Hey guys, happy Friday!
I have been blessed, fortunate, lucky…whatever you want to call it. All I know is I am BEYOND grateful, for the many lovely and exceptionally ordinary things that create this beautiful thing I call my life. I wanted to take this time to share with you what I did this last weekend. For those of you who don’t know, my birthday was this past Sunday, April 20th. Now normally my birthday doesn’t fall on Easter, which caused a small hiccup in my original plans. My family does celebrates Easter, but normally we are able to celebrate my birthday on what ever day it falls on or the closest weekend. But, as I get older I find that my family and I live such independent lives. This year I really did strive to have us all together, for a celebration sepreate of Easter. But I found that we were all on different wavelengths, with different obligations. Although, it bummed me out we couldn’t all come together as I planned, I knew and felt their love! My immediate family consist of my Mom, Dad, my 2 brothers David (his + 2 | Heidi-my sister-in-law ‘snl’ and Mia their daughter and Corey and his + 1 | Juel his son) Since my brother David’s birthday is on the 30th of April, we have decided since there is so many of us and it’s a serious task to get us all in one place, we will all get together for dinner in-between our birthdays! I love them all, so much it overwhelms my mind!
Now refocusing and to lighten the mood. I decided to celebrate my birthday, in whatever capacity that occurred…GO WITH THE FLOW. Originally, planned to have a “Fairy Feast” (as I like to call it) with my close friends. A “Fairy Feast” consist of wearing a flower crown, lace or eyelet clothing, eating fresh, organic, farm-to-table food, good vibe music, a nature surrounding, a little alcohol and great company! Did I ever tell you guys I am a bit of a bohemian…? Alas, it was kind of last-minute when I decided on this as normally I’m not big on celebrations of my birthday, although I do LOVE a good dinner party for any occasion! Sadly, the majority of my friends were unable to take off of work during the day on Saturday. But, I was lucky enough to still be able to hangout with my friend TAYLOR! Taylor and I decided to attend a local “Spring Festival”. It was laid-back, eclectic, but most importantly it was a lot of fun! We walked around, shopped and tried on clothes in boutiques, had some good food and of course…COFFEE!
Here is a look at our day…
Old Mill Bakery Cafe:
That’s Liz-Ann, she was so friendly and seemed very kind. She made our coffee!
And this Taylor, she is loading her Pentax ‘vintage’ camera with FILM…film people (complements of her bf)
Boutiques: Zebop & Sweet Elizabeth Jane
I thought this little floral sun dress was cute.
Now onto Sweet Elizabeth Jane…it’s safe to say I just about lost my mind inside of the boutique!
There was so much home decor stuff, that I was mentally decorating my future home!
I bought those, as a birthday gift to myself!
Taylor taking a photo of me, taking a photo of her.
I fell in LOVE with both of these dress, but alas, I did not buy them.
Taylor fell in love too.
Thses are two of the lovely employees who helped myself and Taylor. Their names were Rachel and Fiona.
Some local sound.
And this gentleman was quite the character, he kept giving me the “peace” sign from across the courtyard.
We went in through this “hidden” alley way.
It was an interesting crowd…it was kinda cool.
That is the band, “Goblinbold”
That’s Nick, he worked the soundboard.
Off to one of our last stops…
Bean Hollow Roastery + Espresso:
Customer art and other artistic expressions.
That’s Sean…who I found very familiar, but I couldn’t place him and didn’t think to ask if we might have known one another.
yes…more COFFEE…I know, I have a problem!
I made it HOME! And the sunset is gorgeous and welcome!
For dinner, I took a little trip to College Park. I have a passion for the food of SweetGreen! This is Gloria, she was nervous for me to take her picture, but it turned out great…don’t you think?!
I got a “Spict Sabzi” with chickpeas instead of tofu and a “Misoba” with chicken (for Easter dinner). They were both DELICIOUS!!! I continued my night, after much convincing and went to the ‘club’ with my friends. But, most importantly I went with 4/20 twin, one of my oldest friends Shanay.
I really hope you guys enjoyed taking a look at how I spent my birthday! See you tomorrow!