Celebrating Turning 60




It was a big birthday for me this year
I turned 60!

So if there was ever an occasion for a new
Birthday Dress and Crown
this was the year!




I ordered this fabulous pink maxi from Beholden
and
 I just love it!
It has all the drama and whimsy
 I was looking for in my 
Birthday Ensemble!

I added the double ruffle top from Anthropologie underneath.
The lines of the top
work perfectly with the skirt of the dress
like they were absolutely meant to go together!!

My pearl necklace and Crown finished the look.




My extra large cashmere wrap from 
could not have been a more perfect finish!

This wrap was a splurge for me years ago
but is absolutely timeless!
It feels like this wrap had been waiting for this celebratory dress!






My birthday celebrations  included 
Surprises
 too!




With the help of my 
darling daughter Ellis
Jeff arranged
 to throw me a surprise party
with my wonderful friends!!



The party took place at one of my always favorite places







And it was at one of my very favorite restaurants!




It was a gorgeous luncheon
at my favorite table!




My dear husband turned my favorite table at Malibu Farms 
into this!




 Jeff did the  wonderful flowers down the center of the table
from my favorite florist in Lido





He even had a special Birthday  Bouquet made for me!




He had champagne all around!




Each place setting had one of these sweet potted plants.

Jeff made the  party favors
with tiny trees and ceramic pots from
that he  put together himself!
The potted trees were a perfect complement to the
 Malibu Farms
 interior!
And a gift for everyone to take home 
as a reminder of the special lunch!




Jeff also commissioned a gorgeous
Birthday Cake 
that he had made at a bakery.
He knows my style well
and
 found the inspiration picture online
printed it off
and 
brought it to the baker to reproduce!
It was these sweet details that really touched my heart!




That and a table filled with so many of my
very favorite friends!
I was truly touched that they all showed up for my
Birthday Luncheon!

I really choked up when I walked in and saw them all!
Looking around the table 
there were friends I had known since my kids were littles
to so many that have become dear friends
because of this blog.
You just never know when or from where
lifelong friends 
will enter your life!

And a special thank you for Trina
(in the front left corner)
who traveled all the way fro Utah 
just to surprise me!








And there were 
Birthday presents
 as well!
So many thoughtful gifts from the heart!!

Like this sweet poem from my dear friend Sue!










And I am ever so grateful
I get to
 share a Granddaughter
 with this one!
Megan's Momma is truly a joy!




After lunch there were more surprises to be had!

Jeff reserved a gorgeous suite at Newport's newest boutique hotel










Our suite was quite spacious
with even a kitchen, living room and bedroom!








One of my favorite parts of the hotel
is the
rooftop bar
with panoramic ocean views
It's a wonderful vista to watch the sunset!




And spend time with old friends!




As I begin my 
Third Act of Life
my heart is full.




I must admit years ago
turning 60 might have frightened me
but today
 I am quite content turning 60
and 
beginning my third act.




My first 30 years were about becoming an individual
and 
all that entails.

My second 30 years were all about 
raising 3 wonderful individuals.

Now at 60
the whole world is before me
and
 I have time to
savor it all!




I am excited to find all the beauty I can in life.

To invest in my health and well being.

To do good where I can.

Continue to Grow my Soul.

To love Fiercely.

To Create.

To show up and make every day count.

To be Grateful for it all.




As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life











13 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!
    ARE THE WORDS THAT COME TO ME!!!!!!
    HOW EXCITING this was TO READ I can ONLY IMAGINE how EXCITING IT WAS FOR YOU!
    LOVE, LOVE LOVE YOUR ENSEMBLE!
    THE PHOTOS ARE DELICIOUS!!!!
    I spied ONE PERSON I KNOW AT THAT TABLE besides YOU!
    AS FOR THE HUBBY AND HIS TREES and POTS from ROGERS!!!!!!
    WELL,THAT MADE ME SMILE EAR TO EAR as ONLY YOU KNOW WHY!
    NOW THAT CROWN IS MAGNIFICENT and THE POEM SO TRUE and DEAR.(How funny we both have poems on our BLOGS right NOW!)BUT THAT PEARL RING???MUST HAVE BEEN MADE BY YOU?TO GO WITH MY NECKLACE?!!!PERHAPS I TOO NEED ONE are you selling these?HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!ENJOY IT ALL.........as YOU SAY you have just been WARMING UP FOR THE THIRD ACT!There is A LOT IN STORE FOR YOU............YOU MUST DO SOMETHING WITH THIS TALENT!!!
    XX

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  2. Happy Birthday dear Tamera! The joy radiates through your post, and what a wonderful celebration it was. You look absolutely gorgeous in your pink and pretty gown, and chic pearls and accessories. Well done by the family, to make a Surprise Party so elegant and fun. May your future be full with excitement and fun with your family and friends. xxxx

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  3. Happy Birthday!! Wow, what a fabulous party! Something to remember and re enjoy for a long time!

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  4. happy birthday! love your term "3rd Act"

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  5. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and thought, "I need to look at Tamera's blog tomorrow!" and I'm so glad I did! I'm smiling so much at the idea of your great party, your fabulous outfit, and your great mindset! Love that last picture, too. Happy Birthday and welcome to your new zone!

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  6. o wow :) beautiful photos and beautiful you! Happy Birthday Tamera !!! You are such inspiring woman !!!

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  7. Your surprise birthday party looked like a resounding success! You looked so beautiful and happy! A belated yet heartfelt Happy Birthday.

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  8. Happiest of happy birthday wishes dearest Tamera, you look stunning and it sounds like a perfect day, what a wonderful way to celebrate. And how full of love all the tiny details from your husband. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead full of joys and blessings xx

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  9. Loved reading about how you were celebrated instyle, just perfectly with you thoughtfully in mind for each surprise. The 60’s are awesome! Welcome ��

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  10. From what I can see it was a splendid affair to remember. Your outfit, Tamera, blew my mind. Happy birthday?
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  11. Fabulous time - your outfit looked lovely!

    My 60th in 2 months Wow that came fast!

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