Happy 30th Birthday Emily xoxo Hurricane Irene

I don’t want this post to turn into a pity party but I had spent the better part of a decade planning my thirtieth birthday party. Guess what I got for it? Hurricane Irene. On the day of my birthday. And 100% cancellation from all my NYC friends. No matter, I had 8 British friends who’s flights home got cancelled and got another 9 days stranded with me in Montauk, in a boarded up house, in a hurricane. We trespassed into the Andy Warhol estate armed with a 6 pack of beer each and about 10 cameras between us. Turned out it was the best birthday ever.