p.s. make sure your in-laws are available to be with your children before arranging the trip and have nanny stop by periodically to make sure in-laws do not become overwhelmed.
Highlights from the trip:
Mary Boone (amazing gallery spaces + beautifully executed, engrossing works of art = nirvana)
Jen Beckman (petite gallery + pastel, pastry-like paintings = delight)
Takashimaya (fresh cut poppies + artful toys and handmade clothes = higher standards for what I put in my home, on my body and children's bodies, and in my children's hands to play with)
Megan Craig (philosopher + artist + new mother = relief that there is someone else out there juggling motherhood and art)