This is a picture heavy post just on what I did for my 20th birthday, or as I like to call it, my birthday week-end. (or better still birthday month! ha!)
So my actual day of birth was the Sunday, so the celebrations started on the Friday, with some shots in my bedroom with 'the gang'. Arun and I were joined by our favourite couple to hang out with (picture below) to do shots at mine, for pre-drinks, in the form of tick-tack-toe. Or tick-tack-shot as the game is called. We then made our way to the club, Picadilly Institute, where we had a few snacks as we hadn't eaten and danced the night away, along side being chatting up by old creeps. Standard. As Arun kindly reserved the table, we got this awesome bottle of champagne which was on fire!
The following day, I was pleased not to wake up with a hangover, not that I really drank that much. So as planned, my mum and I went for a girly day out of shopping and lunch in Clapham. As I was suffering a bit of a cold we went for an Indian. (always does the trick!) I'm not going to lie, I can't even remember the names of the dishes we got and I won't try to write it out, because I will definitely get it so wrong! But I basically got a lamb based curry and my mum got a fish based one. Because it was my birthday they even gave me free ice cream in the flavours mango, ginger and raspberry which were so yummy and tastes more like sorbets.
Finally, it was my actual birthday-day! I'd like to say I woke up, my new 20 year old-self, feeling wiser, more independent and mature, ready to tackle the adult world... But I feel the exact same I did when I was 19. Anyway, mum made me brunch, which is one of my favourite things in the world, because like afternoon tea, it actually makes eating little cakes alongside savory food normal! We had champagne, salmon, cray fish (If you can't tell I'm a big seafood fan), cream cheese, warm baguette and much more, with a cake to end all cakes!
Brunch was great, but shopping in Chelsea was even better! This was my first time here so I dressed all flashy, with a black kitten bow blouse, polka dotted skirt and knee-high boots. I accessorized with an MK bag (birthday present from Arun,what a babe!) and my biggest, fluffiest coat! The afternoon went smoothly, shopping the day away. we looked around lots but didn't actually buy much. I haven't been in the mood for a shopping splurge since Christmas really. I bought a cute dress on sale from Zara (pictured below) and Arun bought me black with a white stripe, leggings from Calzedonia while I was in the changing room- how sweet?! We went into so many shops but because it was a Sunday, they all shut early, and by this point my feet were killing me, so we went into a lovely pub and had whine whilst chatting away for about an hour. Arun then took me to dinner at Big Easy, because I've wanted to go for-literally-ever! We got started by demolishing our starters in seconds. They were so amazing and we were so hungry that I actually forgot to take a photo and I can't remember what we ate! But for mains, I had the lobster bake and Arun had the BBQ chicken and ribs. It was DELICIOUS!!! I would 100% go again! Tomorrow even if anyone is offering...
Anways, I'm ending my post here before it becomes an essay, I hope it gave you ideas for what to do for your birthday, or you simply enjoyed reading it!