{ Summery Cocktails at Nobu Malibu }
Not sure if I love my birthday more because it's in the summer or if I love summer more because that's the season of my birthday. Regardless to say, I truly believe everyone needs to stop whatever they are doing that week and CELEBRATE! I'm lucky to have done just that. I wanted this year to be a simple as possible, as a lot of other things have happened this month of August. I made sure to take the full week off from work and keep it simple, simple like the ocean. 
{ Nobu Malibu }
I spent my actual birthday relaxing in the morning at a nice spa in West Hollywood, followed by a breathtaking late lunch at Nobu in Malibu with my main squeeze. It was beautiful and delicious, I highly recommend! 
{ Cocktail Wash Invites by Lapis Lazuli via Paperless Post }
I wanted a really simple celebration with friends, so I just invited everyone for sunset cocktails at the Blue Lounge at Moonshadows in Malibu. Knowing my love for summer whites, I asked everyone to dress the part! I've always wanted to host a white party, let's consider this one a trial run! 

{ Birthday Whites & Ocean Waves at Moonshadows }
It turned out to be exactly what I wanted. Everyone wore white, watched the sunset, drank some cocktails and ate some amazing marble cake from my favorite bakery SusieCakes. After the sun went down we headed to Hungry Cat for a seafood snack and continued the celebrations at ShoreBar. Simple as can be!
{ Birthday Presents }
 Birthdays aren't supposed to be about the presents but I can't help but feel soooo loved! It's nice to have a day for yourself and be rewarded simply for being born! As cliché as it sounds, the cards are really the best part, keeping all of mine in my new blue box. 
{ Cheese Plate & Champs Basket }
Well, my best friend Emma must know me pretty well, since she got me a really thoughtful and downright practical gift. I LOVE cheese plates and now I have little labels to describe each one! Creative gifts mean a lot and anything that includes a bottle of champs will make my day. I'm so grateful to have such amazing friends. 

Cheers to a wonderful summer birthday, 

Xx, Monica

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