I went to L.A. last week to surprise my family. It's been about four months since I last visited them. I had to go because it's been especially tough lately being in New Orleans. I haven't quite found my footing here and to be honest, I don't think I ever will. People keep telling me that I need to give New Orleans a chance and I think I have. It's going to be two years this summer of me living here. New Orleans is a wonderful place but it's not my forever home. It's like dating. There are tons of sweet people out there but it doesn't mean they're all a perfect match. You know when the right one's for you. And I know for certain New Orleans is not the one for me. I need my family. I need my friends. And I need my Asian food. You feel me? And they're all in Los Angeles. So I've decided to move back to L.A. next summer. That'll give me about a year and a half here. I just need a date to keep me sane. You're all probably wondering — what about the heartmate? I'm hoping he'll move with me. I've been planting plenty of sunny L.A. seeds so we'll see!
But boy, this trip was something else. I was not expecting to work my ass off on my mama's home. Come back tomorrow to find out what I'm talking about!
I never get tired of being greeted by this colorful hallway at LAX. It was created by artist Charles D. Kratka in 1961
Ai Weiwei's Colored Vases at the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
Loving these ceramic hanging lamps at Cafe Gratitude in Arts District.