Danny’s birthday celebration was long and so fun this year!
It started Saturday. We had brunch at our favorite local Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, Fonda. You could say Danny was excited about his breakfast burrito…
We then headed uptown to The Jewish Museum. Remember Stefan Sagmeister, the designer behind The Happy Show? He has a new exhibit here in NY. I was so glad to hear of it as I wanted to find something great to do for Danny’s birthday. So, this exhibit is small. But it’s so cool and it will have you smiling. It’s called “Six Things: Sagmeister and Walsh.” We really loved it. They examine six things culled from Sagmeister’s diary that he believes have increased his personal happiness:
1. If I Don’t Ask I Won’t Get
2. Keeping a Diary Supports Personal Development
3. Be More Flexible
4. It Is Pretty Much Impossible to Please Everybody
5. Now Is Better
6. Feel Others Feel
Sounds good to me!
FYI, Saturdays at the museum are FREE (due to the Jewish Sabbath). It was not crowded one bit when we were there. The exhibit is open until August 4.
Jordan and Paul Ferney were in town so they joined us at the museum and then afterwards we had the best walk around Central Park. The park is designed to get lost. And we did. 🙂 I saw parts of it I had never seen before. It really was so fun to just walk and wander, which sadly doesn’t happen often enough.
On Sunday we had dear friends over for one of Danny’s favorite cakes that is affectionately called, “The Cake”. (I’ll post the recipe soon!! )
And on Monday, Danny’s actual birthday, we met up in the city for a date, which is always such a thrill for me. We visited a restaurant that has been on our list – RedFarm (thanks to Rebecca). It’s a Chinese farm-to-table restaurant (anything farm to table is my kind of place…)
I had just gotten a haircut that day, so I met Danny at the restaurant. And yes, I’d say Joanna Goddard is right when she says it’s super fun to just “meet” your date at your destination. Danny was there at the bar perusing the menu (he was sweetly mapping out all the gluten and dairy free items that I could eat :). And when I walked in, we were both just beaming and so happy to see each other and to sit and have a wonderful, romantic meal together at our little table for two.
Danny ordered these recommended Pac Man dumplings. I had to send a picture to my friend, Koseli. She loooves things with cute faces on them (like this & this). She replied and said, “Those are the cutest dumplings in existence. *So cute*.” 🙂
So yes, it was a wonderful birthday. Normally we would just go out to dinner (which is a treat for us as we normally eat at home.) But I guess birthdays that fall close to a weekend call for more celebration.
How do you celebrate your birthdays (or your spouse’s/partner’s)? Do you find yourself falling into traditions or do you try to do something unique and different each year?
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