Like any girl, gifts I love getting include: jewellery, lingerie, perfume and cookbooks. Maybe not every girl likes getting a cookbook as a gift, but I tell you those things get me excited like nothing else (cooking nerd much?). I nearly knocked SLC out cold with the cookbook she gave me for Christmas while waving it around in excitement. The book is the Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual from The Frankies Spuntino restaurant  - an incredible Italian restaurant based in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (where SLC lives) that we went to for my birthday dinner. I’ve already found a number of recipes I am eager to try out (and promise to share when I do), but until then, here are some pictures below of our romantical and extremely delicious birthday dinner back in November. Please note that the picture of me and SLC was taken at a club the night before and not at Frankies – they have MUCH nicer walls at Frankies (thank god).