Wednesday, October 2, 2013

30th Birthday Weekend

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! 

26 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend! Who can beat a night with Wagner (jealous!) and homemade service? ;) Happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It was definitely awesome!

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  2. Sounds like a great birthday! Hope you had a great wekeend!

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    1. Thanks, lady! It was an all-around perfect birthday.

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  3. Happy belated birthday Heather! Sounds like a really awesome birthday weekend filled with all the essentials: food, wine, friends, entertainment, and gifts!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It really was the perfect birthday weekend.

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  4. Sounds like a fun birthday! Those cupcakes look delicious! Happy belated birthday :)

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    1. Thanks, Nali! The cupcakes were SO good!

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  5. Glad to hear you had a fun time celebrating!

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    1. Thanks, Ghenet! It was a great birthday!

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  6. Happy birthday again! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend to celebrate!

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! I definitely did!

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  7. Perfect celebration! Are yall in walking distance to OT? Now we have no excuse not to meet up at some point!

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    1. Thanks, Kate! I'll shoot you an email.

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  8. so glad you had a happy birthday! if only i could send my knowledge and confidence to myself in my 20s!

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    1. Thanks, Elle! I know exactly what you mean and wish I could do the same!

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  9. i mean that which comes in age in my 30s! ;)

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  10. It sounds like you had a lovely birthday weekend. I love your little minion.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Thanks so much! It was awesome, and I love my minion, too!

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday!! Such a pretty bracelet! I just got back from Mexico :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thanks, Jayme! I took a cruise to Mexico a couple years ago and loved it. Would love to go back someday!

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  12. Happy belated birthday lady...I love sweet green! And how awesome you met Diane...I love when bloggers meet and become real life friends!!

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    1. Thanks, girl! It was a great birthday, and yeah, it's so cool for a blog friend to become an in-person friend!

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  13. 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! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Diana! You're a real sweetheart, too! So glad we're friends!

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