I’ve come to realize that it impossible to have a month of fun, work a full-time job, own a business, freelance, AND BLOG ABOUT IT. So here is a little roundup of what I did in April to celebrate my birthday.
We celebrated Annie’s 30th with a lovely brunch at Green Zebra.
I visited Gail, my intuitive guide.
I went to New York for Naveed’s birthday.
Who always keeps it classy.
And played this song on repeat the entire week.
And caught up with some very lovely and much-missed friends.
And made a new friend.
Who introduced me to the magical world of acupressure massage. Ouch!
And we hung out in crowded places.
Where we saw some art.
And got lost in a wonderland.
Jen took me to a bar that distills its own gin, which happens to be pink.
And spent an evening at my favorite Chinese karaoke bar, the Upstairs Lounge, where the owner made me and Naveed lychee royale cocktails a la Rodan.
And I rode in the back of a truck through Brooklyn.
And walked through Chinatown daily.
And liked the wisdom offered by my teabag.
And learned that even in NYC, sometimes, all anyone wants to do is watch tv on a computer.
And I saw Pretty in Pink on the big screen at Nighthawk Cinema! Jake Ryan! Hubba Hubba.
Where the lovely Jen Marshall made me the best bloody mary on the planet. Oh how I missed it.
and we hung out on Naveed’s rooftop.
And Stefania and I opted out of nightlife and instead stayed in, took photos, and played DOOORS.
And we beat Dooors!
I dined with friends.
I bought myself some presents.
Like this rose, white, and yellow gold pencil necklace.
And this vintage cat embroidery.
And these Fluevogs.
And I wore some good outfits at Dovetail. Exiting my 20s in style!
And went to Seek’s 2-year anniversary party, where Audra, Kelly, and I got BUFFED by Chef Josh.
And I modeled floral pants on Windy City Live for Refinery29.
And I met some very lovely, interesting, and smart co-models.
And while I was downtown, I decided to play tourist.
We threw a party and trunk show at Dovetail for the lovely Ashley Scott’s jewelry line, Drapes.
And I designed new windows for the month. The theme: Spring Break 2012 Suitcase Explosion!
And I went to La Condessa and drank Pina Coladas.
and watched my friends sing Mexican karaoke.
And Bladon gave us a sneak preview of his gorgeous new studio space.
And Kitty learned how to break into the cabinet and have himself a little snack.