35th Birthday Celebrations

GlamMzMore 35th Birthday Dinner at Beauty & Essex

I celebrated my 35th Birthday a couple of weeks ago and had the most amazing birthday weekend. As promised, here is a rundown of what I did to celebrate. I kicked off the celebration at Beauty & Essex for an intimate dinner with some of my favorite girls.

Beauty & Essex Beauty Elixer Cocktail

Of course we had to start out with some dranks. I had the Beauty Elixer, a cocktail featuring hendricks gin, cucumber, strawberry and sparkling rosé. It was absolutely divine. Not too sweet with a nice kick.

Beauty & Essex Grilled Cheese Dumplings and Tomato Soup

For appetizers we started out with the Grilled Cheese Dumplings & Tomato Soup. Minus the bacon as a few of us don’t eat meat, including myself. These were so good. The grilled cheese dumpling was oozing with what tasted like smoked Gouda cheese. And the tomato soup was rich and hearty. I could’ve eaten these all night.

Beauty & Essex Crispy Fish Tacos

I was ravenous, so I also ordered the Crispy Fish Tacos. These were also delicious. I loved the pickled diakon and carrots.

Beauty & Essex Lobster Mac 'n Cheese

Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite dishes. So I ordered this as well. To share of course. I’m not that greedy lol. It was pretty good, but MUCH smaller than I expected.

Beauty & Essex Pan Seared Scallops

I ordered the Pan Seared Scallops for my main course. They were succulent, sweet and cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish. Here’s some of the other dishes that my girls ordered…

Beauty & Essex Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Beauty & Essex Sweet Potato Ravioli

Sweet Potato Ravioli


Beauty & Essex Box of Doughnuts

Everyone cleared their plates and enjoyed their main courses. We had the Box of Doughnuts for dessert and our waiter brought it out with a candle, along with a complimentary cupcake. These were warm and fresh, and the raspberry jam and nutella fillings were very tasty.

Beauty & Essex Birthday Cupcake

Complimentary Birthday Cupcake

GlamMzMore 35th Birthday Dinner at Beauty & Essex

It was truly an amazing evening, and I appreciate my girls so much for making my birthday spectacular. After dinner we hung out in the Beauty & Essex Lounge until closing, then headed over to The DL lounge to get our two step on. Fun times.

black birthday dress grown & sexy

Here’s a better look at my dress. Both my dress and shoes came from Fashionnova.

Sweet Chick Prospect Heights

The next day my son treated me to dinner at the new Sweet Chick location in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. He made sure that he saved money from his Summer job to take me to dinner and get me gifts. I’m so proud of the young man that I’m raising. We enjoyed our dinner and had so much fun.

Dinner at Sweet Chick Prospect Heights

Vegetarian General Tsos Fried Chicken Sweet Chick Prospect Heights

I had the General Tso’s Vegetarian Fried Chicken with a Spiced Pecan Waffle. My son had the same, but with regular fried chicken.

Snowdays Cafe Brooklyn

We finished off the evening with some shaved ice cream from Snow Days Cafe.Snowdays Cafe Brooklyn

Snowdays Cafe Shaved Cream

I had the New York Cheesecake shaved cream with brownies and chocolate sauce. My son went with the Yetitracks shaved cream which is Snowdays version of cookies n’ cream. He also chose the brownies and chocolate sauce. We ate our shaved cream on the walk home while chatting it up about our usual random stuff. It was a great night out with my boy.

Snowdays Cafe Brooklyn

I had an amazing 35th birthday weekend and truly appreciate the beautiful people I have in my life. Thanks again y’all for all of the birthday wishes. I appreciate you guys as well! xo


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

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