Since becoming best friends with B in the 5th grade, I've become aware of her obsession with her birthday. She literally has countdowns till her birthday and takes it very seriously. With all of us turning 25 this year, all birthday plans are over the top to make this milestone a memorable one. B kicks off each year with her birthday being in January. This year she has rented a five bedroom penthouse in Manhattan, where our crew will be spending this upcoming weekend. Uuuummm...I can't wait! As usual, she enlisted me to help her pick out her party dress, so we went into Soho today for some shopping. We found the perfect ensemble at French Connection (who is having a crazy sale - check it out), followed by a cupcake stop at Crumbs and a visit to her sisters, who has a place in the city. By the way, I'm having a hard time finding the perfect faux fur vest! I went to a million stores trying to find one today but no luck. I found something like a vest in French Connection..but I left without it. As much as I hate the cold, it's days like this that make me love living in New York. Just walking around is an adventure. There's no place like NYC!