People generally go on and on about how LA is such a car city. How you have to spend so much time in traffic to get anywhere. I’ve never really found this a problem, but it is partly because I am a car person and I love being in my car.
However, since I moved to West Hollywood earlier this year, I go days without taking the car. I might fill up every couple weeks on my way to the airport. Both Target and Trader Joes are within easy walking distance. My favorite secret neighborhood haunt is less than one block away. I’ve got hip Melrose and sparkling Sunset equally nearby. So, what’s a car culture girl to do?
Well, I walk. I take short drives around town. I rarely venture east of Vine, west of Beverly Hills, not usually north of Hollywood or south of Beverly. I’ve got the whole of LA collapsed and distilled down to small Hollywood. Which is a funny thought, when you know how vast our fair city really is.