Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Birthday Blues

Yesterday was my birthday. I decided to wake up at 6:30 and go for a walk around my neighborhood. I wanted to reflect on the past year, thank God for allowing me to see another one, and make some promises to myself. I think I may make that a yearly thing because it was so nice to have that time to myself to just appreciate my life.

I felt like switching things up a bit, so I opted for a bold blue lipstick and my sister did this dramatic cat eye for me.

Blazer, Pants, & Heels: Forever 21, Top: Lizard Thicket, Necklace: Target, Purse: American Threads, Watch: Asos, Earrings: Aldo's

I ended up spending the day with my mom and sisters. Very rarely are we all together so it was really nice to be surrounded by family. We went shopping, ate cupcakes (and macaroons), talked about everything imaginable, and had an amazing dinner. 

Bottom left: Apple Harvest cupcake with apple cinnamon and butter creme frosting...soooo good! Top right: red velvet and caramel apple macaroons...very yummy!

Now when I say dinner was amazing, I mean it was AMAZING! Everything we ate from the special chef’s treat, to the appetizers, our entrees, and the dessert, was insanely good! 

Cranberry green apple chutney over a sweet potato biscuit with a cinnamon honey drizzle...perfection!

Fall vegetarian risotto with sweet potato hash, goat cheese, and some kind of chutney...amazing!

Granny smith caramel apple spring rolls with bourbon burnt sugar ice cream...mindblowing!

Beyond the food, our server was exceptional too. Usually I find servers to either be too intrusive, checking up on you every two seconds or basically MIA after they’ve taken your order, and he was spot on. A part from the great service, he pronounced our last name correctly on the first try! Now you’re probably thinking, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is that my last name is incredibly difficult to say. I’ve seen people break a sweat and start to tremble when they have to attempt pronouncing it, but it just rolled off his tongue with such ease. My mom, sisters and I all kind of looked around at each other in amazement. I was thoroughly impressed. We made sure to communicate our satisfaction with the manager. It was the best dining experience I’ve ever had, bar none.

I stayed up until after 1 because I wanted to relish every minute of my birthday possible. It only comes once a year, after all. I had such a great day and I’m so blessed to have some very special people in my life. I hope you all are having a great week!


  1. So happy I was home to share it with you.

  2. Food looked amazing. You looked amazing. That's all. (side note: I tried those pants on at F21 but I hated how they looked on me :( So happy to know a sweet thang like you! ;)

    1. Haha awww thanks!! I miss shopping with you and ditto!


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