lady m cake

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! The whole weekend was really fun (my strategy is to try to stretch out everyone’s birthday for as loooong as possible), but the highlight was definitely…

birthday firework candles

These wild firework candles! My friend Liz recommended them, and Anton — who loves candles, sparklers, and all things pyrotechnic — flipped out. We were all laughing and shrieking, and they really made the cake feel thrilling.

birthday firework candles

What do you do to make your birthday feel special? Any rituals?

P.S. Thoughts on aging, and two birthday revealations.