pijo WeHo.

10 Jul

Big news! I signed a lease yesterday on an apartment in West Hollywood with my friend, former roommate/sorority sister/fellow law student, Jenn! The whole process was relatively painless, mostly because Jenn did much of the grunt work (scouring Craigslist for suitable places) while I was still in Spain. Then, a week ago we cleared our schedules and looked at 4 places – and a week later we signed the papers on the 2nd place we looked at!

We had a little bit of trouble getting straight answers from our landlord – there was another pair of girls also in the running but thankfully he chose us. When we finally got him on the phone, we met with him Friday night and then Saturday morning picked up the keys and did all of the official deal making stuff. We really lucked out in terms of the location – we’re pretty close to pijo (Spanish for “posh”) Melrose Ave. which could be dangerous…

I’m looking forward to the next steps – furnishing the apartment and decorating! I have some fun ideas (I think) and I’m sure they’ll make it on the blog. Until then, here’s some “before” photos!

post lease-signing.

my room: before.

craftsmen table my mom found on craigslist!

Does anyone have any favorite blogs or sites they’ve used for decorating/interior design inspiration? Link me!

7 Responses to “pijo WeHo.”

  1. Angela Gonzalez July 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm #


    lovelovelove this site!! and congrats! looks like such a nice place

    • gillian July 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

      Thanks Angela! I saw heather and Hannes last night and they updated me all about your life – so many exciting things going on! 🙂 and thanks so much for the site can’t wait to stalk it!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport July 12, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    I LOVE weho! One of my best friends lives so close to Melrose!! I was just talking to her yesterday and I planning a trip to CA within the year! I will be taking you to RFD 🙂 So excited for your new place! You are on your way… isn’t it crazy… you were just living in Spain – Oh life!? 🙂

    • gillian July 12, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      I know! Life can for sure be crazy sometimes! I must live really close to your friend – because RFD is walking distance from my apartment! I’m excited to try it – you’ll have to keep me posted on your LA plans! Hope you’re having a good week so far!


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