Tiffany's birthday and mine are only 5 days apart. This year we decided that we would take a day off work and head to sunny LA to celebrate our mutual birthdays. Tiffany had booked our room at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA. It is a beautiful hotel that has been used to film countless number of tv shows, movies and music videos. In fact they were filming for the show "24" when we arrived which was really cool.
On Friday night we saw the Broadway hit "Wicked." It was really fun--I always love a good show. One of my students had been prepping me to see it. She is a huge fan and was beside herself that I was getting to see it. Leading up to us leaving she had created a "Wicked" countdown on her computer for me. (students are funny)
Saturday we headed to one of my favorite stores Ikea for a little shopping before going to Venice beach. The weather was actually really chilly, so I wasn't too disappointed that we didn't stay at the beach very long. Tiffany got in some geocaching while I read a book.
The final highlight of the trip was the Michael Buble concert Saturday evening. I had seen him perform once before in Vegas and loved it so much I had to see him again. When I purchased our tickets I had mistakenly thought we had really good seats, only to discover that we were sitting on the highest row in the nose bleed section. Although the seats were terrible, we still had a great time. Tiffany even mentioned that she would pay to see him again. A high endorsement from someone who typically does not listen to his style of music.