This past weekend I had the best time celebrating my birthday in LA at the Taylor Swift concert. The show was amazing and it was so good to spend the weekend with my loved ones. Today I’m sharing some photos and a recap of the wonderful weekend!
(Concert photo credit: Taylor Swift)
For the past few years, I’ve lucked out and Taylor Swift concerts have fallen on or around my birthday. I’ve been to all the tours for each album so I was certainly not going to miss the 1989 World Tour. This year, my mom, her boyfriend, Thomas and I all went together.
Our night started with drinks and dinner at Gracias Madre which was so delicious! I really hope they open up a San Diego location because it’s truly amazing. After dinner, we freshened up at our hotel and then headed to Staples Center. Taylor Swift opened the show with Welcome To New York which was such an upbeat way to kick off the concert. I loved the performance of “How You Get The Girl” which opened with her dancers holding lit up umbrellas and Taylor wearing a neon light up crop top and skirt. It was dazzling! Another one of my favorite parts was when Ryan Tedder from One Republic joined her onstage to sing “Counting Stars”. They performed so well together and it was so fun to see him live because I love One Republic. Since she always has a special guest for her shows (especially at Staples) we had been anticipating all week who it would be. Funnily enough, my brother and I were talking about it and he made a joke and said, “Watch it be some random LA sports star like Kobe Bryant.” Well, he ended up being right! Kobe came out during “Style” to present Taylor with a banner for the most sold-out shows at Staples. It’s crazy to think she’s outsold some of the biggest artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, and others. I wish I could go back and relive the night, it’s such an experience and it’s hard to take it all in but I will cherish the memory.
We fell into a deep sleep after the concert and didn’t rise until 9 A.M. After getting ready, we got acai bowls at Earthbar which was so delicious that we went back again yesterday! I got my acai bowl topped with bananas, strawberries, and gluten-free granola the first day and the second time I had it topped with goji berries, coconut shreds, almonds, and cacao nibs. I’m so excited to try recreating this at home!
Later that evening, I got to meet up with my dear friend Laura for dinner at Rice MB which has all gluten-free sushi and plenty of vegan options. It was so good to catch up with her and hang out in my hometown. Afterwards, Thomas and I went bowling with my family and my best friend Berenice which was so much fun! As usual, Thomas who is a pro at bowling got a score of over 150 while I stayed in the double digits with my score haha. But it was such a great nonetheless Overall I had the best birthday and I am so thankful for my friends and family making it so special!