I am an artist and teacher, originally from Boston. I moved to LA to get my MFA at UCLA and have been living in this dreamhouse in Silverlake since I graduated in 2012.
I love living in Silver Lake because the walk-ability reminds me of my east-coast roots. There is an endless variety of delicious vegan food, $5 yoga, fantastic neighbors, its culturally diverse and gay/lesbian/trans/queer-friendly.
I rent out my home as a shared space (shared with me and my pup rufus) or as a private rental, and then I go surfing/camping :)
I'm very interested in alternative histories and sites in Los Angeles, so if you're looking for off-the-beaten-track tourist information, I am excited to share my knowledge. I also can point you in the right direction if you're looking for more typical tourist information, or recommendations on where to eat, get coffee, surf, bike, go camping, have a fire on the beach, etc. I go out to art shows, performances, music, queer stuff, (dyke day LA!) and other events all week long and have tons of recommendations.
I keep an online calendar of local art events that I share with my guests if they are interested!