Birthdays are a big deal for The Jet-Set Family. In fact, they are HUGE. Instead of over-the-top parties spending money on candy, cakes (although, we did have quite an elaborate one for Jet-Set Tot’s 1st birthday,) a bouncy house and goodie bags, we use the money to find special ways to uniquely celebrate and make memories so that each birthday is very different from the last. Many times, parties blend in to each other year-after-year, so I like to make each birthday an unforgettable experience. For example, last year The Jet-Set Family celebrated at the Bellagio Hotel where Lil’ Miss Jet-Set Tot pretended she was Eloise for the weekend, and this year, she marked the big ‘5’ with a shopping spree at the American Girl Store at The Grove in Los Angeles. It is anyone’s guess what next year will bring!
When asked by others what Jet-Set Tot would like for Christmas, and her birthday, I had been secretly requesting friends and family to send AGS gift cards directly to the store by simply calling their 800-number! When she arrived, we were greeted by her very own personal shopper who presented her with all of the gift cards and we were given a tour around the store to pick out American Girl Merchandise until it was time for lunch in the American Girl Cafe.
Jet-Set Tot had a blast picking out a doll that most looked like her. I, thought it was truly adorable and this Jet-Set Mom loved every minute of spending this time with my Jet-Set Tot. If you plan on taking your favorite little princess, I highly suggest taking her on off-hours if possible. We went in the middle of the day on a Tuesday and had the store to ourselves making the whole experience even more worthwhile. By the end of the day Jet-Set Tot was thrilled; however EXHAUSTED.
Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa & Moonfrye.com, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.