I survived 2012. I never expected it to be a monumental year, one filled with big changes and life altering situations but, somehow in the span of 365 days my life flipped around and I somehow landed on the other side. I traveled on a plane for 24 hours (thanks to those lovely things called sleeping pills) to see the untouched lands of Africa. I saw one of my closest friends get married. I ate a meal at Per Se, Thirty Acres, and Miyake. I threw a lot of alfresco dinner parties. I found a bar cart! I ate the most perfect tomato. I celebrated 6 plus years with a boy who knows me better then I know myself (7 years on Friday!). I survived (mostly unscathed) a hurricane and the loss of our home. I have spent the better part of the last two months shopping (a lot) in order to make us a new home. (I have been able to bring all my decor inspiration and visions to life.) And then there was the cooking. I cooked a lot (a lot). I baked homemade bread, I made sushi, I perfected my homemade tortilla recipe, I cranked out a lot of homemade pasta, and I failed and succeeded at many things. But the single biggest event of 2012 was the rather innocent purchase of a fancy-shmancy camera that was to be used in an effort to capture every second of our Africa trip. This camera became the catalyst to start a blog, and somehow the blog led to the creation of business cards and then catering and then cooking lessons and then selling Christmas cookies, and then…I guess we’ll see.
Wishing you a most happy New Year.
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