all that glitters

hi guys! it’s been awhile and i hope you had a great holiday. ours was happy and everyone was grateful for the simple gift of the status quo. dad is back, cooking, enjoying his family and hopefully now, resting!

i’m in the city today and love this in between time when everything is a little quieter, slower and well, just sort of peaceful.

tomorrow it will come back to life with strangers singing and greeting each other in the streets, honking their horns and twirling noisemakers.

i don’t have big plans but love the idea of the glamorous new years party and all the sparkle and hope that come with the day.

maybe it’s a little early to wish you a happy new year (i hate rushing holidays)! so hopefully i’ll get back here to do just that. till then, happy nye eve!

ps: i’ve been laying low but this photo got me back blogging today. it’s a way to repurpose those champagne corks. i always hated throwing them out!

happy friday!

December 30, 2011. Holidays.


  1. Fashion-isha replied:

    I am so in love with this post! It’s the perfect New Years post….enjoy New York and Happy New Years!

  2. Mademoiselle Poirot replied:

    Love all the glitter in this post and the last pic is a great idea!

    Wishing you a wonderful and very happy new year. Love from London xo

  3. ParisienSalon replied:

    Pop the cork and celebrate another wonderful year! (And we can repeat it when you’re back in Miami.)

    Happy New Year!

  4. Rebecca Grace replied:

    The vintage glittery ball gowns are divine in all their beaded and sequined bling! So tired of parties where almost everyone is wearing black!

  5. Nikon replied:

    It’s great news that your father is up and about – good to hear!
    I love your selection of photos – especially the champagne corks!
    Have a great New Years, Claudia!

  6. Rhonda replied:

    Amazing New Years Post!!! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  7. wildromantic replied:

    Lovely photos :)

    Happy new year xx

  8. Marilyn replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Glad everything’s good. Hope you & your family have a:

  9. Ariana {And Here We Are...} replied:

    Ooh, I really love those little champagne cork chairs. Such a sweet thing to do with those bits!

  10. Jill replied:

    happy new year! wishing you all the best in 2012.

    So thankful your dad is back on track.

  11. Teresa@ Splendid Sass replied:

    Happy to learn your father is doing well! Have a Happy New Year, Claudia! Looking forward to 2012!

  12. Tania McCartney replied:

    Gorgeous. Happy, sparkling 2012 to you!

  13. isa replied:

    Happy New Year dear Claudia!
    xo isa

  14. Linda replied:

    May you have a really great New Year filled with fun, surprises (good ones) health and prosperity.

  15. Lorena G. replied:

    All the very best to you Claudia!

  16. Clare replied:

    Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful evening.

    ~ Clare x

  17. Barbara replied:

    I hope your New Year is beautiful and magical!

    Adore those champagne chairs – how clever! And that closet full of beautiful gowns….sigh…


  18. rochambeau replied:

    Happy New Year Dear Claudia!
    These champagne chairs !!!!!!!! Très charmant !!


  19. Diletta replied:

    Happy and Magical New Year!
    Love all that glitter photos!! wow I just love sparkling!!

  20. Kellie Collis replied:

    These are lovely! Those little chairs are so cute! Have a blessed New Year, Kellie xx

  21. Anne replied:

    Oh, those cork chairs are precious! What a great idea, I’m going to drink more champagne just so I can make some. Love all the pictures, but the first one is especially cool. Have a wonderful new year!

  22. Style Maniac replied:

    Your dad’s recovery — truly the best gift of all.

    Wishing you lots of glittery goodness in 2012.

  23. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    CLAUDIA , thank you for your best wishes . I wish you the best for this new year … santé , gaieté et antiquites ( health , joy and antiques )
    I hope we will meet this year

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