Today I am turning 36 and what a ride this year has been! I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work doing what I love, I have met amazing people like this group of girls featured below. They inspire me everyday and I am so grateful to have them in my life and call them my friends.

I am excited for what’s to come in the new year and I want to enjoy the ride as much as I can. It is a lot of work but when you do what you love its always so rewarding. I am so thankful for all the opportunities I have been given and I never take anything for granted.

I truly believe in the power of kindness and supporting and lifting others. I have learned that hard work and passion can take you places you never imagine you could go. When I first moved to Canada at the age of 18, I had no idea what was in store for me. I had to go through some really hard times but I never gave up on my dreams. I have learned to appreciate things not for their value, but for what they represent.

I have also learned to voice my opinion, to speak up for what I believe in, to ask questions, to take chances, to be silly and embrace my flaws. To run with every opportunity and to take them as far as I possibly can.

Today I am thankful for my beautiful family, my daughter Paula who’s becoming a young lady right in front of my eyes and will be 17 very soon, my husband Gavin who is the kindest soul I know and my biggest fan, my two baby dogs Carmen and Bailey who bring me so much love and joy everyday, an amazing group of friends that support me and are always cheering me on no matter how crazy I get.

For these reasons and so many more, I am grateful to be in this planet and for having found my purpose. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the love and support they give me.

I plan to keep creating, hustling, loving and living to the fullest.

Now, about the party…

I celebrated my birthday at my favorite brunch spot in the city, Colette Grand Café. This is the perfect spot if you want to get together with your girlies and have delicious food and drinks. The décor is beautiful and the service is amazing. We enjoyed our breakfast and had so many laughs and of course, photos!

I also had the opportunity to give the girls some beautiful goodie bags with some of my favorite brands. I want to thank all the brands that participated and I will have a full post tomorrow sharing each one of them and also a GIVEAWAY!

Here is my visual story. I hope you enjoy the photos and I thank you for taking the time to read this if you  made it this far! ;o)

Special thanks to the following partners: 

Photography by Ponds End Productions

Balloons provided by Twigs and Twirls 

Flowers provided by Luxe Flower Box

Mini Marquee box with message “Happy Birthday Rebeca” provided by My Cinema Lightbox

Totes provided by Nordstrom

Dress by Style We