September 9, 2013


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I knew for a long time exactly how I wanted to celebrate my 21st: an intimate weekend with my very nearest. My first plan was a weekend in Mykonos: a Greek Island I visited two years ago that still has a special place in my heart. The plan was to rent a beautiful villa overlooking the Aegean sea. That ship sailed when I settled on Paris. I'd never been to Paris and decided that it was the best time to discover this city for the first time. The location that I chose- La Perouse was the ideal location for a parisian dinner with it's regal traditional decor and intimate private rooms.

You probably can tell that I'm a very emotional person from the way I write sometimes: wearing my heart on my sleeve and using too many superlatives. I'm generally a very passionate person and that extends to my friendships. I left this dinner with all my make-up smudged, my face hurting and my head throbbing- what happens to me when I've been crying too much (see: sobbing). I really couldn't believe what every single person had to say about me in their speeches but I realised that that's how you know when people truly love you. When the time comes, they look past ALL your negative and focus only on your beautiful.

Because of their words, I want to be a better person for them all. Thanks to my mum for the great idea of making everyone put their phones away and just talk and share the moment together. There was too much laughter and too many tears shared over a meal never to be forgotten.

Shot by Catherine O'Hara


  1. Ife says:


    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you!

  2. Lolus says:

    LOOOOVE xxxx

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thanks Lolus! x

  3. The Indie says:

    Can I have your life? Lol jk. But seriously, your travels are to die for. It’s so amazing that you were able to celebrate your birthday in such an intimate and sentimental way and so elevated by having a dinner in Paris. Each year we’re blessed with on this planet should be cherished. Happy belated birthday. As usual, you look stunning. That dress is just…it takes my breath away 🙂

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you. Your comments truly inspire me and I’m so grateful to have you continuously read my blog. So much love for you. xxx

  4. Daniella says:

    Wow, everything looks so special and so perfect, what a wonderful way to celebrate your 21st! 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you love xxx

  5. chuqqy says:

    You are beautiful

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      So are you!

  6. Idalia says:

    omg omg omg omg omg i just LOOOOOVE that gorgeous gown! Im going to Paris for the 1st time for christmas and I am honestly going all out with my wardrobe! thanks for the inspiration!


    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      My pleasure! I hope you love it as much as I did, and thank you xxx

  7. abisola says:

    These pictures show you had an amazing time!
    Beautiful family x friends too!

  8. Kesh says:

    Beautiful!!!! very touching!

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Glad it left an impression, thank you 🙂

  9. Sofia C says:

    Love your gown!

    Where is it from?

  10. TheFisayo says:

    You have a beautiful family, and the gown is lovely!

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