looking forward to keeping track of the exciting things going on in your life! And I hope your adventures in LA are friggen awesome. When's the big move?

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  16. Oh I'm glad you liked it! It's kind of a scary (but exciting) move. And thanks so much!

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  17. Congrats on your decision!! You won't regret following your heart!! xoxo

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  18. Tabitha SchuylerJune 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    I live in California, an hour from LA (with the traffic, sometimes 2 hours haha), and I love it! I'm excited for you and this next step in your life!

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  19. what?!?! i'm so very jealous! i've always wanted to live in LA. and FIDM? let me know if you see Lauren Conrad walking around. alumni and everything, ha!
    many congratulations, girl! and i really need to get around and see moonrise kingdom. it looks darling!
    xo TJ

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  20. That sounds like such a great program and opportunity!! Live it up!!

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  21. oh my goodness, congrats that is so exciting. you will love los angeles i'm sure of it.

    love and hugs,kaitgirl

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  22. Congratulations! And way to be brave and go for your dreams :)

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  23. ZOH MY GOODNESS! Ok, if we don't get to have ourselves a little blogger meet-up now that you'll be a mere 30 miles away, I don't know what I'll do! SO EXCITED FOR YOU and your future endeavors! <3333

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  24. Congratulations on going back to school and how exciting to be moving to LA! I just recently found your blog and flipped through some of your older posts.  Your style is so nice and I love japan just like you - how lucky you are to have lived there for a whole year!! I visited once before and dream of going back again.  Love love love it!  

    Good luck moving to LA! I love LA - lots of great food, style, and things to do.  I'm sure you will love it. Can't wait to see and follow all the adventures you have there in your blog :D

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  25. how fun and exciting girl!!!! good luck and contgrats!!!

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  26. Congratulations!! School and LA, cant get better than that! :)

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  27. it is so cool that your husband referenced the same talk! hopefully you got a chance to listen to the whole thing! i kind of felt like you were going to say you were moving, how exciting! coincidentally, i started a fashion design program really recently too! it was really a struggle at first to decide to do it knowing i had started an education degree and at one point a nursing degree, neither of which i really wanted to do.  my bf was so supportive and kept telling me to do what i was passionate about and so i too just took the plunge because i know it is what i am passionate about, so you go girl!! good luck on the apt application!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  28. Phong Van NguyenJune 12, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    That's awesome news. Congratulations.  I'm glad you have a chance to get back in school doing what you love.  Enjoy!

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  29. Oh man!  Jealous over here.  A little apartment in downtown LA!  How fun and adventurous is that going to be!  And all that food is making me hungry. 

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  30. Oh man! We are too similar! I have a degree in supply chain management, which will be complementary to my program, but I knew I wanted more than that. It was a hard decision to make because it's a big move that requires lots of sacrifice and risk, but I knew I had to try, or else I would regret it for the rest of my life. That is awesome that you are following your dreams as well! Go us :D

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  31. Oh, it's so good to meet another fellow lover of Japan! I dream of going back, too :) Tokyo is my favorite. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! 

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  32. Haha, we definitely need to meet up! Thanks girl!!

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  33. July 1st hopefully! Thanks dear :)

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  34. Haha thanks girl! I'm excited to see what fashion school is like... I went to business school for college before this and it was BORESVILLE. Just kidding. (Kind of.) And I am so excited to be living in LA! It's such a big change from the open suburbs where I'm from, but I'm definitely ready to explore all the shops and restaurants :D

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  35. Aw I'll miss you, too! Sounds like we'll both be making big moves :) I'm excited to follow your adventures on your blog, though!

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  36. i know i already said it, but CONGRATS! so excited for you & your LA adventures. FIDM seems the perfect fit for you.

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  37. Congratulations Kristine!! That is so incredibly exciting! And so wonderful that you pinpointed what you wanted to try, and now you're making it happen! And LA!? So many adventures await! 

    Safe travels and fingers crossed on finding the perfect apartment!

    Loving all these snaps and sights! <3

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  38. Congratulations, that's awesome!

    I'm sure you'll have the best experience ever, and this definitely will be reflected in your blog.

    My best wishes! :D

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  39. SO exciting!! :) I'm so glad to have you local in LA - you're truly an inspiration and I hope one day to run into your fashionable self!! Yay for new adventures! ;)

    xo - eunice

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  40. congrats! I hope this will be a great experience for you!

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  41. That would be so fun! You are too cute!

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  42. Congratulations and you'll do great!  As a SoCal girl myself, WELCOME!!

    val
    www.daily-distraction.com

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  43. How exciting! You'll love LA! I'm in Orange County and love to visit LA and see the gorgeous old buildings and beautiful trees! And obviously there is so much to do!

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  44. oh so excited for you!!!  enjoy school!!  study hard!

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