I’ll be leaving for California this morning to go to the LA International Textile Show and meet up with several of my friends from Fashion Incubator! In addition, I’ll be sourcing knit fabrics for my Spring/Summer 2009 boys’ clothing line, Downtown Joey, in the LA fashion district with Lady M™ (aka Myrinda of Fabric Hound). Talk about Fabric Wonderland–not to mention 4 days with no kids!!!
On Friday my Mom and Step-Dad flew in from Florida to watch the kids while I’m gone. Mr. Diva™ is finishing up his 27th tax season…so he’s quite busy this week. It’s probably the worst week for me to leave, but heck, I NEED to source my fabrics in order to finish my design sketches.
The flight from NYC to Los Angeles is almost 6 hours. Ugh. I’m bringing Mr. Diva’s™ insanely heavy laptop (but heck, it does have a 17″ screen and I’ve got lots of movies…hope no kids are sitting next to me on the flight as everything is rated R). I will be working on both my business plan and children’s clothing boutique database…but then again, I’m easily distracted and will probably end up chewing off the ear of the poor soul who sits next to me on the plane.
(Illustration by John Shakespeare)
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the people in my row on the plane are friendly, don’t talk too much, aren’t wearing obnoxious perfume, don’t have bad breath and had a shower today. Not much to ask, right? LOL! Also hoping there are no crying babies or even worse…a baby who needs a diaper change, but their mother is oblivious to it. Every seat on the plane is sold out, so it’s going to be crowded. Not only is it Passover, but with all the airline flight cancellations, it’s going to be jammed! Mr. Diva™ had suggested I fly First Class when I was booking my flight, but I didn’t want to waste the extra money as it would cut into my fabric budget…KWIM?
Still, I’m beyond excited! I haven’t been on vacation in 10 friggin’ years! With the health problems my daughter has had, I’ve been afraid to go anywhere. So understand, this is a big deal for me.
I promise to take lots of pics to share upon my return! Try to behave yourselves while I’m gone.