Hello Dolls,

I have been so super busy planning my husband’s 30th birthday that I have not had any time to blog! His party was last weekend and I am so excited to tell you all about it!

I wanted to do something really special for my husband for his 30th birthday! I wanted a sophisticated yet fun party for him with all of his friends. It was really important to me to make sure that the party was things that he liked and something that he would have picked himself. I first thought of a “Cigar and Whiskey” theme, but then switched to “Scotch and Cigars”. I worked with an amazing event planned who gave me some of the ideas. It helped that my in laws have a beautiful spacious backyard that is perfect for parties. My mother in law is an amazing cook and she also makes beautiful flowers. So she was able to make all of the centerpieces. The party was at night so we used a lot of candles and lanterns to add more light to the different stations of the party. The set up was a lot of work so thank God my sister and brother in law my mom and my mother in law were all there to help me. I think I moved each of the tables around at least 5 times.

SCOTCH BAR

I rented wine barrel bar tables from a local company called Vintage Affairs. I wanted a real rustic feel and tried to incorporate a lot of wood. I ordered a customer wooden sign from Etsy to be the centerpiece of the Scotch bar. The wood that the Scotches are displayed on are actually wooden cake slabs that I ordered from Amazon. My husband loves Scotch so a good friend helped me find a very unique selection of scotches for the event.

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SHOT BAR

On the other end of the Scotch bar I had a small “Shot Bar” because my husband loves shots. Let’s just say the bar was a huge hit!

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CIGAR BAR

I wanted to incorporate my husband’s love of cigars for the party. I started out with researching different brands of Cigars that I know he likes, but then I decided that hiring a cigar roller would be a much better idea. I ordered custom labels from Etsy with Areen’s name on them to add a little more of a personal touch to the cigars.

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FOOD & DESSERT

The party started late so I was not serving a full dinner, but I wanted to have food that was filling. I worked with iCater.menu to pick out some fun items that my husband would enjoy. My mother in law made her famous hummus, babaghanoush and pirashkis filled with potato and meat. My father in law and Classic Bakery made the most incredible cake for Areen along with cupcakes, cake pops, and chocolate cigars. I am very blessed with incredibly talented in laws.

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❤ US ❤

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Cropped bandeau top: MISSGUIDED
Skirt: Lulu’S

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Hello Dolls,

My birthday is March 30th and for those who know me – I am the ultimate birthday girl. I treat my birthday as a national holiday. Last year, I turned 30 so I went to Dominican Republic and had a huge party at a winery in Virginia wine country. This year, I wanted something more intimate, so my husband planned a New York City adventure. Everything we did on the trip was a surprise which made it even more exciting because I love surprsies. We started of by driving up to New Jersey to see our sister, brother, and our little niece. On Saturday morning, we all headed into the city to begin the festivities. It was truly a blessing to celebrate my birthday with my niece, Noela, who I’m absolutely obsessed with. Seriously, she is the cutest baby in the world!

I chose a casual outfit for the day because we were walking around a lot and exploring. It was freezing so I had to bundle up a little. My UGG boots are the best at that!

For our nigh-time activities I wore a tulle skirt, because its my birthday and when else can you wear a tutu and get away with it??? I love this skirt because it’s long and doesn’t look like something you bought at the ballet store.

Overall my birthday was amazing. I loved spending the day with my husband and my family exploring NYC.

Thanks for reading!

Masha

Day Outfit

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Jacket: Mackage, check out my previous post for lost of spring leather jackets
Scarf: Burberry
Sweater: SouthMoonUnder currently on sale
Belt: Hermes
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans also available here
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Boots: UGG Australia

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Night Outfit

Obvi I wore a tutu on my birthday

IMG_4816Bodysuit: Nasty Gal
Tulle Skirt: Windsor Store
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace (close up below): Rocksbox, use code mashagabriellaxoxo to get your 1st month free

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Dinner at Jean-George’s ABC Cocina

Hello Dolls,

As the days get shorter and the sunshine limited,  I decided to throwback to my favorite weekend this summer. I love to travel and experience new things, but somehow every year my husband and I end up in LA, Miami, Las Vegas, or all of the above. We recently discovered south of France, but given the distance, a weekend trip to Monaco wouldn’t suffice. When we got the idea to surprise our cousin, Ninelia, for her birthday in Las Vegas, there really wasn’t much thought. I don’t think I can ever describe the craziness that happens when Nini and I get together, our times together are always unforgettable. Put us together, and no matter where we are there is sure to be some crazyness. So me + Nini + Vegas seemed like perfection. We stayed at the Aria, which is one of my favorites. It was my second time there, and I love the location, its in the middle of everything and its connected to the Shops at Crystals and the Cosmopolitan,

We got there on Friday morning so we could be there before Nini and Vic got in from LA. I was so excited for them to get there, I couldn’t sit still because Nin really had no idea we were coming. When they finally checked in and got to their room, Areen and I, with our bouquet of pink balloons, knocked on their door and the crazies began when Nin opened the door with a reaction I will never forget.

We spent our first night having dinner at Nobu and resting up for the next day. I’ve been to the one at the Atlantis in the Bahamas and the one in Miami, but this was my first time at the one in Vegas, and as always, I was not disappointed.

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Croptop: Edgelook, Boca Raton (similar 1, 2, 3)
Skirt: Under Skies Vegan Leather (similar: 1, 2)
Belt: Belgolux (similar: 1, 2, 3)
Shoes: Aldo
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Saturday was when it all really began. We want to Drai’s Beach Club and pretty much turned the place upside down. I don’t think there was any other table there that was having nearly as much fun as we were. When I said we turned the place upside down, I meant we literally turned everything upside down, everything at our table. The ice, the soda water, the lemons, the limes, the orange juice….all got dumped on someones head. Everyone around us was just staring at us wishing they were having that much fun. Unfortunately, Drai’s did not feel the same way so they asked us to leave because we were making a “mess”. We decided to continue our party in the limo on the way back to the hotel.

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Swimsuit: Beach Bunny Swimwear as seen in Sports Illustrated
Bodychain: Etsy
Shorts: Charlotte Russe (similar: 1, 2)
Sunglasses: Gucci

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Areen and I decided to stay in Vegas for one more night because that weekend was also our 4th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going to the High Roller Ferris Wheel and then having dinner at the Eifel Tower restaurant at Paris. I was surprised at how beautiful the view was, it overlooked the fountains at the Bellagio, so it was a perfect romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary and a perfect end to a perfect weekend.


Masha

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Outfit: Necessary Clothing (similar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar 1, 2)
Clutch: Louis Vuitton
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Hello Dolls, This weekend was my husband’s birthday, and in true Movsessian fashion, we celebrated all weekend long. I kind of like to make all our birthdays a really big deal!  We kicked off the weekend with a dinner with our closest friends. Friday night we went to Richard Sandoval’s new restaurant and lounge called Toro Toro . The food was delicious and the service was great, especially for Washington, DC, but the lounge wasn’t really happening so we ended our night at Lima.  I don’t know if its because it was Labor day weekend or if everyone has realized that DC nightlife really isn’t all that, but the ambiance at Lima didn’t fare any better. Anyways, on to more important things like what I was wearing: I am usually a skirt or a dress person, but this year because I don’t like to be predictable, I decided I would switch it up and wear shorts. I wanted a classy outfit that was appropriate for dinner, but sexy enough for a night out. Also, being that it was labor day weekend, I wanted something really fun and summeresque before we transition into the season of jackets, scarves, and boots. (stay tuned for lots of that in the coming weeks) Let me know what you think! xo Masha IMG_0280

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Shirt : Nordstrom Rack
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Decollete
Clutch: Saint Laurent

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Hubby style
Blazer: Custom made by Brimble & Clark
Shirt: Black Tag by Zara Man
Pants: Diesel
Belt: Hermes

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Hello Dolls,

My husband’s birthday is coming up on September 1st, and I am so excited about the upcoming festivities! Birthdays in our household are kind of a big deal! As I was looking for what I am going to wear this weekend, I was remembering his birthday last year. I loved my fabulous dress from last year so much that I almost wish I could wear it again ;). I got it from Bebe probably a month before his birthday, so when his birthday rolled around, I felt that it was perfect for a dinner with friends and a night out to celebrate my amazing hubby. I loved the studs and the open back with crisscross straps. I paired the dress with white shoes from Aldo that I had also just gotten a few weeks before while my cousin was visiting me from LA. We went to one of DC’s hotspots, Fujimar and were pleasantly surprised by how amazing their service was and how much fun we had – not to mention the food was delicious. Stay tuned for what we do this weekend.

xo
Masha

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Hair and makeup by me. 🙂

Love my dress? Bebe has a few similar ones. I’m kinda obsessed with the white leather one!

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