With a blink of an eye, 2010 comes to an end. This year was the most eventful for me because I celebrated a milestone birthday, lost a job, sold a house, lost a family member, rekindled relations with extended family as well as travelled to some interesting destinations and some not so interesting. I admit I experienced too much and from it learned alot in the course of 365 days. One thing I must say, thanks to maturity and an unexplainable sense of self-control (which I think is associated with maturity), I was able to cope with the “personal” events which unfolded during the course of the year and in a way survived the outcome(s) with minimal damage to my mental health 🙂 . As I result of 2010, I have decided to pass up on making New Years resolutions altogether so that I am not too disappointed in myself, should I not be able to uphold the commitment. Instead, I have set some flexible goals for myself, which I am going to do everything …
Just in case you have opted to stay home for New Years Eve this year and are tired of watching reruns or reality shows on television, then consider renting some of the films I have listed below to keep you entertained. So, grab a bottle or two of champagne, pop some popcorn, turn up the fire, snuggle under a blanket with a loved one or not and enjoy a movie or two or three 🙂 1. The Apartment (1960) 2. Breakfast At Tiffany (1961) 3. La Dolche Vita (1960) 4. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) 5. Holiday (1938) 6. High Society (1956)
I know most women, who plan to attend some formal event this New Year’s Eve, have already planned out their New Year’s Eve attire. But, just in case the shoes and clutch have not yet been considered, I have included some of my favorite pairing suggestions for 2010. Oh and just in case you are wondering about the photo above left, it is Jimmy Choo – Marine Jeweled evening shoes. I know…breath taking and I wonder where were these shoes when I was in my 20’s?
A few things to remember while hosting a New Years Eve party are of course, champagne, party favors, an array of (silver and gold) decorations, at least for my taste (you can choose your own color theme as you wish) around the living room and several funky clocks strategically placed at the buffet table and fireplace mantle alarmed and ready to go off at midnight. In light of the New Years Eve decoration suggestions, I have included some photos to share. Have fun planning!!!
Although there are many parties or events happening around the world, in my opinion, there is nothing more rewarding than celebrating New Year’s Eve with loved ones and close friends, gathered in someone’s home. What I also like is when everyone is asked to bring a dish for the pot luck style dining. I think this is the only night I find myself munching into the wee hours of the morning (providing I am able to stay up that late anymore). So for this joyous occasion or celebration, I have included some quick appetizer and dessert ideas to consider, just in case you are either hosting a party or are invited to one where you are asked to bring a dish. Above photo: Antipasto sausage skewers, click here for the recipe Above: S’mores. Recipe: Graham crackers, chocolate piece, marshmellow and sprinkled with toasted coconut Above: Cupcakes in Fancy cups: Dark Chocolate cupcakes are recommended, white icing and silver or gold hard candy drizzled on top. Above: Various cheese and crackers and dried fruits displayed on …
Merry Christmas to all my friends, acquaintances and loyal followers of rawsilkandsaffron.com, who celebrate Christmas on December 25th. I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a joyous celebration with family and friends.
Just some photos I came across and wanted to share them with you during this holiday season. Paris + Christmas = a must see for sure.
In light of my passion for travel, I have decided to include the following contest for my readers. Below are photos of various destinations around the globe which, either celebrate Christmas or recognize the holiday. The person who guesses the most locations will win a prize. Contest will run from December 22-25, 2010 and results will be posted on December 26th. Contest open to US and Canada residents only 🙂 There are 10 photos total – click on photo above and below to enlarge for better visibility. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers by midnight December 25th to qualify. Answers,winner(s) and prize will be posted on the site on December 26th and prizes will be awarded based on the person with the most correct answers. Should there be more than 3 winners, we will have a lottery for the prize. Good luck and have fun!!!
I don’t think I need to remind anyone celebrating Christmas, how significant a fireplace mantel is during the holiday season. It is a place where stockings are hung, Christmas cards are displayed and/or festively decorated with holiday trim by those, like me, who do not really care for the stocking scene. In light of this subject, I found some wonderful photos of various fireplace mantel decor which I think are truly “delightful” (did I really say that) and not over the top.
I figured it was time to stop ranting about the holidays (for a bit) and blog about all things glamorous to shake off some of the holiday stress. The interesting thing about this subject matter, for me, is that although I appreciate the charm of all things glamorous, I tend to shy away from incorporating them throughout my home. But honestly, I wouldn’t mind having a glamorous guest bedroom just to escape to once in a while. Anyway, here are some of my favorite photos of all things glamorous, to ponder over. Enjoy and feel free to share with us photos of your favorite glamorous decor.