Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I spent the weekend ringing in the big 2-9. I've been so busy at work lately that I sort of forgot last week that my birthday was coming up! So unlike me. I spent the weekend doing exactly what I wanted, which was a whole lot of nothing, with a whole lot of good food mixed in. I've just been so exhausted lately between work and Wilkie's 5 a.m. wake up calls that a weekend of relaxation was all I could ask for!
I was so desperate to sleep in that I let Wilkie sleep in the bed with me and it was a success! He snoozed until 8:30, and that was everything I could hope for. I'm sure I'll regret this set back in his crate training but I was desperate.
The morning started with breakfast in bed, a new Food Network Magazine, and flowers from Mike. Locals - have you been to Beach Bagels? I've never found a bagel in Wilmington that I really loved, until my sister brought me a Beach Bagel when she was in town for a wedding and staying down at Wrightsville. So soft and delicious! I love their everything bagels, but for my birthday I went with Chocolate Chip.
My mom sent me a great cookbook for my birthday as well. You can't go wrong with French comfort food!
I'm most excited to try this recipe - potatoes baked with cheese, cream, bacon, and caramelized onions? Ok twist my arm..
Of course, I had to treat myself to a little something too. Locals - go to the Monkee's winter sale! All fall and winter is 50% off, AND buy one get one free! I got these Kate Spade bow shoes that I've been eyeing for about 5 years (perfect birthday shoes if I do say so) and a pair of Cole Haahn basic black pumps for my free pair. Major birthday score!
I also received a pretty epic bouquet of flowers.
And wore a pretty epic outfit to dinner (bow shoes included)… I knew it was just right when Mike was judging me and laughing at my ridiculous fur collar! Hey, if you can't rock a purple fur and sparkly shoes on your birthday, when can you?
Mike took me to Ruth's Chris for my favorite thing ever - their giant onion rings! And of course a beautiful filet as well. Our dinner was so good we already made a reservation for Valentine's Day on the way out the door.
Cheers to another great year!