Let me start off by saying thank you all so, so much for the birthday wishes. Reading them has pretty much made my weekend
For the most part, my birthday was just like any other day…but a particularly great one. One of the highlights was definitely the weather, which was nothing short of perfection. I snagged the opportunity to wear a spring-ish outfit.
dress and flats: Urban Outfitters, coat: Forever 21, scarf: H&M.
A few hours into work I received a beautiful surprise in the form of yellow roses – courtesy of mom, dad, and my sister.
Not going to lie – getting flowers delivered to my desk made me feel all sorts of special Thanks, familia!
The boss let me leave work early, so around 4:30 I was picked up by the Erica-mobile. Upon my entry I was given the only gift that I really truly needed on my birthday: cupcakes!
Yesplease&thankyou. Thanks, E
After a leisurely stroll through SoHo and a stint at happy hour, the two of us met up with Amanda and headed to Fig & Olive for an out-of-this-world dinner. I had been to Fig & Olive once before and specifically remembered drooling over their crostinis. For an appetizer, the girls and I spit three: 1) Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro, Tomato 2) Eggplant, Basil, Sundried Tomato and 3) Prosciutto, Ricotta, Fig, Olive, Walnut (my favorite!).
I don’t usually order salads as my entree as restaurants, but the salad menu at Fig & Olive was pretty impressive. I was feeling especially carnivorous, so I went with the Grilled Thyme Chicken Paillard Salad: Free range marinated chicken breast with thyme, arugula, haricots verts, red bell pepper, tomato, roasted potato, red onions, avocado, lemon dressing – Picholine Olive Oil.
Does that look like nearly an entire chicken to you?? Because it was. And it was superb.
At dinner I was also surprised by a gift from Amanda and Erica – a necklace from Anthropologie.
How gorgeous?? Yep…I have thee best friends in the world.
Unfortunately, because the flash on my camera is broken, photos from the rest of last night are…non-existent. While I wish there was documentation of the fun, there’s something very freeing about not feeling the need to snap photos and instead just living. Na’mean?
And now, here I am, bumming on the couch with zero responsibilities. Does it get much better?
I do have a few things I want to mark off the to-do list, so off I go. Enjoy your Saturday, sweets. xoxo G
How did you spend your last birthday? Do you have one coming up??