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‘East’ is a state of mind

Julie from Hollywood

Since I'm not one to stand on ceremony, I'm already inviting friends to come visit the temporary quarters my husband and I have set up at the house we're remodeling. The house sits on the fringe of a newly declared historic district. One of the things we like so much about this new neighborhood is that developers and homeowners are restoring the old homes to their original grandeur and the gentrification of the neighborhood is amazing to behold: beautiful craftsmen homes; grand, old Spanish styles; clapboard traditionals. There's not a bastardized architectural style or grand manse amongst them. What a treat! "You're really east," seems to be the common reaction when friends first arrive, "of Robertson." Ah, Robertson. The meridian dividing point for what is West Los Angeles. The Greenwich line of the universe–that is so L.A. So while the old 'hood was just smack off the Sunset Strip at Doheny (technically east of Robertson), we have finally and officially become residents ...