48 Karat Magic in the air. Yes Bruno Mars your song has inspired me, although I tweaked it a just a little. Last month I celebrated 48 years of being on this earth. Grateful, Happy and Joyful are just a few words that can describe what I was feeling.
I wanted this year to be the year that I reconnected with my girlfriends. I wanted to spend my time with them without any major distractions. Normally I would opt to head out to a nice Jazz Lounge or a five star restaurant in New York City for an evening. I said lets erase that for this year as my vision of a more intimate gathering with my friends is what I wanted to create for this particular weekend.
The Wyndham Village at Shawnee in the Pocono Mountains is where the festivities took place. I rented a 2 bedroom Villa with a loft for my girlfriends and I, it was the perfect September weekend that anyone could ever imagine. I was so excited that my friends were coming to spend my birthday weekend with me.
The time now is 8am and Just Illusions Party Center arrived at the Villa with my 48 balloons. Just look at all the beautiful colors!!
Fast forward to 3:00pm and I’m in my happy zone. My Personal Chef for the evening Iggy from Private Chef Now has arrived promptly and ready to prepare my birthday dinner. On the menu;
- Bang Bang Shrimp
- Arugula Salad w/ Walnuts and Cherries
- Tour-of Italy: Chicken Parmesan with Fettuccine Alfredo and Lasagna.
While Iggy is handling his business in the kitchen my girlfriends start to arrive. It meant so much to me to have my friends celebrate this special evening. I’m the farthest from everyone as they all reside in New Jersey. However, without any hesitation everyone showed up and showed out. It made my heart sing when I saw the ladies park their cars and walk through those doors. Maranda, Lucretia, Tammy and Shynell, I hope you are reading this. Please know that I love you all so very much!.
Those beautiful silk robes and silver ballerina slippers that my girls are wearing was an Etsy find. Not sure if you noticed, but the balloon colors coordinated with each of our (Favorite Colors) Robes.
And then there was cake!
We stayed up till 1:00am dancing, singing and laughing at each others dance moves.💃🏾 We danced to a little Salt n Pepa (Push It) and New Edition’s ( If It Isn’t Love) and ended the evening with a little R Kelly! I’m chuckling as I’m typing this because I got a visual of us clowning around in the living room that evening. Good Times!!😃
The next morning we got up and prepared a delicious breakfast. Kudos to Maranda, Tammy and Lucretia for cooking our early morning breakfast. As for Shynell, I guess she had to get more beauty rest.😂
It was a weekend to remember. The weather was fantastic and being surrounded by my friends was the highlight of it all. That 48 Karat Magic was definitely in the air. 🙏🏿
Go Felicia ….It’s Ya Birthday!!!🎤💃🏾