Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday Randoms

Last Thursday on the 14th I had a Birthday and the celebrating continued throughout the weekend.I only worked half a day. My co-workers took me to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch and since I was off Friday I left feeling real good & ready for an extended weekend of partying.

I received some nice thoughtful gifts, flowers, wine, gift cards to my favorite places, and some cold hard cash ! LOL Mr. Mixologist took me to a nice quiet  dinner at Ibiza Food & Wine Bar.  The food & wine was wonderful. They bring out a huge silver Urn filled with Cotton Candy and a Sparkler for Birthdays. It was a nice surprise.

Happy Birthday to Me !
After dinner, he surprised me and took me to a lounge I had never been to before, Nouveau Antique Art Bar. This place is really unique. They literally have over 200 Antique Tiffany Lamps on the Ceiling and all of the Tables and Bars throughout the lounge with lots of Antique furniture. It sets a very nice romantic mood. The music and drinks were pretty good too.

This picture does not capture how pretty the lights are.
Friday I spent time pampering myself, shopping and then met my Beau for lunch at a new Cuban spot he found. He is always good for finding a great hole in the wall ethnic Restaurant with good food on the cheap. Later that afternoon My BFF unexpectedly called to say she had a babysitter for Friday night & wanted to move around, so me, her and Mr. Mixologist spent the entire evening #birthdaybarhopping ! We went to LaCarafe, Warrens Pub, Khon's and ended up at Cafe 4212 listening to Jazz Guitarist Joe Carmouche. My Beau was the designated driver & we had a blast. We hit a 24 Hour Mediterranean spot, Theo's at the end of the night for some Gyros before calling it a night. We did that ! LOL

Me & my BFF

My Beau is serious about his Cigars. LOL

I was tired, but I had to be a soldier Saturday morning because I had an early appointment at the Hair Salon and then had to make a Birthday Cake for the 13 yr old daughter of my BFF whose party was the following day. As soon as I finished baking, I took a loooong nap because we had to hit the streets to continue celebrating Saturday night ! We stopped by a Birthday Happy Hour for one of my  FB/Twitter Friends at Benjy's before heading to meet several of our friends for my Birthday Dinner at Grappino di Nino.

Ann- Fellow Birthday Girl. Cancers are Cool !

Great Friends !

A friend smelling the wine Bouquet.

Our group sat on the Patio, under the Pagoda. They had live entertainment and the food, wine, company and conversation were all wonderful !  I didn't get to see any of my family for my birthday this year, but I am truly blessed to have some great friends and lots of love in my life. It was a wonderful Birthday !

Me and my friend Blogger TiffanyinHouston

T Mack & M2 had TWO other Birthday events the same day & still came thru to spend time with me ! I was so appreciative.  See M2 in the background trying to mess up our picture ! LOL

Ken & Tammie
Mr. Mixologist picked this spot for the gathering and it was a winner as usual. He has really great taste & seems to really know what I like.  The wines he picked for the table were wonderful and my guests all seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

My Beau & My BFF

Toxie & Sharlene

Chris & Dave

Me & Denise-The wine was kicking in at this point. LOL

Sunday we went to yet another Birthday Party for my friends daughter. I had to bring a cake, so there was no backing out ! LOL But I was worn out by then. It was a Barbecue & we had a good time, when I hit that bed Sunday night I was down for the count. I was tired but it was a good tired. I went to sleep smiling !

Thanks for the wonderful Birthday Weekend Babe !

Thoughts ?  Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a ball! And a super PACKED weekend! I love it! Cancers rock! LOL @ M2 in the background!

Beautifully Complex said...

Still running on E.....but it was fun!

Anonymous said...

Everything came together for your wonderful birthday weekend. Happy Birthday to You!

Beautifully Complex said...

Thanks so much ! I had a great time.

Carla said...

Yes, Yes.. Cancers are VERY cool. I celebrated my 24th year on July 15th.

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Carla
Happy Belated to you my fellow Cancerian !

sayitlikethis said...

You partied HARD! Girl, do it! Looks like you had an absolute BLAST!!! Now that's how birthdays are supposed to be done! From now on, all your birthdays have to be like this! Lol.

Happy new year to you! It looks like it got off to a great start!

Beautifully Complex said...

Thank you ! It was fun & you are right, the standard has been set LOL

Tiffany In Houston said...

I have been a bad commenter, but I HAVE been reading. We had such a good time with ya'll, I just sat too long and got that good ITIS that night!

Beautifully Complex said...

So glad you guys made it thru. We always enjoying hanging out with the two of you !