Just the Two of Us (+ a chef and guitarist)

Camille_Styles_Home_Birthday2 Okay you guys, my husband doesn’t exactly love it when I talk about him on this blog, but I’ve just gotta gush about the incredible birthday surprise that he planned for me on Sunday. After a crazy busy couple of weeks filled with parties and planning and lots of meetings, I let him know that I wanted a quiet birthday dinner at home, just the two of us. He executed to perfection, but did take the liberty of inviting a couple surprise guests to join us…

Camille_Styles_Home_Birthday When I got home on Sunday evening, I was greeted with a big smile, glass of sauvignon blanc and beautifully set table on the terrace. Oh, and did I mention that a chef was in the kitchen?


And a spanish guitarist, to serenade us with beautiful melodies throughout dinner? Mmmhmm!


Camille_Styles_Home_Birthday-Appetizers Dinner was course after course of the most incredible Baja flavors, from tuna ceviche to mango pico de gallo to grilled snapper veracruzana. We talked and laughed and ate to the sounds of spanish guitar until the sun went down.

Camille_Styles-Birthday The takeaway? I’m reminded to think about little ways to turn a low-key night at home into a full-on celebration. Even if a private chef’s not in the budget, one can always drape a mexican blanket on the table and create the most rockin’ fiesta-inspired playlist, right? Thanks to my honey for knowing how to make a night truly unforgettable. And thanks to the team at Word of Mouth for making my favorite food ever!

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22 Responses to “Just the Two of Us (+ a chef and guitarist)”


    Cheers!…to living a life that feels and smells, and tastes just right.

  2. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    lucky lady!!! it sounds like a perfect evening – that huz of yours could teach some other boys a lesson or two on how to spoil a girl! ;)

  3. Tiffany

    Oh la la…Now this is super romantic and special!! A birthday to remember for years to come!


  4. Victoria

    So so sweet + happy birthday to you!!!

  5. rachel thomas

    hot damn! happy birthday, you lucky lady.
    ps. i LOVE your backyard!

  6. Rebecca

    absolutely love it – so special and your home is fab! xx

  7. Xio@ Mint Daisy Design Studio

    Congratulations!! This was amazing!! Love every detail of it! It reminded me of when I had just had my baby a week before Valentines Day and my husband hired a chef to cook for us at home so we could have a special Valentine’s dinner. So sweet and memorable!

  8. Maya

    OMG, I don’t think I could be any more jealous! What a thoughtful surprise. Happy birthday Camille!!

  9. Annabel Manners

    What a chic birthday surprise! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pics!

  10. simplygrove

    What a great husband!!!! The perfect evening for a fabulous gal!!

  11. Camille Styles

    Thanks for all the sweet comments ladies…I already felt like the luckiest girl ever, and now I REALLY do! It was definitely a totally unforgettable birthday!

  12. blue fruit

    This was the sweetest story Camille! Your husband knows you extremely well, to plan to perfection such a clever and inspiring dinner. Your house is looking fabulous ~ even the garden looks as if it has been there for ages ~ hard to believe it is all brand new.

  13. Ridgely's Radar

    Beautiful evening – the food looks delicious and what a wonderful birthday surprise! Cheers!

  14. Myra A.

    a fun one to be a part of! so glad to see some pics too!

  15. Satinelle

    Oh my God, this is so lovely <3
    I hope that you realise how lucky you are to have a husband like that ;-)


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