Although Tami felt like she was far away on vacation this past weekend, she was actually in Beverly Hills (which is approximately ten minutes from her home in Brentwood, California) celebrating her friend Arin’s 30th birthday with a little “staycation”.

What is a staycation, you might ask? It is exactly what it sounds like … A vacation close to home enjoying all that your hometown has to offer. When Arin sent out the invites for a girl’s staycation in Beverly Hills, Tami needed absolutely no convincing at all. What could be bad about spending the day brunching, shopping, and having an old fashioned sleepover with the girls? Here’s a look at how they spent their time doing all of Arin’s favorite things:

Arin loves brunch! A delicious assortment of omelettes and mimosas were had at a lovely French restaurant, Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills.
Arin loves cake! White cake with white frosting to be exact. The girls gathered together to sing “Happy Birthday” to Arin and enjoy a slice of frosting (I mean cake). You only turn 30 once!
Arin loves shopping … and Beverly Hills has the best that shopping has to offer! What a great opportunity to check out stores so close to home that we normally would have no business going into. Louis Vuitton anybody? (Hey, Laura! Is this bag “bougie”?)
Arin loves crossing things off her bucket list! A quick trip to LACMA called for a photo shoot in this beautiful lamppost installation. This is something Arin has always wanted to do.
Arin loves “girl time”! On the way back from LACMA we picked up paninis from one of Arin’s favorite spots, Il Tramezzino, and headed to our final destination. You cannot go wrong with a sleepover at the Montage Beverly Hills, pink champagne, and a good old game of Cards Against Humanity.
Arin loves giving presents! This time we were the ones who got to give. Tami cannot take credit for wrapping this adorable gift or making the card, however adding a few embellishments (such as black rhinestones and the birthday girl’s initial) goes a long way.
You don’t have to go away to truly feel like you are on vacation. This past weekend ended up being just what the doctor ordered for Arin and her friends. A little staycation in Beverly Hills made even these LA natives feel like guests in their own city. Tami is so happy to have been able to celebrate Arin’s 30th birthday with her and hopes to spend many more in the future!
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