Birthdays are marvelous.
So I want to relive mine Here’s my birthday last Thursday, in pictures!
Started the day off with a TRX class that kicked my ass… (img source)
Followed by a fabulous brunch. Eric took me to Cora’s, and I ordered the cinnamon swirl brioche french toast with an egg, bacon, and a mountain of fruit. So good.
My afternoon was spent marking exams – when I was in undergrad having a birthday in late October meant that I usually had to study on my birthday, as a grad student/TA it means I have to get marking done. Le sigh.
Birthday nails – Essie’s sexy divide.
A fabulous dinner – recipe coming tomorrow.
Then, birthday shenanigans. Popped a bottle of champagne at home with friends, then headed to the martini bar:
Yes, I am wearing a tiara.
We also got soaking wet in our attempt to get to the bar: when we left it was snowing and it turned to rain by the time we got downtown, so that made for a fun 6-block hike from the bus stop.
Clearly, dancing is the best way to dry off:
And hanging out at the pub:
Although I kind of feel like I’m getting too old for bar crawls, it’s still fun to relive my youth once in a while
And I finished the night with 3 am raspberry-apple crisp before faceplanting into bed. Oh goodness.
So all in all, a fabulous birthday with friends! The family celebration (and cake) came later in the week…which will be recapped later. Thanks again to everyone for the birthday wishes, and thanks to my fabulous friends (and my wonderful brother) for coming out and making my night awesome!
<— When was the last time you did a bar crawl?
<— Which would you prefer on a night out: a quiet pub for conversation or a loud club for dancing?
<— How did you celebrate your last birthday?
<— Your go-to brunch order?