Well, it’s happened. I’m officially 30 and happy to say that so far, things are looking good!
My birthday weekend started off Friday night with a trip into DC for an early dinner at Sweetgreen, my favorite gourmet salad shop, followed by a performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde at the Kennedy Center. While the show was long (4.5 hours), the singing and staging were absolutely phenomenal! I also received an awesome gift pack from my family in California, which included my own little Despicable Me minion buddy. Speaking of great gifts, I just have to share a photo of the colorful bracelet my dear friend Joycelyn picked out for me during her recent trip to Mexico, too.
Saturday, my actual birthday, was a low-key and relaxing day complete with a walk down to Old Town for cannoli and lemon lavender cupcakes, plus a taste of the free pistachio ice cream and blackberry pie being given out at a recently opened Sur La Table cooking store. Other than that, I enjoyed munching on the delicious blueberry pancakes Stephen made for breakfast, kicking back with a couple good books and magazines, and closing out the day with a home-cooked meal of mushroom ravioli and Vinho Verde wine.
Next, pushing the fun over into Sunday, Stephen and I headed back into the city to meet up with my longtime blog bestie Diana from The World Around Her, who had driven down from Pennsylvania with her husband Mike. We all had a great time exploring the Air and Space and Natural History museums on the National Mall, along with stopping in at the popular Capitol Hill hangout Tortilla Coast for margaritas and a Tex-Mex dinner. Isn't the Vintage Vinyl Journal birthday present she gave me cool?
I guess 30's not quite so scary after all!
It sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend! Who can beat a night with Wagner (jealous!) and homemade service? ;) Happy birthday!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laura! It was definitely awesome!Delete
Sounds like a great birthday! Hope you had a great wekeend!ReplyDelete
Thanks, lady! It was an all-around perfect birthday.Delete
Happy belated birthday Heather! Sounds like a really awesome birthday weekend filled with all the essentials: food, wine, friends, entertainment, and gifts!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Laura! It really was the perfect birthday weekend.Delete
Sounds like a fun birthday! Those cupcakes look delicious! Happy belated birthday :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nali! The cupcakes were SO good!Delete
Glad to hear you had a fun time celebrating!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ghenet! It was a great birthday!Delete
Happy birthday again! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend to celebrate!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Morgan! I definitely did!Delete
Perfect celebration! Are yall in walking distance to OT? Now we have no excuse not to meet up at some point!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kate! I'll shoot you an email.Delete
so glad you had a happy birthday! if only i could send my knowledge and confidence to myself in my 20s!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elle! I know exactly what you mean and wish I could do the same!Delete
i mean that which comes in age in my 30s! ;)ReplyDelete
Got it! :)Delete
It sounds like you had a lovely birthday weekend. I love your little minion.ReplyDelete
Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
Thanks so much! It was awesome, and I love my minion, too!Delete
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday!! Such a pretty bracelet! I just got back from Mexico :-)ReplyDelete
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
Thanks, Jayme! I took a cruise to Mexico a couple years ago and loved it. Would love to go back someday!Delete
Happy belated birthday lady...I love sweet green! And how awesome you met Diane...I love when bloggers meet and become real life friends!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, girl! It was a great birthday, and yeah, it's so cool for a blog friend to become an in-person friend!Delete
I thought I wrote something on this post, esp. because it featured me!! HEHE!! I had a blast helping you celebrate 30 and visiting the museums with you guys. Plus you can't beat good Tex-Mex and Margaritas! You're a sweetheart Heather! xoxoReplyDelete
Thanks, Diana! You're a real sweetheart, too! So glad we're friends!Delete