31, Happy and Flirty

In my early twenties, I was convinced it was all down hill after your 25th birthday. Once you turned 25, the five year countdown to 30 was on and then poof – you’re 30 and that’s that.

It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I realized how magical the thirties really are and after hearing more and more women in their forties, fifties, and even sixties tell me that their thirties were the best years of their life – I had a serious epiphany.

The best is yet to come.

Last Thursday, I turned 31. I spent the next three days celebrating with family and friends, welcoming kind words, thoughtful (and awesome) presents, and a few surprises along the way, including two of my best friends in my hallway with champagne and cake when I arrived home from my birthday dinner.

Above all, I spent 31 happy, glowing, and in love with life.


Here are just a few of my favorite snapshots from three days of celebrating 31.

IMG_6142 The best part about birthdays? Free starbucks when you’re in the gold club.

IMG_5952 Taking ten to myself with the perfect treat, the latest Vogue and a Toffee Nut Non-Fat Latte.

IMG_5988Absolutely beautiful birthday flowers (with my favourites – lilies) from Mom & Dad before dinner.

IMG_6036Toasting 31 at my favorite restaurant: Pastalli

IMG_5995Amazing dinner with my two favorite people – Mom & Dad.

IMG_6140Diving into the Tour of Italy – a must have dish on the menu.

IMG_6139Complimentary oreo cheesecake complete with sparkly sprinkles.

IMG_6011These two were waiting for me in my hallway when I got home from dinner: champagne and cake in tow.

IMG_6099One of the three ladies behind planning the most perfect 31st birthday party on the town.

IMG_6097A little champagne, a little Snapchat.

IMG_6135Hanging with my homegirl in the bathroom at the restaurant.

IMG_6115I have the greatest friends a girl could ever ask for and that’s that.

Thank you to everyone who made it perfect both near and far.


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