this is one party i didn’t plan, but very much enjoyed.
my 30th birthday !
my dad always says “go big or go home,” which is why I rolled to the party with this magnum bottle of rosé that Kevin gave me as a thank you gift for planning his Saving the Season book party.
that morning started out just as my last four birthdays had, with balloons and presents from Jacob.
after a long and lovely day off work, I was left at home to get ready…
while the Laurens, Jacob, and Keith prepped my dinner party at Lauren Ross’s dreamy echo park casita.
I arrived at sunset for a first round of prosecco in raw sugar-rimmed champagne flutes.
I was quickly crowned and surrounded by some of my best girlfriends.
we lounged under the canopy and beside my new beloved gift from Lauren and Keith, a hilarious custom couples portrait by Trevor Gordon.
i eat a lot of cheese nearly every day. it’s just the best.
my favorite kind is melted in pizza form, but a close second is burrata, so you can imagine my excitement when these toasts came out of the kitchen first.
Then came the rest of the A M A Z I N G meal, prepared and served by Son of a Gun.
Mini lobster rolls, fried chicken sandwiches and a creamy market lettuce salad.
For dessert L Ross made me a cake ! and Zoe found these rad custom candles on Etsy.
We also feasted on my favorite cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery (vanilla w/ chocolate icing).
The tequila and sparklers came out around the same time if I recall.
some ladies stayed to dance with me, while others just lounged by the fire pit. ** turn up the volume
hosting parties usually means they’re at my house, so it was such a treat to be hosted in someone else’s home.
enjoy Lauren Ross’s house porn…
T H A N K Y O U to the Laurens (Ross, Malloy, Cerre) and Jacob for the best little party a 30-year-old girl could ask for.
All (good) photos by the amazingly talented Lauren Ross. We’re pretty lucky to have you around, and now in the hood!