Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weekend Update - Birthday Edition

Always a day late and a dollar short.

Sorry I'm not sorry. I've been pretty busy these past few days celebrating turning a quarter-century old! I want to recap my birthday first before we move onto the weekend's shenanigans.

While I was at work briefly on Wednesday for my birthday, my coworkers made sure to make it extra special!
{1} We celebrated with a birthday lunch at Luna Rosa so I could indulge in some birthday cake gelato!
{2} I took the afternoon off for my promotion/birthday massage at Urban Nirvana, which was divine, and then met up with Whitney at Sip for a bottle of wine!
{3} My gorgeous roommate Lauren had flowers delivered to our apartment for my birthday. She rocks my socks off.
{4 & 5} My parents took me to Passerelle, a new French restaurant by the falls downtown. Our waiter kindly let me pick a birthday dessert (yummy profiteroles), and even gave me a candle to make a wish!
{6} My sister bought me the New York Times 36 Hours travel book, which I'm so excited to flip through. It's got mini travel guides to every city across the US and Canada!
{7} My parents absolutely shocked me with a Le Creuset french oven! I've been dreaming about one for years and my mom must've been listening! Can't wait to get in the kitchen!
{8} My parents also bought me this gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace! I've worn it every day since Wednesday!
{9} On my Friday night staying in, I treated myself to a new dress and bubble bath from Anthro. Happy birthday to me!

Now on to my actual weekend!

My best girlfriends planned a day in Asheville for me and I had the most fun I've had in a long time! And since my friends are incredibly gorgeous, there are a LOT of pictures.
Whitney lived in Asheville for 4 years before moving to Greenville, so she was the perfect tour guide for us! We had brunch at Sunny Point, which was delicious. The mega-mosa's didn't hurt either!
7 girls. 5 maxi dresses. 1 Volvo.

We spent the afternoon brewery-hopping, stopping first at Burial Beer. Whitney's friends from Asheville just opened the brewery last month and they were extremely friendly and took great care of us!
Then there was some shopping. And more beer (Lexington Avenue Brewery, Thirsty Monk, and Jack of the Wood). And a whole lot more laughs.
I went home with the happiest heart.
These girls and my family gave me the best birthday in my 25 years.


Anna said...

Looks like you celebrated well!! Happy belated :)

Kari said...

Looks like your birthday weekend was fabulous!!

Amy said...

SO much beauty in those pictures, girl!! You DO have gorgeous friends (including yourself!). Glad you had a great birthday!! Here's to an amazing year!

Nichole said...

Your weekend sounds fab!! And I don't know if I am more jealous of the gelato cake OR the a Le Creuset ;). Happy Birthday!

Jessica @ City Sequins said...

Yayyyy looks like you had an awesome birthday!!!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Happy Birthday to you gorgeous! I love all the photos, each photo looks so fun and happy!

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like it was a great one! I have to try out Sip some time...it looks beautiful! Jealous of the Le Creuset french oven!