Note to Lindsay Lohan: you don't need to do drugs in order to have a fun birthday.
Let Jessica Simpson show you the way. The recent 26-year old celebrated the anniversary of her birth with a jaunt to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with family and close friends.
Hairstylist Ken Paves was there, along with former assistant CaCee Cobb, most likely dispelling rumors that the latter actually dated Nick Lachey for a bit. A friend told People magazine the following about what took place south of the border:
"Everything you do at the beach ... They drank margaritas. They laid out in the sun."
They forgot the invite The Gossip.
Later that night, the group attended with a beachside bash. And the fun really began!
"They had sangria and Mexican food and sat around telling stories and dancing," the source said. "Jessica is the happiest she has ever been."
The (frickin gorgeous!) pop star will face fans in the States again shortly: the much-hyped video for "A Public Affair" debuts next Wednesday. And then her next movie with Dane Cook, Employee of the Month, opens Sept. 15. We can't wait.
Things may also get intense soon. Jessica is hosting the Aug. 20 Teen Choice Awards. Nominated for awards? Both Simpson and Lachey. You can bet he'll bring his current squeeze, Vanessa Minnillo, to the affair.
Cue the ominous music ...