Thursday, May 23, 2013

Celebration: It's in the Bag

ice bucket alternative. vinyl bag with ice to chill a bottle of wine or champagne.

33 years ago today (yes, I'm that old & proud,  'recognize') my mother was 2 weeks late with my sister & me when we decided to show up for our birthday.  Thanks mom!

There are a handful of people I share my birthday with but the most important is my life long best friend, my twin sister, Jennifer. She's the best & knows me better than I know myself.  Cheers to many more Penny! Happy Birthday, I love you!

PS: how great is this picnic-ready ice bag for wine & bubbly? My great friend Ashley gifted this to me after we had brunch in the west village with our bottle of wine served in a vinyl bag just like this. We thought it was genius & I still do.  As a smart lady once told me, the fastest way to chill a bottle of anything (soda, wine, vodka) is an ice bath so load up a clear vinyl bag with some ice & cool water. Et voila you've got a shabby chic ice bucket that you can roll up & stick in your purse after.

Had to include some photos of the gorgeously wrapped gifts my mother-in-law sent me in the mail. She's always on time (or a day early) with gifts & wrappings that give Martha Stewart a run for her money. Thanks Mary! You've outdone yourself in the most generous way once again. Much love! xx


  1. Heather,

    Wishing you smiles and happy moments all day long!
    Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet girl.

    Thanks so much for your kind words and great photo. Enjoy!

    Love you

  2. Your MIL presents are too cute!! Love that wrapping!!