It is official: I love LA. I like the weather, the architecture, the landscape, the food, the proximity to family, even the driving. While I hatch my plan to get back to California, from whence I came, enjoy the highlights of my week of in our future place of residence:
First of all, Joans on Third is reason enough to want to move. Above, the cheese counter. This is where I would eat lunch every day if I lived out there.
Second: the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. It makes the Union Square market look like a supermarket in 1970's Stalingrad.
Third, and most important... proximity to my family. I spent a couple days down in San Clemente as well.