A few years ago I created a new tradition I call #PamperMeBirthday. It’s all about taking time for yourself on your birthday – no work, no calls, no kids – and treating yourself to a special ME day. Well, since expanding my family and welcoming baby Elle into the world, there’s been a common thread in my life: trying to juggle it all (or, on most days, just some of it). With my birthday coming up this Friday there just isn’t much time for any of the balls to drop, let alone to visit my favorite spots around the city for birthday pampering. I know all of you new mommas reading this understand, right?

As I’m somewhat confined to around-the-clock feedings and diaper changes at the moment, I decided to switch it up and simplify things by having birthday indulgences brought to me. We’ve rounded up picks for glamour, beauty, drinks and more to come straight to my door! Check out all of our at-home services and products in this issue and be sure to follow me on Instagram (@cecinewyork) so you can see all the surprises each company sent for my birthday. I can’t wait to experience what’s in store!

Continuing with birthday rituals, my sweet friend and Food Network star Ron Ben-Israel created a sugar masterpiece for my birthday cake this year. Inspired by my watercolor painting, he came up with the over-the-top confection you see below (captured by Harley Hall). I’m dying! I mean, how amazing is this birthday cake? Ron really nailed the gold foil detailing on top of the pastel artwork, and the sugar flowers are beyond beautiful. I’m always in awe of how my designs evolve into these grand treats for our clients. And I must admit it was so fun to have a custom cake made just for me for a change. Thank you, Ron!

Whether you’re on-the-go or laying low, there’s always a way to celebrate you on your birthday (or any day!). Enjoy!


Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - Ceci Johnson stops by Ron Ben-Israel's design showroom and bakery in Manhattan's Garment District for a unique birthday surprise.
Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - Ceci Johnson stops by Ron Ben-Israel's design showroom and bakery in Manhattan's Garment District for a unique birthday surprise.
Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - Ceci Johnson stops by Ron Ben-Israel's design showroom and bakery in Manhattan's Garment District for a unique birthday surprise.

Photography by Harley Hall Photography

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Harley Hall Photography Blazer and Dress: Alice + Olivia Bracelets and Necklace: Kristin Hayes Jewelry Monogram Necklace: Tiny Tags

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CeciStyle Magazine v282: Get The Look - Happy Birthday Ceci! - Make your birthday one to remember with these indulgent pieces - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - ceci new york, luxury invitation, birthday invitation, ceci johnson, voluspa, garance dore, crislu, french connection, knot and bow, gianvito, aerin, polaroid, home goods, gift idea, black, gifts, presents, glitter, metallic, sequin, party, fun, jewelry, fashion, style, food

  1. FINE ART:Turn your birthday party invitation into a work of art with the help of a Ceci New York custom watercolor design.

  2. STYLISH SCENT:Light Voluspa’s Prosecco Rose Grande Maison Candle and bring a bit of girly glamour to your space.

  3. FRENCH CHIC:Find tips on effortless elegance in Love Style Life by photographer, illustrator and blogger Garance Dore.

  4. ROCK STEADY:Sparkle it up with this dazzling three-ring set from Crislu.

  5. GLITTER GIRL:Get the party started right in French Connection’s shimmering Cosmic Beam Dress.

  6. SEE THE LIGHT:Use these Knot & Bow Hand-dipped Ombré Beeswax Candles to bring creative allure to your next birthday cake.

  7. STEP AHEAD:These Gianvito Rossi Glittered Leather Pumps are sure to become your next go-to party heels.

  8. BATH TIME:Searching for a present that pampers? You can’t go wrong with a beautiful soap set, like this one from Aerin.

  9. POP CULTURE:Add a festive surprise to your bash with this Knot & Bow Confetti Balloon, which scatters confetti when it pops.

  10. SNAP TO IT:Bring back the fun of instant party photos using Polaroid’s White Digital Camera.

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    Ceci Johnson's Pampering Picks - Pretty Up - Getting ready has never been easier thanks to GLOSSYBOX – a doorstep delivery of surprise luxe beauty products
  1. Pretty Up: Glossybox is a beauty discovery platform, bringing the best in makeup, hair care, and skin care right to your door monthly. Each month, Glossybox sends a box of high-end products right to your door, from well-known luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta, Vichy, Burberry, Bulgari, and Sisley, to boutique up-and-coming brands. With new products each month, you can grow your beauty collection with fresh products, and find new favorites all year long!

  2. Ceci Johnson's Pampering Picks - Glam Up - Upgrade your accessory collection monthly with Wantable's stylish subscription
  3. Glam Up: Wantable is an online lifestyle service for women on-the-go, providing distinctly unique products tailored to your individual tastes. Wantable has a collection for every desire: ready-to-wear, intimates, fitness, and accessories. Whether your taste in accessories is classic, glam, rock ‘n’ roll, or bohemian, your Wantable stylist will pull chic items and send them straight to you each month.

  4. Ceci Johnson's Pampering Picks - Drink Up - Personalized wine recommendations based on your personal wine palate, and delivered to your door – who needs a wine store?
  5. Drink Up: Club W is a personalized wine startup, changing the way people try and buy wines. Each month, Club W makes wine selections for you based on your personalized palate profile. Subscribe for three bottles a month to keep your wine rack replenished, or buy by-the-bottle. Club W is also dedicated to sustainability, taking measures in every step of their process to support sustainable processes in farming, winemaking, and their business. Club W also offers biodynamic, vegan, and otherwise sustainably farmed and vinted wines. Cheers to that!

  6. Ceci Johnson's Pampering Picks - Sweeten Up - I'll be treating myself to a big dessert spread from Munchery. With a new menu every day, my sweet treats will be a surprise!
  7. Sweeten Up: Munchery is innovating the meal delivery world. It isn’t takeout – this is fine dining at home. Chefs from Michelin-starred restauraunts (like Le Bernardin and Daniel!) whip up high end fare and deliver it straight to your home or work. With new dishes daily, you’ll never be bored. Using only all-natural and seasonal ingredients, you can feel good about what you’re eating – even for dessert!

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