Birthday Brunch Flash Back
This post should have been written years ago when this brunch happened but hey there is no time like the present.
A couple of years ago I was going thru a rough patch in life. It was December 2012 to be exact! After shedding tears on the shoulders of my girlfriends, they asked me what could they do for me?? Being the foodie that I am and how I love to connect with my girls over food -naturally I said " I just want all my favorites in the same room for brunch," and they made it happen! My crew consisted of 4 women who we affectionately called "college row" because of the proximity they lived to each other in Crown Heights. I lived way on the other side of Brooklyn which I dubbed "off campus."
I gave them a list of all my favorite people and the rest was history! To date, this is one of the best memories of my adult life. My birthday is Christmas eve, and I never get to celebrate with friends because it's so close to the holidays. So having all my favorites in one room to celebrate my birthday was one for the books! I still get teary-eyed when I think about the love that made this memorable day happen. I'm so glad I have pictures to remember the day!
I knew that I was having a brunch with all my favorites, but I was still slightly surprised when I walked into my besties -Isis apartment to see that she had transformed it into a festive holiday table for 16 of my friends. Everyone was seated and awaiting my arrival all I did was show up! There were a lot of very influential women in the room but they were not there for a networking event they were just there because we had shared a moment in life and I was lucky enough called them a friend!
When they say, love is in the details I felt and saw the love! The menus- crafted to the theme of the night before Christmas, my favorite foods were laid out before me! And they even had Popeyes chicken! If you know me, you know how much that means to me!
We sat, chatted and cried as everyone told me how I affected them in one way or the other. At times I couldn't believe they were talking about me and this entire night was about me! It was indeed perfect! I have thanked them over the years several times for pulling off this fantastic undertaking but again thank you to Isis, Nicole, Shani and Demetria for making me feel celebrated and appreciated!