Hello Nikki turns 4 and I turn 29

by Nicole Desuasido

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club monaco sweater, chanel watch, celine bag

I started this blog at the start of my 25th birthday and it's amazing to see how much I've grown since then. I always try my best to show how grateful I am, but my birthday comes at a time in the end when I can reflect on the past year. And the past 4 have been nothing short of incredible.

I've eaten well, traveled far, taken part in the most exciting experiences and have centered my blog based on that. I've surrounded myself with such wonderful friends-- the birthday chronicles of my 26th, 27th and 28th all document the close bond we've shared. These girls have touched my life in a big way and have created such fun and memorable celebrations I will never forget. 

I figured for the last year in my twenties, I would welcome it with a bang and head off to Vegas. I haven't had a destination birthday and more so spent it with a significant other. So Alex and I jetted off in style (first class) on Virgin America, stayed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (my favorite), dined at some of the best restaurants: Nobu, Scarpetta, China Poblano Wicked Spoon, Holsteins, and Secret Pizza. We checked out Marquee to see Kaskade, watched the most amazing show on earth- O, Cirque Du Solei in the Bellagio. And we did the average shopping, massage and room service to make any person light up and feel special. My 29th birthday couldn't have been any more perfect and I could definitely say the same for 2012 as a whole.

#Highlights: In January I went to Napa, February I was in San Diego, March, we had some Bridal Shower fun, April there was LA and Maria's wedding in the Philippines. Oh, and then there was also Coachella-- how could I forget <3 (Day 1, 2, 3). May- I was off to New York and purchased my prized Celine. June- I had LASIK and chopped off my hair. July- I went to Montauk (aka Hamptons). August- I revamped my blog, got a new bicycle to cruise around in SF, went to the best concert ever of Neon Trees, hiked up Mount Tam to the Tourist Club and attended another close friend's Wedding in Roseville. September- I spent Labor Day weekend in Lake Tahoe and had Alex's Book Release Party at the Press Club. October- I returned back to New York and November was spent in Hollywood with the girls. Then came December and I ended the year in Las Vegas. I took a lot of pictures through my iPhone but if all my photos translate at least 10% of how amazing this year was, I'll be happy.

Happy New Year everyone and thank you so much for reading my blog. Cheers to 2013 :)