3 Ways to Split the Housework as a Married Couple

As a modern couple, we struggled when we initially moved out together to really find our roles within our new household. At first, I did the majority of the housework. My husband grew up in a household where the culture reinforced traditional marital roles. His mom did the majority of the cleaning and all of the cooking….

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…

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…