Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. As 2016 comes to a close, I can't help but say, "Yes! Finito!" This year was a major roller coaster ride and I'm not sure if I was buckled in on some of the dips. Ouch! Last year, I decided to forgo the usual fetes and outings for a bit of soulful sexy-time with Maestro; my ex-fiance. How did we ring in the new year? A little music, some fantastic food (he's was, and I guess still is a self-taught chef among other equally outstanding things), a meditative plan for our future and some fun stuff I can't print here. What a difference 365 days can make. This year, well... I'm just going to say it will be different. Good different. I'm going to leave it at that;)
Enough about me... I've asked a few gal pals who will not be hosting a neo-sit-in tonight what they are up to. Partying, pampering and smooching in public they tell me. Your plans not set yet? Take a cue from these ladies (or me of course) and map out a glorious way to say adios to 2016 hola to 2017. And remember, may you have an awesome 2017. Happy New Year!
Lily, Hong Kong
As an incredibly savvy host, Lily will throw her own New Years Eve fete. As a closet baker, Lily also has a knack for combining curious medleys of exotic spices like cumin and ginger for hand-made chocolate truffles. You’ll also find a sampling of international wines perfectly paired with the buffet menu (she's a tad OCD), holiday Esty-shop handprinted notecards for guests to pen their resolutions as the clock ticks onward, cigars for the men and Chinese party slippers for the ladies (because the shoes always come off). Treats aside, it’s her attention to detail and the warm cozy atmosphere she creates that makes her invite covetable.
Yes, even big girls like to have sleep overs. This New Years Eve, Matilda will be attending a holiday slumber party and pajama brunch. At the fete Matilda will be attending, all things pampering like deluxe facials, mani-pedis, caviar, lobster and of course champagne will be on the event’s menu. She's stoked to spend a night sans her 10-year old (he's having a sleep over at a classmate's house), to wear her self-gifted silk pajamas and begin her new year with a girl-power yoga session to jumpstart those resolutions and burn off all those tofu-pate calories.
Kassie is all about the classic NYE party. Her twins are at the in-laws and she and her husband are ready for their special night out. They know how to do date night. She texted her plans for the night as she primped - "mascara, smudge kohl eyeliner, lip gloss, credit card, gum for New Years Eve kissing".
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