Showing posts with label birthdays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthdays. Show all posts


{ Fiesta }

{ Old Spanish Days Festival Parade on State street }
With the Old Spanish Days Festival in full swing last weekend, our fiesta themed housewarming/birthday fête was very fitting for our many celebrations! Despite the drizzle that covered Santa Barbara early that morning, the sun was shining and it was a perfect 76 degrees by the time the party started.  The day was filled with endless margaritas, sangria, street tacos, colorful lanterns, stringed white lights, hanging piñatas, sombreros, and of course, mustache straws and tattoos for our guests! It was very special having all the people so dear to us at our new house enjoying themselves. They definitely "warmed" our home.  But I think the best part of my birthday last week was the surprise trip to Istanbul my husband planned for us in two weeks! :) Can't wait. xx. 
{ Vino for the Sangria pitcher }
{ Soaking the apples and peaches for the Sangria hours before the party }
{ Tres Leches Cupcakes with Mexican flags and mustache toothpick garnish }
{ Some of the drinks }
{ Hollow pinapple-man for wedged limes }
{ Mustache galore }


{ the past 365 }

Today’s my birthday and despite being far from my family and friends for the first time, I'm grateful for the new life I've created with my husband. I'm also quite ecstatic for the Fiesta themed birthday/housewarming party we're throwing this Saturday. Here are some snapshots of smiles and blessings that the past year has brought me. :) Cheers. xx
From left to right:
1. High tea inspired birthday cupcakes and petit fours
2. Marrying my best friend July 2, 2011
3. Out and about
4. Being featured in Ceremony Magazine's weddings 2011-2012
5.  Being a part of the Tiffany & Co. Blogger breakfast
6. Noelle and I making the smart {best} decision to create Vogue and Vino
7. View from the top of the Vatican
8. My first fashion show
9. Exploring Cinque Terre, Italy
10. Visiting Sydney, Australia
11. Portofino Nights
12. Fijian sunsets
13. St. Marks square, Venice
14.  View from our room, Santa Margherita
15.  Things that make me smile: cappuccino & pastry filled mornings :)