Monday, May 24, 2010

Jessica's Birthday






This bowl of taffy was a little too close to us. Let's just say we had quite a few.

The mussels were fabulous!

Jessica opening her Gift Certificate to Dry Bar. We've been dying to check it out! We're making a girl date to go, so I'll post about it soon. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere just posted about it on Friday.


Whitney, Jessica, and I (also seen here) celebrated Jess' birthday over the weekend with a fabulous dinner at Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica. This place opened last fall (by the same owner as Blue Plate on Montana) and is one of my new favorites. The food is outstanding, the nautical decor is adorable, and the service is incredible (not only was our server attentive, the owner came by about 4 times to see how we were doing and they gave us free dessert for Jess' birthday). It's a popular place and they don't take reservations, so there's usually about a 20 minute wait. We had a glass of wine around the corner at Bar Pintxo while we waited (also mentioned here). The night was filled with a lot of laughs, great conversation, and amazing food (make sure to get the mussels if you go). Happy Birthday, Jess!

23 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

The place sounds great and the photos are very cute! Happy Bday to Jessica...Kisses and enjoy your Monday:)

Katie said...

Looks like fun!

Bren said...

Looks amazing Valerie! I've been to BP Montana, but now I'll have to try BP Oysterette! Let me know when you're going to Dry Bar...I'll come meet you! ;) Been wanting to check it out.

xo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

You gals look great - hope your friend had a lovely b-day!

Erica said...

You girls looked like you had a blast! Those mussels looked fantastic. BTW, I can’t wait for your post about Dry Bar!

Marcie said...

That place looks like so much fun! I love your earrings and boots. Girl dates are so much fun, so please post pictures from Dry Bar. My cousin was there a few weeks ago and said it was amazing. What a great concept.

:) Marcie

Gabriel said...

Happy Birthday to Jessica! Next time maybe you could bring home some of that taffy?

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Y'all looked like you had a blast! That food looks incredible. I could eat it right now, especially that dessert! Yum!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

looks like fun times!!!

*muah*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Melanie said...

Yummm, dessert looks good!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Nikki said...

That dessert looks amazing. Looks like a really fun night!
Xx
Nikki

hiyaluv said...

Looks like a fabulous time! Looking forward to your post on DRY Bar!
smiles,
gina
http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

Siri said...

I love the Oysterette! And BP on Montana serves homemade baby food, brilliant! Looks like a fun bday party : )

MyLittlePhotographs said...

Such fun pictures, looks like it was a great time!

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, just found your blog today and loving it! xoxo

Josie said...

Mmmm, this sounds absolutely fabulous -- all of the food looks SO delicious. Can't wait to hear about Dry Bar!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Mmm the mussels looks so good!!

Mara said...

oh I'll have to check this place out! I was reading about it a couple months ago and it's really close to where Matthew works. It looks delicious :) Happy birthday to Jessica!

Jamie said...

This place looks great! I will have to check it out! Oh and BTW totally have an appointment at Dry Bar on Wednesday to get a pre-Vegas blow out. I will totally let you know how it goes! :)

http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Those mussels look SO good. Now, I'm totally in the mood for this french bistro I used to get them at when I lived in DC. Sigh.

Jessica said...

Thanks Val, it was a GREAT birthday dinner! I can't wait to try Drybar, definitely going 7/10 for my next wedding if you want to join then, but I'm sure before that too. The perfect gift for me as you know it's my absolute least favorite thing to blowdry my own hair and I'll do anything to get out of it! You got it right when you said we sat a little too close to the taffy ha! Great times with great friends xoxo

Krystal said...

aw, that looks so fun!

fashionstoned said...

Great pictures!! and looks like a wonderfull dinner aswell! those mussels makes me hungry!