A birthday dinner: the celebration begins


Since it's after midnight, it's now technically my birthday, but tonight before midnight was when the celebration started. It's been truly a delight. I had dinner with my family at Orchids at Palm Court in the downtown Hilton, which has been rated best restaurant in Cincy by Zagat and like everything. It was incredible.

{The beautiful art deco dining room}

{orchid centerpiece}

{All of us at the table}

But before I show you the food (well, other than that desert plate up there), here's what I wore...


Dress - Asos
Belt - Forever 21
Bag - vintage (gift from my mom)
Shoes - T.J. Maxx

I always like to wear something special on my birthday, and last night was no exception. If you had any doubt about my love for Peter-Pan collars, open back, dresses with pockets, navy blue, nude shoes, or mint-green nails, my birthday outfit should assuage it.

Okay, now on to the food...

{Salmon topped with potato ravioli on top of short ribs in a pool of green apple tzatziki}

{One of Ryan's courses; what looks like salmon is watermelon.}

{All four of these glasses were my mom's at one point.}

{Fois gras on brioche with rhubarb}

{A morel dish of Ryan's}

{A salmon amuse bouche served in a china spoon}

{My bourbon blackberry cocktail}

Thank you to my family for making this a great birthday so far (even more fun to come tomorrow) and thank you readers for helping make this year incredible.

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