|Georgetown Cupcake's birthday treat|
|Turning 17, like it was just yesterday...|
Monday: In the spirit of Dine Out Boston, I went to Red Lantern with my cousin and at her encouragement, got a Shirley Temple with my fancy sushi meal. Shirley Temples were what I always got when I was dragged to my parents' parties or country club. I think it started my love of cherries and you can frequently catch me stealing cherries from the bar to add to my drinks, even if they don't typically have cherries on them. I never realized how easy these are to make and I assure you, many of these virgin cocktails will be consumed on my birthday.
|Red Lantern recap!|
|And then my heart with pleasure fills; And dances with the daffodils|
Thursday: I don't plan these things, I just try to find something good in each day. Who knows what the day will bring. But as Julia Child said "a party without cake is just a meeting". And therefore, a day without cake is just another day. I'm surrounded by cupcake shops and I love cupcakes. Therefore, Thursday was devoted to enjoying a little premature birthday cake. It's someone's birthday somewhere so here's to you, friend!
|Lemon-Raspberry cupcake from Sweet!|
Saturday: Waffles. All the waffles. National Waffle Day was this past week but let's be real, it's a brunch food. Growing up, my dad would make waffles every Sunday, complete with strawberries and cool whip. And so, Saturday morning was devoted to waffles smothered in syrup, butter and strawberries. And mimosas, there were mimosas. Later tonight, my friends have been convinced to dress in Gatsby style to celebrate my quarter century. Like I said, I can ask anything of people for my big day. I will be decked out in sparkles and heels, sipping Prohibition Era cocktails.
|These are a few of my favorite things|
So tomorrow will mark the first day of a new year and a new, older me. More mature (pronounced ma-tour)? Perhaps. Wiser? Definitely. Happier and more adventurous? Abso-freaking-lutely.