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10.05.2011

celebrating the next year. (my manhattan: the birthday edition).

having been in new york for so long now i feel extremely lucky to have so many friends from so many different parts of my life: childhood friends, school friends, work friends, happenstance friends. on monday night several of them came over to help me ring in the new year (new to me, so to speak). with plenty of wine, noah & the whale carrying through the speakers, and such good people around me, i felt so very lucky--so very happy and humbled to know such kind and generous people.

i wore fake eyelashes, my most comfortable dress, and padded round the apartment barefoot. i only broke one champagne glass (and that's on me, i was drinking diet coke from it while baking the cake), but i did manage to land a fair amount of bubbly all over the wood floor (those old school champagne glasses have too much exposed surface area).

all in all it was simply a lovely evening.

setting the scene: blue october

if i drank red wine...

bread and cheese

friends

i baked it myself!

they won't be blown out

don't burn down the apartment

ashlea

in the kitchen with ashlea

oh, hello there

let them eat cake!

whitney

the rustic life

the ladies

well that's all then

light and life




ps: i must thank you all--you who come to this wee-here-blog-of-mine--for sharing in my birthday yesterday. your kind words of encouragement never cease to inspire and fill me.
i am in your debt, truly.

48 comments:

Danielle - theoxfordcomma said...

I made the same cake for my twenty first birthday earlier this year - or at least it looks in the photos like one that fades from bright pink to lighter pink?

wildchild said...

that looks like so much fun! glad you had a good night.

Alivia said...

So glad you shared these with us-- such a GREAT cake!! :)

Little Lo Hood said...

aw happy belated birthday! looks like you spent it with amazing people and what an amazing cake! Also, I am just in love with your writing style...so fantastic :) -Lo

Alex said...

Looking as gorgeous as ever!!
Looks like the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.
And the cake looks like it was delicious!

communikate. said...

gorgeous birthday celebrations!

you look so happy and radiant. glad you were able to spend the day with friends near and dear.

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The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

I looks like a blast! Glad you had a nice birthday.

I often use the name of nail polish to solidify if I want to make the purchase or not. If I like the color AND it has a fun name, I'm in.

Erin said...

What an awesome party! Makes me happy that the holidays are on the way. I love this time of year.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Looks like a wonderful way to ring in the "new year" with your friends! Happy Birthday!

kaity said...

I love the sparkler things on the cake! such a clever idea in place of candles. :] looks like the celebration went well.

Alisha said...

looks like a wonderful birthday celebration. love that last picture. happy birthday again!

Jasmine said...

You look very good! Seems like you were having a lot of fun :)

debbiecutieface said...

sounds like an awesome birthday :)

Kristie Price said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your birthday with us here on your blog. So fun looking at your pictures and seeing your lovely smile. Wishing you a year filled with love, inspiration, and many, many laughs.
xoxo,
K

Ashley said...

I always pick out new wines based on the label. They say you can't judge a book by it's cover but if it has a neat drawing, catchy colors, or cool design then i'm way more likely to pick it up. And same goes for wine. =)

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration and your cake looks so yummy!

Mackenzie said...

okay, so you are absolutely adorable! i think a fancy wine label date in the future in nyc is definitely needed.

Georgette said...

Meg, I love these birthday photoss!!

Oh where Oh where did you get the sparklers?!

I was looking for some last year when I told they weren't allowed to be sold in NYC anymore!

xo

Robby Spratt said...

That looks like a great party! I hope you had a fantastic birthday!
:)

Daina @ New York State of Mind said...

Meg, your birthday celebration sounds and looks absolutely perfect. Happy birthday! We are both '85 babies...

As always, I enjoyed getting a glimpse into your NYC life. It is always fun to see what you are up to! I hope you have a wonderful birthday week.

Lainey said...

It looks like birthday fun was had by all, especially you, birthday girl. You look so happy, which is the most important thing! And I love your apartment. Goodness, if I could afford a place like that, I would move to NYC in a heartbeat.

Emily said...

Aw, you are lucky to have so many people you care about from various stages of life in the same city as you! Looks like such a fun celebration and a delicious cake!

Lola said...

I've actually read that if at a lost it's perfectly acceptable to pick a bottle of wine based on the label. Something about if the label fits your personality the wine should also. :)

Happy Birthday!!! Cake looks delicious!

Jennifer Rod said...

i often share your posts with a good friend of mine, who is not a blogger. after reading this one she said,
"that wild brunette [not offensive] she is so beautiful, it wont be too long before she finds a great man." i thought i should share. hoping the same. cause you deserve a great man.

Jessica Holly said...

ooo hair envy for me too. Love those curls!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

looks like one awesome party!!!

nancy said...

oh, happiest of birthdays! :) your evening looks absolutely lovely. you and your friends are so beautiful... and I share your love of lop-sided, homemade gifts and foods!

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Bria said...

i just love reading your blog! it is so fun to read! thank you for posting and always being so wonderful!

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Kate Whaling said...

Ahh Meg! Can I just say you look adorable and it makes me wish I could be in the presence of your beautiful bright smile! I really do need to get to NY soon...Miss ya! Happy Birthday!

Kelle said...

I love when you post pictures that involve us in your life. you looked beautiful! glad you had a nice birthday, my dear. :)

Lottie said...

Not as much as I am in yours Meg! x

look a little closer said...

adorable!! love the pics and the sparklers!!! here's to an awesome here!

Hannah Joy said...

Wow, truly beautiful photographs! Spoiler: I almost always choose the wine or champagne because of either the name, label, or clever description..and I've never really been disappointed :)

Betsy said...

Happy happy Birthday!!!

jill said...

Happy birthday Meg. I hope this year is full of fun surprises and peaceful feelings. Thank you for continuing to inspire so many to live a better life!

Johanna said...

It looks absolutely fabulous. I'm an October child as well. I wonder if that's why I love the month so much?
Happy Birthday, again <3

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

SOOOO WISH I COULD'VE BEEN THERE. Glorious. Lovely. Happy birthday beautiful bird!

Anna said...

Happiest birthday to you (a little late)! Your photos captured what seems like such a happy time. Nothing's better than wine, cake, sparklers, and friends on a nice Fall evening. :)

Kat said...

doesn't everyone choose wine based on how cool the label is? ;) happy belated! may your 26th year be the most wonderful yet.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

um.
i want that cake.

Jay said...

happy well overdue birthday sweetie!! best of wishes from norway :)

Giedre said...

Tanti auguri! Looks like you had a perfectly scrumptious evening with good friends and good bubbly! :)
-giedre

Jessica Lynn said...

i always buy a bottle of wine based on the label! who wants to look at a boring label!? ha. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, once again.

Kate said...

Sounds like a lovely time! I believe that it's the people, not the circumstances, that make a day special.

Nems said...

beautiful cake, super cute bangs and dress, fun party!! Happy birthday!!

Claire Kiefer said...

Happy happy belated birthday, beautiful woman! You look radiant and tiny-waisted. :)

Joyous said...

wow-- you and your friends are gorgeous!!
so sad i missed this.
i adore you meg-- my crazy, wild, brilliant, messy, inspirational, mature, brunette bombshell of a friend!