From a beautiful wedding (the bride of which I had the pleasure of making a veil for) and a cousin’s Holy Communion party to cocktails, house parties and several birthday dinners and outings with friends and family, it’s been one week-long celebration. It was even punctuated by a visit from the jetset brother! Thanks so much everyone, for the presents, food (and boy, was there lots of it) drinks and generally being all round amazing company. Here is some of what went down:
The celebrations started early(ish) on Saturday, with my brother (who was over from Dubai on leave) and the boy making our way to Comino for a day of sun, sand and the smallest amount of ice-cold sea. That evening, a bunch of us headed over to Coach & Horses for That Swing Thing and a bit of guilty pleasure Eurovision-watching. I was very happily surprised by gifts from friends consisting of a voucher for a Deep Tissue Massage and my own mix CD of ghetto-cruisin’ tunes to accompany me now that I’m (finally) driving!
The following day, my mum, brother, Teo & I headed to Bugibba Square for a light lunch, before I made my way to Mgarr for a lovely girly picnic organised by Maria, Carla & Lara. The pretty location courtesy of a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-family-member (did I get this right?) coupled with a wide variety of yummy food (including homemade quiche, prawn & egg sandwiches and lots of sweets) and drinks (fresh rosewater lemonade & Bellinis) made for a wonderful afternoon.
|Lara & Maria, nomming|
|Carla, making use of the swing|
|Me, opening presents! I should also add that the dress I’m wearing was also a present, from Teo.|
This was made better by presents from the most in-tune gift givers, including a vintage magazine, cute storage boxes which I’ll use for sewing paraphernelia & a pretty felt bow hairband. Spoiled, me?
PS. Did you notice the new blog design? It’s been in the works for a while – what do you think?
I’ll start off this post with an apology, for what will surely be a very photo-heavy entry indeed. Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, perhaps I could get away with submitting it as a thesis? Hmm, no… thought not.
So last week I was invited, along with a handful of other charming ladies, to Maria’s handsome abode for my first ever Swap Party. In case you’re unfamiliar with these (as I myself was a few months ago), the party centres around everyone bringing along their unworn and unwanted items of clothing, shoes and accessories and, quite simply, swapping them with someone else’s. Reasons for wanting to swap something might be that it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t look right or for whatever reason, you simply dont wear it!
Understandably, I was at first a little apprehensive – I didn’t really know what to expect. Now, as Maria has said herself, I’m not sure whether it was the stellar company (I love meeting new, like-minded people!), the general relaxed atmosphere of Babette’s house, the delicious food strewn about, my impressive haul or the punch, but the evening turned out to be a great success indeed! It went on for hours and hours, and besides acquiring some things I’m really, really pleased with, it was just a really good time 🙂
And now, for a healthy dose of pictures!
And now for the second part of this post, speaking of my birthday.. I thought I’d share some of my fav presents with you, even though some, ahem, are still on the way 😛
And to finally close off, a trio of beautiful rings from my most recent market trawl… self-gifting anyone? It’s good for the soul!