She said that it was "just her birthday," that it was "no big deal." But we scoffed at the idea. The 3 of us have been besties for much longer than we haven't. And birthdays are a great way to celebrate each other, especially if no one else does.

So, we surprised her with a day of play. Fun, no-pressure, low-key PLAY.

(note: all photos were taken using the iPhone4 camera and processed using the Instagram app.)

at the El Capitan Theater... to see Beauty & the Beast in 3D

fantastic organist entertaining the audience before the show

hanging at the Hollywood & Highland center

freshening our makeup at the L'Oreal makeover tents

welcome to Venice Beach

Baby Blue's BBQ

about to get our grub on...

pulled pork, beef brisket, sweet mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, collard greens, okra and cornbread. mmmmmmm...

canals at Venice

where people can get permits to tag the walls

artistic tagging


moments like these take my breath away

skater boys

sunset and skater boys

the 3 muskateers

blacklight mini golf at Putting Edge

the coolest friendship bracelets ever

ending our day with nutella churros, dulce de leche & condensed milk churros, cream cheese & guava churros and sipping chocolate from Churros Caliente


Ready to PLAY along? There's still time to book a MINI-SESSION for yourself, taking place this Saturday.