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It's 1 am and I got just got up for a glass of water before heading back to bed. 

I'm wiped out. 

This week really has been both exciting and hilarious with our shoot for Househunter's International, but it has also been extremely exhausting. I'm not complaining, I'm just a little fried since I got off the plane and immediately hit the ground running. Nothing smashes the jetlag out of you like a grueling and demanding local schedule - the second you arrive.

Saying that, I don't want to neglect to share that today is a special day for me. I have never expected this day to be exciting for anyone else but me and well, perhaps maybe my mom, but I'm someone who likes to relish in the festivities with or without active participants. Normally I pull out the stops and whistles, champagne and strawberries, and my Rachel Green fashion fantasy in that yellow strapless embroidered dress, but tonight, I just don't have it in me. I'm way too tired.

There were some people that felt that I should celebrate this day in some way, and presented me with a little something that they knew I would appreciate.

Here's an unexpected early gift from Aurel, the crew, the owners of the apartment we were looking at, using their empty spare room with the one hour of free time I had while they shot neighborhood footage...

I have never needed a gift like I needed this one...fur baby included.

Happy 31st Birthday Miss Coquine.
Here's to another delicious year.

27 comments:

  1. Happy 31 st, Sweets!

    May this new year be DELICIOUS and SATISFYING in every way!:)

    Duchesse xoxo :)))

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  2. You look totally wiped! Does the kitty have jet lag too?
    Happiest birthday wishes to you darling Ella! I hope it's a truly wonderful one.x.

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  3. Happy, happy birthday from Gwan's Mum xx

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  4. Happy birthday and have a relaxing day! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Ella!! Early 30s are such good times. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!!!
    Am loving the very sweet photo with your furry friend and hoping you will already feel a bit more rested as you read this...

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  6. Happy happy birthday!!

    That looks like such a satisfying rest! I love curling up with one of my dogs (when I'm in the US) and taking a little nap or just being able to lay with them. It's so relaxing.

    I hope you're able to get some much deserved rest soon!

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  7. Happy birthday Beautiful Ella!

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  8. Happy birthday sweetie! x

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  9. Happy Birthday!! 31 IS delicious, trust me.. :)

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  10. I'm a huge fan of House Hunters International. Can't wait to see your episode. Happy Birthday!

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  11. I love House Hunters International. Happy Birthday!

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  12. Happy birthday!! I hope this year is even greater than the last!

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  13. Happy 31st birthday!!! Cute pic :-) Glad you got a nap in (with a cat, of course) with the tiring schedule and all! Hope you had a great day!

    My bday is in a few days -- so we're fellow Virgo coquines.... the best kind..

    tchin-tchin !

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  14. Happy 31st birthday. You look so sweet.
    What a day!
    Aidan xo

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  15. Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're doing HHI too... isn't the most ridiculous/fun thing ever? I finished the main part of my shoot last weekend and every day of it was just a riot. Only downfall was that my friend and I were too wiped to do anything but come home and lay on the couch when it was over. I don't know how people do that all the time! And can we talk about how much better dressed you are? I wore jeans and a t-shirt for our tours because that was what I could reach after they stuffed half my flat into my wardrobe... LOVE that purple skirt!

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    1. Ahhhhhhhh! CANNOT WAIT to see your episode!!!! You are one funny mädchen! We must compare notes!

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    2. Likewise! I have to post about it before I forget all the ridiculous things my friend and I were saying. Example: "When they offer us our own show, we should have one called 'Sausage Searchers' wherein we will travel the world testing different sausages." This was said as we were being forced to eat bratwurst about 10 minutes after we'd eaten lunch. What can I say... We were a bit overtired on day 3.

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    3. Heather! I can't comment on your blog!!!! I loved your last post and left you a note but the spam filter wouldn't allow me to post it! : (

      Oh yeah, we had to eat fois gras, escargots and cheese...luckily we were hungry and woofed down like animals on camera. Charming.

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  16. Awww, you look so sweet! The mother in me wishes that I had a pillow to put under your head and something to cover you up with. But then I would probably wake you up. So, I'll say it very quietly, "Happy 31st Birthday, Mlle Ella Coquine"! May the next year be full of special moments and happiness as you start your new life with Seb.

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  17. Happy Birthday, Ella! Here's to great things happening at 31!!

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  18. Happy Birthday Miss Ella! May this year be ever better than the last!

    xo

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  19. Happy Bday!!!! Ur kitty and u are too cute

    XOXO,

    http://outfitidentifier.com/

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  20. Thank you all for the birthday love!!!!! xoxoox!

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  21. Happy Birthday Ella!!!!

    I totally know the exact outfit you are writing about. It was in the episode where Rachel asks Monica to make decisions for her love life, right? And Rachel is in that fabulous dress with her hair up. Amazing!!!

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    1. Yes! Love that dress! That goes in the top ten of awesome tv outfits. Clearly CB has taken up several of those spots in the top 10, but Rachel Green did us proud that night!

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