BERNday 2016

Last weekend, I celebrated my birthday (aka my BERNday)! The older I get, the less I try to plan things out. But looking back at last weekend, I realize it was loaded with fun!

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I had a great BERNday! It was truly as fit, fab, and fun as I hoped it would be. Take a look at the photos and I think you’ll agree!

(I just learned how to make the photos slide! Can I now consider myself a “Girl Who Codes”?! Gah!)

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Fit-styled BERNday

My birthday was Saturday, March 26th. And the only way I wanted to kick it off was at a Barry’s Bootcamp class, of course! I stuck to my normal 8:15am Saturbae class because 1) it’s my favorite and 2) I wanted to do so much that day! Nichole Peterson, the reigning Hottest Trainer in SF, taught the class and even made a special play list! As requested by me, Nichole played songs that featured words like “Fire” and “Burn” (for Bern)!

The team at Barry’s made me feel special and gave me a cute bouquet of ranunculus (one of my faves) and a milkshake! Whoot!

Given the 8:15am time slot, the best I could do was ask people to show up – in bright colors! So lucky to workout alongside great people at Barry’s!

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Fab-styled BERNday

Lunch at Sutro’s 

I had a late lunch with my family at Sutro’s at the Cliff House. Can you believe I’ve never been there? Or seen Sutro Baths that close? Yea, where HAVE I been?

It was a seafood lover’s dream! I had the Thai Style Bouillabaisse. I don’t know how to pronounce that, but it was delish! Our waiter was, sorta lazy, but with a view of the bay, I didn’t let that bother me.

After lunch, we attempted to take photos outside. Yea, it wasn’t going to happen on a windy day. Below, you’ll find my favorite blooper (second photo in the slider). My dress kept blowing up like Marilyn Monroe, but don’t worry – I’m wearing shorts underneath.

[slide id=”BERNday2016_Lunch”] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Lunch at Sutro’s – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”BERNday lunch was a seafood lover’s dream!” url=””] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Lunch outside of Sutro’s – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”Lunch with my family literally blew me away! Here I am with my sister attempting to take a cute photo. Of course it doesn’t go as planned. #StoryOfMyLife LOL Oh well!” url=””] [/slide]

Dessert at Ketsourine Macarons

The festivities continued with dessert at a cute new macaron shop in my home town of Daly City, CA (aka mini Manila because my fellow Filipinos live there).

Let me just say, Ketsourine Macarons is a blogger’s delight! I appreciate the interior design of the shop. I will definitely come back to take photos.

Now in terms of quality of the treats… mmm, I’m willing to give them another shot. Perhaps on another cheat day, which is rare, I will try their macaron ice cream sandwiches.

[slide id=”BERNday2016_Dessert”] [images src=”” title=”Ketsourine Macarons – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”Cute macaron shop, a blogger’s delight!” url=””] [images src=”” title=”Ketsourine Macarons – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”Love the bright and airy feel of this place. Though a grown woman, I feel like a little kid in a candy shop here.” url=””] [/slide]

Dinner at a Brazilian Steak House

For dinner, I went to a new Brazilian Steak House in SOMA SF called Fogo de Chão. I LOVE my meat!!!! So this was a pleasant surprise!

The ambiance of this restaurant was superb, though too dark lit for good photos.

Pro-tip: If you’ve never been to a Brazilian steak house, do not stuff yourself with the buffet. Pace yourself with the meat and use the buffet as options for your side dishes. Be on the lookout for the cut of meat you want to try. My fave was the sirloin. Mmmm

Fun-styled BERNday

The celebration continued into Sunday, which happened to be Easter! I had friends in town and we met up for brunch at one of my favorite healthy restaurants, The Plant Cafe Organic, on Pier 3. In the spirit of Easter, I asked them to wear either something colorful, or pastels, or something light and airy.

I ordered Eggs Benedict, my favorite brunch item, only because I’m still in the process of learning how to perfectly poach an egg. I will update you on progress, if any.

After brunch, we played with bubbles. Why? Because that was my birthday wish! But I forgot to factor in the wind, so most of our photos were bloopers. Yet I love them! They truly capture what how fun our friendship is.

[slide id=”BERNday2016_Brunch”] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Brunch – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”The look on my friends’ faces when they realized I was serious about playing with bubbles – priceless!” url=””] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Brunch – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”They eventually had fun with it! ” url=””] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Brunch – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”You know you have great friends when they make your bubble BERNday wishes come true! Thank you, Marice, Meagan, Camille, and Sara!” url=””] [images src=”” title=”BERNday Brunch – Berniedette of Petite And Toned” caption=”Let’s play with bubbles!” url=””] [/slide]

Dress by ModCloth: Traveling Cupcake Dress current colors available here, Size Small and hemmed to fit my petite frame.

BERNday 2016

In summary, BERNday was more than I could have asked for. Although I’m getting older, I still feel so young at heart! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me this next year!



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