Celebrating my 35th Birthday

by - Wednesday, November 02, 2016

A long awaited recap of how I celebrated my 35th Birthday. I love to celebrate a few days before and after so I can share the joy of another year with all those I love.

The pre-birthday

Wednesday morning I decided to get my family together to meet by Mom at night and have a little birthday dinner. Something simple - BBQ, Creamed Potatoes, Corn in Coconut milk, Hummus and Salad. 

 As everyone arrived, we ate, laughed and enjoyed being together. My Mom surprised me with a cake. The Bakery didn't have Chocolate (*sigh*) so she got Tiramisu. Bless her heart. 

Of course, what is a cake without candles? So, Mom and my brother rummaged through a collection of past candles we had - found a 3, and added 5 candles, with uncontrollable laughter, it just made the cake and the moment even more special. 

Thursday night I wanted to spend it with my friends and do an ice-cream date. I made plans to meet at Haagen Daaz by the Savannah. Unfortunately, minutes before I got 2 cancellations due to work - so, already dressed, P and I decided we would go for oven baked Pizza at La Cantina. Yum yum yum !

We were in and out in half hour ! So, we thought to ourselves, what shall we do now? Twiddling our thumbs....

"Ah! There is an Art Exhibition that opens tonight at Alliance Francaise showcasing the work of Jackie Hinkson" - so we went. 


I started my birthday with Midday mass and a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. Unfortunately I had to work on my birthday -- but such is life. I was however looking forward to spending the night with P. 

P made reservations for us at Town. Whilst getting ready, I realized how long I haven't worn heels - ouch! 

The food came incredibly quick and it was a lot ! We even took home to have the following day.   The night was perfect in itself.

Post Birthday

P really wanted to check out the new Starbucks that opened up, so we woke up and headed out. I ordered a Hot Chocolate and P got a Cafe Mocha. 

After, we left there and decided we would meet up with 2 friends and get breakfast at Riley's... however breakfast turned into an impromptu full day of hanging out. 

After we took a drive down to Crews Inn and had a few drinks. One of the drinks I had was (as printed on the bill) a Bartender's special... and boy, was it special on the wallet ! wtf. Never again will I trust a bartender to just "make something special" for me. Ha! 

With the sun setting and nighttime slowly creeping in, we left and went home, got ready and met back up again for a music show in Fiesta Plaza - which was amazing ! 
If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, I snapped a few videos from the night so you would have seen a little peek. 

Post-Post Birthday

What a lazy Sunday I had. I cuddled up with Missy-Ophelia, worked on my blog layout and template and cleaned up a bit. In the night my sister, her husband and kids came by. We ordered pizza and devoured icecream -- pretty much summing up a wonderful 35th Birthday.

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  1. Happy belated birthday!!! Cool pics!
    Love this post!

  2. Happy belated birthday ! Looks like you know how to celebrate, here it's always done in one night (wayy too short aha)

  3. Oh, the photos are lovely!!
    happy belated birthday!
    Mónica Sors

  4. Happy Birthday to you! I turned 35 last year and decided if it ends with a "0" or a "5", it is a big one! We went to the White Mountains.
    The food.. yum... the food you guys had sounds dreamy!

  5. Sounds like you had a great birthday. That cake looked amazing!

  6. Haha! I love the candle formation you guys used! Cute! Happy 35th!

  7. What a fun way to celebrate! Happy belated birthday! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Louann, I missed your birthday but it really sounds like you had lots of fun... what a great way to really enjoy your special day by having it over a few day... Happy birthday late xox

  9. Seems to be a grand birthday party and hope you had good time. Few weeks ago, booked a graceful venue New York and arranged my brother’s birthday party there. Decorated venue with lovely flowers and ornaments and had amazing time there.


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