Hello Beautiful people,
I hope you are all doing fabulous! I am back with a lot of ummph but before I jump into anything. This past SUNDAY was my 30th Birthday!!!
And boy oh boy was this weekend jam packed!
With laughs, and robes, and tea, food and wine and stories, and tears of laughter and shopping, and dancing and I loved every minute of it! EVERY. Damn. Minute.
THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
From texts, to whatsapps, to phone-calls, my mum sent me a voice note singing (gushing!!), to facebook messages, my twitter fam, snap, and IG fam bam!! I appreciate you all!!
I am still in that little bubble of buzz and excitement so please bear with me. Started out on Friday with dinner with my gal pal Hanh, her boo and my buddy Jason.
My sis and my two wonderful friends (super soul sisters) Fuza and Steph showed up later in the evening to escort me into the Third Floor.
Saturday night, during dinner at a chic quaint French hotel in West Harlem, Maison Harlem, Happy Birthday songs were sang and I got an epic countdown to big 30 that would have rivaled the Times Square Ball drop! I think the whole restaurant was in on it.
I sang and danced later and I even hoped the night would never end!
The ladies had no idea that this shoot would be going down until they arrived in NewYork. I wanted it to be right around morning time, in robes, with tea or a drink of choice, and lots of music. We wear robes (now and then) in preparation for something. It may be a graduation or prepping before stepping out for the day or night activities. For me, this was zen time, to chat, reminisce about yester years, focus, prep then get ready to head out in readiness for what this new decade is about to bestow me. I had to have the tribe in on it!! Robe ready. The ladies all got in the shoot and boom, it was a session in itself. Jess, my amazing photographer just clicked away because we were in our own element.
When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with cries of "me too!" Be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe. Love them hard!
My birthday is exactly two weeks into the new year. A time I truly enjoy celebrating and giving thanks to God for the gift of life, the amazing family and friends that I am blessed with and the ability to do follow my dreams with the support of phenomenal people.
A special shout-out to Flo, Fuza and Steph for making BDAY weekend so memorable!!