You Should Move to LA

You Should Move to LA

tee – Raf Simons (here)  / shorts – Daniel Patrick (here) / sneakers – Balencaiga (here) 

Photography – @ThisMintyMoment

Before I get into what’s on my mind – the images in this post are shot by the one and only @ThisMintyMoment a good friend of mine and one the most talented photographers I know. It was a pleasure to shoot with him out in LA again and hope you guys like them too.

I just got back from 2 weeks away in LA and I realised quite a few things whilst I was there.

1 – I haven’t posted on here in what feels like a very long time.

2 – I miss writing actual articles where I can speak my mind.

3 – YouTube dominates most of my time nowadays but I don’t mind that because I love making videos.

4 – 2 Weeks proved to be not enough time in LA and I feel like I need to go back for a few months at least.

5 – I got to meet up with some amazing people some for the first time and some who are already my good friends.

6 – People keep telling me I should move there and that’s definitely something I’m going to think about.

7 – It just felt like second nature to me and I’ve never been anywhere else in the world that felt like that.

I think I’d have to go back for a longer period of time before I could make a decision to move to a different country, having said that though the beauty of this job is that I can do it from anywhere in the world and I felt way more inspired in LA that I do normally here in London. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived here for 4 years or maybe it’s the Boujee LA lifestyle that I was living whilst I was out there. Me Sarah and Yanin had the time of our lives, driving around in our G Wagon, eating at all the best restaurants and shopping to our hearts content. The reality is though that if I lived there – that might not be my everyday life haha – or would it be?! Who knows.

Have you ever wanted to move to a different country? or have you already made the leap? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. 04/09/2017 / 21:17

    What you describe in this post is exactly the way I feel every time I go to London. I was able to live there for a month and it was the best month of my life. I know I am going to end up moving to London in the future for at least a few years (don’t know when though, I need money haha) maybe you could do the same! You can always come back home if you don’t like it as much as you thought. PS. If you move to LA, I hope you invite me someday haha PS2. The photos are A M A Z I N G! xx

    Zoel Hernández |

  2. 04/09/2017 / 21:53

    That’s an interesting detail you noticed, that being there felt like second nature. Maybe that feeling is a sign of a place that really suits you!

  3. Hubert
    05/09/2017 / 07:49

    I love your posts Joel, it might sound funny but you inspire me to work hard and follow my dreams. Moving to another country is definitely a huge change but if it makes one happy, why not, right? I’m actually going to move to the UK next year for uni, so it’s sad that I might not be able to bump into you in London anymore haha. PS like Zoel said, those photos are insane!

  4. Youri Brons
    05/09/2017 / 11:07

    Love this article! The photo’s are so minimal and cool! I hope i can go to LA someday

  5. 05/09/2017 / 15:07

    That is exactly how I feel every time I go to New York or Seattle, I live in Florida, U.S.A and its just not my cup of tea, but like you say, you prob wouldn’t do the things you did on vacation if you actually lived there. Best of luck to you, I think you would fit right in LA.

  6. 08/09/2017 / 18:30

    LA left me extremely conflicted. I loved Santa Monica and would quite happily spend all my time out there. I don’t know if I maybe had a bit too much of a mental picture of Los Angeles as a city in my head before I arrived. I felt the city wasn’t really what I expected and I think that hampered my enjoyment of it.

    Everything felt so far apart that most of our time was spent travelling from area to area in order to do the things we wanted to do.

    I can get why people love it, but at the same time I don’t. Perhaps I need to take a trip back and explore it again with a new mindset.

    I do get the feeling you’re describing when I visit London. I feel it inspires me to be more adventurous with my life and my fashion choices.


  7. 21/09/2017 / 02:18

    day and day you’re more attractive

  8. 09/10/2017 / 13:30

    This article was inspiring, it gave a real essence of your time in LA. There is this glamourised image of living in the states but you depicted it fairly. Overall an impressive post

  9. 18/10/2017 / 05:33

    It would be a dream to move to LA to pursue my dreams! But I don’t think I’m ready yet.

  10. George
    31/10/2017 / 17:18

    I definitely feel I belong in Paris or NYC.
    I did go through a time in my life where I felt LA was for me, but if anything I’d move to Orange County before anywhere else in Cali. I need the beach in Cali, that’s the point right ?
    Xx George

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