So… if you know me well, you know that I’m very indecisive when it comes to celebrating my birthday. Some times, I want a big party, some times I want to be alone, some times I need to travel and some times I want to be at home (very rarely though). Last year, a few close friends and I jetted off to Miami for a very w-i-l-d celebration and honestly it was exactly what I needed. This year, all I wanted was a quiet celebration by the beach by myself or with a friend or two.
June is always such a busy month for me (fashion week, music festivals and pride) that it usually makes it difficult to get time off to celebrate my birthday. That being said, I knew I wanted warm weather, a beach view and champagne and I was determined to make that happen. My close friend Shayna and I decided that since we only had three days to spare, Miami would make for the perfect backdrop.
We found a newly opened hotel in Bal Harbour that we wanted to try out (Grand Beach), and made it our home base. I love travelling with Shayna because she gets me. She’s not needy and we can hang out together and have the best time or do our own thing without it being a big deal. We shared laughs, deep conversations, ate great food (Cecconi’s, Carpaccio, Byblos) and drank some bubbly every step of the way.
All in all, I had a great time and wouldn’t have changed a thing (except for maybe some more time)! I snapped a couple photos along the way so feel free to scroll down and take a look.
Once again I just want to say thank you again for all of the warm messages – it really does mean a lot to me!
Well guys, this is my last post before my 26th birthday… sigh it’s crazy how time flies. This last year, has been a real ride – filled with a lot of highs and a few lows but at the end of the day I’m just happy to say that I feel like my life is moving forward in the right direction. I’ve learned quite a few lessons over the year and I’d like to share two of them with you.
The first one is always try and see the glass half full. I’m a Gemini and although I don’t act like I’m sensitive, I definitely am and energy and vibes can really affect me. There were moments that I felt really down over the last year and had to really dig deep to pull myself out of my funk. Something that I’ve focused on over the last few months was to replace those negative thoughts and energy with positive ones. It’s a lot easier said than done but if you make a conscious effort, you’ll gradually notice a difference in yourself and how you react to situations and others around you. Some might call it weird but one thing that I do, is post sticky notes around my washroom mirror with positive quotes and read them out loud in the morning as I start my day. It automatically reassures me of a purpose and jump starts my mind into a positive space. The second lesson that I’d like to share with you is the importance of keeping a small circle of friends and family around you at all times. I’ve always known that I’ve been blessed by the Universe in having such a great support system but this year has really shown me how truly blessed I am. Last year was filled with a lot of changes for me, personally and professionally and there were moments that I wasn’t sure if I was going to get through it all. Having the support from my friends and family not only helped me get through those difficult situations but really let me know that I’m not alone and the moments when I no longer feel that I can be strong, they will be strong for me. I’ll stop here before I start to get emotional lol.
On that note, I’m super excited to celebrate my birthday and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has in store for me and all of you guys. I wanna thank you all for coming along on this journey thus far and for letting me be apart of yours, as well. Cheers, to new beginnings!
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Slim Fit Oxford Shirt – BANANA REPUBLIC | Linen Trousers – ZARA | Tanned Leather Shoes – LACOSTE