La Octavita

My birthday was on Monday, but I started my celebrating early this year. My friend Cele was in town from Venezuela, for a work seminar and we met for a birthday dinner Saturday night. We headed over to Patsy’s and had some delicious pizza and fettuccine a la pollo. And being on 74th St, we of course, had to stop by Levain Bakery to have a cookie, you can’t pass that place by and not have a cookie.

On Sunday the festivities continued. I treated myself to a much needed mani/pedi and headed down to the Paris Theater to meet Andrea and Joan. We watched Coco Before Chanel. Beautiful movie, very sad life. From there I headed over to Crate & Barrel and Banana Republic for some shopping. I had received birthday coupons and discounts, which needed to be used. I then headed home to bake. See, Monday night we were having dinner at the Sanderson’s and Cas/Liz were cooking, I was in charge of desserts. I made key lime pie and marquesa de chocolate, yum!

On Monday morning, I woke up to many phone calls from friends and family (my mom was actually the very first one at 7:30 am nonetheless) and some presents. Look what I got from Jason. In a very bright green bag with a very big yellow bow:

Some candy and a birthday card.

A pair of amber earrings which I loved and wore immediately.

And an iPod dock, which I had wanted for years!



Then after mucha modorra we headed out to have brunch at Good Enough to Eat, and eat we did!

Gravy on biscuits with eggs and bacon.

Pork and brie cheese sandwich with fries.

I even got a special treat. Jason read a book to me, with voice effects and everything!

Then we headed over to Central Park. The day was beautiful and the park looked incredible, take a look:

After the stroll we headed over to the Guggenheim.

Took more pictures.

And saw the Kandinsky show. It was awesome, highly recommend it.

At night we had that dinner I mentioned, at the Sanderson’s. Andrea and Joan were also invited, so we had a merry bunch amongst delicious food.


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More awesome presents were received and after dinner and pie were had, we headed downtown for drinks with Mark, one of Jason’s closest friends, who also was having a birthday. And then we finally called it a day and went home.

So there you have it. 3 days of celebrating and doing fun stuff, not quite 8 days (which is an Octavita) but long festivities, nonetheless.

Can you tell I had a great birthday? I’m still smiling.

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7 responses to “La Octavita

  1. Looks like wonderful celebrating! Happy Birthday!!

  2. justrun – It was a great birthday. Thanks!

  3. im bit late but happy birthday! you look realy happy- great to see that =)

  4. berru – thanks!

  5. Que lindo el regalo de Jason de leerte, ay que romantico jen, que buen cumpleaños!

  6. good for you and happy birthday! Looks like the perfect day 🙂

  7. Pillo – Si vale, es un bello, cuchisimo!The Sarjent – Thank you! 🙂

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