10.27.2010

MOVING

HI GIRLS!
I hope you didn't forget about me! 
It's been a crazy busy week, and on top of it all I'm leaving for San Francisco on Friday. 
I've been apartment hunting ever since my raise and news that our office is relocating...but have been kinda "mehh" about the apartments I've toured. Just this past weekend I came across a complex in a fantastic downtown-like area with lots of walkable restaurants and shopping! I scored on a top floor unit with a great balcony, lots of light and great positioning :) I'm super happy, just funny the way everything seems to happen at once! 
HIGHLIGHT of MY WEEK:
I am admittedly super picky, especially when it comes to style and quality. I would rather wait and save for something I'm lusting over than settle for a similar version and regret it later.... 
So, I have been looking for a couch for my living room. 
The elements must include: Overstuffed, white, large cushions with tailored slip covers (for easy washing). Ikea's three seat "Ektorp" was exactly what I have been looking for, but I was so not going to pay $500. 
I love the hunt, so before I even start through Ikea's immaculate showrooms, I pop into their "As is" section and see if by chance they have what I'm looking for. After work one night I stopped in, and was taken aback. It was like a light from above was shining down on a raggedy looking Ektorp. Aside from the slip cover being next to demolished, the couch was in perfect condition and marked down to less than half! All it needed was a new slip cover...
Needless to say, luck was on my side that night! 
(Not my apartment, but a photo of my couch)
<3

22 comments:

  1. alex, this is all sooo exciting! I'm really happy for you and cant wait to hear all about your adventures and see photos of the new place. Big congratulations on the raise, new place and couch score :-)

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  2. So excited for you!! You will be near my neck of the woods! We will have to arrange a coffee date. xo

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  3. Good luck with your move! I have the same couch and I really love it. It's not too big!

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  4. Congrats on your move - how exciting! Please do a room tour before you move!

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  5. Congrats on the new place!
    i just moved as well, and am on the hunt for a new couch!!!!
    Are you moving out of your parents house into an apartment???
    Goodluck

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  6. wow i cant believe your moving to san francisco!

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  7. Congrats Alex! Your new place sounds amazing! Is there someway I could contact you about sending you a house warming present?

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  8. Lucky u with finding the couch!! Good luck with the move I hope u will continue to post stuff even if it's two sentences...take care xoxo hugs

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  9. i have the ektorp -- i love it, so comfy. And I've had it for over 4 years now -- I just change the slip cover when I'm bored!!

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  10. So great! I too live in SF (in Pacific Heights) for a few years now from Orange County. You will love it, its a completely new lifestyle and so much more adventure ahead :) Congratulations!

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  11. congrads! i suggest take your time to decorate and arrange everything..rather than feel the need to buy a to z everything. My cousin works for google in san mateo she loves it. Good Luck with the move!

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  12. hey, i am so exited for you! moving is great! thats what i am doing since i was 12...i moved from ukraine-->lettland-->germany-->usa--> netherlands and in 2 months i am going to move to australia so i just love discovering new cultures and people!!! anyways you inspired me to make my own blog because honestly i think my life is interesting..don't know yet how to do it and in which language...will think about it after my exams! i wish you all the best in the new place!

    xoxo valeria

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  13. Good luck with everything! I can't wait to see your new place! Ohh, and I'm a little jealous too! I love San Francisco! I've never been there, but I love it!!!

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  14. This is great news!! :) Love the couches as well

    VC*

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  15. Wow congrats on the raise and the new place! I'm so happy for you. Best of luck at your new location!

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  16. Congrats & welcome to the Bay Area! :)

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  17. love the couch ! where is your fiance by the way?

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  18. hey Alex... congrats on finding a new apartment! :o) I saw BB cream today and thought of you! Hope you're having a fab weekend xo

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  19. YAY, you're moving closer to me!! haha ... i guess no quite... But you Could totally drive up one day! Congrats on finding a great place, can't wait to see lots of pics!!

    Happy Halloween sweets!

    xoxoxo,
    Carolina

    http://closetfullofnothing.blogspot.com/

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  20. congratulations on your new home!


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  21. Hello Alex,
    You deserve all the happiness in the world because you make so many other people so happy with your beautiful jewelry and your beautiful style!! all the best, nikki : )

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  22. I'd love to feature you on my blog! I developed the idea for "Featured Followers by Elle© " & this is how I promote my followers. But it helps them increase traffic to their blog & allows other followers to learn more about the blogs that I feature. If you're interested my blog is at www.elaundra.com.
    ♥ El'Aundra

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