Hang in There Single Gals

As more and more friends start to get engaged and get off the market, I can't help but be a cheerleader for single friends who are still on their quest to find their ONE.  I can feel the pressure that they feel of getting hitched and being on track just by talking to them.

It wasn't long ago when I too was that single girl who was on the verge of giving up trying to find a man and had literally planned to freeze my eggs (not kidding).  After years of horrible dating experiences, dating apps and not quite right relationships, I was ready to come to terms with being single forever.  It didn't help that girlfriends around me were getting engaged, having babies and progressing how I only wished I could be as well. 

To all my single ladies out there, I feel your pain.  The only advice I can offer is to not give up.  I know it can be hard when you're given shitty experiences only to be followed by nightmare experiences only for you to question what the hell was it all for?  …

Some of my favorite spots in Los Angeles: Restaurant Edition

My decision to move to Los Angeles from the Bay Area over 10 years ago has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life.  I'm grateful that I've been able to try so many different restaurants in the area.  I definitely have my list of spots I haven't been able to hit up yet, but for now, here are some of my favorite spots that really sets the bar and standard as to what I compare any other restaurant I go to with similar food.  Some of these spots continue to be my favorite spots since when I first moved to Los Angeles over 10 years ago!   

Definitely hit up these spots on your next visit to Los Angeles.  I promise you won't be disappointed!  :)

I'm sure this list will be ever changing as I discover new amazing places.  If you have any recommendations, please let me know!  Sharing is caring ^_~

I Drank What??!!

Those who have known me long enough would think I wouldn't be caught dead ordering a salad at a restaurant and would most likely be ordering the most meatiest manliest dish on the menu.  That was me before back in the day.

Now that I'm older I do try to have more balanced meals where there are more fruits and vegetables incorporated in each meal.

Like all new year resolutions, I would always have to be healthier as one of them and 2019 was no exception.  However, end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 took a tremendous toll on my health.  My eczema was worst then ever, I wasn't sleeping properly, I had tremendous anxiety and I would have little to no energy to get up at all.

I was desperate for help.  That's when I stumbled on the Medical Medium and his teachings of celery juice.  For some odd reason this craze for organic celery was selling out at my local grocery stores in Los Angeles.  I was curious and wanted to see what all the hype was about.

So I juiced celery (apox …

"We Don't Lose Friends, we Just Learn who Our Real Ones Are"

One of the hardest lessons I had to learn and still to this day have to struggle with is that not every relationship that comes in your life is meant to stay with you in your future. 

Knowing when to let go and even recognize when a relationship is hurting or preventing you from growing is often not very clear.

If the only thing you could offer a friend was friendship would they still be there for you?

If a guy knew he wouldn't be getting lucky with you tonight, would he still hold a conversation with you? 

After always supporting their endeavors, would they be there for you when you worked on yours?

After having their back and going against loved ones, would they have your back during difficult times? 

 After always making time and a priority for them, would they do the same for you? 

I learned the hard way that the answer to all these questions for a lot of people I came across was, No.  That shook me to the core and really hurt me.  As someone who doesn't look for selfish g…

Are you Happy?

Happy Friday everyone! 

I just started reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and it has me reminiscing : How ultimately do you define if you're happy? 

It seems like from the day you are brought into this world there is this task reward system in place.  Get an A and you'll be happy, get a promotion and you'll be happy, get married and you'll be happy and the list goes on. 

I know I thought this way and it's been how I've lived my whole life, but realize as these accomplishments are hit, instead we set new things to obtain in order to stay "happy" .   So when will we truly be happy? 

As discussed in the Happiness Advantage many believe that we need to work hard, be more successful to be happy.  However, studies have shown that is actually backwards.  Instead happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

Someone once told me I don't seem happy and they would be correct.  If there's one thing I can't do is pretend to be somethi…

I'm so sorry......

To all those people that visited my site and was waiting for more content, but was met with nothing.  I'm so sorry for disappearing on you for so long. If you're looking for food content please follow me on instagram @citynitz and @city_niche.

I had to take care of some things and if I could rewind the clock I don't think I would have started a blog years ago.  You see back then I was this insecure girl trying to find my way living alone in Los Angeles.  So many things have changed since then and I wouldn't recognize the girl I used to be staring back at me. I cherish the good, bad, ugly and all of it though because it's made me the woman I am today.

You know that scene in Little Mermaid where she gives up her voice to become human?  In some ways I view my younger years as a time where my voice was trapped in that shell around Ursula's neck.  Only just now that shell has been yanked by Scuttle and the shell has shattered releasing my voice back to me. 

So what …

I'm BACK!!!

Wow, it's been 8 years since my last post and looking back on this blog I had half assed it and really didn't do it justice.  In my defense, back then I didn't have a vision as to what I wanted this to be, but most importantly my WHY was not strong enough to keep me motivated to put time and effort into this source. 

Let's be honest, I always struggled with blogs and those that knew me back then know how much I struggled with all the coding (GOD, I hated all the coding).  While people I knew were drafting up long extravagant write ups of their restaurants describing every detail of each ingredient, I struggled to describe a piece of chicken differently for the 50th time. I held back always concerned that I was doing or saying something wrong from all the other food bloggers.  It was what people I knew were doing, so I blindly followed.

Fast forward to present day and I realize now that timid, quiet girl who was always concerned about what other people thought just need…