This year my birthday celebrations began a few days prior to the actual birthday. In Russia, there is a whole theory of how you cannot celebrate your birthday earlier since "you have not been born yet." But I've noticed that in the U.S. no one cares about these things, so I decided to side with the latter. Since my birthday fell on Tuesday, I went to Philadelphia the weekend before to celebrate with my parents. We were planning to go to this French restaurant in Philadelphia - Parc Restaurant. Once we got there and saw how crowded it was (and the wait was over an hour) we took a different course and headed towards our other favorite place on Philadelphia - Greek restaurant Estia. I spoke about this in the last post, but sometimes it is so important to just go with the flow instead of planning things. When we got to Estia, instantly we all realized that this place should have been our first choice. It's a very nice place which does not fail to make you feel special. I could not have hoped for a better outcome.