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December 04, 2013
Hello Friends! How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you get to enjoy the Turkey with all of your favorite fixin's? Now that all the left overs are gone and we are into December, the countdown for Christmas is on. It feels like it's coming early this year because Thanksgiving was so late along with an early Hanukkah. Best wishes for everyone enjoying day 8 of this special holiday. Are you ready for Christmas? Silly question, right? Well I know that many of you are well organized and on top of things with your planning, but if any of you are...
November 25, 2013
Who's hungry? I say that smiling because I am so excited over the anticipation of Thanksgiving Day which is a mere two days away. Can you believe it? What are your plans? Are you cooking this year or going somewhere as a guest? Maybe you are going out to your favorite place that serves up a wonderful feast... Turkey or otherwise. We will be in New York City again this year to meet friends, watch the parade and enjoy the 'Big Apple' holiday energy. My tastebuds starting doing back flips last week when I was having my girls night. My...
December 28, 2012
The holiday season is always one long party. What better way to celebrate than with an homage to some of history's most extravagant movers and shakers? The famed New York City luxury department store, Bergdorf Goodman, did just that with their window displays. Entitled The BG Follies of 2012, the theme revolves around vaudeville, the Ziegfeld Follies, and the musicals of Busby Berkely. Naturally, there was a Mackie element amidst the spectacular displays. Bob has always drawn inspiration from the same time period, particularly from the Ziegfeld Follies--- as seen in his Pink Showgirls. Mackie enthusiast Philip Estrada,...
December 25, 2012
I am starting the preparations today for our annual tradition of hosting our family and friends for Christmas Eve. This year we are hosting 26 people for dinner. Ivo and I have planned and tested our menu of prime rib, garlic mashed and roasted brussel sprouts & carrots. We are such foodies that we love doing this and it's something that we do together, which makes it all the more special. It is also that one day out of the year that I do an event for myself with the linens, flowers, etc after a year of doing it for...