Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Full Birthday Recap!

I'm back! And fully recovered from all the birthday festivities. This is my first post as a 27 year old!

I had a WONDERFUL birthday. I couldn't have asked for anything more! 

On Thursday night, I threw myself a little shindig at Cube Cafe in West Hollywood - more than a dozen of my girlfriends came to celebrate with me and we had a great time! They totally spoiled me with amazing presents (including leopard scarves, "J" stationery, jewelry, makeup, candles, Jonathan Adler goodies, Suri's Burn Book and more) and I couldn't resist bringing little party favors of my own - chocolate covered pretzels all wrapped up in pretty little packages...


Look how beautiful my friends are!


The next day was my actual birthday. I took the day off work so I could have a four-day weekend (AMAZING) and slept in late - and when I woke up, Ram made me breakfast in bed!


The boy has been holding out on me and pretending he didn't know his way around a kitchen - meanwhile, it was the most delicious omelette I've ever had! Guess we all know who's on breakfast duty from now on :)

From there, I lounged around, read some blogs, and got dressed in my new heart print dress - and then  my mom came and picked me up for a special day! Our first stop - The Palm for a delicious lobster lunch!


After lunch, she surprised me with the coolest thing - have yall heard of CakeMix? I will do a full post on it tomorrow but in the meantime, here's a little sneak peek of what we created that afternoon!


That night, I got all dressed up in my new Anthropologie dress and headed out to dinner with Rami at my favorite restaurant - Animal! We celebrated over major deliciousness, including tandoori octopus, bone marrow toast, pork belly sliders, and more. Mmmmm.


Rami also surprised me with my birthday gift - this gorgeous Catbird ring. It's tiny and delicate and rose gold - I am in love with it. The perfect gift! 


After our delicious dinner :)


We finished the night by doing one of our favorite things - seeing a movie! We got tickets to see For A Good Time, Call - an independent film starring one of my favorite actresses, Ari Graynor. Alexandra and Allison met us for the movie too which was nice - I loved it! 

But the celebrations weren't over when August 31st ended - on Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and headed out to Palm Springs for the weekend! We spent the next two and a half days getting some sun, lounging in the pool, doing a little gambling, eating some delicious food - I even got a massage! Plus, we hit up the outlet mall and took advantage of the amazing sales - I got a gorgeous new Diane von Furstenberg dress and a new pair of Kate Spade wedges. Win win!


All in all, a fabulous birthday and a great weekend. Thank you to everyone who called, texted, emailed, Facebooked, Tweeted, and Gchatted me -  I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family who helped make my birthday so special!

27 is looking good so far!


KW said...

You do birthday up like I do - for a long time!! I am a birthday opposite, mine was the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and I also had 4 glorious days of celebrating! I got that heart print dress last month and happen to be wearing it today. Happy Happy Birthday, cheers to 27, I hope it is as great a year for you as it was for me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had fun. Your bf seems pretty great too!

Gameday Stylist said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday! Love the party favors and the DVF dress :)

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Nuha said...

looks like you had an amazing birthday!! love it! and did you go to the outlet in cabazon? so jealous of all of you Cali girls who can go there anytime they want!

Stephanie Lam said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I love love animal!! You should try Son of a Gun too if you haven't yet (same chefs)!! Have a great weekend!! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)