The day after

The day after one’s birthday can be a let-down, but I’ve got enough festive spirit to carry me right on through. Needless to say, yesterday was one of the best days ever. Big kudos to Trevor for orchestrating a fantastic day. This one is going down in the record-books as the most festive birthday celebration ever.

Yes, I wore a tiara, and yes, that’s a glass in one hand and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the other. At the nail salon. What of it? Doesn’t everyone do that on their birthday?

Having that beautiful orange box make an appearance at my party not once but twice was pretty great. Happy birthday to me!

I’m laughing so hard here because the first cork that popped hit the ceiling and scared the nail techs. I guess they don’t have a lot of champagne corks being popped as they prepare to buff & polish clients’  nails.

I’m sad to say that not one photo was taken at my birthday lunch, but picture this: a group of smiling, laughing ladies gathered around a festive table while pitchers (plural) of frozen margaritas are passed. Glasses clink, some with salt and some without, in a toast to great friends, good food, and enduring health.

Meanwhile, a kind senorita whips up a batch of fresh guacamole tableside, adding just the right amount of cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice and kosher salt (but no onions–don’t like em). Custom-made, tableside guac is one of the finer things in life. A big thank you to Mr Reyes, GM at Escalante’s, for the complimentary guac and queso for my party. Abundio knows how to treat the ladies!

Handmade Mexican food just kept coming as the conversation (and margaritas) flowed. Get a group of women together to eat, drink, talk & laugh and you know it’s going to get a little wild. We kept it in check but certainly had a stellar time.

Meanwhile, on the penultimate day of school, Macy received the classroom award for “Most Helpful,” which doesn’t surprise me one bit. School’s out today, which means my kids are now 4th and 7th graders. Let the summer fun begin!

thanks, Carla, for the photo!

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7 Comments on “The day after”

  1. Eddie says:

    Let the summer begin and the party continue! Poolside margaritas and guacamole should be next. Perhaps Macy could help with that too.

  2. David Benbow says:

    Good for you! Trevor’s going to have to set up a trust fund to finance the MANY more birthdays you’ll be celebrating in high style. Cheers!

  3. Christy says:

    It was great!! 🙂

  4. I love the photo of you in your tiara, and you had one of my favorite champagnes. Life is good, and you have a lot to celebrate. Happy Birthday! Mine is coming up in two weeks. Until now, haven’t thought much about it since James isn’t here, but after seeing your great smile, I want some of that.

    Brenda

  5. Staci says:

    I have a pic of us from the restaurant AND a VIDEO!!!! I will send your way!

  6. nancyspoint says:

    I’m glad you had such a great birthday. Do you find you look at birthdays quite differently now? I sure do. Enjoy the summer and happy birthday!

  7. […] I may have mentioned once or twice in this space, I love champagne. It’s one of my all-time favorite things on Earth. […]


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