Birthday Litivities:22 πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ’

Thursday, October 06, 2016




Yesterday was my 22nd Birthday!! I really really felt the love!! From private messages to my Facebook wall, I felt so thankful that everyone took the time to wish me happy birthday. So for that, thank you! Especially my boyfriend for making me feel special from halfway across the world for both the little details and the gifts (that I had trouble being patient for) πŸ’.

I think the birthday email is officially tradition.

I had two celebrations, one with my girl friends and the other with my family.

The girls and I went out on Saturday the 1st. Last month I was like "what should I do for my birthday??" Then a couple weeks passed and honestly it wasn't until the day before that I actually remembered I had to plan something πŸ˜….

I decided that I wanted to try an ice cream shop in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, so based my restaurant choice walking distance from the shop. I decided to go for the "Southern food with a Louisiana inspired flair" restaurant down the street called Serpas.

We had a good experience (though the waitress was a little dry) and walking in I immediately loved the style. It had a very cosmopolitan air to it and because it was formerly a warehouse the ceilings were high and it was beautiful. The menu has a lengthy wine list, but I went for a simple cocktail. The menu wasn't as my style as I had imagined, even though I had looked it up before. I tried to go for something involving shrimp and gumbo but they were out  of gumbo (what? I know) so I went for the jumbo scallops. It was supposed to come with soba noodles which I was excited for, but it came with mashed potatoes instead.  Two of the girls got the empanadas which I think were pretty good, another got the cheese plate, and we had beignets as dessert. I do think my dish could have been better, and for my first time having beignets they weren't as to die for as Kim Kardashian made them out to be.
After trading my heels for sandals, we walked towards Queen of Cream. Yesenia and I were walking in front, with Yuri and Virginia behind, and we saw this huge rat cross right in front of us. I have goosebumps right now, but I was like 😱. We had our (made from scratch) ice cream, sat outside and enjoyed a cool night before heading home. Thanks girls! I wasn't expecting gifts and they were all so perfect.




Yesterday, on my actual birthday, I had class until around 6pm, came home, showered and got ready for dinner with my family (sorry I tend to abuse commas, never learned how to use them). We went to Pappadeaux, a New Orleans style seafood restaurant. My mom has worked there for the last decade +, and we had never been there. We seriously bring it up like every six months like "should we go now?" haha. But seriously, we had an amazing experience and I absolutely loved it! The appetizers were so delicious and I tried fried alligator for the first time (πŸŠπŸ’―), and I could swim in the shrimp and crawfish fondeaux. I chose a pasta that came with grilled shrimp, crawfish, and one of my favorites: andouille sausage. I was a little skeptical because it was marinara sauce based and I am more of a white sauce agal. Luckily, it was creamy and oh so delicious and the perfect amount of shredded parmesan. Really, everything that I tasted (everyone's dishes lol) was so yummy.  I got this brownie dessert, and let me tell you that it was offf the chain. I was so happy yesterday and had an amazing time with my family. 

It was funny that both birthday restaurants were Louisiana/Cajun. Thinking about it, that may be one of my favorite cuisines




THANKSSSS again everyone!

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