When it comes to celebrating your birthday, there’s no greater gift than being able to spend it with the people you love. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing exactly that with a supersized girls night out.
After a relaxing afternoon – homecooked brunch with a mimosa followed by a massage – I kicked off the evening’s festivities with my cousin and best friend Alexandra, who greeted me with flowers and a beautiful card. A makeup goddess, Alexa worked her magic on my face before we headed down to Café Iguana in Midtown West.
Joining in the festivities – my good friends Sara, Lisa, Julie, Faith and Crystal, five additional reminders of how blessed I am in the girlfriends department.
In between serenades from Iguana’s lively mariachi band, the sangria and conversation flowed. Among other things, we talked about Faith’s engagement, Crystal’s passion for belly dancing and, of course, my upcoming dating adventure. It has to be said, being bold is much easier when you have a posse of fabulous women cheering you on.
The night was still young, so we continued the celebration 80’s style at Culture Club. With its neon-tinged walls covered with music and pop culture icons (MJ, Molly Ringwald, Pacman, etc.), the recently-reopened venue provided a perfect backdrop for getting our old school groove on.
If my birthday is any indication, 38 is going to be a fabulous year!