Adam Levine Spends His ‘Best Birthday’ Alone, Eating an Entire Cake to Himself

03/21/2016 at 11:26 AM ET

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Adam Levine celebrated his 37th birthday on Friday, and he brought his sweet tooth in tow.

Rather than the big blowout you might expect from a pop star of his caliber, the Maroon 5 frontman spent the day with quiet solo reflection — and a cake all to himself.

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“For my birthday yesterday I sat in bed all day with the shades drawn eating this cake completely alone,” he captioned an Instagram shot of the half-eaten confection (and a two-tiered platter of chocolate truffles on the side, we couldn’t help but notice).

But before you go feeling sorry for the guy, it was exactly what he wanted. “It might have been the best birthday I’ve ever had,” he continued. “I took time to reflect on so much and had a moment to genuinely appreciate the life that I have and the incredible people I have in it.”

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“I highly recommend taking at least one birthday in your life and keeping it to yourself.” he advised. “It f——in RULED. And that cake was GOOD.”

The singer, who is currently on tour in Brazil, did get some love on his big day — his fellow Voice coaches shared a video exclusively with PEOPLE wishing him the happiest of birthdays.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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CincySweet on

That’s nice. Where was his wife?

Anonymous on

Where was dumbo?

KJ on

I find this a wonderfully quiet way to celebrate. This is coming up to be a very busy year for him and his family. Behati can’t travel to countries experiencing the Zika virus/mosquito. As far as that goes, I don’t blame him staying inside. Should he get bitten by a Ziika-carrying mosquito, he can essentially pass this on to his wife. I think people that get on here and bash him need to grow up. I’ve graduated high school (and even college), you should tool, Hater!

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