Friends from Vancouver came over to our Humble Bungalow to stay and help with the celebrations.
At Tigara, Christmas trees are full and fill the grand living room and touch the ceiling.
They are lavishly decorated with vintage baubles and many lights.
The first course consisted of delights from Hilary's Cheese shop on Fort Street.
Olives, antipasto, crackers, cheeses, stuffed peppers and salami.
We grazed leisurely over these while sipping a couple of cocktails.
This year Mr. HB made us Brambles.
Cheryl had enjoyed one of these at Heath Row Airport Lounge while waiting for her flight to Paris.
They are so very refreshing.
Gin, simple syrup, lemon, and Chambord served over crushed ice then garnished with blackberries.
The dining table set with care.
I love the art nouveau sterling vases.
The Roycroft china is perfect for this arts and crafts home.
On the menu...
fresh Dungeness crab
Nigella's olive oil chocolate torte with raspberries.
Served with coconut bliss ice cream.
We drank wine with dinner and by the time we had dessert we were sated.
We still have the champagne!
Lace retro inspired top
Calvin Klein pumps
JCrew necklace Xmas two years ago,
a gift from my son and DIL.
New Years always feels more festive with some sparkle.
When we came home we drank lots of Perrier before going to bed.
The men were up early and the women slept in late!
Fortified by freshly brewed coffee and tea we slowly welcomed the new year.
After a brunch of sausages, farm fresh eggs and a large fruit salad we watched the snowy outdoor hockey game from Detroit on the TV.
A 9K walk and a chicken curry were in the works for later.
WW weigh in will be postponed this week due to house guests, rich food and drinks!
Have you made any resolutions for 2014?