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I have been living life in the fast lane since the start of 2017.  Well, it’s not that serious. But balancing family, friends and work have been a challenge. Luckily, I got to go to Los Angeles on a last minute trip with the Craft Box Girls team for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Here’s our trip recap.



The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest literary festival in the country. Thousands of people gather at the University of Southern California in LA for this two-day event each year. The festival highlights panel interviews from popular writers such as Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, A Life In Parts.  There were other known writers but those two stood out to me most because of Pop culture.

I was there for the LA Times Children’s Corner activation. Craft Box Girls hosted activities that include DIY coloring books, Spin Art, Paint By Number, newspaper origami, and story readings. It was a huge success and the turn-out was great! The volunteers were troopers, the production managers took excellent care of us and I got a tan!

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Not bad for my second work trip to Los Angeles. At the end of the day, we got to see and experienced a fraction of LA. The condo we stayed at (The Watermark) made us feel rich and famous! Of course, the food was spectacular! I tried famous LA restaurants such as Umami Burger, Faith & Flower, and Botega Louis. Hopefully, my next trip to LA would be a leisure trip where I can finally spend some time with family and friends.

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LA Condo

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Coming up next is a summer trip to the coast of Maine. Stay tuned!


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