Candy Tee in Champagne - Sz Small
Pinecone, Squirel Bracelet (Extremely Heavy but Cute)
All of the above are by J Crew.
Black Ankle Boots - Nine West
SuperNova Check Satchel - Burberry
I remember when New Year's Eve was the event of the year. My girlfriends and I would start looking for the perfect New Year's Eve Bash in November and shortly after that, I'd start planning my New Year's Eve outfit. It was THE event of the entire year. We're talking Limos, Champagne, a room at the 5-star Sutton Place Hotel downtown, dinner at a fancy restaurant - normally Cin Cin's and afterwards, dancing at a club in town, , ... I'm talking, the Works!
The last big New Year's bash that my Husband and I attended was at the Westin Bayshore in 1998. Yes, a whole 10 years ago! And what an ordeal that was! You see, that year, my Husband and I celebrated Christmas with his family in St. Catharine's, Ontario. And while we were away, Vancouver was hit by the biggest snowstorm of the century (the one this year didn't break the previous record). So, on December 26, while at the Toronto Airport to await our plane for our return to Vancouver, we found out that the storm was so large that they shut the entire city down. And since the airport was closed, we couldn't leave Toronto. We ended up staying in Toronto for another 5 days (that was the earliest flight we could get to come home). Our return flight was scheduled for December 31 - New Year's Eve. But since our Bash wasn't until 6pm, we figured that we would make it home with several hours to spare. Well, were we ever wrong!!!
The morning of our departure, a snowstorm hit Toronto. We boarded our flight but proceeded to sit on the Tarmac for another 6 hours. Needless to say, we arrived in Vancouver at 4pm. By the time we picked up our luggage and got home, we barely had enough time to change and go to our New Year's Eve party. Had the tickets not cost us $200 a piece, we would have blown the entire party off but at that price, come hell or high-water, we were going. It was a wonderful party with a fabulous 5 course dinner (including sorbets in between the salad and the main course) and dancing after. But as soon as the band completed the count down and we had our first New Year's dance, we left. By midnight, we had already been up for over 24 hours.
That was our LAST New Year's Eve party. We hadn't been another since. I mean, a real party, that is, not some get together with friends. We've had a number of get-together with our best friends since our last New Year's Bash, but each and every time we've gotten together for New Year's Eve, both Irene and I have fallen asleep on the sofa by 10pm and our husbands have literally rung in the New Year by themselves. Sad, isn't it?
So, I don't expect this evening to be any different. What are my plans, well, I'm looking forward to a nice Italian meal made by my Husband (no, he's not Italian - even though it may appear to be Italian since that's all we ever eat -be it, at home or out at a restaurant - but that's a different story), and if I'm still standing (since I do intend on having a a cocktail or two before dinner and wine with dinner), I'm going to take the tree down and put away my Christmas decorations. Oops! I forgot - I do intend on working out before dinner as well.
So, that's my plans for New Year's eve. Lame but that's what I'll enjoy doing. Long were the days when I got all decked out to ring in the New Year. While I miss those days, I love what I've got planned for the evening.
What are your plans for New Year's eve? Will you be attending a fabulous New Year's Eve Bash, spending the evening with close friends or staying home with family? I'd love to hear what you've got planned or what you did (depending on when you would have read this blog).
Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!