Dylan knows how to make me feel special, especially on my birthday. Three years ago he whisked me away to Mexico City (one of my favorite cities in the world) and asked him to marry him. Last year, when we moved to our new home with a backyard, he whipped up a 5-course birthday dinner for me and my closest friends.
This year as my birthday was approaching I asked that we'd keep my birthday low key. "Please no dinner party. No dishes to clean. Ok?"
Dylan didn't listen. He never listens.
Since we just finished our collaborative project with Scout Regalia and now have their beautiful White Oak Table Set in our backyard Dylan has been on dinner party mode ever since. I have to admit, I'm in love with this table. The lines, the craftmanship, the white oak...it's all way too beautiful. So, I eventually gave in to a family-style dinner in the back.
DIY Bunting - I will never do it again. Flower arrangement by Gilly Flowers in Silver Lake.
I'd like to introduce Momo. We adopted this guy back in March at Sante D'Or in Atwater Village. We were looking for a "fat cat" and fell in love with him immediately. They said he came from a Dodger Executive. The owner and his wife divorced and he was always on the road. So, fat cat was sent to the shelter. He's very dapper and lazy. He falls asleep on his back and wakes up on our chests. He's a perfect little kid/dog/fat cat.
Farro Salad and "Shirmp & Anson Mills Girts" (We saw Shrimp & Grits mispelled in Austin, and ever since we've been calling Shirmp & Girts)
Dylan made amazing food for my birthday. I don't know how he does it. The amount of dishes for the amount of mouths to feed. I would go crazy and hyperventilate. Dylan on the other hand loves being in the kitchen. Where I am crazy, he is calm. This is why we work.
Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Jowls. My new favorite pork cut. Super marbled, tight chewy texture with a lot of flavor.
Lark Cake Shop's Chocolate Ice Box Cake - Seven-layer cake made with thin chocolate wafers layered with fresh whipped cream and raspberries.
I'm thankful for every year I'm able to live. Not everyone makes it to 33, so you'll never hear me complain that I'm getting old. I hope to grow old with Dylan and the wonderful people I get to call my friends and family. Here's to another year. Thanks for reading.