the french 75

A few months ago I started thinking very seriously about my 30th birthday. It was fast approaching and I was having some regrets about putting off so many of life’s little things – you know, the things you always think about but never actually do, like visit San Francisco and bake bread.  So I reviewed my mental catalog of wants and complied a list of 30 things I aim to do as a 30-year-old (you can see all 30 here).  Now that I’m 30 (!) the list is in full swing, starting with no. 14 ~ perfect the French 75.

When you find the perfect cocktail you never forget your first sip.  I had my first French 75 at Ferris’ Upstairs and its been a passionate love affair ever since. I turned my kitchen into a bar and celebrated the big three-oh with dear friends and delicious cocktails.  The trick to a tasty French 75? Lavender. Martha S. was kind enough to provide the recipe for a lavender simple syrup.

Cheers!

PS. Thanks to a special someone, I can also check no. 22 off the list ~ acquire a bicycle. She’s a beauty!

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We love our loved ones daily, and so does the designer behind loveyoudaily.tumblr.com, a site dedicated to telling his wife he loves her – every day.  Now that’s some romance we can get behind.

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thirty for thirty

Turning 30

I am turning 30. Soon.  There was a time (long, long ago) that I thought 30-year-old Jessica would be a married mother of three.  When I think back to the lofty goals of my younger self it’s easy to laugh at the ridiculous plans I had and the speed at which I thought I’d accomplish them, but it’s an excellent reminder of how fast time flies.  Birthdays pass us by at warp speed, and while I in no way regret missing the boat on ‘kids by 30’, I do wish I hadn’t put off some of the smaller things. Inspired by my dear friend Chelsea, I’ve reviewed my mental catalog of wants and complied a list of 30 things I aim to do as a 30-year-old. I’m not one for making resolutions at the stroke of midnight.  It’s probably why I’ll never do a juice cleanse, why I never make it to pilates, and why I only floss when the threat of a dentist appointment looms.  So before we continue here today, let’s get one thing straight – this is a not a list of resolutions. This list is simple.  It’s a collection of the little things I want to do, and none of the things I should.

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

What do you want to do?