1 Month in Downtown

I have now lived in downtown for 1 month and I don’t know what I think yet. My roommate and I have a nice corner loft with a view of the downtown skyscrapers, a rooftop pool, easily accessible public transportation, and a whole lot of bars and restaurants.

It’s everything I hoped it would be, but I still find myself missing the West-Side more with each day. I miss the ocean breeze. I miss having easy access to multiple movie theaters. I miss Target, Forever 21, and Grocery Stores.

It’s also harder, now that I’m back in a cast. I fell down the other day and am in an air cast. the walk from the Alexandria to my apt complex didn’t seem like a big deal, but now with a heavy cast that hurts my leg, it’s a chore just leaving the building to get my car, let alone walking to any restaurant other than D-town burger bar.

I think I just miss the ease of being able to do stuff and I probably just need more time to get used to my new surroundings. Besides, at least in downtown I can get some decent mexican food, something I was never able to get in Santa Monica


1 comment so far

  1. Mb on

    Wow, sorry to hear about your foot.

    When Li and I first moved Downtown, I had that same initial reaction – “It’s so hard to get to the car! I’m trapped!” I quickly got over that, but then my old New York habits kicked in. If I couldn’t walk to it, or hop on the Dash to get there, it wasn’t worth going to. Soon, the distance I considered a “reasonable walk” became at least ten times what it was (again, sorry about your foot! Being downtown unable to walk is like being in the Valley without a car.) Now that I’m used to parking under the Alexandria, I no longer find it inconvenient at all. I love that it’s Valet parking, and I pick the car up and drop it off without thinking of finding a spot or where I parked. But of course, having a fold-up shopping cart to push the groceries home in is a must.

    And yes, I really really love walking to a bar and having a drink and not having the slightest thought in my head about having to drive home!

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