40+ Blogger Meetup 12/2016

December 2-4 2016, to coincide with the art exhibition of my fashion sketches at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica.

Meetup Event Ideas

Friday, Dec 2
Daytime could be adventure time, with groups going to various shopping meccas, guided by local experts (Heather and Glenda hopefully).
7-8pm Meet at the gallery to see the exhibition.
8:30 Dinner somewhere in Santa Monica.

Saturday, Dec 3
AM, On your own, I have to teach 9-4.
Daytime, more touring?
5-8pm is the Artists' Reception that is open to the public. I'll have to be there, you can find your own trouble!
8:30 Dinner somewhere in Santa Monica. It's really sad to go home solo after a reception. Let's eat!

Sunday, Dec 4
10am-? Perhaps a continental breakfast and garment swap at the gallery? [Not sure].

Pao found a good deal in Santa Monica within walking distance of the Metro station.
The gallery is 2 stops away from it.
Double Tree Suites by Hilton
1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, 90401
TEL: +1-310-395-3332
Just did a quick check and 2 nights start at $289. (before taxes).

I suggest a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to get from LAX to the hotel.
If you rent a car, use the major rental agencies (Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, etc). Be advised that a parking fee will probably be added to your hotel bill. Free street parking in Santa Monica is nearly impossible to find. SM Parking Enforcement is super vigilant, you don't want a parking ticket.
For shopping expeditions, Uber, Lyft, or public transportation (will take longer) are the best options.
Parking is difficult (or expensive) everywhere.

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