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What $1 Million Will Get You In L.A. | Sweet Digs | Refinery29

Hi, I’m Angela Rockwood. Welcome to My Sweet Digs. I like to call it my Godess Sanctuary. But before you come on in, make sure you subscribe
down below. You guys ready? Let’s do this. I live in the Los Angeles area, we call it
Miracle Mile. I live in a 2,200 square foot home. It’s four-bedroom, three bath, and I have
a guest house and I love it. In my neighborhood, the homes go for about
1.3 to 3 million dollars, and when I first moved into this place, it was about $525,000. And because I’m a discount diva I got it down
to about $485,000. And it’s worth a lot more now. Believe it or not when I first came into this
house, I actually walked into this house. It was 18 years ago, and a month and a half later I got into horrific car accident and that’s what placed me into the wheelchair. I live with my honey, my roommate Riesa, my
warrior brother Lucas and my dear friend, Daniel. This is my dining room. My favorite part about my kitchen is the breakfast nook because that’s where all the action happens. We do the parties, we do the chatting, all my friends hang out there, it’s like the heart of the house. So I have this Balinese table in my breakfast nook, and because I’m a discount diva, there used to be a store in L.A. called Eastern
Cowboy. And you can get all the Balinese furniture
there for dirt cheap. I think it was like one hundred and fifty
dollars with all the chairs. I love to cook. That’s one thing that I miss. I used to cook all the time. So my next thing is to try to
get the kitchen to be accessible where the stove can go up and down and then I can be able to cook for my friends and my honey. I have this wooden statue in my dining room and basically it’s the goddess Guanyin. And I actually purchased it in Thailand like
21 years ago. It reminds me of myself because she’s paralyzed
in the wood. Yet she has the many arms so
she could do everything and she represents love and compassion. If you really look at it, when you stand back it’s crooked so it’s imperfect,
which I love imperfection. My household pet peeve, you can ask my honey. Toilet seats down. The other thing is closets all the closets
have to be closed, because again, feng shui, I’m like Nicole Kidman in The Others. And this is my bedroom. This is where the goddess sleeps. My bedroom is actually a work in progress. So when I have an artist friend
that comes in, he’s going to paint all of the walls like I’m out in a forest. And another friend’s going to build this tree like a cherry blossom tree going over the bed and then I have all these butterflies
and things that would be like dangling. So you’ll feel like you’re sleeping outside
in the forest. My favorite part of my bedroom is my goddess
bed, the queen bed. Before I had my high bed, I had a huge, beyond California king bed that actually came all the way out but it was extremely low. And all my caretakers were hurting their backs, and then I switched for this queen size queen bed. I have three bathrooms in my house and one of the first bathrooms that’s in the front is one of my favorites. And then there’s this bathroom that I’m sitting
in behind the door is a mermaid painting that I did with my BFF before he passed away. And it’s of a mermaid because
they say that mermaids can’t walk but they’re still magical. And of course, there’s my
master bathroom which is in my room where I do all the magic of my makeup. Believe it or not I wear makeup every day. It’s actually very healing for me because
I lost my dexterity in my fingers from the paralysis, makeup is my way of painting
again. I just enjoy the moment and I do it every
single day. This is my office. This is where the magic happens. My office space is very important to me because this is where I spend a lot of my time. Behind me, I have my vision board. So I’m all about the law of attraction; bringing forth what you believe
and dream of into reality. And so that is pretty much who I am. That is how I live my life. What do I not do for a living? I do everything. I’m a model, an actress, a TV producer, a
TV host for World Poker Tour. I’m a life coach, a motivational speaker. I’m a board member for Global Mobility and I’m an ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and I’m just an overall
rolling goddess. When I moved into this house all the walls
were white and I do not like white walls. I was blessed enough to
meet this wonderful artist and he helped me paint the house very much like an old castle. I used to have a chandelier that used to come
down. And the curtains that you see, I pick like
the royal velvety curtains because it kind of resembles like Renaissance. And it’s just it’s it’s a special room and
it just has good energy. I love it. I have a little puppy dog. He’s four years old and his name is Kenzo
and I call him baby bear. We’re very similar. I didn’t know that I’d picked a disabled
dog. He obviously picked me. He’s hypoglycemic and he has seizures. So we’re exactly the same where we have to eat
every four hours. My ultimate splurge when I bought the house
was the fountain. I remember going into the store and looking
at this fountain and I remember bargaining with the owner and saying, “Nuh uh, you better
not like 1000 or 2000 off of it.” And so now it is sitting on my porch, that I get to enjoy every Sunday with my little
baby bear when I get my zen on. The water trickles and it just takes me away and it’s so important because in the hustle bustle and in my lifestyle, I need that moment
to just Zen. When I moved into my house, I purposely planned a housewarming party so
I had to get this house together within a month and a half. So the first week, painted all the walls. Second week, unboxed everything. Third week, found the curtains, basically the sheets you throw on the windows, and then the fourth week you just get everything together
make it look like it’s livable. And then of course I had the party, and then
I had my accident. 18 years ago, I was in a distracted driving
incident that paralyzed me from the neck down and the doctor said I had 3 to 5% chance
of moving or feeling anything. The major changes that happened to this house after my accident, number one is in the front. My ex actually knocked the wall down and he matched the tiles and created a ramp to go all the way down and into the driveway. In the living room, there’s just a little
lip that goes up into the dining room. I just threw down a metal ramp. A lot of my therapists that came
in here during my injury in the beginning, they came in there like, “Ang, you like bought this house as if
you knew you’re going to be in a wheelchair,” because all the doors are extremely wide, I didn’t have to change anything in my bathroom. I just ripped out the cabinet so I can roll
underneath to get under the sink and the shower. I just built a little ramp just so I can go into the shower, and then that’s it. It’s now this year, 2019, that I’m finally putting my house together the way that I want to. I’m truly ecstatic about just decorating my house the way I want to and putting my love, my energy, the essence of everything that I’ve been wanting to do for a very, very long time. I am a positive freak so I have to surround
myself with positive energy all the time. I’m very particular about the people that I invite to my house, who stays the night, who lives in my house. I only pick people that I trust and that are
like family energy. And so people come here and they always say like, “Wow your house feels really good.” I just think it’s very important because we’re all frequency, we’re energy and it’s important to have your haven on a good frequency high vibe. Thank you for watching Refinery 29. For more videos click here and to subscribe
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Aug 8, 2019, 3:03 pm Reply

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Aug 8, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

Her personality is amazing!!

Jill Johnson

Aug 8, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

"Rolling Goddess"… Yes you are!

Vicky M

Aug 8, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply

I remember her from the show Push Girls! Happy to see she's doing well!

Emily Naifeh

Aug 8, 2019, 3:41 pm Reply

Rolling goddess.. yes! I love it! Love your space xo

True Optimist

Aug 8, 2019, 3:41 pm Reply

She’s amazing ❤️❤️❤️

Coco Marie

Aug 8, 2019, 3:45 pm Reply

Love her energy! Happy she loves her house so much. That how a home should be to you-a safe, warm, escape that reflects who you are. Love the colors.


Aug 8, 2019, 3:49 pm Reply

Yes, not only did this episode feature a home for a person of disability, but also a home still in development & improvement. Thank you Angela for allowing us into your sanctuary.

Suzanne Campbell

Aug 8, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

Dear Angela- you have such a beautiful aesthetic- your home and your essence!??? Thanks for sharing your home, lots of inspiration and can I just say your makeup is on POINT!???? You need to add YouTube makeup tutorials to your renaissance resume!???


Aug 8, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

I can't wait until I have my own Goddess Sanctuary ??. The whole vibe of this house is so good…and I dont know why it is giving me Charmed vibes but I love it!

tommie spriggs

Aug 8, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

You made me ?!

Wishful Ideas

Aug 8, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

Just what I need to watch this Sunday morning so inspiring, Angela you are amazing

emily salce

Aug 8, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply


City Kitty

Aug 8, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

The vibe of this home is just amazing ! Angela you’re beautiful ❤️❤️ Great episode ?

Karla Avila

Aug 8, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

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Holly Fae

Aug 8, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply

Amazing! Love her energy!!!

Anne Wagner

Aug 8, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

I love her positive attitude. I know a lot of people who complain a lot or better said, all the time, and when you keep yourself surrounded with negative minded people it pulls your mood down too. I got rid of all the negative people in my life and I am very happy that way.

Ivy Primrose

Aug 8, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

Hey Angie! much love sis.

Christine Mackel

Aug 8, 2019, 4:39 pm Reply

What a great lady! Such an awesome outlook on life and her home is gorgeous as well..Very cool.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:41 pm Reply

Love her positivity.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:02 pm Reply

I'm loving the positivity she exudes. It was obviously a journey to get to where she is but she truly seems at peace and happy. Good for you Angela! ?

Alex DeLeon

Aug 8, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

Omg. No. That is not worth 1M.

Zaina Amer

Aug 8, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

Wow! She is so freaking beautiful mashAllah ?❤️

Lori Ann White

Aug 8, 2019, 5:08 pm Reply

Inspirational. You make me want to grab life with both hands, thank you.

Mrs. Love

Aug 8, 2019, 5:11 pm Reply

Ok a million and What can I get for 28 bucks????

Sasha Benton

Aug 8, 2019, 5:15 pm Reply

This is one of my favorite episodes, the house and owner are both unique and have great vibes.

Francisco Faustino

Aug 8, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

Anyone else really happy when they see people with disabilities succeeding in live in general? ? I am SO happy that she has such a beautiful home that is worth so much!


Aug 8, 2019, 5:22 pm Reply

She doesn’t look a day over 30 ? beautiful home and beautiful spirit.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

Drink every time she says "Goddess", then proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Reload Fire

Aug 8, 2019, 5:33 pm Reply

Why is this recommended to me . I am poor and have the pleb syndrome

Elsa Aita

Aug 8, 2019, 5:35 pm Reply

I think she could make a great interior designer.

Winnie young

Aug 8, 2019, 5:37 pm Reply

I remember her tv show push girls !!


Aug 8, 2019, 5:44 pm Reply

Please show her bedroom makeover when it's done!

Ana Karen

Aug 8, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

Daum this lady is one inspiring ass lady!! Love her presence she brightens the rooms so vividly! You go chica!!!

Janet of GatHouse Fitness

Aug 8, 2019, 6:14 pm Reply

She’s magical!!

kim bogard

Aug 8, 2019, 6:15 pm Reply

wow, I,m hooked…I want to subscribe‼️


Aug 8, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

My god was i confused! She looks 24/25 so when she mentioned she bought her house 18 years ago i was like "How?!?! " haha Great episode!

Ebo J.

Aug 8, 2019, 6:20 pm Reply

I've not seen all of these but of the ones I have, this is by far my favorite. The house is beautiful, just like its owner. Angela has a warm, soothing, wonderful energy about her. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home. ?

Living Successfully With Disabilities

Aug 8, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply

Beautifully accessible!

Amy Hagen

Aug 8, 2019, 6:46 pm Reply

I’d sell my soul to live in a house like that in LA ?

G Osg

Aug 8, 2019, 7:00 pm Reply

Finally, an episode where the biggest splurge isn’t a sofa ?

Ashleigh Sanders

Aug 8, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

This home is beautiful. I don't personally wish to own a home that I need 2 roommates in addition to my partner. It seems counterintuitive. Basically, that means you can't afford it. Other than that, love the home, it's gorgeous, the homeowner is lovely and so earthy and spiritual.

Candice Dodd

Aug 8, 2019, 7:04 pm Reply

Her energy is super contagious! It’s so inspiring to see her do her makeup, be a boss and do everyday things despite her accident. She’s such a blessing!

Merli Estime

Aug 8, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply

Angela you’re such an awesome soul and love that you’re a luxurious budgetnista

Kim Davidson

Aug 8, 2019, 7:12 pm Reply

Omg, I love your house and the energy that you bring with. I too have a yorkie that is just like me we're kindred spirits.

GC QLDRGIRL Persistent Pain Warrior

Aug 8, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

Kenso is beautiful. Arghhhhhh.

GC QLDRGIRL Persistent Pain Warrior

Aug 8, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

It’s lovely to meet u.

Boba Tae

Aug 8, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

I’ve always wanted to live in LA, too bad I live across the stated ?

Deirdre Morris

Aug 8, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

Very cool looking house!

Aquarian Gypsy

Aug 8, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

✨Beautiful home and beautiful woman. So inspiring! Also, cute dog. ?

Leslie Valenciano-Lopez

Aug 8, 2019, 8:10 pm Reply

Thank You for sharing more than your home with all of us. Your personality is amazing and contagious! ❤️

Anne-Gabrielle Berthaud

Aug 8, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

This is unlike anything we have seen before in my sweet digs! So unique and beautiful!

Kelly M Taylor

Aug 8, 2019, 9:07 pm Reply

I am so impressed!

Cathy M

Aug 8, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

Love her strength and energy ❤️

Holly Bodaki

Aug 8, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

My husband told me no one will ever love me because I have a bad knee, but then you see this wonderful lady and then you put things in prospective….

joanna prevost

Aug 8, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

You are my kind of girl ! Discount Diva is my second name! I have done my Dining Room in Asian style. I love your home , it's gorgeous, like you ? ps. I always close closet doors too.

Jade M

Aug 8, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

Wow! Angela and her home are so beautiful! She is a goddess!

Sabrina Epstein

Aug 8, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

LOVE this! More videos on how people with disabilities are hacking their houses to make them accessible pls!!!

Klaudia Sydor

Aug 8, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

shes SO BEAUTIFUl!!!! reminds me of Desi Perkins sort of in the best way possible

Signature Blaque

Aug 8, 2019, 10:17 pm Reply

“..and I’m just an overall rolling Goddess.”

Yes you are honey!!!!! Beautiful!


Aug 8, 2019, 11:20 pm Reply

Thank you Angela for sharing!


Aug 8, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

omg i need more of this goddess

Laura E

Aug 8, 2019, 12:17 am Reply

I adore her!!!!! I love her positive energy.

Stella Bella

Aug 8, 2019, 12:31 am Reply

I hate when people referring to everything as their goddess X item and themselves as goddesses. It’s as bad as basic white girls calling themselves witches now

Dominique Friday

Aug 8, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

She’s so gorgeous and I loveeee her idea for her bedroom. Her entire home just matches her vibe so well.

Jess !

Aug 8, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

she’s amazing!!

Nobody Don’t care

Aug 8, 2019, 2:18 am Reply

That house is not Worth it

Sarah C

Aug 8, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

That's not bad for sharing it with other people I suppose. She seems like a sweet woman

yamenah gills

Aug 8, 2019, 3:09 am Reply

May God bless you and your healing

jaiden mckown

Aug 8, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

So beautiful

jaiden mckown

Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

Everything about her was so awesome

yucky king

Aug 8, 2019, 3:32 am Reply

what a wonderful soul!! loved exploring this house

Beat Sockett

Aug 8, 2019, 4:18 am Reply

Lovely hone….babby bear sooooo cute!??


Aug 8, 2019, 4:26 am Reply

This was cool

Sarah Tatham

Aug 8, 2019, 5:39 am Reply

She said she bought that house 18 years ago… she looks like she’s 25 damn ?

Jennifer Magana

Aug 8, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

thank you for this. in more ways than one!

anathema archival

Aug 8, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

omg i love her


Aug 8, 2019, 7:01 am Reply

Roll on Goddess – thanks for sharing your digs and lifestyle. Live long and prosper Madam! Love from London x

star kar

Aug 8, 2019, 8:06 am Reply

She's truly an inspiration… brought me to tears

Haley Davidson

Aug 8, 2019, 8:13 am Reply

I love how she keeps saying discount diva?

Sara Katz

Aug 8, 2019, 8:31 am Reply

Damn, I wanted to see the guest house. And like do all 3 other roommates live in the gh? Is there a second floor in the main house and that’s where the other rooms are? It’s so amazing I need to know! ?


Aug 8, 2019, 1:18 pm Reply

Great episode! I enjoyed listening to Angela discuss her life and house. Angela's dog is adorable! 😉

Evelyn D

Aug 8, 2019, 5:13 pm Reply

I'm crying
This is amazing


Aug 8, 2019, 6:19 pm Reply

She keeps saying 21 years ago, 18 years ago… HOW?! She looks 21! Gorgeous home and gorgeous lady! Thanks for sharing!


Aug 8, 2019, 8:58 pm Reply

i live right over from miracle mile 🙂


Aug 8, 2019, 9:39 pm Reply

She is beautiful inside and out

Yeah Boy

Aug 8, 2019, 9:49 pm Reply

I love this so much can we plz get an update when she finished her bedroom

Hope Ndou

Aug 8, 2019, 11:04 pm Reply

She makes me so happy. So so happy.

Cerulean Blue

Aug 8, 2019, 12:46 am Reply

I’m a fan of this chick. Positive vibes!


Aug 8, 2019, 1:42 am Reply

Can't decide which is cuter :the inhabitant or the home?

Laura Santana

Aug 8, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

She looks like desi perkins


Aug 8, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

Totally agree Angela. Your home should be filled with positive and loving energy. Thank you for showing us your beautiful home and positive spirit.

not scaredy cat

Aug 8, 2019, 10:34 am Reply

Finally sweet digs is back! Been wairing for so looong? thanks refinery29!❤❤

karl m FRØ-LUND

Aug 8, 2019, 11:42 am Reply

She is ZEN!!♥?????❤✨?

Cassie Best Ever!

Aug 8, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

Someone send this to Cole and Charisma

average life

Aug 8, 2019, 5:11 pm Reply

That's a really beautiful home. There is something so classic about it.

Celeste Brusciano

Aug 8, 2019, 7:07 pm Reply

Wow soo cheap!!!

L Beland

Aug 8, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply

What a warm and inspiring creature Angela is! And her beautiful home is a creative reflection that feels like a hug. Love it!


Aug 8, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

love that she keeps calling her SO her "honey" so cute.


Aug 8, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply

I absolutely love her energy, she seems like she'll be an amazing person to be around

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