For Yolanda Hadid and her genetically blessed family, birthdays are all about spending time with loved ones. When Yolanda's supermodel daughter Bella turned 23 in October, she skipped booking a table at a trendy restaurant and instead invited her nearest and dearest to paint pottery with her. When Yolanda's late mother — affectionately known as "Oma" — had a birthday last June, she had a carrot cake that Gigi Hadid baked from scratch. And when Yolanda's 56th birthday rolled around on January 11, she stuck with tradition by holding an intimate family bash with a simple cake.
To mark the occasion, Yolanda's boyfriend, Joseph Jingoli, put together a candlelit dinner party decorated with lush flowers and foliage. In Instagram photos from the gathering — where guests included Gigi and Bella, as well as Anwar Hadid's girlfriend, Dua Lipa — Yolanda shared a photo of the Italian menu.
Tucked under purple orchids at each place setting, menu cards listed shared appetizers such as Waygu tartare, homemade ricotta with local squash, and a Tuscan kale salad with garlic-anchovy-lemon vinaigrette. There were also two types of fresh pasta, and shared mains including roasted chicken with a spicy yogurt sauce. And to top it all off, there was cake.
Draped with clouds of white frosting, the angelic dessert had six golden candles for Yolanda to wish upon. And as she blew the candles out, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum was flanked by her two daughters. We have a feeling her wish has already been granted:
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