On Monday I flew out to LA, to meet team Barbie. It was a flash of a trip, just a little over 24 hours and 12 of those hours spent on a flight (or watching 4 full length movies, same diff). A lot, I mean A LOT of people have asked how my trip was. Which is mostly (all) my fault because I didn’t really remember to tell everyone about it or really even say anything on here – whoops. With the small amount of photos that I did take, here is how my LA (there and back) trip went.
I arrived at my hotel, jumped on the bed (what else does one do when they have a bed all to themselves?) and enjoyed some cable tv. I met up with the other girls (ladies) who are also part of the #BarbieProject and it was a much much less awkward dinner then I had imagined and really just a lovely time.
The time difference meant I was up the next day at 5 am and ready to hit the day at 6am. I figured it was a good time to test my selfie skills, I realize now that they are not a natural skill ones is born with and most likely something I could work on.
Let me just tell you, there is no real beautiful way to take a photo of oatmeal. There is no filter will make it look more beautiful and appetizing, but never the less a photo was taken. Mostly because anywhere that serves grapefruit for breakfast has won my heart and how else does one express that without taking a photo?
We spent the day at the Mattel Handler building, where all the design and marketing happens. I had to check my camera and was sworn to secrecy about what we saw and heard that day. But I will say one thing, the tour of the Barbie design process and learning about all that goes into making a Barbie, was incredibly fascinating. The day of meetings was eye-opening, pretty inspiring, full of learning and appreciating others points of views and the amount of work that goes into even the smallest of things – okay so I said a little more than one thing, so sue me…but really don’t! I was able to snap a pic (and play with) of the hot wheels track that trailed along the entrance, mostly for Kingston but I’ll share it with you guys anyways.
Lunch on the beach. Let me just tell you, putting two tables of 10 women in a semi quiet restaurant quickly changes the entire vibe and makes it sound a little less casual lunch spot and much more like party central.
Okay I lied. I had a moment to walk down the beach. Me and the other Canadian Mom (go figure the Canadians, hey/ay?) ran down to the pier for a short tourist moment.
The only photo I snapped of the ladies I spent my day with (they all deserve much more of a spot light then this, but it’s all I got). After a pretty successful toy shopping trip – for some more than others….. Jenny with the FULL shopping cart.
I went there and after a full 12 hours of sleep last night, I’m officially back.
*I haven’t shared any, or really had the chance to catch a glimpse of one until now – Barbie has been putting out little videos that add to the #BarbieProject conversation. This video (I just watched it) really spoke to me, it’s really in line with how I felt and the process I went through with introducing Barbie to Harlow. *this post is NOT sponsored.