We hosted a small gathering at our place tonight for some of our friends in the Bellevue area. We called it our "New Year's Eve East Coast" Party. Meaning, we'd ring in the new year at 9:00 PST so we could all be in bed before midnight. (except for John and Gina, who had another party to go to - oh, those kids!)
Just for fun, Dick suggested that we all dress up. He loves dressing up, and I have a lot of cute dresses in my closet that I don't have enough occasion to wear. Everyone was very good natured about it, and looked fantastic!
It was SUPER fun!! Reeves and Paula brought, and shucked oysters, which was an amazing appetizer!
To make things super easy, I ordered food yesterday to be delivered this evening. We have a great restaurant named Wild Ginger in our building, and they deliver to our apartments. The food was terrific, and it worked out great! I love that we didn't have to cook, or even go out to get the food.
Martin and Celeste brought Champagne and Danish treats, and Gina and John brought mini cupcakes from Trophy.
Everyone stayed until 10:30 or so, which means we were up way past East Coast midnight. :)
appetizers: pepper salami, wasabe chedder cheese (who knew?) and oysters!
Martin & Celeste
Gina and John
Reeves and Paula being photobombed by Dick
Dick and Trina (new dress!)
Take out from Wild Ginger
The dinner table
The gang - photo by JRod
Dick's idea - we're all having a GREAT time!
Happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Stockton Street, between Market and Geary is temporarily closed off (for the underground BART construction) and is covered with astroturf and open to pedestrians. There are lot benched for seating (although many people were enjoying sitting on the turf), people tossing lighted footballs, and food trucks. It was a neat vibe and seemed to be enjoyed by all!
The Christmas Tree at Neiman Marcus is always so beautiful, and the tree in Union Square was enormous and so sparkly!!
We looked at the amazing Gingerbread House/Castle at the St. Francis.
I especially loved the Christmas display windows are Tiffany & Co. Check out the two Dads.
I don't have my Mac here in SF this week, so will have to wait a few days before I can put the progress photos of this painting together.
Very happy to have had a chance to finish this one before the end of the year.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I brought our stockings from San Francisco and hung them from the chimney with care. :)
I also got some nice pine sprigs from Whole Foods to place on either side of our mantel.