Busy Philipps knows how to ring in a new decade the right way. The actress and former Busy Tonight host spent the weekend ahead of her 40th birthday in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, where she hosted a colorful bash at Flora Farms, a 25-acre organic farm and event venue that served as the perfect backdrop for what Philipps referred on Instagram as a “destination wedding (to myself).”
In an image Philipps posted over the weekend, the birthday girl can be seen posing in a sheer, white lace Zimmerman dress, with a pink pout that matches the gorgeous party decor. A brick-laid barn nestled among the property’s mango grove is visible behind her, with streamers in a wild rainbow of colors overhead, forming an ethereal canopy. Long tables are set with clear blue wine glasses and bouquets of fresh flowers boasting similarly bright hues. In a photo posted by Philipps’s friend, writer and director Jenée LaMarque, a number of colorful paper flags have been modified and personalized to read “Busy.” Other images shared by friends (among them, Elizabeth Banks, Colin Hanks, and jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth) show twinkling lights all around; a fun pink, purple, and aqua pom-pom wall; and a waterfall of colorful tassels and pom-poms located just inside the brick arch of the barn.
The author of This Will Only Hurt a Little proclaimed Flora Farms one of her “favorite places in the world,” and it’s not hard to see why. The eco-conscious property set in the foothills of the scenic Sierra de la Laguna Mountains boasts a number of tantalizing offerings and amenities, including Flora’s Field Kitchen, The Farm Bar, Flora Farms Grocery, the Farm Spa, and cooking, painting, meditation, and yoga classes. Everything served at Flora’s Field Kitchen comes directly from the farm, often even picked right before it is prepared for guests. Additionally, all the meats served at the restaurant come from a nearby 150-acre ranch (also owned by Flora Farms proprietors Gloria and Patrick Greene), where animals are humanely raised, an important point for the socially conscious Philipps.
While it’s unclear where Philipps and her crew stayed for the weekend, Flora Farms also features two communities with 10 dwellings each. The majority of the details of the hay-bale cottages—including floors, walls, trim, and even furniture—were constructed onsite. Property owners at the farm are privy to perks that include access to the farm’s fresh produce as well as to the Flora Farms Beach Club.