My girlfriends and I like to celebrate each others'
birthdays by going out to lunch together.
It is not easy to coordinate the lunch date...but it's worth it!
A restaurant feels more festive if you bring flowers for the birthday girl
and party favors.
This was another birthday celebration with flowers and favors of caramels with sea salt.
Notice how the gift is embellished with a pin?
These little notebooks were also favors at another restaurant lunch.
Recently, I decorated these clipboards as birthday presents
for two "non-local" buddies.
This one is for Netta. She is a fashionista, an art collector, a "girls' girl" and a great mother.
Most of the jewelry came from Ebay and was glued on with metal glue from Michaels.
The small clip boards are from Staples and are covered with
flocked wrapping paper from Pottery Barn.
This one is for Elita, my sophomore year room-mate.
She has a beautiful Provençal styled home with vegetable and flower gardens...
and she is a great cook and hostess.
I am including personalized note pads from American Stationary.
Hey, I just thought of something...I would love to feature both of these girls' gorgeous homes!
Off topic (what else is new), here is a photograph I have been meaning to share.
I took it a few months ago at ABC Carpet and Home in New York.
Great composition of all the different John Derian plates.
(I wonder how many holes are behind the plates to get this right?).
Also, thank you to raenovate for a quick rundown of our home with before and after photos.
It's a fun, visual blog...check it out here.
How do you celebrate birthdays with your friends?