Happy Birthday!

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Happy birthday both to the blog—this is the 100th posting!—and to Isabel, who just turned 70 and is as feisty and sexy as ever. Last week we threw her a surprise party at one of her favorite restaurants. (Okay, okay, I’ll let you in on a little secret. The restaurant is in San Anselmo, and it’s called Insalata’s). The catch for me was that it turned into one of those shared parties, where they tagged MY birthday party onto Isabel’s without telling me! I realize I sound a bit cranky here, but I’ve never been a fan of surprises.

Despite the surprise, it was a lot of fun. Here are some sweet shots from the night—literally sweet in the case of our shared dessert plate—as well as a photo of me scrunching down to Isabel’s height.

I’m 40, by the way. Forty!! Actually, I’m having a bit of a midlife crisis, but enough about me…Back to Isabel. She gets the loveliest flowers and gifts from publishers and loving fans. Don’t miss the photos below, which include gifts that came from Isabel’s Dutch publisher. I love the picture of everyone holding one of Isabel’s books.

Okay, that’s it for this week. Happy birthday to all our fellow August birthday holders! (Sorry other months. It’s a fact: August is the BEST birthday month.)


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