a birthday celebration

a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil

Neil turned 23 yesterday! We began Neil's birthday celebration last night by going out to City House (officially our favorite Nashville restaurant) and enjoying housemade sausage and margherita pizza with arugula. And chocolate bourbon gelato. Today, we spent time in East Nashville shopping for records (new Dead Weather and old Led Zeppelin!) and vintage clothes. We had a late breakfast at Marche (how do I add accents on Blogger?), did some cheese and olives picnicking, and finished the day with dry-aged beef with morels and Westvleteren 12, a Belgian beer that Neil loves.

In other words, a completely food-centered, really romantic, perfectly laid back day.

a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil
a birthday celebration for neil

I found a ruffle sleeved mint green blouse at the Hip Zipper in East Nashville as well as a carpet bag. I'm planning on pairing the green blouse with the chambray bloomers I made last week.

carpet bags and mint green blouses
carpet bags and mint green blouses

And speaking of chambray.. I didn't have enough time to make the romper I had plans to for Neil's birthday, but I will be making it in the morning for a fun blogger meet up tomorrow night!

Hope you're having a great weekend!