Better early than never…wait

23 Oct

Friends!

Let me start off by apologizing for my absence. I have been pretty sick for around 2 weeks with a terrible cold which then turned into a throat infection. I completely lost my voice and I have been on the road to recovery and back to being myself! It was fate that my voice came back to me, and I was feeling much better just in time for me to celebrate my birthday yesterday. My birthday is actually in December, and to make quite a long story short – I decided last year, after many years of stressful planning, booking time off, and freezing cold nights waiting in line at a nightclub in the middle of December that I was going to celebrate my birthday away from the holiday season this year. Not only is December a very busy time of the year for myself (and everyone I know), but it’s proven to be a very expensive one as well. My beau’s birthday is on December.4th followed by mine on the 10th, and Christmas is not too far behind after that.

I spent some time searching for the perfect venue to have dinner with some of my closest friends at Local Restaurant & Lounge was the perfect choice. The atmosphere was exactly what I had envisioned with beautiful lighting, classic, clean design, mixed with elements such as a brick wall backdrop, leather seating and dark wooden fixtures. The menu had a great, simple selection that catered to every taste; might I add that the food was absolutely delicious. (J and I had the steak!) Shortly after midnight, the dinner tables are cleared out and made way for a dancefloor. Before our eyes, this restaurant turned into one of the best “clubs” we had ever been to together. The music was amazing, the crowd was eclectic with everyone from young professionals, to your industry folk who drop in for a bottle of grey goose, down to your up and coming 20 somethings who frequent Local on a Saturday night for a good time. It was definitely a birthday to remember and a spot I plan to revisit!

K: Dress & Jacket-Zara Shoes:Topshop On J:Top-Zara Jeans-Rag&Bone Shoes-Jimmy Choo, necklace- House of Harlow

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8 Responses to “Better early than never…wait”

  1. cravingforbarneys October 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM #

    I was missing you! Glad you are feeling better! Your party was amazing! You look so beautiful! Happy birthday in advanced!

    • WhenJmetK October 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM #

      Thank you mi amor, I have never been sick for so long. It’s the change in weather that has been getting to everyone. I need a trip to Miami like you!

  2. Katie October 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM #

    Major shoe and jacket envy!

    • WhenJmetK October 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM #

      Hah! Thanks! We are both trying to step our jacket game up over here, this was my first tweed and I am officially in love!

  3. tmvikholt October 24, 2012 at 7:16 AM #

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, and I like the outfits 🙂

    • WhenJmetK October 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM #

      Thank you so much, I was really feeling like death! It’s terrible to not be able to speak!

  4. ingridbistaco October 24, 2012 at 1:49 PM #

    nice post!
    loved your shoes!!!

    http://www.thefashionsecret.com

    • WhenJmetK October 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM #

      Thank you! I actually ran out and picked them up from Topshop the day before, and they were killing me! The arch was SO high! Haha, the price we pay 😛

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