Yesterday was my 35th birthday (eek!). I usually have a special birthday recipe post up on the day of the blessed event (lol), but between TV spots, pet sitting for a friend, tons of new projects at work and managing my pain issues, this week has been just a wee bit hectic! So I’m definitely looking forward to a weekend of R&R: recipes and (w)riting.
I did make sure to set some time aside to celebrate my 35-ulousness, though. This year I decided to celebrate at the stylish & delicious LoungeON20 in Midtown. With a new menu and more Poor Girl-friendly prices, this lovely midtown spot was the perfect setting for my birthday happy hour. And with Executive Chef Pajo Bruich and pastry chef extrordinaire, Elaine Baker running the show, how could we go wrong?
Surrounded by some of my closest friends & fellow foodies, turning thirty-five was fabulous! For today’s Photo Friday I thought I’d share a few shots from last night’s festivities. I apologize in advance for not having taken more food photos myself, but I was too busy being the birthday princess, lol! So, I’d like to thank my dear friends, Jodi, Donna and Monika, for kindly letting me borrow some of their photos for this post.
|Coolest little lounge in Midtown…|
|The perfect birthday meal for a hot summer night: Heirloom Tomato Salad (with cucumber, basil seeds & microgreens)|
|Beet & Berry Salad|
|PRESENTS!!! Do my friends know me or what?|
|With my dear friend Jodi. I’m pretty sure this is the first time she’s wearing a hat & I’m NOT! Sacre bleu!|
I had a wonderful time, especially when one of my oldest & dearest friends whom I hadn’t seen in about 10 years paid me a surprise visit! Between that, the great food & drinks, and the great company & conversation, turning thirty-five was nothing short of fabulous!
Stay tuned this weekend for a couple new recipes I created for my birthday! One’s almost angelic, it’s so good for you, while the other is sinfully delicious. The best of both worlds!
Happy Friday, everyone!