Celebrating 24

The end of February closes with my birthday! A wide array of feelings swirl through my mind every year, but I always find a way to celebrate my special day.

For the first time, I decided to keep festivities low-key and opt out for my usual celebration including clubbing and drinking the night away. Although I wanted a large party, I found it difficult to find accommodations for a group of 20 friends without a hefty minimum on food and beverage to reserve the space.

il Canale remains one of my favorite restaurants in D.C. I chose this Italian establishment because it’s affordable (ballin on a young professional budget) and the pizza reminds me of Rome.

All 20 of my friends don’t exactly know, or get along with each other and getting everyone together proves to be a difficult task. Either way, I pulled it off and am thankful for everyone coming together in honor of me. (Chris & Vivian bought the cutest balloons!)

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Afterwards, I indulged in momofuku‘s cereal milk twisted with salted pretzel and topped with corn flakes. Justin bought a cookie, which we split the next day.

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A special shout to everyone who joined me that evening: Brianna, Burton, Chris, Jenna, Justin, Kevin, Kristen, MaryAnn, Rick, Ryan, Stephen, Sunny, Thomas, Vivian.

Thanks to il Canale for hosting such a large party on possibly the busiest night of the week.

 

Jacket: Nanette Lepore.

Scarf: Burberry.

Boots: Vince Camuto.

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