Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Treat Yourself Tuesday: Birthday Edition!

Last week I turned yet another year older and had a lovely time celebrating. And I thought it was a perfect opportunity to link up with Becky for another Treat Yourself Tuesday!!!

First off the day before was treated to a snow day. I can't complain about that. Working from my couch, in my pj's? THAT is a treat.

I honestly don't expect much as far as birthday's go. I am VERY low maintenance about celebrating my birthday. Call me crazy but I just don't think it is THAT big of a deal. Is this old age? 

The day started off with walking up to my desk to some goodies.

Next up I was treated to a sushi lunch and then my absolute FAVORITE a Carvel cake!!! You can try and feed me the most exclusive gourmet cake, but it all comes back to ice cream cake for me. 

I then got home and walked in the door with the boy waiting with some lovely flowers before we were off to dinner at a French restaurant I have been dying to try, Aperitif

Dinner was everything that I wanted and more. I had a delicious vouvray (x2) and then this absolutely phenomenal vegetable risotto with truffle cream topped with grilled shrimp. I was so happy that the dinner lived up to the hype. I can't wait to go back. I was only sad that I was full from lunch and cake at work so didn't have any appetizers or dessert there. 

Then for some presents! I got a couple of C. Wonder goodies - a monogram wine stopper (which is a pretty excuse to open a bottle of wine obviously) and dish for my jewelry. Side note still super bummed that they are closed. 

And then an enticing offer popped in my inbox for 50% off so I had myself a little field day at Loft. I mean SO CHEAP how could I not? And look at these dresses! They can be worn in winter and transition to warm weather really well. I love love love shirt dresses, they are so darn comfortable.

And then my sister got me this lovely shirt from Peace Love World - seriously I want to live in it, it is so luxurious. 

Overall it was a day filled with love and spent with the people that I love the most. Just enough attention was paid to me to be embarrassed (I mean having happy birthday sang to you in the middle of the office = bright red face!). I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and am thankful to have so many caring people in my life! Thank you to everyone for sweet messages all day long! 


  1. Happy (belated) birthday!! Glad you had a great day. I'm also pretty low key about birthdays. Although I do like using them as an excuse for a weekend away!

  2. Happy belated birthday!!! It looks like you had a fabulous day :)