Camille celebrated her sixteenth birthday yesterday with her favorite cake: two layers of orange cake with chocolate icing, decorated with fresh strawberries.
May 8th is a national holiday in France as well, so she never has school on her birthday!
We served the cake with a Crémant de Loire, a sparkling rosé wine from the Loire. Actually we were living in Tours, very close to the beautiful Loire river when Camille was born. We moved to Lyon soon after her birth, so she neve spent much time there. We visited Tours and Chinon this past summer, and this region is the most beautiful place in France, I think. Or perhaps it's just the wonderful memories of getting married in Tours and living there as newlyweds.
One glass of sparkling wine won't hurt; she is sixteen, afterall!
And here she is, wearing her charm bracelet made with love by Maria of neraidodhmiourgies.
Happy birthday, Camille!