Where to begin? Have I bragged enough about the amazing girls I work with, who have become some of my most favorite and fabulous friends? Not to brag too much about them and make you jealous, but when you get a photographer, a chef, 2 graphic designers, and people who otherwise have more talent than is probably good for them, you end up with a birthday party (fiesta!) fit for a magazine. Thank you SO much to Jessica, Jordan, Kamin, Chantel, Stephanie, Brooke, Allison, Sarah, and Megan for an amazing party. I shutter to think what I’d do without you lovely ladies!
Top Row: The charming decor consisted of a punched-out paper garland made by Jessica, a brightly colored pinata filled with chocolate (of course), and a paper doily garland, also made by Jessica.
Bottom Row: The margarita, dips, and tacos were made from SCRATCH by Chantel. Amazing. She has promised to send recipes my way for you to enjoy and make home!
All photos: Who else but Kamin Williams?
BONUS: OK, exciting announcement! It’s still very much in the works, mostly because we can’t agree on a name, but the incredible ladies that brought this party together (including myself, not that I had anything to do with this party except turn another year older), are joining forces to create an amazing new blog! It will be full of style, DIY fun, decor, travel, food, pretty pictures, and lifestyle. We hope to launch soon!!! Stay tuned!!!
Sneak peak of my party dress and the amazing spread from my birthday party! The ever-amazing Kamin took some great pics; will post when I get them from her!
Birmingham has a new TexMex joint! Austin-based Chuy’s is located at the Summit, next to the equally trendy Flip Burger Boutique, and it’s just as good. My lovely friends spent our lunch hour there today, and in addition to the food being really great (I mean, it is TexMex: it’s half grease but all good), the decor is fantastic. The retro junkie inside of me was in heaven.
Clockwise from top: 1) The neon sign is only a small taste of what’s to come; 2) the taco CAR! Get it? It’s the business end of an old Caddy, and during happy hour you can fill your plate and belly with its chips, salsa, and queso; 3) great menu art, even better chips + salsa; 4) my meal: the Southwest enchilada – “a homemade blue corn tortilla stacked with freshly-roasted, hand-pulled chicken, cheese, and green chile sauce, topped with a friend egg;” 5) love the vinyl chairs; 6) the flatware is packaged up in paper sleeves and has Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish blessings printed on them. Jordan made me pray the Catholic prayer, ha!
Also, didn’t get a photo because I didn’t see any, but the owners have hidden 19 tiny soccer balls throughout the restaurant. This location is their 19th one, and it opened during the World Cup. Pretty cool!