Back in August I celebrated my 32nd, yikes! And it turned into a whole week celebration. Between my close friends and plans with Kris… it just turned out to be the party that never ended.
Growing up we never really made a big deal over birthdays or holidays, especially when it comes to the gifting part. But over the years, I’ve learned to embrace it more with my dearest friends. I am so blessed because between all the dinner invites, birthday cards, gifts and messages… I really felt like a rock star!
The celebration started the Thursday before with Trude and Nikki at my favorite sushi place in Whittier, Azabu. Love their specialty rolls, ponzu sauce and sauteed jalapenos that I can’t seem to get or find anywhere else. By the time we left it was dark and so the only good photo is of our albacore tuna, sashimi style. Friday night was dinner with Ami at ChaCha’s in Santa Monica, yum. Best part? We were able to bring our own wine. Forgot how much I loved that place, it had been awhile. Saturday night was the Juanes concert at the Hollywood Bowl, planned by my Kris. Love that venue because you can bring your own picnic and wine. And Juanes performed with a group of kids, it was amazing. Still in awe of all the different ethnicities there, it looked like a United Nations concert. Sunday, was a relaxing day with my birthday twin. We originally had planned on getting away, but changed it last minute and did a spa afternoon and dinner with our guys. Finally, the BFF took me to dinner at one of my faves in LA, Malbec. We did some window shopping in Pasadena, went to my favorite cupcake shop, Dots (best in LA) and spent some quality time. She spent the whole day with me and I am so grateful, especially since she has a little one at home. The only thing that would have topped it off, was having Annie there, but she was busy that day and so we’ll have to celebrate together, real soon.
I want to remember these moments and it’s been awhile since I posted anything personal, so there you go. Win, win.
Instagram photos @ the Hollywood Bowl
Counting my blessings, always!