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Turning 34, I think I’m turning 34…I really think so.

The scene.

This past Friday, I celebrated my 34th birthday in the best way I could think of…with all of my amazing friends, some rather tasty food and a pool that just happened to be the perfect temperature! I want to thank all of my friends, my amazing mother and my fabulous mister for making my birthday so lovely. I am so lucky to be surrounded by what can only be described as the most extraordinary group of people. Ever. Special thanks to Darcey (and her family) for letting me throw my shindig in their absolutely picture-perfect backyard. I love you all so much! Muah, muah!

(l-r) Rosemary, Darcey, me and my stunning mother, Arlene.
Flower power.
My super fabulous friends Veronica and Jeff (that's Tony photo bombing in the back!).
Color theory: paper straws and colorful napkins.
Liani and Mackenzie...I absolutely love these ladies! Oh, and check out their band Playboy School.
Liani attacking my mister, Jeff.
Darcey and her lovely mother, Debbie.
The ever-so-adorable Julie and me.
I whipped up some white-wine sangria...which was pretty strong.
Color blocking.
Shannon and Van. Seriously, how cute are they?!
Rosemary made these amazing cheese-stuffed dates. So delicious!
Rosemary and Darcey...surrounded by pom poms.
(l-r) Jeff, Veronica & Erika.
Noel and Jeff giving me their best "Stallone" eyes...this was Jeff's idea.
And a little less intense.
My adorable friend Sarah.
More flowers.
Darcey, Dre and little man Max.
Liani is always bitching about not being featured on my blog...now there are three photos of her on here!
Two absolutely lovely ladies: Erin and Erika.
Jeff Bartell, former "Closet Case" style icon.
The scene...at night.


  1. Darcey

    Ha! The “Stallone” eyes picture is awesome! 🙂

  2. This looks like it was such a great party! I’m happy to hear you had such a great birthday. Miss you, lady!

  3. you have such a beautiful life! Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. DB

    Someone put a shirt on that guy!

  5. Seriously, I was going to make that comment Dan but you beat me to the punch! I guess that since DP is gone, you’re going shirtless in his honor to take the famous t-shirt look up a notch. Bam!

  6. Madeleine

    Absolutely gorgeous – thank you for sharing!

  7. Happy Birthday again, girlfriend! Looks like it was an amazing time.

  8. Happy Birthday! Looks like a fabulous celebration. You make 34 look rocking. Your friends are fabulous and crazy photogenic…..I am really digging Liana and her hip glasses (I think I just got the same pair;).

  9. Lindsay Ann

    Looks amazing. =) You definitely deserve these fabulous people.