Monday, February 11, 2013

Birthday Girl

My birthday was on Saturday and thanks to my family, friends, and boyfriend, it was a wonderful week!  On Wednesday, one of our TV reps took us out to a fancy birthday lunch at Ocean Prime and we had this amazing chocolate peanut butter dessert.  If you ever go to Ocean Prime, order this.  It was melt in your mouth delicious.

Our sweet buyer surprised me with a cookbook I've been eyeing for awhile.

And I ended the afternoon by meeting my mom in Plano for a mani/pedi. When I got there she had a tumbler of wine waiting for me. Much needed and much appreciated after a long afternoon of meetings!

Afterwards, Den met up with us and we headed out to one of my favorites- Jasper's. Dinner was amazing, but we skipped dessert and headed back to my parents' because m
y mom made a 19 layer crepe cake with frangelico ganache with candied hazelnuts on top.  For those of you who are Smitten Kitchen followers, it's out of her new cookbook. Be forewarned- the recipe is four pages long and it took her three days (and a good portion of her sanity) to make. Thank you, again!

To top it all off, my amazing boyfriend took me to Charleston, South Carolina a couple days later for a little weekend getaway.  

We did a Culinary Tour of King Street, hit up an old friend's restaurant, saw one my favorites in concert, and (kind of) checked out Fort Sumter. We just got home and I already can't wait to go back! More pictures to come!

Thank you everyone for making turning 30 even more fun the second time around! (31 is not in my vocabulary quite yet... still warming up to it!)


Tiffany Mendenhall said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was absolutely fabulous! What a wonderful BF to whisk you away for the weekend. Sounds like a keeper. :)

The Connaughton's said...

Looks like you had a great Birthday!! What a fun trip!! Can't wait to see more pics!!!