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No Place Like LA: Mary isn't a tourist when she gives the tour




KPCC listener Mary Little poses in her neighborhood of DTLA's Arts District
KPCC listener Mary Little poses in her neighborhood of DTLA's Arts District
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NO PLACE LIKE L.A. IS OUR SERIES THAT ASKS L.A. TRANSPLANTS AND IMMIGRANTS: "WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU FELT THAT LOS ANGELES WAS TRULY HOME?"

THIS IS THE STORY OF Mary Little from the Arts District.

 

I am from Northern Ireland, and I moved to just south of the Arts District in Los Angeles in 2014.

But our dear old friends Lisa and Danny were born and raised here.

About a year ago, we took them on a tour in the Arts District.

Beautiful little stores like Poketo – I go there to buy birthday cards, thank you cards.

I took them to Hammer and Spear, it's a really cool interior design store. 

We went to Hauser and Wirth, a really great gallery. They even have chickens. 

When we got back home, Danny said, "I can't believe you - of all people - have just given us a tour of our own city."

That's why I love downtown.

TELL US YOUR OWN STORY, TOO. IF YOU'RE A TRANSPLANT OR IMMIGRANT, WHEN WAS THE MOMENT WHERE YOU THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, "L.A. FEELS LIKE HOME, NOW?"