"Those who have experienced Paris have advantage over those who have not. We are the ones who have glimpsed a little bit of heaven, down here on earth." - Deirdre Kelly

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Shine bright like a diamond...{#14}

"Shine so bright, tonight you and I.
We're beautiful, like diamonds in the sky."
- Diamonds, Rihanna

     Last pre-New Year's Eve, I blogged about my fantasy/idea of throwing a last minute dance party. For years now, I've been telling myself that I'd throw a traditional New Year's Party - well thought out and planned, proper invitations, the whole nine. 

     But between tooling around with Mr. Gorgeous, raising ever-always growing children, and now having become immersed in following my own dreams full-time, I can finally admit to myself that doing it the traditional, time accepted way is just not going to happen pour moi (maybe next year?). So, I've decided to take my own advice and throw a last minute New Year's Eve bash - Paris inspired bien sur!

My barebones E-Invite:

Let's ring in the New Year together.
Nibbles, libation and music at my house.
Monday 31 December 2012 - 8 p.m. 'til ?
I know that this is last minute, 
but Mr. Gorgeous and I decided 
to throw this shebang 15 minutes ago!

The house is already decorated. All that's left (decorating-wise) is to see how many candles I can put on every available surface. 

My nibble-buffet menu:
Savory: (All handmade par moi)

Lobster Salad
Crispy Bacon Wrapped Date Bites 
Clam/Cream Cheese Dip
Swedish Meatballs
Caviar/Smoked Salmon/Shrimp Platter
Cheese/Pate Platter

Sweet: not hand-made par moi
but tres yummy nontheless

Pound Cake topped w/ Strawberries & Blueberries, drizzled w/ Vanilla Laced Cream
Shortbread Cookies
Pumpkin Pie
Candy New Year's Kisses

and LOTS of champagne 


All that's left is...music. So, here's my 2nd annual New Year's Paris Playlist - yay!

1. Where Have You Been? - Rihanna
2. Tonight I'm F**king You - Enrique Iglesias
3. Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) - Alicia Keys
4. Don't Stop the Party - Pitbull
5. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

6.  Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
7.  International Love - Pitbull/Chris Brown
8.  Don't Go - Yaz
9.  Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez
10. Die Young - Ke$ha 

11.  Wild One - Sia 
12. Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
13. Take Over Control - Afrojack
14. Got A Love For You - Jomanda
15. I'm A Slave For You - Britney Spears

I sent out my last minute E-vites earlier tonight. The guest list currently stands at 10(ish). But more, all, are welcome. However many come, my family and most beloved friends will be here. Home, family, good friends, good food, booty shaking, champagne - what better way could there be to ring in the new year? I hope that you find inspiration and throw your own dance party. At New Years or anytime.

You know me, I'll take lots of photos and will post a pictorial update as soon as I recover ;-}

Alright, I've planted the seed - have at it my lovelies! 

And in the meantime, here's a little bit of musical inspiration...

Vivre! Rire! Aimer! Danser!



  1. De la chanson française aussi ma chérie !!!
    Léo Ferré, Barbara, Cora Vaucaire, Eva, Gribouille, Brel ...
    Baisers de France

    1. Bonne année mon ami!

      Merci pour la musique. Je suis affamé de musique de danse bon français. Savez-vous de certaines stations de radio françaises centrées je peux écouter - dans les Etats et quand je suis a Paris?

      Baisers de Chicago ;-}


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