Friday, December 29, 2017

Holidays 2017

It's been a whirlwind few weeks, but I wanted to get in one last post of 2017. As the year winds down, and as I look ahead to 2018, I am so thankful for all the love in my life. My husband, my sisters, my parents, my two boys... I have a wonderful life.

Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:

December 22nd: The Nutcracker

My friend, Lindsay, and I had a Girls Night Out downtown on a cold Friday before Christmas. We started with dinner at The Melting Pot, the only place within walking distance of The Fox Theatre where we could get a reservation, followed by The Nutcracker. We had fun dressing up for the occasion, and the festive atmosphere really helped set the tone for the weekend ahead.

I'm wearing Halston Heritage; Lindsay is wearing BCBG.

December 23rd: Bake Me a Cake

I spent Saturday doing a lot of baking, as I was determined to make a chocolate layer cake for Christmas Day dinner. It was a lot of work, but worth it in the end!

My chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Pug Cookie Jar from World Market.

Christmas Eve: Our Italian Tradition

Christmas Eve in our house always follows one rule: seafood required. We try to keep to the Italian good luck tradition of eating seven different types of fish on Christmas Eve, though I think we only made about four or five this year.

With my parents on Christmas Eve 2017. I'm wearing a dress by Erin Fetherston.

Christmas Day: Boys and Toys

We spent Christmas Day with my family this year, traveling to my sister, Laura's, house for Christmas Day dinner. I had fun playing with my nephews and seeing them open some gifts. They love ripping off that wrapping paper, which this year was pug-themed (thanks to World Market). I also gifted my parents and Laura with a pug cookie jar (and one for me, too, of course).

Here are a few photos from Christmas Day:

My hubby is wearing one of his Christmas gifts: a cashmere sweater! I'm in Alice + Olivia.

Happy Holidays!