I love Los Angeles. I know that statement doesn't have the same fanfare as say "I <3 NY" but truth is, LA is awesome. It's perpetually sunny, the general population is good looking, and there's always something interesting to do/observe. Do I want to live there... not sure. But do I want to visit often, for sure.
On this particular occasion, I was lucky enough to tag along a friend's work trip to Hermosa Beach. While she was galavanting around her office, I was left to my own devices and decided to venture out to a local coffee shop (when given the opportunity, I ALWAYS prefer to support local).
The lovely front desk ladies of our hotel recommended Java Man. It was just a couple blocks away from the hotel and had promises of good coffee, free wifi, and cute decor. Upon arrival, I was not disappointed. The ambiance was exactly what a freelance copywriter seeks. There were ultra-hip Angelenos littering the front patio area, typing, reading, and chatting their day away under the sun. There was also a serious crew of computer-attached folks lining the insides, making it difficult to find a comfortable spot to call my own.
I eventually found a table near the bussing station. Not the best of times, but definitely not the worst of times. I sat in my own corner of the cafe and worked for a few hours, taking only a few minutes to capture the above image. While I can't particularly remember what it was I was feverishly composing at said given time, I do remember being enamored with the moment. In this moment I felt free. I was freely working remotely from a cozy coffee shop. I was leisurely creating copy. And I was genuinely enjoying a little time away in a fabulous city.
My day at Java Man Coffee Shop was a good day. Productive, relaxing, creative, and fun. This is the life of a freelance writer. Promises of more adventures to come!
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