Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bonne Année!

It's almost New Year's Eve, dear friends.
And it's time to say au revoir to 2014.   
(Photo by Lo Charme e un nodo da stringere con stile)

Have you ever wondered how the French celebrate their New Year's Eve?  Well, they are a lot like us and will attend a party--either a small, intimate soirée or a big ball.  There's always dancing, and of course there is always champagne!

And oftentimes, there's foie gras.
French women get dressed in something pretty and elegant.  (Bien sur!)

New Year's Day is called Le Jour de l'An.  It's a time for family and friends to exchange cards and gifts and share their dreams and hopes for the new year.  One of my favorite holidays is the Epiphany, January 6th.  Perhaps it's because of the traditional cake Gateau des Rois, which is delicious and fun because it includes hidden little ceramic trinkets.  
But I think the Epiphany is my favorite because it's the day my daughter was born--31 years ago!  Now that's something to celebrate!

Please tell me how you enjoy your own special holidays this time of year.  Do you get dressed up?  Do you drink champagne?  Do you write resolutions?
I'd love to hear about it, mes amies!


  1. I only have one intention this year and that is simply to remember who I am... I believe the rest will take care of itself. Something wonderful is definitely going to happen. Have a fabulous 2015 Jamie!

  2. Dear Barbara--I love this intention. If you take wonderful care of yourself and you remember who you truly are--miracles will follow! I can't wait to hear how 2015 unfolds for you, Barbara! Bonne Année, dear friend! xo Jamie

  3. I do like to sip a bubbly flute of champagne! We rang in the new year with our dear friends John and Cheryl and had some Taittinger.
    My goal is to fulfill a long standing dream of going to Paris....and with your help that dream is going to be a reality!
    I am looking forward to meeting you in person dear Jamie.
    Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year!

  4. Your dear daughter's birthday is indeed the best day celebration! Happy belated birhday to your sweet girl, Jamie! :)
    We love champagne, caviar, and presents on New Year's...a Russian tradition.... ;)
    ~ Irina


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