Week 6: Living in LA means going straight from a rosé terrace top happy hour with a harp player to a street-side fried funfetti bacon flavored cotton candy specialty food truck

These past two weeks were a whirlwind. It was nice to have Labor Day off and have a shorter week which was filled with interviews and coffee networking sessions. I had my first shift at CorePower Yoga as a SET team member (oh yes, now I can go to the cycling studio and the yoga studio for a bargain. Fitness dreams on a budget do come true) at the location on the USC campus.

On Thursday I went to happy hour at the Belvedere Terrace in Beverly Hills with the LA Theta alumni group where I enjoyed a glass of rose in the classiest setting possible. There was a HARP player and mandatory (and free included!) car valet service. I was not ready for the level of sophistication of which this terrace possessed.


On Friday afternoon I spent time at Eightfold Coffee in Echo Park and enjoying the sunshine at the lake. I have a few interviews lined up in the next two weeks, and it’s feeling very promising. I’m glad all the hard work is paying off. After Labor Day hiring really ramped up and I’m getting a lot more response to my efforts.


Friday evening, Conner and I went to a food truck street fair in Venice on Abbot Kinney called “First Friday.”  I had read on Yelp that it felt like a “giant college party” and wow it sure did. Everyone there was young and hip and interested in devouring the latest food truck trend from Conner’s favorite stop “Poutine Brothers” fries to my favorite stop  which was selling churro adorned ice cream fudge sundaes. YUM.


Then, on Saturday we went to the LA County Fair! I took photos of the best (and most ridiculous) foods that I saw ranging from chicken ice cream sandwiches, triple decker cheeseburger donuts, bacon flavored cotton candy, funfetti covered shrimp on a stick and SO so so much more.


I bought some nitrogen infused rainbow ice popcorn which was tasty, and of course I indulged in FRIED OREOS. I seriously cannot stress enough how incredible these dough based chocolate smothered creations taste.


The fair was HUGE! We got a discount on admission at Von’s which was nice and we also got discounted unlimited ride tickets… but couldn’t use them because it was after 4pm when we went to the ticket booth, which was disappointing. So, pro tip: if you’d like to get unlimited rides at the fair get your pass before 4pm. Of course we still picked a couple rides to go on including the Ferris Wheel and the roller coaster.


And there was TONS of other stuff to do at the fair besides rides, from art exhibits, flower gardens, exotic animals, and food demonstrations.


I ate a cricket. Yup! Protein.


On Sunday I went to brunch with the Young Alumni Thetas at Market Provisions in Beverly Hills. Their bottomless mimosas were only FIVE DOLLARS. That’s dangerous, yo 😉 and totally delicious.



I made so many networking connections this past week and gained so much valuable insight into certain companies that I’ve been pursuing since moving here a month ago.

Read my next post about week seven coming soon (I’ve been so busy that I didn’t have time to write week seven’s post, yet) for more DTLA insider living. 🙂

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