My sister, Leslie, came to visit the weekend before my birthday and we had the best time together. She must really love me, considering every other year she's visited has been the coldest weekend of winter, yet she keeps coming back. We spent the entire weekend doing what we do best - eating, drinking, and shopping! There were a ton of great deals over MLK weekend, so we found all kinds of stuff for her wedding, which was our main mission. We had our requisite burger at Flip, and went to two of my nearby favorites: Family Dog and Noche. Saturday night, we even ventured out to the bars in Edgewood for the first time, to Noni's and Church. They were both...interesting. Definitely a different crowd and I'm doubtful we'll go back, but we all had a good time and it made for some entertaining stories. Leslie, thank you so much for coming to visit! It was a terrific start to my birthday week :)
My actual birthday fell on a Tuesday, and Bo took me to dinner at Aria in Buckhead. We both had a great meal - gnocchi, filet, pork, cheesecake, pumpkin bread pudding, and wine of course (and cognac for Bo).
Throughout the week I had several lunch dates with friends and co-workers, and a girls dinner at Nuevo Laredo. Thanks to everyone who celebrated with me!
My favorite and most thoughtful gift - flowers and a balloon from Kim! When we were college roommates we decorated the apartment for each others' birthdays, and decided that our birthdays would last as long as the balloons were still alive. Which turned out to be a really long time. True to tradition, my birthday balloon is still going strong to this day, over a month and a half later :)
Coming up next... for the grand finale of my birthday week, I flew up to Chicago to spend the following weekend with Adrienne!