my yellow-themed birthday

I can officially be labeled a design nerd (duh). Even my birthday was designed – my Evite pages, chocolate party favours and my dress. I'm also realizing that I am mildly obsessed with this wood grain texture. Yellow might be the happiest color around. It was an easy choice to celebrate a great year and the start of spring. Actually...the dress inspired it all ;) 

It was a great day and night! The weather could not have been better. It was a sunny day in Brooklyn and all the trees are blooming. I got to meet Jenna Park of Whimsy&Spice (who shares the same exact birthday!) for a mid-afternoon coffee. I had the chance to finally sample some of their wonderful confections. The lemongrass marshmallows are spectacular! In fact, I absolutely loved all of the baked goods they make. Unique, unexpected flavours and spices are perfectly baked in. Love it!

My night was topped off with a great dinner at No. 7 Restaurant and Bar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. My friend Gloria baked me an ultra-fabulous red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. YUM! It was really wonderful to have 30+ of my friends come out and celebrate with me. Great birthday. Lucky girl.

The Evite invite graphic
The chocolate party favours
BCBG wool and silk dress (70% off after the holidays!), Guiseppe Zanotti pumps (real) wooden heels from Century 21