Just came home from celebrating my birthday. Our friends took us to a nice Japanese restaurant in Manhasset, which lies about fourty minutes away from New York. Manhasset is a cozy little town with tree-lined streets, people walking around at a leisurely pace, total absence of noise and a surprisingly large number of fashion boutiques. Seriously, I was amazed to see such a variety anywhere outside Manhattan but as my friend Natalie explained to me, Manhasset is called Long Island Madison Avenue. As they say, live and learn.
Blowing off the birthday candle. To my suprise, the cake doesn't get to hang around with guests. Right after you make a wish and blow off the candle, the waiters quickly take it away. I'm not even sure it was real but it definitely looked cute.