While there is still a lot to get done, much of which will take months as remaining items are crossed off checklists on weekends and during evenings when we have a bit of personal time – hanging pictures, organizing the closets, ordering window treatments, filling in the last few pieces of furniture – our place in Newport Beach is coming along nicely. After returning from Missouri, where we had been for several weeks in order to continue our planned personal and professional relocation from the state, we finally stocked the kitchen and broke in the appliances beyond our usual breakfasts by cooking one our favorite recipes, the Marcella Hazan tomato sauce with onion and butter over penne, which I first wrote about more than five years ago.
Today, we were in Newport Beach knocking some things off our task list. We haven’t had a chance to really explore anything in the surrounding area, nor do we expect to until at least a couple of months after we’ve completed the move as we need to execute it with speed and precision, but we did figure that we could take our lunch break to check out one of the local Korean restaurants. We settled on a place called Chan Chan Food House in nearby Irvine, California. We didn’t know what to expect but the food looked delicious and the reviews were good.
After years of planning, research, and comparative analysis, and extensive travel around the country, we have finally made a decision: Aaron and I are moving to Southern California. Here’s a glimpse into the thought process we used to make what is what one of the biggest decisions of our lives and careers.
What is gestational surrogacy? How much does gestational surrogacy cost? These are some of the questions I want to answer as I walk you through our own on-going journey to have babies.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year – Christmas! – and this year, I’m working on a new Christmas tree theme.
One of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal in life and business is reflecting on your intention in taking a given action. Yet, despite its enormous benefits, few people stop to reflect on why they are behaving in a certain way.
After nearly seventeen years, it is time for me to resign from my role as the Investing for Beginners Guide at About.com (now the Investing for Beginners Expert at TheBalance.com).
Earlier this year, we visited Chicago. During the business trip, we made some decisions that will reverberate for the rest of our lives.
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California, recently published a book called, “The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class”. It looks at how affluent and upper class individuals and families are now engaging in a different type of consumption that effectively strengthens their own advantages, making upward mobility more difficult for those who don’t understand the codes or values of the group.
It’s been roughly seven months since I’ve been present or active on the site in any meaningful sense. There are largely two reasons for this. Firstly, as you can probably imagine, nearly every waking moment of our lives has been consumed by the launch of our global asset management firm, Kennon-Green & Co. This included spending a couple of weeks in Southern California looking for office space.