Thursday, June 7, 2012

Birthday Recap!

I had such a great birthday weekend, and I am so glad that I got to spend it with friends and family!

To start out the festivities, I went out for dinner at Luxbar and for dessert at Sprinkles with my roommates. It was deeeelicious! We enjoyed the evening after by walking around, shopping and taking a gazillion pictures! After, we drove over to the apartment of my roommate's sister, which has the absolute best view of Lake Michigan! I literally cannot get over how adorable her apartment was...Must live there someday {in my dreams}.

Pretty normal day. I studied attempted to study and had to restrain myself from ditching my books to go downtown and shop. In the end, my self-control won, but I rewarded myself later when my family came down and took my sister and me out to dinner to celebrate both our birthdays. It was also deeeelicious!

Tuesday {My true birthday}
Honestly I didn't do much, but for me, low-key is the best. I woke up fairly early to make the most of my day, finished up all my papers that were due {Hello, summer!} and then just relaxed for a little. My sister and I went out for a little birthday lunch and then I made sure to catch the Pretty Little Liars and Dance Moms premieres later that night. My dad grilled some peppercorn steaks and made a mushroom sauce to put over it, which is one of my favorite meals! Of course dinner was followed by cake {Portillo's chocolate, of course} & presents and I was so grateful and happy with what I received!

My mom, my sister and I went shopping on Michigan Avenue and had lunch at my favorite little cafe, Pierrot Gourmet. It's probably on my top three favorite restaurants and if you're ever in the city, I would recommend you go here first. I didn't buy anything though, because I'm working on saving my money, but it was a lovely day to be out in the city!

All in all, this was one of my favorite birthdays! I would much rather have a simple celebration than an outrageous party, so the weekend suited me perfectly :)

xo Ellyse

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