Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Birthday At The Russian Tea Room

A Vintage Nerd

Thank you all for your thoughtful birthday wishes. I have to say I had the best birthday ever this past weekend. It all started with a birthday card from my children and breakfast from my husband. Then we dropped our children off at my brother's home and headed off the Prema Hair Salon (formerly  the location of Pimps and Pinups). The weather was a bit rainy and snowy but lucky we found parking right in front of the salon. I tease my husband all the time and tell him that I am his good luck parking charm. It isn't an easy task to find parking in Manhattan.

I got my hair cut and styled a beautiful 1960's style I have been wanting for a quite some time by a wonderful hairdresser named Dale. The salon is Australian owned and Dale moved all the way from Sydney just to work at the salon. He was lovely and have me some incredible tips on 1960's hair styling and how to recreate the look he was giving me. I cannot wait to experiment more with my hair!

Afterwards we headed to the iconic Russian Tea Room for an Afternoon Tea. It was founded in 1927 by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet. The decor is mouth watering and I felt like I was transported back in time.

Our tea was lovely with an array of mini sandwiches, caviar, and desserts. The service was impeccable and they even surprised me with a candle on top of my desserts. This vintage girl couldn't have asked for a more memorable experience in such an historically iconic restaurant.

Prema Hair Salon
The Russian Tea Room
The Russian Tea Room
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The Russian Tea Room
The Russian Tea Room
The Russian Tea Room

The Russian Tea Room
The Russian Tea Room

1960's NYC
1960's Hair
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I wore my brand new dress from Boden, one of my favorite clothing shops, in which I won via an Instagram contest. I love Boden because the pieces are so well made and many of their items have a 1960's style to them. I paired it with my pearl earrings and necklace which my husband gifted me after the birth of our daughter.

My day wasn't over after my haircut and tea. We spent the rest of our evening with my brother and his family and my babies. They had such a blast being with their little cousin. My sister in law also cooked an insanely delicious Puerto Rican meal especially for me. I received a wonderful text from my best friend in England and a phone call from my other best friend who lives in Florida and that was just the cherry on top.

The kiddies really wanted me to open my gifts and blow out my special "39" candles but I was so tired when I got home that I saved it for the next day which I will share with you tomorrow.

How have you decided to celebrate your special day this year? Are you planning on going to any vintage locations?

12 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun I got a groupon to go there and will be visiting in February

    retro rover

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you are going hun! Its a must do. Glad I did it. xox

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  2. Looks like a marvelous day! Last year, I got to spend my birthday at Epcot in Disney World and it was a blast! :D

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    1. Ohh I love Epcot. I have to go again one day!! Thank you Stephanie! xox

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  3. This look like a wonderful day! A new 'do and a fancy tea room?! Perfect combo!

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    1. Oh thank you Emileigh!! It really was! xox

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  4. Happy birthday! You look totally fabulous! I love your dress, and that hair is amazing! And yes, I know that's a lot of exclamation points, but I'd say they're well deserved in this case because you look so great. It sounds like you had a pretty perfect day.
    Cheers,
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

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    1. Oh Jessica, thank you so much!! Hehehe xox

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  5. Your hair is spectacular! And what a gorgeous venue to spend your birthday at!!
    I have a grand plan of having a little vintage picnic of sorts for my birthday this summer, but with Comic Con being the same month, it's hard to gather friends together to properly celebrate. I'll figure something.

    Carla, TinyAngryCrafts

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  6. Enchantingly lovely birthday celebrate, my sweet friend! I adore your floral filled ensemble. It's sweet, classic and very elegant (just like the lady wearing it). What a grand and gorgeous restaurant in which to toast in a new year of your life. I'm thrilled to hear that you had a marvelous celebration and hope that coming year will continue to be the bee's knees for you.

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Happy Birthday!!
    You look beautiful! And that tea room! I want to go now!

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  8. I hope you both had a splendid time. Looks so elegant! Woohoo!

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