Birthday in Manhattan? Checked. But really, birthdays are like any other days. Spent this year's with the parents and some family friends in downtown Manhattan, visiting sites and checking out a gourmet grocer stocking every bits of Italy from Italian toothpaste Marvis to a $86 Santa Maria Novella moisturizer to Leone sweets. Got my hands on this rose water toner from Santa Maria Novella and toners will never be the same again. I am perfectly fine with the thought of smelling like roses all day long. On a side note, New York stores stock the best ketchup. Sir Kensington spice ketchup is the sort of gourmet ketchup that literally made me go looking for it in Amazon.