Belated Birthdays and Anniversaries

by jennine on March 2, 2009

Yesterday was my birthday… and last week was The Coveted’s 2 year anniversary. It’s amazing how much has changed in the last few years. When I started this blog, I was working, but I didn’t know towards what, there was a lot of things up in the air, but nothing made any sense. In the last two years there’s been a lot of ups and downs. Last year I left my friends, my home, and my job to come to Germany, and it’s been a tough year with little money and being in a place far away from home, but then I had the time to devote to what I really wanted to do, and now things are really starting to look amazing, this past year we’ve had Sonja write fabulous beauty posts, which I wouldn’t be able to do even nearly as well, and this past month, I’ve been traveling a lot for my blogs and I had the chance to meet many of you, connect with the community and feel like there is something more to blogging than just typing away at night alone, that there is something ultimately more human, more real than the virtual world says it has to offer. That behind the pixels, there are real people, and that’s the best part.

Yesterday was really amazing, in the morning we were still in Paris. I was really tired from the month of hard work, so I took it off to do basically nothing. Just wandering around, eating cakes and macaroons from Laudrée and enjoying the pre-spring weather… Cold enough to wear a sweater, warm enough to be outside not freezing. I wore a comfy oversized Irish cable-knit sweater with a silk skirt and my favorite white shoes. It was really relaxed, as I didn’t realy want to try too hard on my own birthday.

(and thank you to everyone who wished me a joyous day on Facebook and Twitter)

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Sweety P March 2, 2009 at 6:14 am

Happy Birthday again! Happy anniversary! The cakes looks so delicious!

Stylish Thought March 2, 2009 at 7:20 am

Happy Birthday!!! And Happy anniversary. Congrats on 2 years of blogging success. You are a true pioneer lady!

Sandra March 2, 2009 at 7:24 am

OMG! Happy B-day!! I had no idea. And happy anniversary. I can’t believe how fast time flys! I remember when you were 6 mons. old =)!

Ashe Mischief March 2, 2009 at 7:35 am

Happy birthday AND anniversary, my dear! It looks like a lovely one, cozy, quiet, and wonderful.

jennine March 2, 2009 at 7:50 am

oh thank you so much!
i also can’t believe it’s been 2years!

Ginger March 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

you make me smile…truly…and i’ve followed your blog for a little over a year, and passed it along to friends and colleagues. you’re right, it really IS more than just typing away at night by oneself-to some, it is love and art and fulfillment of sorts. happy belated!

Jordana March 2, 2009 at 8:10 am

Glad to hear you had a nice bday, doll! Also, congrats on two years for The Coveted! You’ve really helped pave the way for others.
P.S. Those treats look yummy!

Mer March 2, 2009 at 8:28 am

I love the second picture..

happy b day jen (un poco atrasado) and congrats for the 2 years. you are making an amazing job. I think you are amazing!!

Sal March 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

So many congrats, lady, and happy, happy birthday!

Audi March 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

Happy birthday and congrats on hitting the 2-year mark! You look fabulous!

Aidan March 2, 2009 at 10:14 am

Happiest of birthday wishes to you and the blog! I’m so proud of you - out there in the world making it happen for yourself. Give yourself a big pat on the back from all of us in SF who can’t quite reach all the way to Paris. :)

DWJ March 2, 2009 at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary! I’m so glad I got to meet you in NYC and you’ve definitely helped me see the bigger side of blogging too. I hope you had a blast in Paris!

Cleo March 2, 2009 at 10:50 am

I swear you’re always eating cakes, & yet you’re so skinny! How on earth do you do it?

jennine March 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

hahah, cleo… it does seem i’m always eating cakes, and i’m not so skinny. that said, i prefer to have the cakes.

dwj. it was so cool to meet you too! i loved talking with you! too bad we didn’t live closer.

aidan… wow, well you knew me when… and thanks for all your encouragement.

mer, i think you are amazing!

WendyB March 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

Happy happy!

Sonja March 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Looks like a lovely birthday! You’re looking fabulous as ever. So glad to be contributing to The Coveted. Thanks so much for having me! Happy Happy Birthday to you and the site!

Princess Poochie March 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I love the spots right were you are. Paris for next spring! Let’s mark it down…

Happy Birthday and Anniversary too.


Retro Chick March 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I said this on Facebook, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had a lovely day.

Those cakes look divine. I am bookmarking this so I can go find cakes on my next trip to Paris!

Julie March 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

great pics of you ! your outfit is sooo parisian ;)
as for the boots, they come from Zara, that’s actually an imitation of Isabel Marant
see you !

UND March 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on 2 years at The Coveted. It’s so cool, I remember you starting your blog and all the early posts of folks is SF and now look at you eating macaroons in Paris. You deserve it.

Corrie March 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Happy Belated Birthday! What a wonderful way to spend it, in Paris with goodies from Laudrée. It looks so beautiful there.

The Sweet Fairy March 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm

excuse my english, i’m a french girl
i just discover your blog : it’s beautiful and you are beautiful
i live in paris and saturday i was in Laduré but too much people and i had to forget the idea to buy my favorite macarons.

you are a lucky girl

Frankie - Swell Vintage March 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Happy birthday to you AND the coveted - you’re both looking beautiful! x

lisa March 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm

It sounds like you had a wonderful day! Many happy returns to you and to The Coveted, and thanks for all the hard work you put into making the IFB network great. :)

jennine March 2, 2009 at 4:22 pm

❤ sonja… i’m so glad you’re here too.
❤ poochie, i’m going to hold youto that!
❤ retro chick…you MUST do the laudree cakes thing,.. fenke did it on our first trip,and i regret not getting my own box. they are lovely
❤ julie, i take this as the ultimate compliment coming from a parisian (and sweet fairy!) and i’m so going to find those boots!
❤ sweet fairy.. hahah well your english is WAY better than my french,and my french commetns are always a mess.
❤ thank you lisa and frankie!

eyeliah March 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Happy Birthday again! Hey, I never got your response to my interview questions, I hope it didn’t go to my junk mail! I’ll re-email it to you tonight. :-)

Lucy March 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

happy birthday! congrats on the 2 year anniversary! I recently discovered your blog and I love it! a lot of fashion blogs lack good images but yours are beautiful :D enjoy the rest of your trip!

szaza March 3, 2009 at 1:43 am

Happy birthday and happy anniversary! While SF lost a fabulous woman, Germany gained one. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your day— La Durée is a perfect way to sweeten any day.

Happy and warm wishes from Istanbul!

Fair shopping fairy March 3, 2009 at 2:09 am

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag! I hope that you’ve found a home away from home in Germany.

missmilki March 3, 2009 at 5:18 am

Happy Birthday! I think thats a lovely birthday day.

Claire March 3, 2009 at 9:21 am

Happy birthday and anniversary - now eating cakes from Laduree - that is the ultimate way to spend your birthday! x

pretty face March 3, 2009 at 9:23 am

Happy VERY belated birthday! You look gorgeous in Paris, Jennine, as always :) xx

ambika March 3, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Happy birthday and happy anniversary. I adore your site and am so glad to see all the connections being made between bloggers-I could only dream of pulling off those kind of events.

Kezia March 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

Once again, happy birthday lovey.

Prêt-à-Porter P March 5, 2009 at 12:41 am

happy birthday! you and paris make a good match together. and the desserts look delish

Rhiannon March 5, 2009 at 1:46 am

Happy birthday and anniversary, too! You look so lovely . . I love how you mixed the relaxed-feeling sweater with that wonderful skirt and those shoes!

bena March 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Happy Birthday to you Ms. Jennine and happy 2nd year anniversary to The Coveted! And you look uber lovely as always.. ;)

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