...started bright and early Saturday morning the 24th of October. My friend, Johanna of Energy by Design was kind of enough to join me on the adventure. We arrived at the Cleveland airport armed with five, yes FIVE suitcases, a tube, a carrying case with the banner stand and our handbags. I must admit I was a bit dubious as to how we were going to manage all that luggage but we did...rather well I might add.
We arrived at LAX, got the car and all the luggage in the car and headed to Long Beach where the Women's Conference by Maria Shriver was taking place. Stopped at the hotel and then we were off to Laguna Beach. What a beautiful area. Had dinner at a great spot on the ocean then headed back to Long Beach. We woke up nice and early as we were still on EST. A friend that lives in Long Beach suggested the Coffee Cup Cafe for breakfast. It was so great, we went there two days in a row and would have gone there the third day but it didn't open early enough.
A trip to Target to get some items for the
show and then to the Long Beach Convention Center we went.
The entire set up process could not have been more smooth and without drama. We finished what we needed to for the booth and off to Santa Monica and LA for some fun and shopping.
A stop by Sprinkle's was, of course, required. I absolutley LOVE the branding and vibe Candance Nelson has created. She was also at the Women's Conference .
I wanted to see the Walt Disney Concert Center by Frank Gehry so we went there and then stopped downtown to partake of the cupcakes. Not a huge peanut butter fan but my friend is. I have to say the peanut butter chip cupcake was probably my favorite. Even the cake part of it was peanut butter and had chocholate chips...way good.
Sunday evening we treated ourselves to a wonderful dinner at Sir Winston's on the Queen Mary which is docked at the Port of Long Beach. It was such a cool experience to walk around and just imagine what life was like back then and all those that cruised on the ship. It even has a hotel on board...who knew?
Posted By: debbie On: 2009-11-03 19:24:39