Tuesday, January 4, 2011

new year's!!!

this weekend we ended the old year and started the new just the way we like it ~ good food and great friends!  

okay, true confession time, our new year's eve actually started out in true form for us, being that we changed our plans only about a million times through the day before we eventually joined our efforts with some of our new favorite friends and formed a pretty fun party, if i do say so!  

two of our friends drove in from the inland empire {brave girls!} and we all headed over to our other friends' high-rise apartment near the grove.  these two just got engaged a few days ago, so we had a lot to celebrate for the new year {congrats you crazy kids!}.  at midnight we ran up on the roof and saw fireworks in every direction over the various neighborhoods of the greater los angeles area.  it was magical!

friends!

my cute new dress {thanks to a fabulous christmas gift from the in-laws!}:
{dress: ruche, cardigan: h&m, tights: piedmont boutique, shoes: chelsea crew, pocket watch necklace: lunashine on etsy.}

on saturday i had a peaceful, quiet morning with some deep thinking and writing.  it's always good to start the year out with some reflection and goal-setting, so that's just what i did.  in the afternoon, the mr. and i created art together, then spent the night with some of our other favorite friends.  our evening was full of music, chocolate fondue {mmm!}, and the best wedding gift ever {made by my radio producer friend who recorded all sorts of fun things from our wedding day and put together an amazing aural collage of sound clips & music.  it was perfect!}.  over the weekend we also took down our christmas decorations and rearranged the furniture.  it feels so fresh and new in our apartment!  and that was the weekend.

how was your new year's?