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Birthday Week

July 16, 2012


Β My actual birthday was last Monday but the real celebration took place Saturday at The Magic Castle. I had really high expectations going in and, thankfully, it didn’t disappoint.

We were required to have dinner at the castle but after we were free to wander. On our way to one of the main shows we found a guy sitting at a table by himself. When we realized he was a magician we asked for some magic and he obliged. I assisted in a few of his tricks but felt too much pressure. I was over analyzing the simplest commands like “pick a card” or “stick your finger through this cigar cutter”. When that was finished we caught two main shows and two smaller acts.

Even though each performer made it very clear that whatever we saw was an illusion or sleight of hand, I still found myself asking “WHAT? HOW?” after every act.

It was just a great time and if any of you have the opportunity to go, GO.


My family booked this months ago. I was warned well in advance they have a strict dress code but didn’t bother checking until a week before. Luckily I still had enough time to make a dress.

Office Burger

To end the week I went to Father’s Office with my siblings. They’re known for the Office Burger which is rated one of the best in the world. While I wasn’t blown away by it, my brother teared up after the first bite. I’m not kidding.



Hope all of you had a great week!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2012 5:36 am

    ohhh happy birthday ! that dress is really cute. looks like a fun time!

  2. July 16, 2012 6:24 am

    happy belated birthday! Ps: that dress is super cute I really like the hot pink belt and the black lace!

    • July 17, 2012 3:18 pm

      Thanks! Plain cotton didn’t cut it πŸ™‚

  3. July 16, 2012 7:27 am

    Happy late birthday! I don’t know if you’re an Arrested Development fan but the “Magic Castle” made me think of the “Gothic Castle.” haha

    • July 17, 2012 3:19 pm

      Thanks! I’ve never watched that show, think I’ll check it out. I’ve heard good things!

  4. July 16, 2012 8:33 am

    That sounds so fun! I love illusions and magicians.

    • July 17, 2012 3:19 pm

      If that’s the case you’d have a grand ol’ time. If you ever visit…

  5. July 16, 2012 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad you loved the Magic Castle. For some reason, that was one of the first places I went to when I moved here! My friend, Paul, knows one of the magician members, so he got us in for free. It was pretty funny and fun!

    • July 17, 2012 3:21 pm

      Lucky! The invites are hard to get (and memberships expensive), so we just purchase photos each time we go (they come with an invite or two).

  6. July 16, 2012 12:45 pm

    I saw your dress on twitter. It turned out gorgeous! I hope you had a happy birthday!

  7. katlane12 permalink
    July 16, 2012 1:45 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love your dress. That burger looks interesting. I think Corey would probably have that same reaction as your brother. Boys and their food!

    • July 17, 2012 3:26 pm

      Thank you! His reaction was so over the top I thought it was a joke.

  8. July 16, 2012 4:26 pm

    Birthday at The Magic Castle?! Lucky girl! Love your new lace dress. I’ve been on the lookout for a nice one for ages but…. I’ll keep looking. That burger looks really yummy now at 2.30am in the morning…

  9. Katie permalink
    July 16, 2012 4:34 pm

    Happy Birthday!! It must be so nice to live in a place with so much to offer a girl so she can celebrate right (e.g. a Magic Castle). I didn’t know what The Magic Castle was, but clearly it was a good choice. P.S., that dress is seriously amazing.

  10. July 16, 2012 6:16 pm

    Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a really lovely day. The dress is gorgeous and the fact that you made it makes you too cool, I love your style! I think the “best burger in the world” can only really be judged by guys. I don’t think women can get that misty-eyed over cooked meat (cake is a totally different matter…).

    • July 17, 2012 3:29 pm

      Thank you! You’re pretty cool yourself πŸ˜‰ Cake doesn’t do much for me but I have cried over fried zucchini before!

  11. July 17, 2012 2:29 pm

    I’ve never been too big on magic but to get into a venue like that I think I’d make an exception! Glad you had so much fun, you deserve an awesome bday! Love that dress too. πŸ™‚

    • July 17, 2012 3:33 pm

      There was *some* corniness but it was limited to one magician. They all have different styles and the line up is constantly changing. Go if you get the chance, you’re so close…kind of! And thanks!

  12. July 18, 2012 3:55 am

    I’m super late…But! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! πŸ™‚

  13. July 18, 2012 9:38 pm

    Happy extra-belated. That dress is amazeballs, and I don’t think I’ve ever said amazeballs before. You look darling.

    • July 19, 2012 10:36 pm

      Thank you! I feel honored to have received your first and second “amazeballs”.:)

  14. July 24, 2012 11:01 am

    looks like you had an amazing week. that burger looks soooo good, but i’m a mega-carnivore. hah. πŸ˜‰

  15. October 28, 2012 11:27 pm

    Reblogged this on juanskhernandezx.

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