The Week in Review: 4th August - 10th August
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As you know last week was a pretty, damn good week - full of celebrating and cake. I don't think I'll have quite such a fabulous week again - making it just plain perfect for a 'WIR' post. It was exceptionally decadent and I got so spoilt for which I am beyond grateful!
The week started with a day out the office on Monday, I had to make a MFM exception as I decided to take off Tuesday - my birthday. I got my hair coloured, cut and styled (got to hide them greys) for the last of my 30 days to 30 tasks. Of course there was some work too and planning for the week ahead.
Once my birthday arrived I was so excited and had a full day out planned. It kicked off with a trip to the Zak & Tonic pop-up cafe, together with a few creative friends, including Sam from Isla Designs, Denise from Freshly Found, Yvette from ArtEsense and Fathima from Happiness is. They spoilt me with lovely gifts and bright balloons! I worked with Zak & Tonic last year on their blog and feel so proud of them - they are really making their mark on Durban!
Next stop was lunch with my mom at Tashas (look at that yummy salad). We fitted in a browse and birthday shopping - which included a gift from Mimco for my mom as her birthday was last week too. In the afternoon my sister, mom and I went for high tea at the Oyster Box - it was amazing as expected. Daniel surprised me with dinner at Unity Bar to finish off an awesome day (full of eating)!
Wednesday it was back to reality and I got back to work. I had a few meetings, including one with Caitlyn de Beer (check out her new site) and all the usual to do list things on the go. Thursday was also quite a normal day. I did a little party prep for my planned weekend celebrations which got me excited - I love a bit of DIY!
On Friday it was my mom's birthday so I stopped by with a card - she couldn't wait for her gift and claimed it on Tuesday! He He... I allowed it. I also had what felt like a million errands to run, but I did stop to buy her some flowers too at Lillys and Lace in Durban North. I also spotted my client - Chey Michau's new packaging and designs at 100% Co-op in Gateway. Her work is beautiful as is the packaging. A friend wore one of her necklaces this weekend and it looked so lovely!
Saturday was a very special day as I hosted my 30th birthday celebration. My best friends joined me at my parents' home for a light lunch of canapes made by Centre Piece Hire (what a team), along with cupcakes and cake baked by Smith's Bakeshop. I loved planning the decor, setting up and of course having the actual party. My friends out did themselves with the gifts and once again my heart overflowed with gratitude! I posted some of the pictures on my personal Instagram, but here are a few more showing the decor and a few of the lovely gifts I received (which included some spoils from Kirsten Goss and Voluspa). The day wasn't over yet as we headed out to dinner that night. I got to wear my dream dress from Mono - which was sequined to add some birthday sparkle.
Yesterday was a day to take stock and get back to reality (do I have to?). I loved all of last week and feel truly happy to be thirty. I was fortunate to be able to celebrate it with the people I love most! Not much more a girl can ask for. Thank you so much for the wishes and thank you to the wonderful people who made last week so incredible. Can I say I'm grateful just once more!