It got less creative after that.
There's always dinner with the parents, and sometimes something with friends, but this year, I wanted to do something different. I mean, I was celebrating my golden birthday! F.Y.I....
A person's Golden or Grand Birthday, also referred to as their "Lucky Birthday", "Champagne Birthday" or "Star Birthday", occurs when they turn the age of their birth day. --Wikipedia (Yeah, I had no idea it existed until my sister told me)In my case, I turned 23 on the 23rd of June! Yay!
Sisley because I'm in love with their carbonara pasta. They even sang to me in Italian and let me pick a dessert (tiramisu, as always). I could've done without the singing (I get embarrassed easily), but the free birthday dessert made up for it. ;)
Tea Gardens with a few of my closest friends from high school/college/work (most of whom I hadn't seen in months!). Everyone dressed up all cute and the food was amazing! It was my first time going, and I based my decision entirely on Yelp reviews. Totally worth it! Most of us tried the fruit teas on ice and sandwiches (I got the smoked salmon. Um, YUM). Afterwards, I opened presents outside (thank youuuu!!!) and we headed to the mall to hang out and crash at Coffee Bean for a while.
(A few more photos after the jump)
|The Tea Gardens|
|My friend Stephanie and her fabulous hat!|
|My sister and me|
|Me and my friends doing the obligatory "prom pose"|