so, i turned 30 years old last friday!!! the day was so wonderful, and i’m so excited for this milestone to be here. i’ve been ready for it and i’m excited for my 30’s! the day started off with a homemade breakfast of ebelskivers by josh and the littles for me, i took eleanor and samson on an early morning movie-date AND we might have put sparklers on top of a huge pile of my favorite levain cookies before eating lunch! (when you’re 30, you can do stuff like that. ;)
i also got to spend the next 24 hours with some of my best girlfriends (many of whom don’t live in new york city but flew in for the occasion) all thanks to josh for putting together the sweetest 24-hour birthday itinerary for us where i seriously felt so so spoiled and loved all weekend long. we had dinner at mercer kitchen, our nails made all pretty at paintbox nails, biked down early saturday morning to doniminque ansel’s bakery for cronuts and in-between all that, most of us stayed up all night long at an apartment we rented downtown chatting until the sun came up. it’s one of the reasons i value these friendships so much, because these girls always leave me feeling so inspired and challenged but also so encouraged and loved by our conversations and i’m so thankful for it.
a stole some of these photos from my friends, but below are a few of my favorite pictures we snapped during the day (and night) last weekend:
thanks for these balloons, mary martha! i LOVED them!!!!!
love this girl so much. so glad sonnet james has brought us together and consider her such a dear and close friend! she’s a real good one, that whitney!
and i just have to say how sweet this lady on the left is, my girlfriend amber, who literally had just flown in from italy with her family about an hour before my birthday dinner started, but STILL came by and ate with us (even though it was like 5AM her time in italy.) the sweetest!
making everyone walk over to rice to riches after dinner with me because i’d been waiting several months to get to eat my big bowl of rice pudding (my favorite is the chocolate chip flirt) and even though i felt so full and sick by the time we got there, it was worth it. ;)
not sure how we never got a shot of everyone in their matching jammies (thanks for coordinating this, MM) but this was so much fun! and thank you to lizzie for that birthday cake from amy’s bread (THE best!)
bike rides on citibikes to get our donuts!
love all these girls here so much. i could go on and on and on about each one of them.
ending with some shake shack in madison square park before we said our goodbyes and went back to our loved ones at home.
thank you so much for helping me celebrate, ladies! and to josh for putting this together! i felt very loved and it made my week getting to see so many of my friends that aren’t close by anymore. and thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes, too! it means so much to me. i love you all!!!
ps.. apologies for neglecting to link clothing sources earlier! my white shirt (it’s actually a bodysuit!) and pink gingham skirt with ice cream truck wedge heels. pink sunglasses HERE. my cream dress i wore to my birthday dinner from HERE. white pant suit from biking and shake shack from zara with birkenstock sandals. matching pajama’s HERE from target! :)