It was a fabulous birthday weekend, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  It was full of friends, fun, naps and parties.  Friday night was kicked off with a dinner at Ollie Irene, one of my favorite new restaurants in town (if you haven’t tried it… you must!).  A handful of friends joined me there before Chez, Scott and I headed off to Bottletree to see The Lemonheads.  Saturday during the day I made strawberry cupcakes with my mom for my birthday party the following night.  I love cooking with her…as it’s one of the few times I actually do it.  🙂  Saturday night Vero and I went to Midnight in Paris, a benefit for the Magic City Art Connection downtown.  We took a photo on the moon and danced a little in our 20’s-style French outfits.  Afterwards we shared a fruit & cheese plate at Chez Lulu followed by a few of their heavenly desserts.  Sunday morning I did brunch with a handful of friends, then last night was my party at Rojo.  It was a big weekend… but I still managed to get a run in every day as well as a few long naps.  I wouldn’t change a thing about 33 so far.

I received some AMAZING gifts… three in particular from Jessica Bush of Judy Critters that I plan to share with you guys tomorrow.  They are so special that they deserve their own post.  If you follow me on Instagram (thejenwestquest) I will be doing a sneak preview of them later on today.

Thanks to everyone who shared a birthday wish on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.  😀  Social media definitely makes having a birthday a little more fun.  It made me feel very loved.  33 has started off on the right foot!

Mimosas with my mom on my birthday! A tradition.

Birthday card from my mom

The Lemonheads

My dates for The Lemonheads

My Instagram friends at The Lemonheads. 🙂

"Hey, you look just like Katie Perry!"

Strawberry birthday cupcakes in progress! My mom and I made them together on Saturday.

The Midnight in Paris benefit on Saturday night.

My shadow at Midnight in Paris

Playing with shadows at Midnight in Paris.

Vero and I at Chez Lulu after Midnight in Paris.

Sunday Brunch - decaf coffee & gifts 🙂

Birthday Party at Rojo