Birthday at Nellcote | Thriftanista in the City


Birthday at Nellcote

Hey there! I celebrated another birthday on Tuesday. It was a pretty low key day. V and I checked out two out of the way thrift stores. No major haul but I did buy some goodies I will share later.

In the evening, E and I went to dinner on our 4th post baby date. 
One of the best gifts ever!
Earrings - Handmade by girlgetalife
Ring - Jay Clay Jewelry
Dress - Rachel by Rachel Roy (thrifted)
Purple pumps - Type Z 

Hamming it up on the way to Nellcote

Nellcote is a new West Loop restaurant specializing in french, italian, and spanish fare.

Food p0rn begins now..
The bread is made with flour they make themselves.
Shaved asparagus salad. Excellent flavors. 

Halibut with egg and caviar
I don't normally mess around with unscrambled eggs but I thought I would try something different for my birthday. Delicious. The caviar made the dish a little salty but I enjoyed it.

Rabbit wrapped in bacon.
Isn't everything delicious wrapped in bacon?

I believe I heard the angels sing when I bit into this lamb.
It was the last to come out and it was my favorite of them all.

The dessert made me forget my camera for a minute.
The chocolate parfait didn't come to us looking this way. It was pretty when it came out. I promise.
The taste was similar to a heath bar.

The decor was fabulous and ornate. I love it.
How fabulous are these chairs? I had to sit in one.

My button says "another year sexier". 
I love birthdays you can get away with so much random ridiculousness.
Happy 38th to me and my Mama!

In other news, my blog was featured on the Dots website. Check it out here. Also, there's finally a working copy of my thrifting segment on tv. I have it linked on the right sidebar so if you've been dying to see it, now you can! Go on...give it a look.


Girl...get a life! said...

Very nice! You look awesome and the food looks yummy. E looks ok, too.

Style4Curves said...

You look so beautiful and ur post baby bod is a dream!!!!!!!!

Tavia Mac said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! You and me both are knocking on the fabulous 40 years! You in that dress make it look fabulous! That food looks


LV said...

you look so pretty! Wow wow wow that food looks amazing, especially hat lamb!

Splendor said...

Yes another year sexier pretty lady! Happy Birthday dear.

Kish said...

You. Look. Amazing! Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!

YUMMommy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And you were certainly rocking that dress!

Tricia Hersey said...

looks like so much fun.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

you look incredible - lvoe your dress

Xo Megan

Dr. Reginia said...

Your dress is awesome. Food pics are always great.

Tiff said...

Yayyyyyyy!!!! Loved this entire post. Your hair. Hmmmm awesomeness!!!!!

simplychic said...

happy birthday!!! you look hot in that dress...

Quiana said...

Happy belated birthday! You looked stunning and I'm happy you had a wonderful night.

Mama Violet said...

Thanks ladies! I enjoyed the food and the great company. Birthdays rock!

Jill said...

You have some figure! That dress looks amazing on you. Glad you had a nice bday.

April said...

Happy birthday, lady! You look amazing in that dress!!

Tia said...

Cute dress!!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You look smokin' in that print!

Mama Violet said...

Thanks everyone!

Makaila said...

You are gorgeous mama. :) That last picture of you in the turquoise chair.. stunning!

MissRockwell said...

This has to be thee best thrifted dress that I have ever seen. It's gorgeous and it fits your body like a glove. And your hair looks amazing. I know I'm sooooo late but I hope you enjoyed your birthday.

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