Holla! I’m 25!


Photo courtesy of Toby Kennedy, 2012.

Hey, how’s it going? Remember me? I’m the girl who disappeared on you for a month. Yeah… sorry about that. Also you may have noticed that my website still doesn’t look quite right – that’s because I’m an idiot and accidentally deleted a vital bit of code a little while ago. Whoops. We’re working on it and it should be back up and running properly soon (hopefully), so in the meantime just ignore the, er, ugly broken design.

So what’s going on in my life since I was last here? Well, lots of cooking and eating, lots of Instagramming, I went to Hong Kong for a short holiday (post to come soon) and then I came back and oh look at that! I turned 25! Holla!

My actual birthday was fantastic, with lunch at Pitt Cue Co. with my girl Annabelle, a gift of Paul A. Young truffles (I ate the entire box by myself and no, I’m not even ashamed), a beautiful afternoon stroll in the sunshine and dinner at L’Anima with family.

So because I still need to get my head back in the right place and start actually blogging properly again I figured I’d share some photos from my 25th birthday celebrations this past weekend for now (I swear, there were about 50 people there, not 10 as the photos would suggest – people were being remarkably camera shy).

I was lucky enough to be able to enlist the fabulous Toby Kennedy that evening as my official photographer and he did a superb job with the photos. Seriously, if you need a photographer who will drop everything to work your party and do it AWESOMELY, Toby is your man. He totally stepped in last minute and made all of us look so darn pretty… plus he’s the first person to officially photograph me in my 25th year! We’re definitely going to have to get some more photo time in soon.

I also self-catered the party, with the help of my fabulous besties, Jun, Sami and Annabelle and it all went down a treat. Delicious food, great music, amazing people – what more could a girl ask for?

First image courtesy of Sam Morgan (food by me); second image courtesy of Annabelle Choi (tarts by Annabelle).

Photos courtesy of Toby Kennedy, 2012.

So without further ado, here are a selection of photos from the evening, featuring some of my nearest and dearest. I won’t throw names at you but some of these people are old friends, some are new friends, all of them are extremely special to me and I adore them! I’m a lucky girl to have such wonderful people in my life. Enjoy the hotness and I’ll be back soon (I promise, this time I actually will).

All photos courtesy of Toby Kennedy, 2012.

Peace and love,

Jax x

11 Responses to “Holla! I’m 25!”

  1. Brian Says:

    First of all, happy birthday darling! Yay for 25! I remember that being a good year. :-)

    Ok, now I have to say that you have the most attractive friends! Seriously… HOT DAMN!

  2. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite Says:

    If only I had been even a quarter as talented when I was your age… Happy happy all that stuff and wishing you health and happiness for the year(s) to come XOX

  3. Kavey Says:

    Quarter of a century, can you believe it?! ;-P

    You look fantastic all glammed up, and I love the photos of your party friends. All looks fabulous, sorry we didn’t make it.

    Looking forward to catching up soon though, and I’m still saving you a big birthday hug!

  4. Regula Says:

    awwwww love your blue dress, you look sooo pretty in it!
    25 hey, wish I was 25 again :)

  5. Karin @yum and more Says:

    Fab party and fab pics!! Congratulations Doll you’ve got it going. keep the faith in yourself it is the greatest gift a girl can have. xoxo K

  6. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence Says:

    Happy Birthday!! Looks like it was a fun celebration :)

  7. Rachel Says:

    What a great 25th birthday celebration! You look fabulous in your blue dress. Happy belated birthday!

  8. Row Says:

    There’s a lot of hawtness in these pics, yo. Happy belated Birthday, Jackie! I’m glad you had a lovely one. :)

  9. Paula Says:

    What a party and what a beautiful hostess! Happy (belated but with much feeling) Birthday! Hoping this is a year that continues to be surrounded by good friends, fun times and most especially, good health.

  10. Milla Says:

    Holy gorgeousness! Glad you had a great celebration and sorry I couldn’t be there. xx

  11. Ashley Says:

    That picture of you with the balloons is priceless :) Love the dress and I wish I could have been there to eat, er…celebrate!

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