Anna is back in L.A. after a whirlwind weekend in snowy D.C. She arrived Dec. 09 with her friend/publicist Alexander Martinetti, in a cute polar bear sweater and boots!

Candids > Candids in 2013 > December 09: Arriving at LAX with friend after Washington D.C. Honors Gala

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Anna Kendrick ditches her glamorous gowns for comfort clothes as she arrives home from rubbing shoulders with the President

Anna Kendrick went from red-hot to regular girl in the space of hours this weekend.

After glamming up in not one, but two showstopping gowns as she attended the Kennedy Center Honors Gala events in Washington, DC on Saturday and Sunday nights, it was back to basics for the actress as she schlepped home on Monday.

The Oscar-nominee showed no sign of diva behaviour as she patiently waited with the masses at the baggage carousel at LAX, alongside publicist Alexander Martinetti, who also accompanied her to the illustrious weekend festivities, before wheeling her own luggage to her car.

The 28-year-old dressed casually for the cross-country flight, in skinny jeans, beige lace-up combat boots, a black T-shirt and navy blue jumper emblazoned with a picture of two polar bears.

She wore her hair up in a simple ponytail and went sans make-up, with obligatory large dark sunglasses shielding her eyes.

The star travelled light for the trip, with just a black handbag and a matching small suitcase.

‘9am airport Chipotle seeming like a good idea means it was a good night,’ she tweeted as she headed home looking more than a little bleary-eyed on Monday morning, following her back-to-back commitments.

On Saturday, the Pitch Perfect star hit all the right notes in her floor-length midnight blue Maria Lucia Hohan gown as she rubbed shoulders with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Anna was the picture of sophistication and style in the number, which featured an intricately-designed bodice, as she attended the formal Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, hosted by the United States Secretary Of State John F Kerry.

The following evening, she vamped it up in a more sexy number, donning a red Elie Saab creation with sheer lace panels for the Gala.

The actress appeared quite exhausted as she headed through the airport terminal the next morning, keeping her head down and seemingly not even having the energy to talk to her companion.

Alex also kept his shades firmly in place and carried his small black carry-on bag, while he dressed warmly in faded black jeans and a snuggly grey cardigan. {}