Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Haute Birthday Celebration!

When I decided to meet a small group of friends for an intimate birthday celebration at the beautiful St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta… I didn’t imagine that I would have so much fun! It was like an evening of girlfriends meet Sex and the City!

You just never know how much you’ll learn about your friends and yourself when you open up and share your past, present and future. Now, while what we discussed at the St. Regis stays within the walls of the wine room, I can tell you that we laughed so hard—we cried!

We also shared our stories and secrets to our individual success and what we’d like to tackle next. Each one of the girls has decided to try something new in 2011… as smart women we’re always shifting and growing as our journey through life becomes more focused.

Our girls just having fun interaction caught the attention of a number of people who were in the hotel meeting friends or having a drink because a few of them came over to say hello to us. Our positive energy was infectious… and so was our Hauteness. We even had our own security detail!

As I ring in another birthday… I’ve never felt more alive or fabulous than I do right now. It’s true… I seem to get better with age. I’m stronger, wiser and more open than I’ve ever been. My relationships are sound and my circle of friends inspire and empower me every day. I’m so grateful to have the love of friends and family in a world where so many people have lost hope, faith and themselves.

But I’m not ready to wrap my birthday celebrations; I still have engagements in New York City and Miami!

How will you celebrate your birthday?

Appearing in the Haute Photos: Monique Eddleton @GoldnParachutes, Mattie James @Mattieologie, Tammie Reed @TalkingwithTami, and Jayda Cabbell @JaydaCabbell


  1. Marian, you look absolutely beautiful! Happy belated birthday,wishing you many, many more! (from Shawn)

  2. Looks like fun times! Happy b day!

    As I shared on twitter with you I was supposed to go to Paris for my 35th b day this summer but my travel buddies changed the destination and I have already been to London so I passed. Now I will be in Haiti with my church for a Missions Trip, God clearly had other plans for my born day this yr. I am not even a big b day person just every 5yrs I try to do something nice and go out of country to Europe/Africa.

    Sorry for the rant lol Have fun in NY and MIA.

    Love that I found a travel blog!

  3. You are so right...you are like fine wine...getting better and better with each passing day. Glad to be counted as one of your friends and getting Miami ready for another Haute Birthday Celebration! You look marvelous, my dear, marvelous!!

  4. Tonya! You are fabulous yourself... thanks for the compliment. They say the 40's are the new 20's ok 30's! Lol Thanks for bringing color to my life!

  5. Too bad you weren't there Tonya! We did have lots of fun and I didn't even have any alcohol. I absolutely love that spot - I will definitely go there again soon. You were glowing Marian!!

  6. So well written, had a blast! Many more birthday celebrations to come! xoxo

  7. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! sounds like you had such a lovely time...and great friends are so hard to come by when we are grown and you seem to have some amazing friends...lucky you. I don't celebrate my birthday anymore......i just pretend it doesn't exist...lmao.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday!! Glad you had a blast. I am looking forward to celebrating my 26th birthday this year with a small gathering of friends and family. I would love to do a spa party with my bffs that weekend.

  9. From Mattie... Had such a great time with you Marian! The ladies were a riot. Happy Haute Birthday :)
    By Mattie

  10. That sounds beautiful! Good friends really make the world of a difference. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  11. love your dress!
    and I'm still trying to decide for my bday. I'm turning 30 this year so I want to do something fab and fun