I shamelessly admit that I LOVE being celebrated and loved and remembered for a day (or a few days). Whoever invented birthdays was a GENIUS. I loved hearing from so many of my close family and friends on my birthday. Thank you so much for all your well-wishes you sent my way all day. I love you all! You made it such a great day!
My only regret is the shameful lack of photos I took. All on the iPhone, none with important people in them.
At work they got me a cake (and another girl whose birthday is Friday), and sang to me and everyone wrote in a card and the doc gave me a birthday check! I love my job!
My aunt Barbara and cousin Heidi were in town and came to my office to see me! That was so fun and I was happy to get to see them, even if it was just for a few minutes.
After work Klane took me to dinner at a secret location. I had no idea where he was leading me. It was so exciting. We were walking down a quiet street when suddenly Klane turns us down this little alley. Seriously?! (Yes.) Tucked away at the end was this cosy little romantic restaurant with twinkle lights, candles, rustic decor, and amazing food. It was amazing!
We decided to wander around to find a place for dessert. Luckily we were near some of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. It was a perfect night. The weather was gorgeous and the streets weren’t too busy, so we got to roam around enjoying each other’s company and admiring the cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture of SoHo and the West Village. I loved every minute.
Magnolia Bakery ended up being our dessert place of choice. I’ve been there once for cupcakes and wasn’t impressed, so I always thought the bakery was overrated. But oh my heavens. Their other desserts are fantastic. We tried the banana pudding and the icebox cake. Both desserts were amazing. We sat on a park bench across the street eating and making “mmmm” sounds the whole time. I am now a believer of Magnolia. So good!
So overall I think it was the best birthday ever. I say that every year but it’s always true. They just keep getting better. I think that’s the way it should be.