L.A. in 18 Hours

My husband gave me a whirlwind day trip to Los Angeles for my birthday. If you have kids, you know that picking up and heading out of town without them on short notice is about as effortless as getting a root canal.  

"Ok. Your sister can watch them but she doesn't have her car. Can my brother pick them up and bring them to her? Don't forget the inhaler or the ear infection antibiotic. I forgot to drop off the booster seats at the preschool so can you text the director and see if we can borrow hers? Put the birthday gift in the trunk so we have it because it's an hour after our flight home. All set? Ok! Nuts. What about the dog?"

It all went surprisingly smoothly, and I had a FABULOUS eighteen hours in L.A. at Dita Von Teese's book signing at The Grove. Here's our  trip, in pictures. 

 

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It was a perfect birthday!