Birthdays are always special days, but yesterday was easily one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. Last year I made the mistake of doing absolutely nothing special for my birthday (with the exception of a small dinner with my friends), so this year I made sure to pack all of my favorite things into one day.
Every Wednesday we have our 7am girls’ Community Group, which there was no way I was going to miss! So the girls and I met up at a diner for coffee and fellowship. Such a great way to start the first morning of a new year.
Afterward I headed to Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast and a little bit of work. I got the frittata special (kale, mushrooms, onions & cheddar) and an almond milk latte.
Around noon I headed to Exhale Spa in the Gansevoort hotel. A few weeks ago I got an email with a 50% birthday discount for a massage there (score), so I figured my actual birthday would be the perfect time to use it. It turned out to be thee best massage I’ve ever gotten.
Can you tell how relaxed I am in this post-massage selfie? ha.
After my massage I got my nails done, then I headed home and made myself lunch/relaxed for a few hours.
Then, it was time to get ready for the night out! I really wanted to wear something fun/colorful buuuut all black everything won again.
Then I headed to Harding’s for dinner with a handful of my closest friends. They gave us the whole back room to ourselves, which was so special! The food was incredible – Jessi and I split the lobster mac’n cheese, veal + ricotta meatballs, and a pear endive salad.
And for dessert – my mini birthday cake
After dinner we all headed out to the bar area, where about 30 more of my friends joined to celebrate. I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better night.
Afterward a few of us headed to Electric Room for a bit before the 7am wakeup hit me (hard) and I headed home.
Today has been pretty busy getting caught up with work + heading to PA to spend a few days with my family. I’m excited to continue the birthday celebration with them!
How do you like spending your birthday? Do you like having a party, or keeping it more low key?