So yesterday was my birthday - I am 29 years old people, yeow! So far its a fun age to be! And I had the best birthday ever! It was full of family and friends, good food and pressies, from start to finish...
V woke me up early to unwrap my birthday presents - gosh that boy really does know me well, he is always absolutely spot-on without any hints dropped!
Limited-edition "Versailles" Glasshouse candle - violet and white amber scented, ZOMG smells so amazing! The picture doesn't show properly, but the glass contained is all lined with gold leaf
I have wanted this book just about forever, so I honestly squeeeed when I unwrapped it! I cannot WAIT to read it!
Ohhhhh so spoilt, three layers of handmade chocolates from David Jones, mmmmm
My Mum took me out for breakfast at lee&me, and then we wandered around the produce markets together before work - best ever way to start the day!
Sourdough toast with mixed berry jam and sweetened ricotta
I bought these gorgeous, sweet-smelling jonquils at the produce markets, and joked to Mum, "I can buy myself flowers on my birthday!"
The lady on the flower stall overheard me, and promptly handed me a bunch of these gorgeous natives, and wished me a happy birthday! So sweet, totally made my morning
The sweetest, yummiest present from the girls at work - I felt so loved!
My lovely boss bought pink doughnuts and coffee for us all, and my gorgeous Mum took me out for lunch and clothes shopping for my birthday present - definitely the best work day I've had for ages!
The day was brought to a yummy, celebratory close with a degustation dinner at Caveux restaurant with V, my parents and my lovely brother...
'Scuse the dodgy picture quality, the light was very bad!
♥ Country Road dress and shearling collar
♥ Tony Bianco heels
♥ Mimco magazine clutch
♥ Cat Hammil stacked bracelets (birthday gift from my lovely sister!)
♥ Tiffany&Co rings
You all know my feelings on the necessity of pink bubbles to celebrate a birthday!
Fig with blue cheese mouse, baby beets, banyuls reductions and herbs
Seared south coast yellow fin tuna with mudcrab, confit lemon and horseradish cream
Roasted Cone Bay barramundi with pork belly, smoke potato, choucrute and pancetta
Lots of delicious French wine was imbibed...
Confit duck boudin with lentil du puy and carrot puree
Assiette of lamb, with celeriac puree, potato dauphinoise and root vegetables
Raspberry and lychee trifle with white chocolate and caramel shards
I forgot to photograph the cheese course - why do I always forget to photograph the cheese course?! In my defence, I had consumed by own body weight in French wine by this stage...
I woke up this morning to the sweet scent of jonquils...
V and I continued the birthday celebrations this morning with breakfast at lee&me...
V had the croque madame
Words cannot describe how truly divine this was - porridge with honey and cinnamon, topped with stewed berries and brown-sugar roasted pears. Poor V had serious breakfast envy!
Sporting my new birthday-present Country Road top and shearling collar - one word, LOVE!
♥ Country Road top and shearling collar
♥ MinkPink skirt
♥ Jag leather satchel with Oroton silk scarf
♥ Cotton On sunglasses
♥ Tiffany&Co rings and heart tag necklace
I sometimes feel that birthdays get better every year - this was certainly one of the best I have ever celebrated! (if Ro and the Beatle had been here, 'twould have been absolutely perfect!)
I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing weekend