Thursday 30 December 2010

The most perfect night

Manhattans with candlelight.
Happy New Year! Every year, Skip and I celebrate New Year's Eve early. It saves the hassle of finding a babysitter, it's less crowded and it's a lot more special (to us).

Last night was our New Year's Eve. With the kids tucked up at their Nan's house, we hit Rockpool Bar & Grill for a few cocktails and some oysters. We sipped on Manhattans Mad Men-style and felt like complete grown-ups.

We then headed to a fab French restaurant close to home and feasted on pork belly, duck done four ways and chocolate marquise. What a way to bring in the new year! Awash with animals fats and a French Burgundy.

It was truly the most perfect night out for me. As we feasted and laughed, Skip and I chatted about the year that was and our dreams for the year that will be.

Tonight we're continuing the festivities with a BBQ at home with a couple of close friends. I think the sprinkler will come out for the kids as it's warm out there.

Tomorrow night (the real NYE) we always spend at home. The four of us together. We'll eat burgers washed down with a fantastic bottle of red (the kids will have lemonade) we'll stroll down the street and see the 9pm fireworks. Then we'll be tucked up in bed well before midnight. The perfect way to spend NYE in my book.

How do you like to bring in the new year?


  1. For the about the last 10 years been in bed early on New Years Eve massive crowds don't do it for me when there is heaps & heaps waiting to get home on public transport.

    I don't mind smaller crowds like ones that go to a concert or sporting events but crowds where everyone is there (like New Years Eve) is another thing with transport.

    New Years Eve hubby & I are going to be cooking some fish & prawns on our BBQ then we can watch the fireworks from our bedroom window or on tv but may not even worry about the fireworks this year, may just watch some tv shows we recorded & need to catch up on.

    Love curling up in bed as well with a good book

    (((( Hugs ))))

  2. Clever you. You've described the most lovely evening and I'm all for celebrating NYE in your own way.

    We'll be avoiding the crowds too and will probably have a bigger celebration on NYDay.

    Felicity x

  3. What a fabulous tradition - love it! I must confess we're feeling a bit half-hearted about NYE this year. We must be getting old!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    I am working tomorrow night. Definitely not the way that I like to ring in the new year but I console myself with the fact that at least the atmosphere will be fab!

    Happy New Year Mama x

  5. For the first time in years we are off to a real grown up party. I know its going to be a grown up party because its being held in a grown up apartment on the Esplanade and I am to bring finger food. I have no idea what I am going to wear because I don't really do grown up stuff very often and I guess my shorts and thongs are out of the question.

    Have fun everyone.

  6. happy new year to you toots!!! It all sounds perfect and completely dignified...with not a bit of tension in sight! love it...xx

  7. I love your tradition! We will be spending it at a Restaurant in the middle of a rice paddie. I always turn forward the clock as I cannot stay up till midnight. PS Rockpool Rocks xo

  8. That sounds like heaven- being Scottish we HAVE to get drunk- we HAVE to kiss strangers- and we HAVE to go mental. I hate it.

  9. The kids and I place bets as to how early DH will go to bed. Very exciting stuff.

  10. Happy New Year My Sweet Friend!
    I wish for you, Skip and the girls a year of joy and abundance and more love than you could even imagine!

    Hugs and Kisses from the U.S. of A!

  11. Thank you one and all! Your comments mean so much to me! Happy New Year! xx


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