I Can’t Believe It!

Seriously! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my husband and I married. Our official wedding date is September 6th. This post comes so late because I’ve been super busy with life & kids I haven’t had a second to write up what a wonderful 1 year anniversary we shared.  First off, we went to Kailua-Kona, HI the weekend before our anniversary (which is actually Labor Day weekend). We had such a wonderful time on that island. I have tons of pictures to share but I’ll do a separate post on that soon.

As we continue to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, we came back to he hotel where we got married – The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.  Upon arriving to the hotel we stopped and picked up a replica of the top tier of our wedding cake. Of course we didn’t freeze it…gross!  Our cake came from Rossmoor Pastries in Signal Hill, CA. We loved loved loved our wedding cake.

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We arrived to Suite 726 (which was actually the same suite we didn’t get to enjoy on our wedding night because we were rushed away to the airport & off to our honeymoon in St. Thomas, VI. No complaints here!) and there was this waiting for us…

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No! Not the Ciroc & cranberry juice LOL. The bottle of wine next to it + the cheese, grapes, orange, & crackers (not pictured).

Along with a nice card from our ever sweet wedding concierge Vanessa.

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The view from from this room is spectacular.

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We we enjoyed dinner at Shades Restaurant & Bar on property… of course the salmon was mine.

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then came back back to the room to cut into the cake…

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OMG! Yum! This flavor is California Sunrise

We took a nap, woke to watched a complimentary movie “The Shallows” then ate more cake.

It was a great night! Cheers to Forver!

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It’s My Birthday!

Today is the Sixth Day of the Sixth Month of the Year in 2016 & it’s my BIRTHDAY! Today i’m 35 years old & I still feel like I’m 28. I wasn’t able to celebrate with my friends & family because I (like always) am Last Minute Lucy so no one was available. I did however, receive a plethora of love from family & friends via Insta, FB, Phone calls, & text so that felt great.  My Mom& Dad both gave me Apple gift cards because they know I want to purchase a MACBook.  My mother-in-law bought me a beautiful birthday charm for my Pandora bracelet.  My hubby gave a birthday card! Which he never does, but this was my first birthday as “wifey” so I can really get used to the “Wife Life” I ordered my birthday cake from Portos Bakery  it was an eight inch Strawberry Shortcake. Delish!

Yesterday, I went back to Burke Williams simply massage…ahh! Need I say more? I decided yesterday it was my motherly & wifely duty to become a BW member so I can rejuvenitate once a month in order to give my family the best me possible.

Saturday, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Barton G with my always & forever. We had the most amazing time! I purchased a sexy new black dress from BEBE that blew my hubby’s mind. That dress was for his eyes only. Just Kidding, I just forgot to take a picture. Smh.

Barton G, in my opinion, is a boutique restaurant with a really sexy ambiance. It’s located on La Cienega in Los Angeles (right next to Nobu, where we plan to go next).  Each item on the menu is served as an intriguing presentation. We had the Mouse Trap Mac & Cheese to start & it was THE best Mac & Cheese I’ve ever eaten at a restaurant…hands down. I can literally go just to eat this & be happy about it. Ha! See the mouse trap!

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For my celebration cocktail I chose the Cotton Candy Martini. It’s not on the menu but our waiter suggested it and it was a real treat. You’d think it would be super sweet but it wasn’t. With the added nitrogen & sexiness of the cocktails, the Hubby opted for a manly top shelf tequila shot. Boo!!! Eventually, I would like to try all their other fancy cocktails. I’m just saying.

You can check out my Nitro Cotton Candy Martini on Instagram

Our dinner presentation…the super large fork & the Lured Salmon…cute!

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The bread donuts were very different but tasty. I enjoyed the cheese bread/donut more than the Mushroom & Basil.

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For dinner I had the Lured by Salmon…oh! The crunch on the top layer was delicious! It was served with Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, & Chimichurri.  I warmed it up the next day. Shouldn’t have covered the entire piece in foil because it got mushy. Next time, I’ll put in the foil uncovered to keep the crunch.

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Hubby had the Rib Eye.  Even though he ordered it well done, it was very juicy & sliced like butter. It was served with a Bone Marrow butter for dipping and he lost his mind. & Those truffle fries! Oooh weee!

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Sorry, he took this picture while his fork & knife photo-bombed.

All-in-all “The Damage” wasn’t too bad.  It was well worth the price & I definitely look forward to going again.

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

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