Boutique Sweet Cheeks goes to Las Vegas and LA October 2010

One of the largest baby/childrens trade shows(ABC EXPO) in the world is held annually in Las Vegas. As most of you know, my dad and I came up with a pattern 3 years ago for the bumbo chair cover. You can see our covers at Boutique Sweet Sales started out great and have exceeded our expectations over the past year. These EXPO's are essential for business, because they get your product into retail stores. Buyers and media outlets are there looking for the next best baby gadget or trend. Getting ready for the show was stressful. I had never done anything like this and had no idea what to expect. I never imagined how much effort and time it would take to get ready and feel prepared. Overall it was a wondeful learning experience and I am so glad we went. I could not have done it without the help of my Dad, Jennifer, Candice, Mike, David or Mom.

Plus...who wouldn't want to go to Vegas?

We stayed in 2 hotels while we were there...the Palazzo and the Hard Rock.

The Palazzo was great..and worth every Penny. It's part of the Venetian.

Our Room...

We had our 1st celebrity sighting here as well. Mr. Larry Flynt of Hustler Magazine. Woody Harrelson played him in the movie..People vs. Larry Flynt. He is actually in the wheel chair because he was shot in Lawrenceville GA near the downtown courthouse.

We also ran into the following wax celebrities..




The Rat Pack

And my wax figure. Crazy!

Here was our Booth for the show.

We met some fun friends at the EXPO and they have some great products so check them out.

Piggy Paint..A non-toxic nail polish.

Pulling up Flowers. A keepsake journal by the Dibble Company.

2nd Celebrity Sighting...Danny Lynn and Larry Birkhead at the actual ABC EXPO.

The daughter of Anna Nicole Smith.

During the week, we switched over to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. We kept seeing these kids being followed around by camera men and huge lights. We also saw signs everywhere telling guest that a reality show was being filmed and that we might appear on camera. They would'nt tell us the show they were doing, but with the help of the internet, we found out.

We spent our days at the EXPO and our nights mostly going out to eat, sight seeing and sleeping. The 3 hour time difference was crazy. I woke up at 7 every morning..and was ready to go to bed by 6pm. Not good when you are in Vegas. One night was spent at the gas station because Jennifers battery died on her car. Dad rode to walmart with a complete stranger who spoke very little english, but was very kind. He actually had to take dad to 3 different places to get the right battery.

After the EXPO, we rode back to LA with Jennifer. I was really excited to be in "LA Baby" (inside joke between me and Jenn.)

3rd celebrity sighting was Mischa Barton. She was eating at the same little french resturant as us, hardly noticeable. The only reason we recognized her was because she went to the bathroom which was right by our table.

We drove all around LA and even went up to Calabasas, CA to vist the first DASH store. Owned by the Kardashian sisters, none of which were there.

It was a great trip with great people, however I really missed my family and home. Glad to finally be back. ")