Yes, this birthday post a bit "belated"...... actually, it's over a week late, but as I've always believed, your birthday shouldn't last for just a day, it should last for the whole month! On September 19th, I turned twenty-seven, and it wasn't so bad! And I have to say, the last couple of years AFTER twenty-five have been more enjoyable than the couple of years BEFORE twenty-five. Well, except twenty-one and twenty-two....those were awesome.
My actual birthday was pretty low-key, and honestly that's exactly how I like it to be. It involved chilling at home, visiting the Ulta store that just so happened to open in my hometown on my birthday (lucky me!) and some homemade pizza cooked on the grill outside, followed by a delicious cake made by my mom. This year I asked for a Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe here) and it was SO delectable, even down to the last crumb, which we finished three short days later.
As usual, my mom decked the entire house in birthday decorations!
I'd have to say my favorite detail were the freshly cut flowers that she put in my bathroom...
And then there was pizza....
Homemade dough, cooked to perfection on the grill...doesn't get much better than that!
As for the Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting....simply amazing!
I just love "fall-flavored" things. ;-)
On Sunday evening, we went out to a seafood restaurant, Blue Point Grill, in Princeton which was nothing short of amazing. The original plan was to go the night of my birthday, but they were completely booked! I checked for reservations the following day, and they were completely booked that night too! Kind of annoying? Yes. But, a restaurant that is booked all the time is a very good sign, and a testament to how amazing the food must be! Finally, on Sunday, we were able to get a reservation, and it was so yummy! While I was home I ate SO MUCH SEAFOOD. I've missed it, but am happy to say that in the couple of weeks I was home, I got my fill! :-D
I honestly can't wait to go back to this restaurant again, and hopefully bring Tomas with me! I know he would LOVE it.
Finally, we wrapped up the amazing birthday celebrations in the US and I headed back to Argentina. The day I got back, Tomas took me out for a birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant, Sarkis. You have to wait about an hour to be seated, but it is SO worth it. Here's a pic of us before heading out for dinner, with me excitedly sporting my new over-the-knee boots (birthday present from my parents...that was what was inside the white box above!).
Overall, it was quite a wonderful birthday and I'm so glad I got to celebrate with so many different people!
Cheers to 27!