Celebration: A Poem

If you’ve been following regularly then you know that I love singing the praises of my extra talented group of friends. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by generous, honest, intelligent and kind-hearted people. Yes, indeed! Last month for my birthday my friend Suparna wrote me a sweet little poem. I asked her permission to share it here.

Through meadows green, on stones so clean

Skips the birthday girl

A calm day down Forest Way

She pauses at the door with a curl.

Why so quiet? One cannot deny it

The elf that lives within

Generally sings with tones that ring

Clattering pots and cups of tin.

She says, “Hello?” and feels she must go

But stops when she senses the smell

Of freshly baked cake and all that would make

A girl enter without ringing the bell.

It was dark inside, enough to hide

A GREAT BIG elvin party

Who flipped on the lights and screamed with DELIGHT,

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDANA GARBATI!”

While my birthday has passed, I just love re-reading this made-for-me poem. Thanks Suparna!

p.s. Not only can Suparna write and rhyme, but she also coaches a Quidditch team for her students in Singapore. She has yet to tell me exactly how she goes about this!


Celebration: My Birthday

Hey! It’s my birthday! Hooray!

via A Beach Cottage

No sleeping in for me today. I’ve got people to see and places to go and cake to eat!


54 Is Just a Number

My father turns 54 today and, like many people his age, he is constantly complaining about how “he’s getting so old”. Well, I believe that if you live your life to the fullest, acquire many interests, and just enjoy life there is no reason to complain about how old you are.

After all – your age is just a number!

To celebrate my dad’s birthday I’m sharing five things that my dad enjoys.

cigars

Rolex

Ferrari

Pink Floyd – The Wall

Hawaii

Happy birthday Dad!

xo

Mackenzie


Celebration: Happy Birthday Reef!

Happy birthday to my nephew Reef who turns two today! He currently loves singing along to the chorus of Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks but he/his mom has changed the words just slightly…you better run, better run, faster than the ducky. I wish I had a recording to share on the blog. It’s pretty adorable!

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Celebration: Happy Birthday Jeff!

Dear Jeff,

I hope you and your Apple products family have a wonderful day celebrating your very special birthday!

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xo

J


Happy Birthday Duke!

It’s my oldest nephew’s birthday day. He’s three and he loves (loves, loves, loves) trains…especially Percy…

Percy is the Number 6 green engine. He’s one of Thomas’ friends.

Happy Birthday Duke!

p.s. I don’t have kids but it’s amazing how much I’ve learned about Thomas and Friends over the past year from my now three year old nephew!


Celebration: Happy Birthday Johanne!

Happy birthday Johanne!

via Greige

I hope your birthday is full of sparkle (and bubbly too, of course)!

Jordana


Happy Birthday Mackenzie!

It’s Mackenzie‘s birthday today! Hooray! I hope it’s full of glitter and fun!

Quartz Pinata-Silver, Confetti System


Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad’s birthday and since he is White Cabana’s number one fan (and even made appearances here and here), I thought I’d help celebrate his birthday by sharing some cute photos from his childhood.

Pretty stylin’ for a little guy who grew up in the smallest of small mountain villages in Italy, right? Don’t you just love his little bow tie and sunglasses?

In this photo of Dad, it looks like he went on a bit of a hike…in a suit. As if that would happen these days!

Happy Birthday Dad!


The Friday Five: White Balloons

In honour of White Cabana’s upcoming first anniversary, today is all about celebration balloons.

via Emmas Design Blogg

via Danske

via Oh Darling!

via Amy Atlas

via Style Me Pretty

Wishing you all a most happy weekend.

p.s. A very happy birthday to Simon (today), Daniela (tomorrow) and Maclean (the day after).


The Friday Five: Birthday Edition

Happy Friday! I hope you’re all looking forward to a most fabulous weekend. I’ll be celebrating my birthday (yay!) in Paris (extra yay!) so you can imagine how excited I am feeling right now. Before I head out, here’s a very white birthday edition of the Friday Five.

A champagne toast via Real Simple

A big oui for brie and baguettes via This is Glamorous

Cake to share with friends and family via Real Simple

Make a wish upon a star, Moravian Stars, $13.50, Upon A Fold

Gift tags, set of 3, $3, Venerate

 

Oh – and please don’t forget to enter the CSN giveaway! Today is the final day to enter. More details can be found here.

 Images courtesy of Real Simple, This is Glamorous, Upon a Fold,Venerate.


Happy Birthday Dad!

Today’s post is dedicated to my dad because it’s his birthday! A very big one too!

Bull, $120, Jonathan Adler

Happy Birthday Dad!

 

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler.


Magical

I’d like to wish my sister a very Happy Birthday today!

Magic Surrounds banner, $10, Banter Banner

 

Photo courtesy of Banter Banner.