Brie's SHIMMER SHEEK 22nd! (Pt1)

Monday, December 20, 2010

I really did not want to plan a birthday bash this year.
Reason numero uno would be I don't fancy celebrating my ageing process.
Reason er would be it's my 22nd which is one step down from The 21st and two steps down from the big 2-0. So 22? No big bigs.
And Reason Tiga would be my actual birthday is 2 days after Xmas when NOBODY is around so I have to celebrate early which to me defeats the actual purpose.

Still, 4 days from the 17th Dec, a Shimmer Sheek themed birthday was underway.

I blame the love of dressing up, hosting, thematic parties and the festive season in general.
Damn christmas deco everywhere, damn it to Helsinki.

Anyhoot, everything was finalized 2 days from last Friday, so think mad rush and a fury of frazzled-ness :) Outfit was scoured 2 hours pre-event, guestlist grew from 15 to 40 and shrank to 30 then grew again plus thanks to the rain, I found myself late for my own private dinner party. How very Malaysian.

A sign of being late is having to check your make up under flash in the car while bestie finalizes last minute details at the back.

Another sign on being late is having to paint your nails in the car. A first, I swear.

Made a backdoor entrance at Hock Choon Terrace behind Jalan Ampang's Victoria Station.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, it is a renovated bungalow with like 3 restaurants inside.
A must check out :)

John quickly stamping the Shimmer Sheek sign on our way up!
You know, just in case all the sparkle was not direction enough ;)

And the italian restaurant, IL DIVO, was transformed by Winnie Tang,
event planner/KL pr extraordinaire, an hour before the event..

From rustic chic... Shimmer Sheek! :))

Still in love with the table decor! The pics really don't do the red shimmer weaved twigs, glass mirrors, rare butterfly ornaments and scattered jewels justice! *SUPER HEART!* :))

So *SUPER HEART* I forgive them for spelling the birthday girls name wrong. But only just :)
Chef of IL DIVO created a special menu for my glittery guests too!

And as promised, I engineered my very own cocktail for the night, Brie-linis!
Strawberry sparkling cocktail the men secretly sipped from their ladies ;)
Your welcome.

Thanks to all of those who braced through the rain to make it.
But gorgeous people have got to go somewhere on a Friday night regardless of weather, no? ;p

Glad to see all the guys suited up in pretty sheens :)

Jonathan and my doll face Natalynn trying to act un-hungry. It was 9.30 before dinner started :(

But of course, trust my family to be on time...

....and dressed up!
My mummy's a fashionista too. And now you know where my long limbs come from :)

Starters at birthday girls table! Here are my bestest friends John and Michiekins!
Su Ann and Marcus illuminate the back :)

Note to self : Hire photographer for next birthday. Impossible to get enough pics of all the three tables and sit to eat :(

Grilled prawn, eggplant parmiggiana.

And eat I managed to, coz my friends heart me enough to peel my prawns while I run around trying to manage the little they let me do.

I r well loved :)

Oven baked sea bass, baby chicken cacciatora, australian black tenderloin.

My mummie and bro-bo having the three in one main course.
Kudos to IL DIVO for such an interesting specialty menu!

Noticed my mum painted her nails to match her outfit just for/like me. So sweet of her to want to look pretty at my Shimmer Sheek event! :)

Still can't decide which ambience i prefer.
Candlelighted or paparazzi-flashy :)

Either way, every sparkled ;)
Joh beats me in the effort for bling-ing.
I went to 19 shops to find a dress but he blinged on his name.
He kinda wins in terms of Narcissism :(

Still, I redeem with keeping to the theme of the party.

And by getting everyone to lip to the motto of the night ;)

Only 22? I forget sometimes too ;)

I've another 40 pics to go!! All in by this week so keep clicking back and see...

...the only present I unwrapped that night and my best birthday gift so far! :)

PART 2 of my Shimmer Sheek 22nd out by tomorrow Pillowtalkers!
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  1. i love yr birthday theme! great one.....waiting for yr pt.2 :P

  2. Happy Belated Birthday


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