Last weekend I celebrated another year on planet earth. I cannot say I am especially excited by the number 43, but there isn’t much I can do about it other than lie, which I’ve always found rather pathetic, so my husband and I went out and drank champagne instead.
I awoke on the dreaded day to the sound of raindrops. For most people this might have been a sign to stay in bed, but I love the rain. I almost never happens here in Los Angeles, and when it does I’m always so happy. The pit-a-pat of drops on the roof gave the morning a magical feeling, which I spent relaxing with the family over a big weekend brunch. Later, after my parents had picked up the children, my husband and I sloshed through glittering, rainy streets with umbrellas in tow to sip red wine and nibble on cheese at a local wine bar. Because he knows I love to shop we drove to my favorite resale store where I tried on dozens of dresses and picked out a favorite. (I’m wearing my birthday gift in the photos.) In the evening we went out to dinner and a movie. I can’t imagine a more perfect day.
- Umbrella from Target
- Black leather Jacket from The Gap
- Black dress by Trina Turk via Ampersand
- Black tights from Target
- Black boots by Lou
- Purse from Nordstrom
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?