Visiting The Griffith Observatory

In an effort to get me out of the funk I’ve been in lately, my husband suggested we take a day-trip somewhere in Los Angeles. We settled on the Griffith Observatory. While the actual museum inside the observatory is a little small, the views of the LA Basin are spectacular, especially on a really clear…

Caring for Feral Cats

My mother cares for feral cats. She didn’t intend to, but she does because it’s one of those things where–no one else will. My parents live in a neighborhood in the suburbs of Los Angeles. A few houses down, there used to live an elderly lady who had many, many  cats. When she passed, her family…

Perfect Place for Sunday Brunch in Los Angeles

If there’s one thing I love about being 30 years old, it’s that I’ve entered brunch-season. At our age, there’s a brunch for everything, bridal shower, bachelorette, good-bye party. It’s a fun way to get a little boozy and not worry about what you’re eating so much. But as much as I love my bottomless…

Fun Things for Couples to Do on Rainy Days

Because rain is relatively rare now, in Los Angeles, on the days where we do have precipitation–we panic. By “we” I mean my husband and I and by my “husband and I” I mean: me. My husband, like many other men, would be happy to sit and watch movies or binge watch the latest show. However,…

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,…

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…