goodbye, lakeview

I found a place in a random neighborhood in Chicago that was just too good to pass up. I’ll miss my morning walks by the lake but think this is a good move. At least I hope so. Bigger apartment. Outdoor space. An office. Lower rent. Shorter cab rides downtown. And it will take 15 min to get to the gym instead of 35-40 min. Each way.

I may have moved from LA to Chicago, but I really don’t like change. I know people go through much bigger things than this, but it just stresses me out. I was pretty anxious moving from River North to Lakeview, but once I got here, adjusted very quickly. I am a creature of habit and like consistency and familiarity. And then there’s the packing.

This will push me outside my comfort zone, I’ll save money on rent each month, have more space, and will adapt to a new neighborhood. It’s a good move. I’m going to go with it.

My place is available May 1! It’s a GREAT apartment, so if you know someone looking to move to Lakeview, email me!

  • tajandtal

    how exciting – this means we will hopefully see lots of pics and decorating going on here…

  • Alexandra Aimee

    What a ridiculously stunning living room. Ummm, are you available to decorate my home? LOL.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Yolonda J. Washington // DesignRoundup

    Can't wait to see your new space…if you choose to share.

  • natasha {schue love}

    So exciting!!! Congrats Danielle!! xx

  • Jackie {York Avenue}

    Already so excited to see how you decorate your new place! Good luck with the move.

  • Ladies in Navy

    good luck on the move!
    ladies in navy

  • Mary {My Life in Scotland}

    Make no mistake, moving is a complete stress! I hate it with a passion!! Will miss this gorgeous apartment but how can you argue with outdoor space, an office and lower rent? You can't. Especially since you work from home you really need some space just for work and space for living. I bet you will be able to de-stress knowing you can shut the door in the office and use the rest of your home for YOU. Can't wait to see the new place!

  • Monica {Cake and Lilies}

    Good luck! Can't wait to see how you decorate…and buddy can always help pack, right? 🙂

  • DIRR

    Just embrace the new things. More time and more money for you = more pampering, more of doing your favorite things. Have help to pack, donate, give away, declutter, off with what you don't need/use. Starting a new will be so refreshing for you. And if you need help to move, ask, or even pay/hire a professional. Don't tackle it alone. Good luck!

  • Pink Flamingo Style

    Moving is always the worst! I'm so excited to see your new space and how you decorate it.

  • chicfille

    Random neighborhood?? That's MY hood! I promise you'll love it. So many new places to try! And we'll be neighbors!

  • Jillian Manesh

    fun! i hope you like your new hood! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Stella Turer

    what area?! getting to know a new neighborhood is always fun.

  • Andrea

    Can't wait to see your new place! I hope you're going to share pictures again. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Melanie Pogson

    Awesome! Really hope it goes smoothly for you, and that's you'll adjust fairly easily to the new neighborhood. Exciting that it has an office!! Now you can separate your work and down-time 🙂

  • Kirby Todd

    Moving is always an undertaking but sounds like it's a great move for you! Can't wait to see photos of the new place!

  • Katy Byrne

    Is that your current apt? It's amazing! I hear ya on hating change. Hope you have a great move


  • Laura

    It sounds like a good decision, I would love to have some outdoor space. Good luck for the move!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  • Stacey

    Good luck with the move, your apartment is beautiful But I am sure the new place will be even better once you have all your things in it!

    Five Minute Style 

  • Tomissa

    Eeks! I'll be emailing you shortly!

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