In Italy I did dinner and drinks with a some friends and colleagues. In London, the boyfriend and I did the V&A and one of the best dinners I think I've ever had. Ever.
The V&A was fabulous: art, fashion, and even a medieval staircase. It was an amazing.
Here are some of my favorite V&A shots.
For dinner, we went to Christophers.
I'd read about how amazing it was and wow it lived up to expectations.
The restaurant is in Covent Garden. We arrived a little early and sat at the Martini Bar on the first floor.
The boyfriend had a dirty gin martini with extra olives. I went for the "New York Tart."
I don't remember exactly what was in it, but it was sweet and wonderful and I think it's my new favorite drink ever.
After our martinis, we went upstairs to the restaurant.
We started with another round of martinis (I had a fruity one this time) and tuna tartare.
Then we had our meal.
Salmon with Risotto.
Lobster Mac n Cheese.
Sweet Potato Fries.
It was all delicious.
Even better was the dessert. The boyfriend got some cognac. Since it was my birthday, I went big. Nutella Martini and a brownie with ice cream.
Afterwards, we were both stuffed and decided to walk home. The scenic walk was lovely--we passed Trafalgar Square and then Buckingham Palace.
Probably the best birthday to date!