Birthday in NYC

by - Saturday, November 01, 2014

And just like that... October is over.
The past week I was in New York for business, and my birthday... actually. I go NY twice a year sometimes, but was never there for my birthday. 
Although this had first excited me, I didn't realize how tired and unhappy I would have actually felt. 

All my plans somehow just disappeared and with achy legs from walking all day and lack of sleep, I ended up spending my birthday working, crying, sleeping.
How depressing, I know! 

I swear the only thing that made me feel better that day was when logged onto facebook and saw all the birthday wishes I got... AND... not just "Happy Birthday", but sincere wishes. 

"Happy birthday to someone who has become one of my best friends and another sister. You have been there for me through so much, keeping me company, giving me advice, making me laugh and reminding me that it's not the end of the world. Thank you for all the great memories.
I love you so much, Firefly, and hope you have an amazing day!"
"Singing "Happy Birthday to you. And may all your dreams come true"
To an awesome woman.
Have a wonderful day"
"Well well! Happiness! Happy birthday to a unique soul! Hope your day has been marvelous so far! Enjoy! :)"
"Happy birthday sweetface! May the richest of God's blessings follow you today and beyond! Have a sweet day darling :)"
"Happy happy bday to one of the most sincere beautiful ppl there are hope u have a fantastic day"

It all truly lifted my spirit 

Initially I had plans to go ice skate at Rockefeller Center since they were open, but I could have barely walked - far less ice skate in that state. *big sigh*

So.... besides working all week, the only upside was Sephora. I know, that sounds completely shallow, but makeup makes me happy. Since becoming a VIB cardholder I got a complimentary makeover, so I did that as a birthday thing. *bats eyelashes*

Now that I'm back home and getting back into routine, I still have thoughts of doing something small for my birthday... although late, celebrations are much needed. :)

Crossword for the flight

Now I shall leave you with a music video I cannot stop listening to / watching 

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  1. Awe, I'm so sorry your birthday was sad... definitely do something special for yourself on the side. I don't know you well but I hope to get to know you better through your blog. I hope next year is more special for you ♡

  2. You should totally do something here in Trinidad. Drinks? Sushi?

    Next time you are going to NY, I want to come! :)

  3. oh no babe so sorry to hear about your bday

  4. New York is an amazing place to have a birthday but I'm sorry you felt that way. Those birthday wishes were so nice though <3 I know I enjoy keeping mine too ;) I hope you had a good flight back and are having fun with some post-celebration.

    By the way, I've nominated you for the blogger recognition award. Here's the link:

  5. Happy belated Birthday Louann!!! I was in NY last week too! How fun!

  6. I'm sorry for your sad b-day...
    Have a great start of the new week doll!


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  7. I just came across your blog on someone's award post! I love your header, and I'm really happy to be a new follower. Can't wait to see all the next posts you will be writing!

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  8. Sorry you had such a depressing birthday, but now you're back home you can celebrate it with friends, even if it's a bit late. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. xoxoxo

  9. Aw I am so sorry about your birthday! Hopefully you will get to celebrate when you get home!

    <3 Shannon

  10. This is beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,

  11. The photos look amazing, but I am so sorry you felt awful on your birthday! :( Hopefully you still have/had a celebration at home!

  12. October has really gone by so quickly! And I'm sorry about how you felt on your birthday. I really hope you at least got to celebrate it when you got home.


  13. Aww, I'm so sorry your birthday didn't go as planned! :( Someone should throw you a big party to make up for it! PS there is nothing shallow about Sephora- or if there is, I'm with you + you're in good company. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. Happy birthday, Louann! God bless your life! Amazing pictures! =D

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  15. Happyt Birthday, sorry it was not as you wished but well you were in NYC on your day :))

  16. Lovely pictures. October has been pretty good so far despite everything, huh? I hope November will be even better for all of us. :)

    Happy bday!

  17. i'm an oct baby and my bday wasn't a good one. here's to us having an incredible year to makeup for it!

  18. Aww you received some really wonderful birthday messages! It is so nice to read unique ones that you know took time and thought isn't it??? Instead of just the average joe message clogging up your wall.. you are definitely loved!

    Oooo I adore Ed Sheeran!! I listen to him on repeat lately!

    Happy November birthday girl! xxx

  19. Aaww.. hope you had a better post-birthday celebration! And I'm glad you have a great support system. Belated happy birthday. :)

  20. Happy be-lated birthday! I love your amazing photos. you are very talented.

  21. You're lucky to have such wonderful true friends :) Happy belated birthday!

    Bella Pummarola

  22. ooooohhh! u should smile always! happy bday !!!




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