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Cake and Cocktails!

Posted on: 06 November 2011

So with my promise of more frequent blog posts along came my Birthday and real life promptly took over from the land of the blog! I had a fab birthday, spent with my family and friends. It all started calmly at home where I celebrated my birthday jointly with my mum! Happy Birthday to you too Mum! xx

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Our cake was another one of the creations from one of the Chinese bakeries in Birmingham. We chose a more traditional style, light fluffy vanilla cake, fresh cream and decorated with fruits! The cake was so light that I could definitely eat the entire thing to myself...
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After the cakey goodness, it was time for an outfit change to spend the evening with my best friends who I've known since I was 11 years old. A time when I didn't even own a computer and had no idea what on earth a blog was!
another sheer blouse...
A friend of mine recently said that I have a thing for blouses and I couldn't agree more! I admit I have a very similar blouse to this from H&M but it's not nearly as lovely as this newest Zara purchase. It has a cute gold studded collar, the buttons are all hidden and it has a little pocket which is stitched on sideways...so it's completely defunct. It's definitely all about the details, even if it's just me who notices them!
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Blouse (Zara) Skirt (Topshop) Belt (River Island) Bag (Hong Kong) Shoes (Office)
My birthday evening began in Jamie's Italian in Birmingham where we sat in one of the booths, had a delicious meal and we were served by the most enthusiastic waiter. Their posh chips which are cooked in truffle oil and topped with Parmesan is one of my favourite things in there.
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Lovely friends
I can hardly believe that I've known these girls for 14 years now. I love you guys!!
Among my gifts was an amazing teacup and a yummy batch of peanut butter and raisin cookies. I was really tempted to ask if my cocktails could be served in the cup! After the meal, we went to Island Bar, which is the best cocktail bar in Birmingham and also where Aussie hosted one of their parties and where I took my friend Sally (below) as my plus one!
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Cocktails
Their cocktails are actually sublime. I discovered my favourite cocktail courtesy of my friend Hannah who bought one and we all swooned at its yummyness. If you ever visit Island Bar, definitely check out the cocktails specially created by them. The one below was made from Amaretto, cherry juice and a whole bunch of other yummy goodness. I think it was called Mi Amore but I can't remember exactly...
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After a night of sipping cocktails and dancing the night away, we retreated home! Bit of a dark photo, but what better than to come home after a fab night out with your best friends and drink out of your brand new tea cup and nibble on freshly baked cookies? Most definitely a perfect end to an awesome birthday!

59 comments:

  1. happy birthday you beautiful beautiful lady! so glad you had fun, it was so lovely to see you again :) <3 xoxo

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  2. awww what a lovely birthday!!!! i have never been to island bar, must go immediately!xx

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  3. Aaw looks like a perfect birthday! You have definitely just helped me make up my mind about what to do for mine...cocktails! yumyum Also really love your outfit it looks lovely!
    - Charlotte xx

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  4. Ohh it looks like you had a lovely day, wearing a killer outfit, eating a big fluffy cake, and grabbing cocktails with your friends. :) Happy birthday!

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  5. I must say you have good taste in cocktails, style, and cake. I am not fond of cake but you manage to prove me wrong. :) Forgot about those kind of cakes. You always look adorable. I probably need to go to you for style tips. :)

    Happy birthday!

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  6. Happy birthday! I love the collar on the blouse.

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  7. Happy belated to you and your mama! Do you guys have the same bithday?? Anyway, you two look great, your friends look great, and that cake looks GREAT.

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  8. What a beautiful teacup! Love your skirt!

    You guys had a fantastic outing!

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  9. What a happy time. Beautiful cake too!

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  10. wow you and your mother share the same bday or similar dates? Happy birthday to her! Great monochrome outfit. love the blouse's collar...you can't go wrong with a proper cup of tea! where do you uys usually go dancing? I rarely go "out" in bham after a dodgy stint in broad street a couple of years ago. it's always london when I'm back in Brum now!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday, Winnie! :D The cake looks super yums

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  12. Happy Birthday Winnie! Glad you spent the day in style - your cake is a thing of beauty :). x

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  13. it looks like you had a wonderful birthday! all of those cocktails and the cake look delicious, plus i adore the little studs on your blouse. xx

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  14. it looks like you had a wonderful birthday! all of those cocktails and the cake look delicious, plus i adore the little studs on your blouse. xx

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  15. Happy Birthday, looks like such a fun day and the cake looks amazing. I love your blouse.

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  16. Such a cute skirt, darling Winnie!

    Happy Belated Bday!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday honey!! You look stunning and delicious cakes! :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  18. Sounds like a fantastic birthday, lovely cake and outfit, I really like that skirt.
    And I actually did ask for my cocktail to be served in my brand new teacup on my birthday afew years ago, haha!

    Happy belated birthday to you and your Mum :)

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  19. hey hun happt belated birthday!! so glad you had a great day and night with your family and friends :) xx

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  20. Happy belated birthday darling! Seems like you had an amazing one!

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  21. Happy Birthday <3

    Sounds like you had a great day, that cake looks delicious, those fruit cakes from Chinatown are my absolute faves in fact any cake from Chinatown is good! xoxo

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  22. This is so cute! Happy birthday :)) I wish you all the ebst, Winnie XD

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  23. happy birthday :D you rocked the red lips!

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  24. Happy Birthday Winnie, looks like you had a fabulous time!

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  25. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a great time celebrating, those cocktails look fab! I love the studded collar on your blouse, so pretty! x

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  26. Aaah, looks like a lovely birthday Winnie, hope you really did have the best bestest time.

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  27. Looks like you had a fab birthday Winnie! and yes it was a great event wasn't it! we must get a photo together next time! i never seem to get photos with people at next events haha. and love that topshop skirt! it's from last year isn't it? i wanted in in lilac and it was out of stock apart from a size 14 and i've been hoping the skirt will pop up on ebay in a size 10 i've loved it for so long and i'm still waiting for the day i finally get one! aaah xxxxx

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  28. Happy belated b'day Winnie , love ur b'day cake ;)

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  29. Happy Birthday! Your cake looks so good!

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  30. Happy Birthday! I must have been reading your blog for a long time now because I can remember a couple of your other posts about your birthday with your mum. It looks like you had a fun time. I adore your blouse and skirt and the red lips look amazing on you.

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  31. aww, happy birthday mom and winnie :) this is so sweet, i love the cake, looks very yummy :) i hope all your dreams come true, love!

    xx jamie

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  32. Looks like you had an awesome birthday! That bday cake looks delish! So your birthday is the same as your moms?

    The cocktails look delish too! And i couldn't agree more, the tea cup is soo cute! I don't really know you know you, but i think it's so you for some reason, lol. Does that make sense? haha

    As for your questions, i went to Ocean Park with some friends to celebrate Halloween and it was ok but i didnt get scared. I've been twice before in the past so i kinda knew what to expect but i guess im a scary cat, hahaha

    and me too! i've not carved a pumpkin in my life but i intend to do so one day....whenever that is,lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  33. i mean i did get scared, lol

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  34. Oh my, happy birthday to you and your mum !! It looks like you had a really lovely time !x

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  35. It IS called Mi Amore, I know this because I've had it at Island Bar myself- do love it there

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  36. Your birthday looks fab- so glad you had a good one. Your cake looks amazing - so creamy!

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  37. Happy Birthday to you and your Mum. I celebrated mine the day before you 3/11. Looks like you had a great time. Xxxx

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  38. looks like a fun night! love your outfit!

    GTBB,
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    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  39. happy birthday!!
    thanks for visiting my blog :) your outfit looks so cute and your cake REALLY delicious!!

    <3
    'lizz

    dramadynasty.blogspot.com

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  40. ah.... happy birthday. my birthday is usually quiet with the family and then one week of celebration with various groups of friends. at the end, i am usually a couple pounds heavier. sigh....

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  41. HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY Winnie! ^_^ Looks like a blast was had, and oh my goodness dont those cocktails look freakin delish! (please tell me they were :P) lol.

    Yum Yum Yum

    xx

    Oh and btw although we're approaching Summer here its been raining freakin diddly no stop lately. NOT.IMPRESSED! Grrrrrrr

    xx

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  42. what a sweet post! happy birthday to

    your mum. the food looks so yummy!

    nice blog, i like it. so i'm following you now.

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  43. Wowww nice birthday! Everything looks amazing. And your outfit is sooo lovely. Beautiful xxx <3

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  44. Happy belated Birthday!! Looks like you had a fab birthday!
    The cake looks yummy. Love Chinese cakes. So fluffy and yummeh

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  45. What a great combo and you look divine my dear friend Winnie! Lovely people, great cake! wow I always wish to eat everything you post here... and Congratulations for the B-day!
    you are a very lovely and sweet girl...

    all my love always,

    Kira

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  46. that cake looks delish and i loveee your outfit!! perfect studded pieces with that cute flouncy skirt!

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  47. this super cute cake looks delicious!
    And you are so pretty, love your skirt!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  48. happy birthday! (again haha) That blouse is very cute, the gold stud detailing makes it extra special. I love Jamie's posh chips too, I'll have to try recreating them at home one day hmmmm yum.

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  49. Happy Birthday to you, darling! :) You look absolutely adorable.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  50. Happy Belated Birthday Winnie, it looks like you had an amazing time an the cake looks delicious. My house-mates are all really nice, as you can tell. I hope we all stay in contact after the 3 years are up. xxx

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  51. Great photos, beautiful outfit! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  52. Happy belated bday ! hope u had a good one! but it seems that u really had fun with your girls ;-) the cake looks so yummy and your skirt is wayyyyy too cute hehe !
    xx

    http://mymymode.com

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  53. Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry I missed it! It looks like you had a marvelous time! That cake... **drool** I want a light, fruity cake like that so badly! YUM! And your outfit is darling! I love the sheer black top, and your skirt is adorable! You look gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Emily

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