Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Whether you celebrate it or not, you must admit it is a special time of year and everyone is so warm and kind around this time of year.

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Top by Gemma (Madison Marcus' little sister brand) // Skirt by Tucker (similar here) // Belt from Korea // Falke tights // Sigerson Morrison booties (loving the leather/suede combo on this one)

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A sparkly present from the Mr. 

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Another Christmas present to myself - a Miu Miu coat. The applique/cut out details on the front was too difficult to resist. This was present number #### to myself this year. Sigh...a girl can never have too many ___ (fill in the blank). :)

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Christmas caviar nails - Ciate in mistress with microbeads in merry from Michael's.

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Christmas floral - red and white freesia's with berries, poinsettia with gold dust leaves and pinkish red orchid (shown below)

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Simple table setting - plates, glasses, cutlery and goodie bags. We always host family-style meals so there is no point in cluttering the table with huge centre pieces only having to de-clutter come meal time. 

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The anatomy of our Cheese + Meat Plate - Camebert and brie cheeses with prosciutto and Tuscany salami from our trip to Florence

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The food

For starters, we served mini mandarin oranges, Korean meatballs, cheese and meat plate, assorted crackers, assorted olives and pickles and citrus chamomile tea.

For mains, we served spaghetti vongolle, orange garlic pork chops, spinach and mushroom with truffle oil and sauteed green beans and broccolini.

Finally, for sweets, we served mixed exotic fruits/berries (lychee, jack fruit, longan, rambutan), macarons from Soirette, cupcake chocolates from my friend Dorothy (gift exchange), apple pie and blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream.

It was a lot of work to prep and cook everything but the reward was pretty great - a delicious meal shared with loved ones.

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18 comments:

  1. cute pictures!
    love your nails!!!

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  2. Gorgeous! & David Yurman! How lucky ^..^

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com
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  3. Beautiful pictures, great food and what a sparkler! Thanks for following me, I'm following back!

    Kisses and hugs from :
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
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  4. What an adorable post and i love your holiday skirt and the decor and food looks so festive and delicious. Nice blog,

    following you now

    xoxo from San Francisco
    ~Dale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  5. The dog is so cute :)
    I love your nail art !

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    Coline.

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  6. haha! the dog is so funny! :*

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  7. Happy holidays to you too dear!

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  8. Looks so yummy - <3 your nail polish and the snoooppp
    happy new year :)
    x the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  9. The Mr. did a great job! Love the David Yurman ring!

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  10. That ring is gorgeous and those Christmas caviar nails are very nice.

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    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  11. love your nails! I've been wanting to try out the ciate manicure

    xxStaci
    http://www.leatherandleops.com/

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  12. Ohhhh god i love your nail polish and your skirt :)
    Is the nail polish a Ciaté ? Let me know
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    K

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  13. Cool nails! I have wanted to try those! If you like it, follow my lifestyle & fashion blog on GFC and/or Bloglovin. Let me know in the comments and i will follow back :)

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Thank you for your kind words. I always visit and comment back. And if you would like to follow, I would love to keep in touch. :)

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