48 Hours in LA!

48 Hours in LA!

48 Hours in LA- Villa Blanca West Hollywood.   OF COURSE the place is beautiful.  It was decorated by the ever so chic (and doesn’t appear to age) Lisa Vanderpump from Beverly Hills Housewives. I can confirm the anti-aging observation first hand since my girlfriends practically tackled the woman when she walked into the restaurant.   And so the weekend begins at Villa Blanca; our whirlwind 48 hour trip in my old stomping grounds of LA. 9 friends flew in to celebrate Suzanne’s birthday.  And, let me just say, its not an easy thing to coordinate a trip for 9 women! A birthday trip to LA? Can I really get away to do that.  Of course I can. Because it matters.  When it matters, we make the time. At an event last year for the American Cancer Society, one of the speakers said something profound.  She said we should think about time management this way: Replace “I don’t have time for that” with “that is not a priority.” A more honest approach. Friendship, in my estimation, should always be a priority.  Even with husbands to love, kids to take care of and careers to advance.  Friendship still needs to have a place in our life — beyond Facebook.  Most of this group of friends met while working at 3TV in Phoenix.  It was a crazy, ambitious time for us all.  Our careers were rising and we were bound together by the moment.  On one hand perhaps a little competitive, on another hand, supportive.  As time goes by, one by one, we attend weddings and baby showers, and, in general, watch...