Archive for February 28th, 2013

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I just spent my second birthday in a row on a work trip to Los Angeles. This year’s birthday maybe wasn’t quite as epic as last year’s in Disneyland with Jackie, but I’ll take it.


On Monday we had a big Zagat event in Hollywood honoring the best and brightest in the restaurant industry in Los Angeles under the age of 30. It was awesome. The two highlights for me on a personal level were the fact that I never changed into the heels that I brought and also that there was a photobooth on site with our hashtag #Zagat30under30. If you know me and you know Kelly Purkey, you know a photobooth is not something we pass up. You also might know that recently Kelly Purkey broke my heart a little bit when she moved out of New York. But a heart can be repaired. She flew into LA to meet up with me! Kelly came to the event on Monday along with Amy Tan, whom I have heard about many times and finally got to meet, and then we had a dinner reservation for some of us at Osteria Mozza on Tuesday, my actual birthday.

kelly and amanda

And there we are in the director’s chairs when the event started winding down. And some of my favorite picks from the Photobooth:


Me, Kelly, and Amy being silly and then me and the Zagat crew below.


Good times. I ain’t mad.

Also, there were paparazzo outside Osteria Mozza when we went for my birthday dinner, and when I got inside I saw Jason Bateman, Adam Scott AND Charlize Theron. Happy birthday to ME.

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