Call them the girls of summer — Lara Bell and Roseann Rogers, best friends who've been celebrating their birthdays together for 15 years. Although their birthdays are earlier in the summer, they seem to prefer August for their bashes and a swell eatery for the locale.
Case in point, the blowout for close to 100 friends and family members that they held earlier this month at KUU Restaurant in Memorial City Gateway.
Hubbies of the year, Dr. Aashish Shah (aka Mr. Roseann Rogers) and Brent Milam (aka Mr. Lara Bell) helped the gals with the celebration that featured a Japanese buffet feast, prepared by KUU executive chef Adison Lee. On the menu were tasty items including crispy rice cakes with crab, pepper snapper, grilled Berkshire pork and chicken karaage (read that deep-fried). For the blow-out-the-candles moment, it was a cake from Three Brothers Bakery.
As is tradition at the birthday for these besties, guests received fab swag bags — this year filled with $500 worth of gift cards, goodies and coupons including a free week of youth training with former NFL cornerback Donovan Greer, a Botox treat from Skinscriptions and caramel pecan bars from Ooh La La Dessert Boutique.
Extending birthday best wishes were State Rep. Gene Wu and Miya Shay, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Jan Glenn, Pete Bell, Jennifer Arriga, Jennifer Brown, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver, Denise and Jared Daniels, Jeff Shell, Kim Padgett and Missy and Nick Gibbens.