The Search

by snackface on July 26, 2012 · 37 comments

Hello, loves! I hope your weeks are going well. Mine is going swimmingly, but I’m trying not to let the stress of finding a place to live get to me. I have extremely gracious and helpful hosts right now, and I’m incredibly thankful for them.

My mornings have consisted of noshing and searching.

Garden Sabra on Udi's toast with strawberries and coffee.

Yesterday, I wrote down a schedule of listings and appointments. I haven’t searched for a place to live since college, and even then my roommate and I looked at two places total. (One was a basement, one was a house. The choice was not difficult to make.) We were not picky whatsoever, and I still feel that I’m pretty open to lots of different places. That’s one thing college dorm life was great for: After living in a box with one person, you can tolerate almost anything.

After scouring Craigslist and receiving a list of places from an agency, I took to the streets to breathe and reboot.

By the streets, I mean the beach. You tired of beachy pics yet? Because they're going to keep coming!

For lunch, I fixed up a SnackFace classic. If you’ve been reading for the whole three-plus years I’ve been blogging, this will look familiar:

Snack plate! Chips, carrots, cucumber slices and raspberries.

The dip is a new Sabra product that is a delight: not too tangy, not too overpowering on the cucumber or dill.


(The raspberries were eaten solo, obviously.)

Lunch and some primping done, I headed out into the LA traffic. I still don’t want to say it’s as terrible as everyone says, but…it kind of is. Eventually I made it to the two open houses I had planned to see. One of them was dead on my college house. 

OK, so it’s nicer than my college house (that one had wavy floors and needed a major facelift), but it feels exactly the same. I like that. The negative is the location and I’d need to buy a fridge.

The search continues. I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes! I have faith!

Ciao for now,


Questions: Do you have any apartment-search stories and/or tips?