25th Birthday Adventures

So, it happened. I turned 25. I can’t say I’m terribly excited about it. I’m officially at the age where I’m starting to dread that number getting higher and higher. Although a lot of people have told me that 25 was an amazing year for them, so hopefully it’s not as bad as I think it will be.

I will say that the year has started out great for me so far and I had a fantastic weekend of birthday celebrations thanks to Ed. He definitely spoiled me and I feel super lucky.

On Saturday Night, we went to see Gone Girl at the theater. I read the book a few months back with my friends and we all loved it, so I was happy to finally get the chance to see it. I really liked the movie and thought the acting was amazing and that they really stayed true to the book.
Gone Girl Ticket
On Sunday morning, Ed and I headed out to brunch at Queenstown Public House in Little Italy.
Queenstown Public HouseWe first spotted this place while hanging out at the farmer’s market and I’ve wanted to come back ever since because it had such a great ambiance. I ordered a Peach Basil Sangria and the Oink, which was pulled pork and garlic kale on top of jalapeno cornbread. Amazeballs.
Oink Queenstown Public House
After brunch, we hit up the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market and Trader Joe’s for our weekly grocery shopping and our Sunday ended with some wine and watching The Purge: Anarchy, which was as bad as I expected it to be.
Blue Fin Moscato
Monday was my birthday and Ed had lots of “secret” things planned for the day. After getting ready, our first destination was to La Jolla Cove to lay on the beach and watch the seals.
Seals at La Jolla CoveClose Up Seals La Jolla CoveMe at La Jolla Cove
It’s crazy how close the seals let you get to them and check out those views! It’s such a gorgeous area and it was a perfect way to start out the day!
Seal running to water La Jolla Cove
After leaving La Jolla Cove, we came back to our apartment to eat lunch that Ed had grabbed before heading back out.
Birthday Lunch
Delicious. With full bellies, we changed and headed to our next destination, Torrey Pines State Reserve, to do some hiking. We stayed on the Guy Fleming Trail for the most part, which took us right next to the ocean.
Me Hiking on Guy Fleming TrailEd in tree at Torrey PinesMe on Guy Fleming TrailGuy Fleming Trail
Breathtaking. We stayed here to watch the sunset before going back home to change again and go to dinner.
Sunset at Torrey Pines
Ed originally planned to take me to a Mexican restaurant I’ve been wanting to try, but after passing a Thai restaurant on our way, we both decided we were more in the mood for that.
Bahn Thai
I ordered the Shrimp Pad See Ew. My fave. After dinner, we walked back home where Ed made me the most amazing birthday cake. Seriously, just look at that thing. My only request for cake was that it wasn’t chocolate, so he went with Hummingbird cake. Look it up if you haven’t had it yet, it’s amazing!
Hummingbird Birthday Cake
So yeah, needless to say we jam packed a lot of activities into the day, but it was a great way to start out my 25th year!

What would you say was your favorite age so far?
Everyone keeps telling me their favorite was 25, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!

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16 Responses to 25th Birthday Adventures

  1. Gorgeous photos! I love anything with an ocean view – I’m lucky that my daily runs take me along the beach, but I wouldn’t mind trying that hiking trail!

  2. Martha B says:

    Embrace that 25, lady :) Looks like you’re living the dream!
    I can’t believe those seals! That is so crazy to me. Glad you had such a fantastic celebration weekend. Cheers!

  3. Great photos! 25 isn’t too bad! I’m 27 now and holding onto my mid-20s for dear life. Haha.

  4. lifestylebyfina says:

    I would have to say 25th bday was my best year. Great pics, enjoyed this post and happy bday

  5. You’re not allowed to hate birthdays yet!!!! In the past year I got married, got my professional engineering license, moved into a new house, and coached my team to win the national championship. I’m 28 and I think life is just getting better and better.

    I’m so jealous of your amazing new home. The food looks awesome and the views look epic! Happy Birthday :D

  6. Happy Birthday! That Kombucha soda is my favorite! Also, seals?! Omg I love them, theyre so cute!!

  7. triedandglue says:

    Looks like you had a great birthday! 26 has been my favorite year yet.. I agree with Amber, life just gets better :)

  8. mash29 says:

    That brunch looks AWESOME. As does the cake! Happy birthday!

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