About

Urban Suburban: (adj.) cul – de – sac couture

Welcome to my lifestyle blog. Urban Suburban- describing all the things a girl from the burbs of LA to the streets of SF would typically blog about… and so the story unfolds. 

Here I will share some of my favorite places to eat and hangout in the Bay Area; things that inspire me, and thoughts on adulting in an urban suburban setting. I am planner obsessed, and love organizing things. I tweet about my animals and my favorite reality TV shows, I am a snob for a nice cup of black coffee, and of course I knit and crochet, what urban suburban girl doesn’t? 

This idea of Urban Suburban came from a conversation I had with my husband about the current political times, and how ethnicity isn’t the truest merit, or stereotype to define someone. We felt, that the best way to understand someone was to go off of what region they are from – Rural American, Suburban American, and Urban American. In this way we have a better context of who people are. 

I do identify as Mexican American and Pacific Islander when forced to mark a bubble on any official documentation, but since I do not speak Spanish or Tagalog fluently, nor do I practice traditional Mexican or Filipino customs, I am often marginalized by the people in my own culture, and other peers in my generation feel the same way. So in this case, where do I belong?

I am a first generation American born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, spending my formative adult years in San Francisco.

-D. Marie, Urban Suburban Girl