Birthday Celebrations: Part 1

As most of you know I celebrated my birthday a couple of days ago and got absolutely spoilt rotten with an obscene amount of chocolate, presents and pampering. My best friend Roni, came round in the morning with a tub full of homemade chocolate chip cookies which I could not wait to sink my teeth into. As of March 12th I had gone without chocolate for 101 days, far too long for anyone to be without that gorgeous bean, but come b-day I was given chocolate left right and centre and to top it all off, my lovely Daddy sent me 36 Malteaser bunnies. Heaven!

It was odd being away from my family for my whole birthday but boy oh boy was my birthday package a treat. Bursting with M&S goodies amongst all the presents. I was a very happy little girl.

Roni and I went out for a huge birthday brunch at one of my favourite breakfast spots in Leeds, The Box in Headingley.

After which my lovely housemate and I, went for a little manicure sesh.

My housemates got me such gorgeous presents and this little macaroon jewellery box was by far my favourite. Emma searched far and wide to find it, and I absolutely love it! Isn't it the cutest!?

Roni & I were seriously getting out pout on. Reverting back to our 14 year old selves.

What I'm Wearing: ASOS Twist Back Body, New Look Necklace, Gap Jeans & Kurt Geiger Shoes.

Next stop, dinner at Viva Cuba. Recommended by Roni, this was certainly the best Tapas in the whole of Leeds! It's hard to find good Tapas outside of Spain, but this was the real deal. Perfect cocktails followed by unbelievable amounts of food. The girls and I were in our element.

Tortilla Chips with a selection of Cuban Salsas    
Champinones Al Ajillo  
Patatas Bravas
Chorizo al Vino
Paella de Marisco
Gambas Rebozada 
Calamares Fritos a la Romana  
Berenjenas Fritas con Ajo y Huevo picada 

Emma decided to have a rather generous piece of the Pollo Picante (Chicken breast fillet served with house piri piri sauce). Little did they mention that their "homemade" piri piri sauce was code for some seriously hot hot sauce. Poor Em is not one for spice, and decided to get her own back after all of us were in hysterics at her reaction and gave an even bigger serving to Hayley...


Dinner was absolutely great and despite leaving absolutely bursting at the seam (not a great idea to wear a body-con leotard...), we headed off to Call Lane for a tipple or two and a boogie in front of the live band at Norman's.

Thank you to my gorgeous girlies for making my birthday so special, had a wonderful day and can't wait to celebrate again later this month with my twinnie.

Also shock of all horrors, as of the 1st of July this year, google reader is disappearing off the face of the planet into cyber space with the likes of Tamagotchi's and Gameboys, so instead I guess were all meant to head on over to Bloglovin instead. If you have a bloglovin account click here to follow me, or follow me on Facebook (click here) and Twitter (click here). While your at it, feel free to jump on the instagram band waggon @georgiabenj for frequent updates of my somewhat sartorial life. 
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If I haven't asked enough of you already, pretty please can all of you loyal followers nominate me for the Company Style Blogger Awards for the 'Best Personal Style Blog -  Newcomer' (click here). 

Home in London for Easter and lots of new fashion antics to update you with so stay tuned.

Hope you've all had a great weekend!


  1. Happy bday!!! Nice pics!!



    Chic With The Least

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  2. great photos! you looked gorgeus!



  3. Amazing pics,,,you look great in your birthday outfit...

  4. driving30_with_2getherMarch 17, 2013 3:04 pm

    I'm so glad that you were spoiled and that you had a good birthday! :)

  5. Dressed with soulMarch 17, 2013 5:18 pm

    You´re looking so beautiful, dear, and everybody gets what he/she it earns <3

    xx Rena

  6. Amazing celebration dear! I wish you all the best. :)

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    your updates via Bloglovin' instead :) Been following you there anyway,
    hope you follow me back there too, in case you haven't yet so we can
    still follow each other :)

  7. thx for your comment! I followed on BL and GFC :) cute blog!

  8. Thank you so much for your comment on my Oz review! It's definitely worth watching :) I've followed you on Bloglovin and this is my link if you wanted to do it back? :) :) The breakfast in this post looks amaaaazing! Xxx

  9. TheJuicy GlambitionMarch 18, 2013 12:01 pm

    It seems that you had a fantastic birthday :D The food looks yumi. Of course I'll follow you're blog dear :) Thank you for you're comment you're so sweet. xx

  10. Costume De RigueurMarch 18, 2013 12:09 pm

    I can assume you had an amaaaaazing birthday night..Happy birthday from me too! I am your new follower in bloglovin...Thanks for stopping by...and keep posting great looks!


  11. Hi Georgie,

    Thanks for the comment, had a chance to look at your blog and I like,like,like.

    Great style will definitely follow you on blog lovin.

    Hope to catch you at this years Company forum event.

    Take care.

    P.s Happy be-lated birthday.


  12. Happy Birthday - it looks like you had an amazing time! xox

  13. happy birthday!! really looks that you had a great time!!!

    love your look!

  14. Jennifer LouiseMarch 18, 2013 1:43 pm

    Looks like you had a great birthday! Love the pictures :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Now following you on Bloglovin'

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

  15. Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks fun, I love how the candle is in an empty Havana bottle! Actually a really good idea tho. And that neon personalized bag is to die for, great post! Followed you on bloglovin !


  16. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the comment on my blog, I love your blogged and followed you on bloglovin'. Hannah x

  17. Happy birthday! Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Following you on Bloglovin and Twitter. Ann x

  18. aahhh looks like you had an amazing day! it's my birthday on thursday ad im hoping mine is as good as this! xxxxxxx

  19. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic time.

  20. Aw looks like you had a great birthday :) I love viva Cuba! Great choice xxx

  21. Lovely choice if clothing. Happy Belated birthday :)

  22. Loving that ASOS body and the neon satchel :) Looks like you had a fun bday! You wrote a comment on my blog about following each other, and I'd love to. Have followed you on bloglovin and GFC.

  23. Looks like you had a lovely birthday! You looked great :)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog lovely. I've followed you on bloglovin like you asked, you have a great blog!

    C x | Gymbags and Gladrags


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