Nobody gives better birthday presents than Alexis. Part of her strategy, I have determined, is that she is a great listener. I can mention something in passing in a conversation in June and then the next thing you know, six months later it is wrapped in the most lavish fashion and presented beautifully. This year was no exception. On December 18th I was presented with the most beautiful and delicious ice cream cake, nested in boundless amounts of tissue paper and cellophane, and tied with yards of extravagant double-faced satin ribbon. And, if that weren't enough, a bar cart that I had long ago mentioned I would like for my office (sometimes a martini is an absolute necessity) turned up.
I was absolutely blown away by the beauty and taste of the cake, the chic and style of the bar cart, and the thoughtfulness and generosity of my friend.