I am writer, producer and spend a lot of time reading.
I've never done this before and am quite frankly a little tentative to do so...
None the less, I will be out of town/staying with family for some time and need to have the apartment lived in. This neighborhood is AMAZINGLY convenient. There are five supermarkets within walking distance, including a Whole Foods across the street.
The Santa Monica promenade is 3 blocks away and there are multiple coffee shops within 3 blocks in all directions.