Hello and howdy to all my new friends at Los Angeles Eastside. I’m a new writer here, just moved to L.A. (to the Eastside, of course) from my hometown of Tucson, Arizona. I’m hoping, I suppose like many, to break into the entertainment industry (more on that later) but for now, I figured it would be a good idea to give a brief introduction about myself and what I hope to contribute to this site.
Before moving to Los Angeles, I heard a lot of buzz about the Eastside and how it was the happening place to be. Bars, bands and fun nightlife are definitely my kind of thing and isn’t that why people move to a big city anyways? I want to share my experiences of the Eastside through the eyes of a newcomer. For instance, I love the band Little Joy (c’mon who didn’t listen to The Strokes album 20 times in a row?) and now I’ll finally be able to visit this Eastside institution. Save a case of PBR for me Eastsiders!
In Tucson I was heavy into the music scene, my friends would joke that I was at Club Congress so much I might as well take a permanent room there. So you can imagine how thrilled I am now that I have The Echo right in my backyard. I mean, how awesome is that? Tonight you can find me at the No Culture event, Mr Cobrasnake I’m ready for my close-up.
But The Eastside is not just Echo Park, right? Silver Lake is so awesome too! Last week I just had my first Intelligentsia coffee and oh my god, so delish! In fact, I think I’m going to make this my new daily spot. Look for me, I’ll be the cute girl on the laptop. I can’t wait to visit other Eastside fun spots in Los Feliz and Hollywood (the bars, right???). I need to check back through the archives here at Los Angeles Eastside, I’m sure there are tons of cool places to check out. So my question to you all is, what is your favorite thing to do on the Eastside? Bars, restaurants or how about that surreal Time Travel Store? And another thing, why is the Mexican food here so weird? Just teasing, I’m sure I’ll get used to the food. After a few margaritas who cares, right?
Also, just want to thank Los Angeles Eastside editor Chimalti for giving me the opportunity to write for this site. We met about a year ago when she was in Tucson doing some genealogical research and staying at Hotel Congress (my fav place). She’s taking a chance on this newbie Los Angeles Eastsider and I hope not to disappoint! Who knows, maybe I’ll be famous on the internet, right?