Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes I've received here, Facebook and Instagram. I've officially left my 30s behind. Despite my trepidation about joining the 40s club, the clock didn't stop ticking, the sun rose and set as it has for centuries and the jelly belly I've developed from over-eating hasn't disappeared on its own. Bummer. A huge thank you to my friends, Noel and Amy who surprised me with a Hummingbird Bakery red velvet cake and made me blow out the candles too. I haven't celebrated my birthday in years so words can't described how touched I am by their thoughtful gesture.
We went out for a stroll along the Promenade des Anglaise to catch the sunset. Every tourist and resident in Nice is nicely tanned and brown with the exception of 3 Asians (that's Lil L, hubby and I) who're slathered in SPF 10000 and wore large hats that covered our faces. Such typical Asian behavior. On the other hand, it's a luxury to not change my clothes 3 times a day depending on where the wind blows. I wore my t-shirt and shorts in the middle of the night and I didn't turn into a popsicle.
Food and more food. Or should I say dessert and more dessert. I was in denial all day after seeing a photo of me taken by the hubby (take a look at the next photo below). He and I will need another talk about how to take "proper" (aka thin) photos of me. There were way too many bits that jiggled especially when I run. Or walk.
Christys' hat, Chanel sunnies, Karen Walker for Uniqlo t-shirt, Uniqlo shorts, Sam Edelman Trina sandals, Hermes Collier de Chien bracelet, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 35 and Hermes Cape Cod watch.
Ahh...yes. The photo. Or as Lil L always says, there's your fake grin again. Honesty is totally over-rated. Thank goodness for Amy who presented me with this Karen Walker for Uniqlo t-shirt. I under-packed and this was the perfect gift for me especially in Nice. The Sam Edelman Trina sandals are one of my best buys ever. My feet ache in flat shoes after several hours but these have low chunky heels along with a nice plush cushioned sole that made 8 hours walking a breeze. So....here I am, trying to be a badass by wearing a massive cuff with extreme hardware. All I can say is, the Hermes Collier de Chien doubles as a self defence tool. Those sharp metal bits are licensed to kill.