Friday, December 31, 2010

Bonne Année à Tous













Excitement and cheer is on the rise as the new year approaches.

Tomorrow marks the very first day of 2011, and as we are all getting ready to celebrate, my mind reflects on 2010 and all that has happened. New friendships, fun trips, great projects, exciting news, new ventures, touching moments, and much, much more... and although 2010 was such a wonderful year, I have a suspicion that the new year will be even better than the last! And so, tonight we celebrate—I, inspired by Marie Antoinette, in a soft blush sequined dress and heels, will be celebrating with close family and friends, with multi-cultural food, including French, Italian and Spanish, beautiful drinks and heavenly desserts and treats... there will be a bow around Casey's neck, (puppy) perhaps balloons floating around the spaces, and special tea in pastel teacups with gold trim... I cannot wait! And lastly, as for resolutions, I remain true to myself and resolve to make a promise for others. This year, I will try to give more to the less fortunate. Perhaps not overly grand, but sometimes a simple gesture is just perfect... What do you have in store for tonight, and also, for the coming year?

— images: 01, 02, 05, 06, 09,10 / 03, 08 Coté Est Hiver '07, by: Christine Fleurent / 04, 07 Coté Ouest Déc—Jan '10, by: Frédéric Vasseur

35 comments:

  1. And the winner is...the PUG! Beautiful post!
    Happy New Year, Sarah!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. Sarah - my very best wishes to you for the new year. It's been a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to viewing more of your beautiful selections! Bonne Année à toi aussi!!

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  3. Your night sounds like it would be quite magical. Beautiful pics to ispire for a party. We celebrated a dear friends wedding and we had such a lovely time in a magical setting too. Best wishes for 2011 and I look forward to more excitement in this amazing blogworld! Fiona

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  4. Gorgeous, darling!!! Happy New Year! Only the best for 2011!!!

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  5. Dearest Sarah,

    Happy New Year to you as well!
    Both of us have been all our lives active in fighting for the underdog. We lived and worked in Indonesia and got to know and see the problem of the leprosy. It exists since biblical times, yet the entire world seems to walk past it. Each year about half a million new cases are added and it is devastating as the victims become outcasts from society, even from their own families. Through the Rotary Club we've managed to bring back tens of thousands of dollars, that we hand delivered while living and working there. Now we have an Indonesian Rotary Club that works with us. As long as we live we will not give up on those who have no voice. The world is doing what seems to be political correct, like supporting Aids and that often is caused by a lifestyle. Leprosy is not because of lifestyle.
    So I'm fully with you and your resolution. It might not be grand but think always about the ripple effect!
    We are all so blessed...

    Mariette's Back to Basics

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  6. As always Sarah, such beautiful images. Happy New Year and thank you for all the inpsiration you have brought. I look forward to seeing what more you bring in 2011.

    All the best for a fabulous year ahead
    xoxoxo

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  7. A perfect New Year's post Sarah! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we actually did dress like this for our evenings out? Have a wonderul and relaxing weekend. XO

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    wishing you a fabulous 2011 !!!

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  9. Hello Sarah,
    My best wishes for the new year 2011,
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  10. Happy New Year doll, lets toast to 1/1/11.

    Lurve the pics!
    xoxo

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  11. Happy New Year Sarah! May 2011 be filled with joy, laughter, and creative inspiration. You blog is simply sublime, best wishes, Isabelle xo

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  12. Hi Sarah...wishing you a lovely and happy New Year.. love the Marie Antoinette theme for ringing in the New Year.. much joy.. maureen

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  13. Dear Sarah,

    I am so happy to have met you through our blogs and look forward to getting to know you better. May 2011 be all that you endeavour it to be!

    Linda, xo

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  14. Sounds like a blast of a party!

    Love the champagne glass with the flower and the pup!

    Happy to have come across your blog. Excited to keep watching in 2011.

    Best wishes!

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  15. I hope u had an amazing celebration Sarah! And yes 2011 will be better. Giving to the less fortunate..it's on my list too!

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  16. thank you so so much for such wonderful wishes! I cannot wait to visit your blogs soon :)

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  17. Mariette's comment is so perfect of how we are to live our life helping those less fortunate than ourselves. We are blessed, and we need to pass the blessings on, like you said, even in a most simple way.

    Happy New Year my Sarah - I can't wait to see all that unfolds in 2011. May God bless you and keep you - it's going to be an amazing year!

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  18. Bonne Année Sarah! Thank you so much for being such a fantastic inspiration this year! xoxo

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  19. Sarah, I believe you are the epitome of loveliness! Happy New Year!!

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  20. What gorgeous images, the colours are wonderful!

    Happy New Year to you, I wish you a fabulous 2011 :)

    Your blog this year has been one of my favourite discoveries, it is consistently beautiful, inspiring and stylish....you do great work :) xx

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  21. Wishing you a very happy 2011 with lots of good things to come your way. Your blog posts last year belonged to my personal favorites, I look forward to saying that again a year from now:)

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  22. Such lovely pastel prettiness, sigh! Hoping your NYE celebration was wonderful! It is such a pleasure to know you Sarah, looking forward to another inspiring year of your posts!

    xoxo Mary Jo

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  23. Personally, I love the dog :)
    Happy New Year, Sarah !!
    These images are smashing and perfect, just like you. xx's

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  24. Happy new year to you too, sweet lady. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images which are beyond inspiring and enchanting (as usual from you!). Can't wait to read more wonderful posts from you this year :) Paris in Pink

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  25. Happy New Year Sarah!
    Hope you had a lovely evening and all the best for 2011!

    Vie

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  26. Sarah, so elegant and a perfect way to ring in 2011.

    Come and see my message!

    Happy New Years!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  27. you really have the most inspiring pictures all the time! happy new year! cant wait to see what 2011 has in store for you :)

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  28. wishing you the best in 2011 and for all your dreams and goals to come true... looking forward to more great things from you!

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  29. Happy New Year to you and yours Sarah! May your new year be filled with joy and happiness.
    Nancy xo

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  30. Happy New Year! Love your post Marie Antoinette is such a beautiful movie to look at.

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  31. Happy New Years, friend!
    Loved the styling of Coppola's version of Marie Antoinette. Wish I could see first hand, the beautiful designs and culture during the Rococo era (sans the guillotine of course, lol)

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  32. Hi Sarah!! Just stopping by to say hi and catching up with one of my favorite blogs! The Ooh La Frou Frou girls and I are happy to be back from a busy holiday break and looking forward to lots of fun this year! Hope your holiday was marvelous!! xoxo

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