Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tanti Auguri

Check it, happy birthday to me! Here are a few choice photos chronicling both my “special day,” my special birthday trip to the casino bowling alley (this is going to be a new birthday tradition), and my subsequent party. I had exactly as much fun as it looks like I’m having, if not more.


Birthday dinner with my helpmeet featuring lots of vino


Gorgeous wrapping paper


What gal doesn't want her own copy of Jaws?


A fabulously interesting book on the history of European fashion


Anne Boleyn underwear...what do you want from me, I'm a history nerd?


Casino bowling alley...featuring more wine...are you sensing a theme to my life here?


Casino bowling, elegant no?


More fancy paper


Unrestrained glee as I tear into a card with our half packed library behind me


What you do see is give it a good shake to find out what it is


My amazing friends banded together to get me a fancy new camera!!!!!

And a gremlin t-shirt...this is why you don't feed your mogwai after midnight. Or get him wet.

48 comments:

Katie said...

Looks like a fun birthday! Wine is always good, too :)

Emma said...

These are great pics. I LOVE Bowling and those Anne Boleyn underwear are Fabulously cool! Looks like you had a Great day.

Natalie said...

Looks like a fun birthday! EEE love that gremlin tee! :)
nat

Claire said...

what a fabulous birthday! and you look great too (love the polka dot tights and the animal print cardi! oh, and the striped shirt in the top photo!). you got some fabulous gifts...that Anne Boleyn undie is fancy. haha. and BTW, totally think you could pull off high-waisted jeans!

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Judy said...

Happy birthday Courtney!! I hope you had an amazing day! You got such amazing gifts! A new camera and that history of European fashion book are soo awesome! My birthday is tomorrow- taurus babies, we rock!

xx.
Judy

Brunch at Saks said...

How fun!!! And that is the most gorgeous bowling alley I've ever seen! SO much prettier than the smelly old ones here in LA!

Closet Fashionista said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
and it looks like you had a wonderful time!! :D :D
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Emily Marie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Looks like you celebrated in style. Love that your friends got you a camera - how nice!
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laura said...

What a great haul. I love the wrapping paper used. haha. And i need to find me a casino bowling alley. i may actually like bowling then. hahaha
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Raquelita said...

Not Annie B. knickers! Holy crap!

LyddieGal said...

haha, what fun gifts! love the underwear. awesome.
glad you had such a fun celebration!

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Niki B. said...

the underwear. that's hilarious!

Burning Skies said...

Hapopy Birthday! Looks like you had so much fun! I love your animal print cardi and polka dotted tights!

Rinz said...

how cute are those stuff? My bday just passed and now its urs!Happy Birthday!!! :) may your year filled with happiness and love and success!

Penny Dreadful said...

The fashion book looks amazing and I am so glad you finally got your Boleyn undies. I knew about the camera in advance thanks to The Historian, very excited to see what kind of pictures you take with it :) xx

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! Jaws is my FAVORITE. I'm obsessed with shark movies, they're awesome!
I hope you had an amazing birthday darling!
Have a great day
-Ellie

Sandy Joe said...

Happy birthday! Those undies are incredible... I would have to fight the urge to want to flip up my dress and show them to the world. Hope you had a fun day!

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shishiwaldorf said...

Happy birthday! :)
I love your tights :)

xoxo
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Twenty.Something said...

Too cute! Sounds and looks like a great birthday! LOVE the Anne Boleyn underwear!!! Haha. Enjoy the new camera.

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Kimi said...

Wow. Those are some awesome friends! Cute birthday outfit too. It looks like you had a lot of fun. Oh, and a belated happy birthday to you!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Happy Birthday!! And what a fun night. I love birthdays!! And that casino is so lovely... who would have thought that bowling could be so fancy. Love all of your gifts. I'm a huge Jaws fan and you look absolutely adorable. Birthday hugs. xx veronika

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StyleID said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the scenario at the 'Casino Bowling' that 'Anne Boleyn underwear' its just G-R-E-A-T!! and the wrapping paper, great.
hope you had lots of fun.

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

this looks like a truly awesome time. never heard of a bowling alley casino before! and i do think that gremlin shirt rocks--love it!

Bonnie said...

I still love that "Gremlins" T-shirt. I told Mr. A that he needs to find me one.
Casino bowling sounds like so much fun, even though it would be an epic fail for me because I royally SUCK ASS at bowling. I need bumpers in order to be halfway decent.
I want to see you model your Anne Boleyn underwear. (No homo.)

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Anna Jane said...

happy birthday! looks like you had a great one:)

Kristin said...

Dude...those are some seriously awesome gifts...Although, I prefer cuddly Gizmo! Haha!

Chelsea Lane said...

those underpants are EPIC! yay for your new camera! happy birthday again :)

xoxo

Marie a la Mode said...

Looks like you had a great birthday! Who knew there was Ann Boleyn panties out there??

Jen said...

Looks like someone had a dang good day!! Happy Belated Birthday Sweetie!!

this free bird said...

I love it!!! Lots of beverages and smiles to go with. That is a snaaaazzzzy bowling alley and JAWS is perhaps the best gift of all time. The movie, not the shark.

xo,
C

Christie said...

Glad you had fun on your bday! :)

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

so fun! Hope you had a great birthday...xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Birthday, sunshine and your day looks fantastic!!! Kisses and hugs

Ps: I’m hosting a cute necklace GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in!

Pamela said...

Looks like you had a blast! That bowling alley is all kinda of fancy.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I love that you just used the phrase "Check It," totally RAD! Happy Birthday.

Isabel said...

Happy Birthday!!! looks like you had a great day:)

Nnenna said...

A casino bowling alley sounds fantastic and it looks like you had sooo much fun! Also, a new camera- how awesome! =)

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

The Anne Boleyn panties are seriously the coolest gift I have EVER seen! And that book on Euro fashion looks fabulous as well. :) I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday and received some awesome presents! xo

pop pop portraits said...

Such a good birthday haul!

MONKEYFACE said...

YAY, happy 'nother year!!! I'm sorry but the Anne Boleyn underwear is...incredible. Please pronounce that with a French accent. Wowness.

Jessica Weingarten said...

Looks like you had tons of fun and got lots of great gifts! Those Anne Boleyn undies are quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. Seems like you have some great friends!!!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

That's officially the classiest bowling alley I've ever seen. That book looks awesome! Happy birthday!!!

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yiqin; said...

Wow nice gifts!

Shu. said...

Looks a great birthday for you! :)

Cheers,
Shu.
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Fashion Limbo said...

seriously, your loved ones have such good taste...I think I said the same with your xmas gifts. Lovely pics and happy belated birthday xx

Becky said...

great gifts! i especially love the gremlin wrapping paper :]

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M.A. said...

looks fun :)



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