…….Laurie Pie’s came first and we decided to celebrate at the new Nordstrom’s in Americana. Their restaurant, Bar Verde is amazing!!!
Everything was so yummy and I made sure we had a booth that looks out at the kitchen.
Don’t even ask!
Then it was mom’s turn……Nikka had to go to the Cheesecake Factory to get a candle as they’re not allowed at Bar Verde. Apparently they don’t have a license for them but an exception was made for mom.
Along with well wishes from the servers….
Dear Amy had made an exquisite floral arrangement for mom and I stopped by to see it….
….and have a cup of tea…..
…..and fall in love with Mia, her adorable pooch…
Mom was thrilled with Amy’s creation….
….and her ‘Queen for a Day Roses’…..
Beautiful flowers from Vicki, Nikka & Emma…
And lots of chocolate…..
Next day dear Alice came over for lunch and a visit in the studio. I was delighted to share the news that I’m on the board of the newly created Suma Center, a non-profit whose main goal is preventing bullying in the schools.
…..Finally on the 30th it was time for Charles birthday!
……Peggy sent a card she had made for Charles 50 years ago…..
…..Make a wish!!!!
To be continued……