A Birthday Celebration

A Birthday Celebration

Another year in the books and what a wonderful time it was! A weekend spent celebrating at one of my favorite hotels in town, and when it comes to the Hotel Ivy, they don’t mess around. This birthday will go down as one of my all time favorites. Cake, balloons, bubbles, loads of wine, and all my favorite people crammed into a few days made for an unforgettable time.

We had the privilege of staying in the Ivy’s luxurious penthouse suite and it has everything and more a hotel could offer. Two levels, two bars, guest bathroom, a balcony overlooking downtown Minneapolis, and a king sized master bathroom suite built for all the relaxing your heart desires.  This year all I wanted was to celebrate with my hubby, so that is what we did.

We dined at the new Esker Grove at the Walker and rounded it out with a final nightcap at the Ivy’s Constantine. Waking up to a wonderful breakfast in bed, relaxing, and taking in the room plus the beautiful view was a day well spent. Lots of phone calls with my sweet family in Texas, a little drone time with Johnny Drones (video below) and an afternoon soak in the most beautiful of all bathrooms, I woke up feeling like a total princess!

Checking in the night before my birthday so we could wake up at the hotel was one of the best decisions. The weather was pretty annoying with gloomy skies and rain showers on and off so a cozy weekend inside this time of year is always a good choice. It was a busy weekend filled with too much wine and lots of tears, the dread of getting older (although a little wiser) but lots of laughs, dancing and a heart filled with gratitude.

A big Texas-sized thank you to my husband, the hotel Ivy, Monello, Rent the Runway, and all my friends and family for celebrating with me. I feel like this is going to be a really great one! Scroll down for images, links to my outfits from my birthday and Easter, and the full version of the video I posted on my Instagram account this week!


By | 2017-07-13T20:05:24+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Lifestyle|7 Comments


  1. Lynda April 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I’m a Minneapolis girl, too! Loved your video. Love the Ivy!!

    • Tamara April 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      Lynda! I do too, they are just wonderful! Thank you for stopping by the blog. XX Tamara

  2. Bri April 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    What a fun birthday week! I love the photos and the drone video is so cool! Love the views!

    • Tamara April 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Bri! It was so much fun and I am so grateful! Thank you for stopping by C+M!!!

  3. Nina April 28, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Beautiful best friend -wish we could have been there! Miss u

  4. Sarah August 1, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Hi ! Recently found you IG page and absolutly love the way you match your outfits with so affordable pieces. Really love your style and don’t change it ! Would love too to visit Minesota, maybe one day ! xxx

    • Tamara August 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Sarah – thank you so much doll! I will try not to change and appreciate your stopping in to leave a kind and uplifting word! I love style and all things fashion and I will keep sharing. Thank you for making my day! Definitely, put MN on your travel list it is a little gem! XX

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