I have celebrated a birthday since we last spoke... on Saturday to be exact.
This is apparently what 28 looks like.
We grabbed a sammy at my fav NYC deli, Lennys.
Fresh bread, fresh meat & a grand assortment of cheese.
Side note: making my man laugh is one of the best feelings ever.
Up next: Glaser's Bake Shop.
This is the gem my sister-in-law & I found a couple weeks back.
It's so difficult to choose your treat of choice because everything looks divine.
From mini pies adorned with meringue perfection to braided bread to rich eclairs... heavens.
I love this next part... once you've been through the tedious process of making your selection,
the ladies wrap your delicacies in little boxes tied with none other than Baker's Twine
hanging from this contraption in the ceiling.
Once I have a dedicated craft space back in my life,
you can bet one of these guys is a going up.
The end result: adorable little boxes housing the most delicous of treats.
My personal favs are the lace cookies on the far right & the butter lemon drops in the center.
They began working at Glaser's in high school & returned to their roots after college.
Love them. They gave us a free treat to prove native New Yorkers can be friendly.
We gladly accepted.
We very appropriately celebrated with dinner at a restaurant
in our neighborhood called Southern Hospitality.
Here's a few facts:
1. Being true Southerners we were skeptical of the authenticity, but it's a winner.
2. It's owned by J. Timberlake.
3. We will be back.
J treated me to some new duds for the occassion.
I felt very much like a flapper with my new flouncy shirt & hair adornment.
I've always thought flappers were especially beautiful.
The actual celebration took place at a comedy club.
I cannot remember a time we laughed so hard.
My special day brought packages all the way from Alabama.
One included a build-your-own birthday cake and build we did.
Such a cute idea, Mama!
Beautifully wrapped gifts with pink satin ribbon made me feel extra special and girly.
Gifts from anthro appeared from my man... some of the cutest measuring spoons you ever did see.
Maybe being excited about measuring spoons comes with my mature age?
Hydrangeas. My favorite flower. Well played, J.
To J, my family and my friends:
thank you for making my day so special.
Truly, my life is made richer because of each of you.
I think the year of 27+1 is gonna be a good one, indeed.