How we found a large apartment in Los Angeles for under $2k

Early last year, I decided I’d had it. I  had enough of being crammed into our 650 sq.ft. one-bedroom apartment. It was our first apartment and it’s charming, cozy space quickly lost its appeal. Not to mention we had an energetic kitten bouncing off the walls as they closed in around us. We had begun…

How I Chose my Dream Wedding Dress

I’m not the most obviously emotional person. So the idea of standing on a pedestal while people cried at me made me very anxious. This was my mindset as I embarked on the journey of finding my wedding dress. I began looking for dresses online in September, immediately following our engagement. I quickly picked up…

Fun couple’s getaway in Las Vegas, Nevada

In our early to mid twenties, we frequented Las Vegas quite regularly. When you’re living in Los Angeles, it’s a quick drive to complete debauchery. Dany and I lucked out in the sense that we are the perfect travelling companions. When it comes to Vegas, we like a little of the high life mixed in…

Double Date with Parents at the Korean Spa

Spas and massages are a bit of an addiction for my mom and me. Naturally, we thought, the “boys” would like the spa as much as we do. Although they were fans of Glen Ivy, they approached the whole Korean Spa experience with much more trepidation. How it works: As you arrive at I Spa,…

Romantic Retreat: Julian, California

To celebrate our fifth year together, we decided to rent out an Airbnb and take Stinky, my rescue pit, to Julian for the weekend. I’d heard of the quaint southern California town from my parents and thought it would make for a nice retreat. We enjoyed our romantic getaway and recommend it for a couple’s…

Crock-pot White Chicken Chili

In light of the recent This is Us episode, perhaps crock-pots aren’t the most popular. But this Crock-pot White Chicken Chili is to… well, it’s great! Let’s break it down:  Preparation: Moderate. You will have to go to the store to buy some of these ingredients (e.g. canned diced green chilies) but most are probably already…

How we eat

I can’t say I’m a cook in the truest sense. Mostly we get by on quick-meals from the frozen section and take-out. In the new year, however, I said I’d cook more. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes that are easy enough even for the two of us novices! Crock-Pot White Chicken Chili

How to Pick the Perfect First Pet as a Couple

I’ve had pets my whole life. My husband, has not. I was fortunate to have a house with a large backyard which we filled with many species of pets. Over the years, we had dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and fish–not one bird, though. So, in the manner that some people browse shopping sites (or…

Introduction

As I write the first few words of the very first post for Married and Renting in LA, I find myself looking for purpose. After all, what could possibly set us apart from every other person on the anthill that is Los Angeles, California? Perhaps most synonymous with LA’s congested coast is the ever-present traffic. As I…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton