About Me

Once Upon A Time

About It Started in LA: It all started one day in August 2013 when we moved to LA.  We had no plans to leave the comfort and security of Sydney (Australia) until one day, out of the blue, my husband gets a call:

“How quickly can you move to LA?”

Four weeks later we were on a plane to see if we could get the kids into a school (applications had closed months before) and find a house (there’s a shortage of decent rental properties at a “reasonable” pricepoint in LA).

But when you get the opportunity to work in  Hollywood–when everyone else busts a gut to get there–it’s not an opportunity you pass up.

Months in friends kept asking me to blog about the surreal world I’m now a part of.  These are the sights & sounds of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, LA & beyond and the stories behind them as seen by … me.

But that’s just one part of this Blog. My LA Story, as I like to call it, is how it all started.  Now the Blog has grown to helping people–helping people who are coming to LA to visit and helping people who are moving, or planning to move, to LA.

Welcome to LA … lalaland…

xx ItStartedInLA xx
A Blog about all things LA

updated September 20, 2016


  • Reply Karen February 11, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Love your work babe x

  • Reply Claire March 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Hi there! I write a blog called Desperate English Housewife in Washington (www.ukdesperatehousewifeusa.com) and I love reading your blog. I would be delighted to feature a guest post or interview with you on my blog to showcase to my British, Aussie and American audience what an Aussie expat gets up to on the West Cosat, who she is, what makes her tick and the differences between here and Oz. What do you think?! Looking forward to hearing from you! Claire


    • Reply ItStartedInLA March 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Clare, Absolutely! Sounds great. I’d be happy to participate in either. Look forward to hearing back and setting things up.

  • Reply Sophie April 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Hey! I just found out about your blog. May I ask how your husband got that job offer? I know it’s really up-front, but I’m German, that’s just how we say things 😉 and I am really keen about moving to California too, it’s just so so hard when you’re 24, just about finishing your Master’s degree and do not have 5 years of experience 🙁
    I would be glad about any tips or about hearing back from you general!


    • Reply ItStartedInLA April 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Hi Sophie. I’m sorry I don’t have any wonderful words of wisdom for you. He has a reputation for offering a certain skillset that his company happened to be looking for at the time so asked him if he’d like to move. He had also previously worked for the company’s CEO so he was well known to them. Good luck for you though, you never know where fate will take you.

    Why not tell me what you think & comment below

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