I woke up at around 10:30 (still early for me haha), got ready, and met Dylan downtown for lunch. We had lunch at the Burger Bar which is on the 6th floor of Macy's overseeing Union Square. Speaking of which, I don't think we have ever gone to a restaurant more than once, besides Scala's haha. The food was good, we shared a giant Nutella Milksake, I got fish'n'chips, and Dylan got a classic burger with swiss but the service was SLOW.
Dylan's burger and we still wonder who's fries those were
After we were full and happy, we wandered Macy's a bit, looked a dresses, and then we headed to Union Square for our classic picture there. Afterwards we went to forever21 so I could get Joel a cardigan haha.
Macy's Holiday Lane behind us
After our fun times downtown, we headed back to Dylan's house to relax and get ready for dinner with 2osomething of my friends haha.
comfy time! I love his PJs haha
Bobby is so cute!
walking to dinner (it was like 5 blocks away)
Dinner at Isa was amazing. I had a great time with all my friends and the food was delicious. I think the grand total came out to be about $700 for the 20some of us which isn't too bad. There were fun convos, delicious dishes, and just plain good company. Also Ellen brought us a giant brownie cake (: Oh and Sam asked me if he could ask Astra to boat at my birthday and of course I said yes.
with the boyfriend (:
"oh you fancy huh?" with Marvin and Scott
haha they're like twins, you can see most of my outfit here
Angela; LBD? haha
Stanley! looking good as always (:
the girls...well some of them haha, people were still arriving
so many black shirts haha; Jason & Kevin
haha not sure why we tilted...Ellen&Chris
haha all neutral colors, with Andrew and Joel
with Astra and Sam
Organic Loch Duart salmon carpaccio with lemon, crème fraiche, cucumber, egg, capers & crostini
Heirloom tomato salad with arugula, feta cheese, basil, olive oil & balsamic
Grilled local calamari with honey spice, flageolet beans, lemon zest & arugula
Steamed Prince Edward island mussels with garlic, white wine, parsley & grilled bread
Maple leaf farm duck breast with figs, chèvre, arugula & wild huckleberry sauce
Grilled golden gate natural angus flat iron steak with haricot verts, potatoes, moutarde verte & bordelaise sauce
Spaghetti with prawns, calamari, mussels, tomatoes, & arugula
Pan roasted rocky Jr. Range chicken with fresh herbs, creamy mashed potatoes & jus de poulet
like a feast
birthday boy and girl (haha in the cardigan I got him)
group picture (:
I won't go too much into detail about what I got this year so I just made a quick collage of everything and while I was at it, I couldn't help but make a college of all the group pictures of my high school birthdays. Time seems to fly and I can't believe this was the last one. I'll miss all my friends and the love they give me but hopefully my next birthday will be even more amazing. Thankyou to everyone for the love/wishes you've given me this year. But...on to the big one eight!
nostalgia (: <3