Happy birthday to me!

How does a city girl celebrate her birthday in a small Costa Rican pueblo? With champagne, gorgeous sunset views and a huge Italian dinner set in a romantic garden! My day started at noon when Brynn whisked me away for bubbly and a girls’ lunch on the beach at beautiful Café de Playa. It was the most relaxing afternoon! Then we had a little party at Pacifico, where a huge group of us drank wine, watched the sun set over the Pacific, and marveled at the belly dancer Alessandra’s dramatic performance. The grand finale?

Spoiling ourselves with red wine, delectable pastas and mouth-watering entrees at Via Italia. The LA girl in me had actually been worried about getting a reservation. When I was told of the restaurant’s gorgeous garden, I couldn’t imagine it not being full on a Friday night. Hello, Abby, it’s Coco. There was plenty of room for anyone craving dinner in the balmy open air! (Looking at the photos, it appears that I’ve successfully brought the “skinny arm pose” to Costa Rica! I’m very proud.) I passed out early, since Alicia and I were hitting the road at 7 am the next morning, heading towards the Monteverde cloud forests… The posting is coming soon!

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  1. Looks and sounds like an ahhmazing time! Here’s to getting older – more gorgeous and more wise. Never a bad thing. 🙂

  2. Yes, cheers to getting older! It’s already a good year, right?

  3. Yaaay! Look at you being all tanned and glowy. Sounds awesome.

  4. I miss all the fun stuff 🙁 Glad you still managed to have a good time without me. lol

  5. Feliz cumples!!! Love the dress AND the way you celebrated your special day. A Birthday should never be without champagne and memorable sunsets. Just wish I could have been there too! 🙂

  6. Yay! i’m glad you had a blast. Miss you, love you!

  7. Sounds like a fine celebration for a great day Abby. Next time we’ll hook up for dual birthday parties 🙂

  8. Candice, you just made my day!! I am so white for here ha. Cheryl, you were missed. When are we hanging out?! Stop working so much — you live in Costa Rica! Andi, I sense that we’ll someday drink too much champagne together… Not really worried about that not happening. Chris, YES! (I don’t know what else to say, but, YES.)

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