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!