Tamra Barney

Tamra Barney recounts her 40th birthday bash, including the backstory on her new bling.

on Jan 15, 2008

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Now that I'm 40, where do I start ... How about my party? Simon had full control of planning my birthday party and would not give me any details. I was a bit nervous. It was my 40th and I wanted it to be special ... and boy was it! Welcome aboard the Paradiso (a 85-foot charter yacht in Newport Beach). When I found out where my birthday was going to be held I was so excited. Who wouldn't want a party on a yacht? Simon did such an amazing job planning the party, from the food, flowers, guest list, and my favorite Sprinkles cupcakes. With all my friends and family there to help me celebrate I couldn't ask for a better celebration. Thank you, Simon!

I actually was not worried at all about turning 40. I think the editing made me look like It was the only worry I had in my life. No one wants to get old, but it is definitely better than the alternative! I try to live a healthy lifestyle, work out, and eat right, and the Botox helps. I know I'm not 20 anymore and I'm OK with that. I am happier than I have ever been in my life. I don't think life changes because you turn 40 — from what I hear it gets better. I am actually looking forward to life in my 40s. I think you worry less about the small things. Besides, 40 is the new 30. Well, it sounds good.