To celebrate my recent birthday, my husband’s three sisters and I headed to the big city for some bonding time. Tomorrow I will bring you the main event: The Marilyn Denis Show, and my post-show interview with Marilyn.
For today, here are the rest of our trip highlights:
We stayed at the fantastic Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. The room was excellent, the service incredible, and the selling feature: a not-so-secret passageway directly into the Eaton Centre. We also used their valet parking service, which was a reasonable $30 considering the cost of parking in Toronto for two days. This way we didn’t have to worry about finding a spot, and we just called ahead to have the car (okay, minivan, whatever) brought to the door when we were ready to head out again. (It’s also a great place to stay with kids – ours loved the pool when we stayed there last on the March Break.)
After we saw Marilyn on Day 2 (more on that tomorrow!) we headed to the mall to make our trip complete.
I wanted to bring back something for Frannie and Maggie, but after all the work we’ve done to organize their
crap belongings, there was no way I was buying anything toy-like whatsoever. Instead, I went with summer nightgowns and water bottles from The Disney Store, which were a huge hit when I got home.
My travel companions had all given me cash for my birthday so I could spend it as I wished…so I went straight to the jewelry store and picked up a new Pandora bead (the apple…you know, ’cause I’m a teacher).