Leaving Los Angeles

I’m not sure how to start this post. I had a few drafts where I said something witty, but I think I’ll just jump right in. After 5 years of living in Los Angeles, we are moving back east in September. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years. It feels like only yesterday I was writing a similar post saying that I was leaving New York for love. This time, Raphael’s job is offering him a great opportunity in their NY office and I’ve always intended to move back eventually. It’s just sooner than we expected.

I’m looking forward to seeing my friends and being near family again, but it’s bittersweet. After all this time, I’m definitely comfortable here in Los Angeles now and have made a lot of great friends and contacts too. Moving in general is also very stressful and it has Raphael and I both freaked out. Luckily, we found a two bedroom outside the city already.

What does this mean for my job? I'll still be doing PR at Disney till the end of the year, just remotely.

What about my blog? Well, it originated in New York back in 2004, so I'll just have to transition back. I'll still be covering new trends and entertainment though, just on the other coast.

But it's cold in New York. True. My blood has also thinned, but hopefully I'll bare it. Luckily, I'll be there in time for Fall, my favorite season.

Who knows? Maybe one day we'll be back. Become bi-coastal. The below Neil Diamond song, I am I said sums it up best- "Well I'm New York born and raised, but nowadays I'm lost between two shores."

More to come on the move.


  1. Tara!! I'm going to miss you SO MUCH. Best wishes on the move and now I have another NY friend to look up whenever I visit!!

  2. Aw, well, I knew you on the East Coast so that's how I always view you. Transitions are always difficult as well as saying goodbye. Anything you look forward to on the East Coast you can't get on the West Coast? Any Broadway plays catch your eye? The blatant disregard to others? The hurricanes? :) Safe travels across the country and congrats to Raphael for the big opportunity!

  3. audrey@thewoodmontgroup.comAugust 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    OMG 5 yrs!!!!

    Even though I'm in Chicago/CT/FL
    it doesn't matter where you live
    because we will always be close!
    and find time to be with each otgher. I love you honey!
    PS- How lucky that Disney wants you to stay on! You're terrific.

  4. Please don't go! :)
    You haven’t left yet, but I already miss you two!!
    I agree that is seems like just yesterday you were here for a visit and we first hung out.
    It will be sad to no see your faces on a regular basis.
    I guess Facebook will have to do till I can visit you.

  5. Hahaha I totally didn't mean for that to rhyme!!!

  6. oh whoa, big move! i guess that's the beauty of blogging. no matter where you are, you're never like gone or too far away. :)

  7. Boooo... I'm so sad :-( Good luck! I can't wait to visit.

  8. It seems like yesterday when you hosted the martini party in Venice. I'm going to miss you lots.

  9. aw like i said before, you will be so very missed friend! but yay for new adventures in new york :)

  10. Good Lord Sissy, you made me cry. I wish we could of visited you and Raphael more in LA, but we are definitely looking forward to seeing you in the east coast. We are with the two of you as you make your journey back east. In our prayers......love you both!!

  11. Wow. I've followed your blog on both coasts, Tara. I've enjoyed reading it and seeing you develop as a writer and as a person. Best wishes and hope that you do return to the Left Coast every now and then for visits!

  12. aww we will miss you! It's good to see you at Roy's the other day, hopefully we'll see each other again before you move

  13. I'm selfish, but I'm so excited that you're moving! Yay East Coast!!! Can't wait to have you back in New England!

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