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Birthday Shenanigans and Other Fun Weekend Activities!

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Good morning my loves!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Mine was so fun!  Friday was a little odd as it was snowing pretty hard despite being the first day of Spring.  Thankfully, on Saturday the Sun was shining and it was a little warmer.

I spent the day running errands (nails, hair, taking Taylor to tutoring, etc).  I was a bit of a bad blogger because I took no pictures.  I did, however, make up for it on Saturday night and if you follow along on Instagram you probably caught a few of them.

I mentioned last week that my husband booked a private cooking class for us and our friends at the Art of Seduction.  We attended a lesson there in September and had SO MUCH FUN that we decided to do it again.  We even decided to make the same exact menu since it was so delicious.

My friends were not sure what to expect but they loved it.  You can read more about our last experience HERE and if you are in the New York Metro area and looking for something fun and different to do with your spouse or friends I HIGHLY recommend taking a class.

Here is a before selfie (sorry for the weird angle).  My dress is Aqua from Bloomingdales and my necklace is Perry Street from Rocksbox and I love it!

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I had to get a shot of my new birthday bag!  You can find more details on it here.

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I am pretty drunk in the next two pictures.  I obviously had a good time and lot of wine.

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On Sunday I hung around on the couch and whined about my massive headache and then managed to take Taylor to a mid-day showing of Insurgent.  It was really good.  I say that not having read the books so I have no basis of comparison where that is concerned.  Strictly as a person watching the movie I can say I enjoyed it.  

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Today I am linking up with Biana for weekending!  If you get a chance, swing by and show her some love.  🙂

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Happy Friday everybody!  I had a fabulous week!  My 31st birthday was this past Monday and I must say that it was one for the books.  My sweet husband, friends and daughter made it so special for me!  My favorite moments this past week were definitely related to that, so I am just going to go ahead and give this post a birthday theme.  I am linking up with The Lauren ElizabethThe Diary of a Real Housewife and Hello Happiness.  If you get a moment, you should swing by their blogs and show some love. 

La Cenita

1.  My birthday celebrations started on Friday with my wonderful friend driving down from Boston and surprising me at work.  I had no idea she was coming in and appreciate her making the long drive to see me!  We went to dinner at La Cenita in the Meatpacking District with a few girlfriends.  (If you are in NYC you should definitely check it out.  It is owned by the same people as Catch.)  We had so much fun and the food was absolutely amazing!  That little beauty above is a s’mores empanada and it gave me a foodgasm!  

Lure Fishbar

2.  On Saturday night my hubby took me to Lure Fishbar.  It is fashioned to look like a yacht inside with polished wood and portholes.  There was a very cool vibe in there and as far as the food goes…three words – Oh My God!  Seriously.  I was stuffed but in the best possible way.  I will share with you guys a little food porn…

This was my husband’s lobster…Lobster

This was my surf and turf…
Surf and Turfand this was the amazing dessert we shared…


Everything we had was perfection.  I would eat there every night if possible.


3.   My sweet husband decorated the kitchen before he left for work on my actual birthday. He left presents, flowers and balloons.  He also bought St. Paddy’s day flowers and presents for Taylor so she wouldn’t feel left out.  (He’s a good egg, that Mr. Bannon.)  I really wanted to tear into my gifts (and stuff all four of those Cadbury Eggs into my mouth for breakfast) but it didn’t feel right opening them without him being there so I decided to wait.

I took the day off work and went to the spa where I got a massage, facial and had my hair blown out.  It was total bliss.  Then, I went to Homegoods to troll the aisles in peace and I found some awesome things like this map…


I know it isn’t everyone’s taste (and I thought for sure that Billy would veto it but he actually likes it) and it was a great deal on clearance for $39!  I cant wait to hang it in the hallway!


4.  When I got home a delivery man showed up with flowers and balloons that my bestie sent to me!   (I’m telling you – I have the best people in my life!)

Kids5.  Then we went over to our friend’s house for corned beef, cabbage and lots of laughs.  Taylor had a blast.  How cute are those faces?


That cake was from Costco!  It was SEVEN pounds of deliciousness.  

Eva Clutch

When we got home I finally opened my presents!  Billy and Tay got me the Damier Ebene Eva Clutch from Louis Vuitton that I had been wishing for!  Lovelovelovelovelove!  Love.  

My family and friends really spoiled me for my b-day!  I love them all!  

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!  xo

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