Baby Sister’s Birthday Celebration

Today is a beautiful, hot summer day. And tonight is going to be an even hotter summer night. My little sister is having an important milestone birthday. I am throwing a surprise party for her. She will never suspect a thing…

Recently, she fell in love with an incredible, generous, gorgeous man. He is charming, thoughtful, articulate, and he loves her for who she is and she loves him in the same way. I’ve never seen her so happy and so at ease with another person. They swept each other off their feet. They have a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ connection. I couldn’t be happier for her!

I’ve enlisted his help with the party.

I’m a bit older than her, so I don’t hang out with her and her friends out on the town that often. I know a few of her favorites and enlisted her Facebook social network to come up with the guest list. I have 20 very special people on the list, siblings and parents included. I’ve booked the rooftop terrace at Tamayo Restaurant on Larimer Square. I’ve never been to Tamayo, so I am looking forward to the experience.

Tamayo is a hot spot on Larimer Square owned by famed Richard Sandoval. The creative concept is modern Mexican with a fusion twist. I pre-ordered several servings of ten different appetizers like tangy mahi ceviche, chicken flautas, smoky beef tacos, salmon carpaccio and mole. I am sure everyone will be satiated. We will be toasting the birthday girl with Gruet blanc de noirs methode champenoise from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gruet is an amazing little bubbly, created by a sibling team from the Champagne region of France. It was recently featured in the Food & Wine section of the New York Times.

Topping off the dinner, I’ve selected individual, hand crafted, petit fours from Gateaux to be adorned with the correct number of birthday candles. This is my favorite bakery in the city and the tiny cakes are the best of the best of what they offer….what could be better than trying each flavor instead of just one?

Hopefully little sister will get her wish!

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