Call me crazy, but I prefer to ring in the New Year quietly. Ideally at home, with a few friends, a partner (should there be one in my life at the time) or even, alone. No crazy parties, loud music or making small talk for me. Calm, quiet and intentional.
Why am I talking about New Years Eve nearly half way through January? Because I’ve got celebration and cake on my mind!
I’m getting ready to head down to Las Vegas to celebrate my girlfriend’s bachelorette, a weekend I planned and have been anxiously awaiting to see come together. Truth be told, I feel far too old to be planning a bachelorette, much less in Las Vegas! But alas, that’s where I find myself. While there will be much more on the bachelorette to come on the blog, for today, I’m sharing this delicious and might I say gorgeous Prosecco Cake.
A few weeks ago Pantone announced it’s Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery, to mixed reviews. What I love about the colour of the year announcement is the incredible thought that goes behind each year’s choice and how it opens us to consider colours we would have written off. I must admit when I first saw this year’s choice, I thought there was no way I could see myself incorporating it into a space, but as the colour has started to emerge in fashion and home decor, I have to say I’m warming up to it.
I’ve been reluctant to let the holidays go this year. Despite the fact the decorations are down and I’m back in the full swing of things work wise, I just can’t let that feeling go.
Have you noticed how everything slows down during the holidays, days seem to last longer, with all the time in the world? Why is that? Maybe because the whole world slows down; unlike any other time of year. In any case, it’s that feeling that I’ve been trying to hold onto as I head into 2017, so far, a week and half in, I’m doing pretty good.
I believe a key to my success has been continuing to enjoy seasonal drinks like this Spicy Hot Chocolate 😉 It’s my take on a winter classic.