Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Re-cap

Although it's only January, it feels to me as if Christmas was a lifetime ago. I celebrated by hosting a Polish dinner at my apartment, traditionally known as Wigilia, in which the main dishes are mushroom soup and fish (I chose salmon). It was my first time making either of these items, and (unless my guests were kindly lying) both were equally delicious. Friends brought wine, salad and dessert to share. We also played the gift-exchange game Dirty Santa in which I stole -- er, received -- a Starbucks gift card. (I have two others from the season, totalling $45, which will surely help feed my addiction.)

I'm not fond of keeping track of who gifted me what -- I find it rude -- but I must announce that my parents sent me a new camera: my first DSLR, a Nikon D40x. I used it to take all of the photos in this entry, including these, of my other presents:

I'm grateful for all of them!

PS: Notice a hair change? Shout-out to Helen at Envy Salon & Spa! Thanks for coming in on a Sunday to do my cut & color.


  1. i love these photos from your party! you look so beautiful!!!! and congrats on the nikon dslr!! are you so excited??

    i also wanted to take a moment and thank you for the amazing support you showed me during the full time fabulous contest. i appreciate it so much! i'm beyond happy we connected and became blogger friends and i look forward to getting to know you even better, regardless what results the contest may bring. =) you're a total doll.

    Kristy Elena – Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  2. I love the hair and I LOVE your outfit!!! The party looks like a lot of fun and I have not done a "Dirty Santa" gift exchange but I know it's fun.

  3. Kristy, thank you for specifying that it's a digital SLR -- I just fixed that up. I already had a film camera with manual settings! And you are so welcome. I'm totally on your side in future contests too, so just keep me posted on everything you get involved in :) xo

  4. I was JUST thinking about how it feels like Christmas was months ago and not days.

    Oh how time flies.

    Looks like you had a great Christmas. You look great in red by the way.

    And yah, I need someone to fund my Starbucks addiction. It's expeeensive.


  5. Such a unique idea for a holiday party- and salmon is a delicious choice. I love the festive red outfit and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


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