I had a terrific weekend. The birthday celebrations began Thursday evening in New York City and then headed south Friday afternoon to Washington, D.C. for my university’s homecoming and to celebrate with all of my friends! Three nights of drinking, two birthday dinners, and one brunch were just among the many fantastic activities.
Thursday night I had a group birthday dinner at one of my favorite NYC restaurants, Becco, and it was amazing per usual! All but two of my friends partook in the pasta special – the Caesar salad and the daily pasta choices did not disappoint. We also took full advantage of the $25 wine list and had ourselves a very enjoyable evening!
Friday was my actual birthday and I celebrated at work along with another girl in my office. My coworkers decorated beautifully and got us the most delicious cupcakes from Baked by Melissa and a took us to a fantastic lunch at the Mexican eatery Dos Caminos. Immediately after work I hoped on the train to Washington, D.C. and luckily escaped hours worth of delays by mere minutes, it must have been birthday luck.
I had a good hour of celebrations with friends at Georgetown before my younger brother broke his ankle and I spent the rest of Friday evening in Emergency Room. Not exactly how I had planned to spend the night but family is family and I love my brother more than anything – I am glad I could be there for him.
Saturday was the big, activity packed day of homecoming at the university and the weather cooperated perfectly. The University sponsored tailgate was so much fun and the event that the most students attend from the whole weekend. I did not actually attend the football game that followed, hanging out with friends on the rooftops over looking the Potomac River, taking care of my brother, and a nap will win out every time.
Saturday night was another lovely birthday dinner and a party few hundred fellow graduates on the D.C. Waterfront. Talking with friends about everything they have been up to in the 16 months since we have graduated was fascinating, I certainly have classmates who are going to do great things. Oh, and the two hour university-sponsored opened bar was not bad either….
To wrap up the weekend on Sunday my good friend Liz took me to the most amazing brunch on the Georgetown waterfront. Since I graduated a new restaurant, Fishers Farmers Bakers, has opened and has one of the best brunches I have ever experienced. Honestly, look at their menu…. yum! Their cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting were absolutely heavenly!
Thank you friends and family for a terrific birthday weekend!