HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
I hope the year of the rabbit will bring plenty of luck and happiness to all my lovely readers. (And fear not, updating this blog more often is up there on my new year resolution list!) Apart from the fact that I was in HK (be on the lookout for a very long entry on that real soon,) I have no excuses for being very VERY MIA for two weeks apart from an honest confession that I absolutely, whole-heartedly, like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store-ly LOVE the Holidays. And like every year, I absolutely savored every single moment of the festive season. =)
Although I have to admit that I’m a little sad that’s now there are 12 more months until the next Christmas, I have plenty of pictures of the Christmas party I had at my house to share with you all. Coincidentally, my grandmother’s birthday also falls on Christmas Eve. So the day has always been the biggest party of the year at our house. It took me, literally, two whole days and a combined total of 8 hours sleep to prepare for it. But everything went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves and, more importantly, each others’ company.
I was responsible for the flower arrangements and the dessert table this year. The wanted it to look festive but I’m not a big fan of red and green together. So I went with red and white. After spending some time flicking through Martha Stewart’s Living (one of the best lifestyle mags IMO,) and after of sketches later (yes I like to sketch things out, my brain is very visual,) this was what I came up with:
More pictures below, please enjoy! =)
p.s. Although a hot cup of mulled wine (red wine heated with christmasy spices like cinnamon and cloves) is not very suitable for Thai weather, but for those who would like a good recipe, Jamie Oliver has one HERE.
p.p.s I actually filmed a little video of me teaching how to make a very simple salted caramel banoffee pie to post on the blog as a holiday gift for you guys. But I chickened out and got too shy (haha.) So let me know if that would be something you guys might be interested in. =)