Fab Friend Claudia Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today is my Fab Friend Claudia's (@claudiadisomma) birthday. Claudia is one of my sister's recruits and best friends, however soon after meeting she and I upgraded ourselves to best friend status as well. My sister and I are very close so it is no surprise that we now share most of our friends. Claudia has always been there for my sister and aside from her being fabulous on her own right, that loyalty makes me love her even more. Through the years we have shared some amazing times as we have each grown into the successful adults we now are. I may or may not still be working on this, but I digress. Through the years we have had some amazing times, including Napa and San Francisco for New Year's, San Francisco and Napa for Mairim's 30th, a few other NYE's spent together both pre and post husbands and of course lots of joint birthday celebrations. Our birthdays are one day apart so we have been fortunate to have had some epic joint birthday parties, one of which ended with a trip to Cedar Sinai, but that's a different story for a different blog. Through it all we have created many great memories and have shared lots of laughs including the time I got stuck on the freeway during a bomb scare on my way to Bayside in Newport Beach for brunch.  I'm still sticking to that story as my traffic excuse is no longer believeable or tolerated. Good times indeed. Several years ago Claudia married her best friend Mark who just so happens to be one of the greatest guys. Mairim and I were fortunate to be a part of their wedding party in Cabo.  Their weddings was ridiculously fun and inspiring as we saw two of our best friends tie the knot. Claudia is practically family and the Martinez's love to travel so my entire family (Mom, Dad and Abuela) booked flights and hotel rooms in Cabo for Claudia and Mark's big day. It was such an amazing week in paradise spent with family and best friends. Truly a fabulous vacation and a fabulous wedding. Today, Claudia and Mark are proud parents to a gorgeous little girl, Isabella. She is an absolute beauty and Claudia and Mark are of course the most amazing parents. I don't get to see them or Isabella as often as I would like, however when we do it's like no time has passed. They are two of the most fabulous people I know and I am so happy to have them in my life.

Happy Birthday my Fabulous Friend, Claudia!!! Wishing you nothing, but the best today and always!! We need to plan another joint celebration soon. Love you lots my dear friend.