Have you heard? I moved to Santa Monica and I’m loooooooving it!

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Have you heard? I moved to Santa Monica and I’m loooooooving it!

This is me, Freddy Rodriguez
Posted on: 13. February 2019 at 09:33 am

This post is sponsored by Chase Pay. All opinions are my own.

After much thought, I officially made the move to Santa Monica a week into the new year. I had been debating about moving to Los Angeles for about a year. New York City has been my home for just over 7 years and will always be where I feel at home, but after 7 brutal winters I was so ready for warmth, new challenges, and change of pace. 

Taking a break from the everyday NYC hustle has been super refreshing! With my new-found free time, I’ve been able to discover my new neighborhood of Santa Monica and other neighborhoods such as Korea-town using Chase Pay.  

If you’re a Chase customer and don’t know what Chase Pay is yet, it’s is an app on your phone that makes paying for purchases without your wallet super easy. You can also use it as a digital wallet when you pay on other apps or online at places like Atom Tickets and Tock.  Using Chase Pay to get movie tickets was super easy via Atom Tickets. All I had to do was select a movie, decide on which theater I wanted to try out (I decided on ArcLight Cinemas at the Santa Monica Promenade - it’s a total LA spot), and then when it came to check out there was an option to select Chase Pay. Couldn’t be easier! Afterwards, I was set to watch, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, a movie with Melissa McCarthy playing a serious role based on a wild true story! I love Melissa McCarthy as a comedian, so I thought it would be interesting to see her in this role. Personally, I think she did an amazing job! If you watch it, let me know what you think. 

Thumb freddy rodriguez loves chase pay moviesThumb freddy rodriguez loves chase pay movies 2Using the Chase Pay app, we found Kung Fu Tea in Korea-town, only a short 20-minute drive. Of course, that’s subject to change based on traffic, which I’m still getting used to. I actually chose to live in Santa Monica, so I wouldn’t need a car, just a bike and car sharing if I wanted to explore further. So, for this trip, I had a friend of mine venture out to K-town with me. We found Kung Fu Tea, which sells bubble tea & other refreshing beverages. All their drinks are made using high-quality ingredients. My friend and I tried two different teas. I went with a Rosehip lemonade which was super yummy, and my friend went with Strawberry lemonade which was also really tasty. The best part was when it came time to pay, all I had to do was pull out my Chase Pay app, load the customized QR code and scan to pay. No wallet needed! I love that Chase Pay cuts down on checkout time at restaurants, so I can spend less time fumbling with my credit cards and more time exploring.

After we got our drinks, my friend and I walked around K-town discovering some cool murals and lush greenery. I’m all about the new LA vibe. It’s so different from NYC. Soon I’ll be exclusively posting photos in front of plants and random people’s homes (lol).  
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If you have any questions about Chase Pay or just want some recommendations on where to find some cool murals in Santa Monica, always feel free to leave a comment below or find me on Instagram: @BluePerk! :)

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