Best. Birthday. Ever.

Last week, I celebrated my birthday in New York City. (Lucky me!)

The day was perfect. Impeccable weather. A shopping trip to here, here and here; bottles of wine and crostinis at Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District; a cupcake from a famed bakery; and a cookie from another.

… but the birthday present I’ll never forget: my very first helicopter ride over Manhattan. Seeing the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Yankee Stadium and countless other historic landmarks from the sky was unbelievable. Forever memorable. Thank you Mr. Boyfriend.

A thousand thanks for all the birthday wishes via Twitter, Facebook and email.

It's going to be a brilliant year.