Birthday with family

I am not an American but still I do celebrate the 4th of July. Why? Because it is my birthday!
I spent the day with my family.

There was nothing fancy or grand. We stayed at home, had some special food that me and mom prepared for the occasion, drank Cinzano Rosso and enjoyed the company of each others. As I see them all only once a year it is nice to spend time together like this. I wore this chiffon dress. The neck line is decorated with sequins.

Mom's flat is on the seventh floor. I like to come on the balcony and enjoy the panoramic view

My mom is 69 and she still likes to dress up

My brother likes to cook. He is especially proud of his potato pancakes and sushi

My nephew Yan will turn 5 in October. He is very cute and often says something funny. For example, when his mom wanted to cut his nails shorter he said: "No, don't. I want long nails like aunty Olga has"

My birthday cherry cake

Flowers and Cancer sign pendant from my brother's family

A gift from mom - a handmade bracelet with a natural amber stone

I hope you're having a nice time 


  1. Happy belated birthday! You received lovely gifts. I love potato pancakes, my grandmother makes them for me and I sprinkle sugar over them, xoxo.

  2. happy happy belated birthday beautiful! you look so amazing in that dress! and your hair is extra gorgeous here!

  3. Happy Birthday dear Olga, I wish you all the best!
    It is so nice to see your familiy. Your mother is a stylish lady and so are you.
    You look fabulous in this lovely patterned dress. Have a good time with your dears.

  4. Happy Birthday to you, Olga!
    I swear I thought you were about 30 years old!!! Your mother looks super young too. Good genes....
    You look beautiful and that's a very pretty dress.

  5. Happy Birthday to you Olga! Glad you had a nice celebration with family, and looking so pretty in that lovely jewel coloured dress.

  6. Happy Birthday to you, dear Olga! I love your happy face in the first photo, it is obvious that you had time with family. That's great!

  7. Happy Birthday! You look so pretty.

  8. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    That cherry cheesecake looks divine!

  9. Happy birthday, Olga!
    You look amazing!!! I'm not surprised that your mom likes to dress up too! She is a very lovely lady. You have a wonderful family and I'm happy that your b-day celebration was great!

  10. I know, it's late, but please accept my best whishes! You got beaufiful present!