Hello Kitty and I are the same age, we were both born in 1974. I've always had a deep love and kinship for my cosmic kitty sister. So, as our big 40th birthdays were on the horizon last year, I decided to go travel to Hello Kitty's hometown - London - to celebrate in style. And, guess where Hello Kitty came to celebrate her 40th birthday? Los Angeles!! What are the chances that the world's first Hello Kitty Con and Hello Kitty's 40th birthday celebration all were going to be happening IN MY HOME TOWN while I'm drinking high tea in West London?
Luckily for me, I came back to LA to find the Japanese American National Museum was exhibiting Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty. It's the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States and it was going to be in Los Angeles through May. YOU BET YOUR ASS I GOT RIGHT DOWN THERE! Take a look!