Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Bday to Me!


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!

30 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday. The pizza looks amazing.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Mine is tomorrow:)

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    1. Thank you! And Happy Birthday to you, too!! xx

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  3. Happy birthday, lovely! All those food pictures gave me late night cravings! lol
    I'm now following you on bloglovin', I was hoping you could maybe do the same. :)

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    1. Thank you!! I could go for that pizza right about now, too haha
      I'm following you on bloglovin' as well! xx

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday to you Chrystin! I really like the candles hehe and the food specially the pizza are amazing!

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  5. happy birthday!! everything looks so good and yummy!! Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog! I am now following you through Bloglovin to keep in touch with your recent updates!
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    1. Thank you!! Everything was so good! Homemade pizzas and cakes (well anything homemade) are the best! I'm following you now via bloglovin'! Hope you're having a great week!

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  6. haha glad I am not the only one who freaks out when seeing an artist. Everyone always stares at me in disbelief. My necklace was bought at a crystal shop. I bought the pendant there then found a chain to go with it. I normally find really cute crystal pendants at farmers markets where there are local artisans. If not you might be able to find one on Etsy.com!! Then just find a cute chain :)

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion, Francesca! I might have to hit up one of the street fairs here this weekend! xx

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  7. (delayed) happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time and I looooove your boots!!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Masja! And I loooove my boots too! :-)

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  8. woot happy happy belated birthday! im glad to hear that things only get better (and not scarier!) after 25 ;) that's a load off of my chest haha

    xo marlen
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    1. Thank you, Marlen!! And don't worry, getting older isn't as scary as we all think!

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  9. happy birthday!

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  10. Ohhh! Happy belated birthday, Chrystin!!! I'm glad you spent a wonderful day with your beloved ones :)
    Btw, I really loved your pictures from your previous post in NYC. Although I've never been there, I always say it's my favorite city in the world and I'd LOVE to live there one day ("soñar no cuesta nada" jaja).
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Deb!!! Glad you liked my photos----I wish I took more! And yes, New York is a city like no other! Me encanta como decis "soñar no cuesta nada" porque la verdad es que New York es carisimo, asi que es mejor soñar! jaja Debe ser muy dificil vivir alli, asi que el mejor es ir de visita/vacaciones!

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  11. Oh wow that looks all so delicious!!! Happy belated Birthday to you!!! I hope you had a really nice day err month!!!!
    Whe I look back it's just getting better getting older....I mean I had good years in my twenties and really fucked up years but I have to say that I 've never been happier than now :)
    xxx, Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah!! I had a wonderful month! Glad to hear you are enjoying getting older just like me! Although, we'll see what I say in about 10 years....haha

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  12. your mom is too cute. happy birthday! (did i say it already?) birthdays last a MINIMUM of a month. two would be preferable.

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    1. I know, she's the best! How divine is that cake? I wish I had some now. As for my birthday month...sadly it's officially over seeing as today is October 1st. Time to countdown the days until 28! JUST KIDDING.

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  13. Happy 27th (a couple of weeks late, haha)!! I just turned 27 at the end of July. :) Also, that pizza looks devine! I am a big believer in pizza on birthdays! And on all the other days too, haha! :)

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  14. Happy birthday Chrystin!!! Nice decoration!! Love pizza and cake!! Nise pics..kisses..:)

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